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New body shape attempt

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by shai-ga, Jun 2, 2018.


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  1. shai-ga

    shai-ga

    Dec 31, 2006
    Holon, Israel
    I have this ebony neck, built for the maple topped body, but it went to trash after too many design changes.. so I came up with this new shape tried on swamp ash.

    It will have a heavy sink contour on the lower horn, similar to the PRS.

    The neck has 2 carbon rods and 2 way rod. Gabon ebony with 12" radius and 24 frets as usual.

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  2. shai-ga

    shai-ga

    Dec 31, 2006
    Holon, Israel
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  3. shai-ga

    shai-ga

    Dec 31, 2006
    Holon, Israel
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  4. Beej

    Beej

    Feb 10, 2007
    Victoria, BC
    I like it - what are you thinking about with regard to the changes you've made? I see the way-extended upper horn, compared to your other designs, and the new PRS style cut "sink". I'm curious about your process... :D Very nice work as per usual! :)
     
  5. shai-ga

    shai-ga

    Dec 31, 2006
    Holon, Israel
    Yeah the extended horn works nice! I feel good with this design, and I love the boxy vertical lower horn.

    Some more shaping and sanding, getting ready for the big 3 (pickup, control and neck) cuts.

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  6. Gilmourisgod

    Gilmourisgod

    Jun 23, 2014
    Cape Cod MA
    Nice body shape, I've failed spectacularly at trying my own body designs so far. They look good on paper, in real life... not so much. I always rout the neck and pup pockets when everything is flat and square so I have more area for the router to ride on, but I get this is a prototype. How's it balance?
     
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  7. Beej

    Beej

    Feb 10, 2007
    Victoria, BC
    Very nice! :thumbsup:
     
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  8. JRA

    JRA my words = opinion Supporting Member

    yep: really neat! :thumbsup:
     
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  9. shai-ga

    shai-ga

    Dec 31, 2006
    Holon, Israel
    Here's the hi-pass wiring, for trimming down the low freq.
    Many forums talk about the G&L and RIC layout, but only PremierGuitar have the whole thing with demos.
    Three Must-Try Guitar Wiring Mods | Premier Guitar
    I sketched the circuit for my situation, with two dual coil paralleled pickups, and no blend (for now)

    HI PASS - Copy.
     
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  10. shai-ga

    shai-ga

    Dec 31, 2006
    Holon, Israel
    Touch of oil to get the feel of a finished product.
    Turns out to be a very "white" piece of ash.
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