Guitars built by members of SS.org [Pic-heavy]

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  1. MoonJelly

    MoonJelly a subtle stinging sensation..

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    Where is that? Kinda looks like Utah/Tatooine.
     
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  2. Bobro

    Bobro SS.org Regular

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    It is somewhere in southern California- I think it is Painted Cave in the mountains near Santa Barbara. Those are native American petroglyphs on the wall.
     
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    ElRay Mostly Harmless

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    We did something similar with our youngest -- Tune it to an open chord. That way they can have more fun and not worry so much about "wrong" notes. We were surprised how quickly they recognized what in-tune sounded like and brought it to one of us to "Fix It" when it was out of tune.
     
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  4. Lemonbaby

    Lemonbaby SS.org Regular

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    Simple and brilliant! Why didn't I think of an open tuning? :facepalm:
     
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  5. Bobro

    Bobro SS.org Regular

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    Dude, I totally love the "alternate universe where Atlantis never sank" kind of vibe to that thing! Now if you'll fret it to some microtonal tuning, crystal-powered chariots of the gods UFOs will descend from the skies when you play it!

    Only downside is that it fills me with intense desire to smoke a vegetarian cigarette and get stoned out of my gourd, but I'm doing not-smoking-pot solidarity with the lady I am pursuing at the moment so I can't smoke a joint. :-(
     
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    ElRay Mostly Harmless

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    My first thought was that it was shaped like a gourd.
     
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  7. DistinguishedPapyrus

    DistinguishedPapyrus SS.org Regular

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    Finished today.

    6 string, 22 fret, 25" scale length, HH configuration
    Body - spanish cedar
    top - walnut
    neck 5 piece walnut and sapele
    fretboard - roasted birdseye maple
    headstock cap - matching walnut from body
    cream binding
    black side dots
    pearl inlays
    gold evo fret wire, jumbo size
    2 way truss rod
    bone nut
    gotoh tuners
    hipshot bridge
    gold top pups (salvaged out of a Les Paul)
    1 vol, 1 tone, 3 way selector
    neck profile is shaped similar to a 70's SG

    Build thread here: http://www.sevenstring.org/threads/build-for-a-friend-2.324902/

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  8. Bobro

    Bobro SS.org Regular

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    Gorgeous!
     
  9. slayer6699

    slayer6699 shredaholic

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    Amazing build dude!!!
     
  10. J_Mac

    J_Mac SS.org Regular

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    Holy f**k.
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  11. Bobro

    Bobro SS.org Regular

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    Finally got a close-up of the headstock. The greenish dot inlay is from an 18-century shipwreck washed up on Goleta Beach in California; the cannons went to a museum but my dad scored a small wooden beam. It's very green-colored tropical hardwood, maybe verawood (definitely not lignum vitae), and smelled very strongly of the ocean when I cut it up. You can see the headstock joint, which is long finger joints. This lets the headstock angle be as steep as you'd like, even like a lute, and is indestructible. The neck and headstock is East Indian plantation rosewood, which was a real pleasure to work, a dream wood with a very musical tap tone like a marimba bar.

    One of the pleasures I get from making this is that I took it into a music store, and your classic 1980's music store worker twat with a mullet said the neck would not last because you have to copy Gibson or Fender if you want a neck to last. You older guys already know the guy- gives young musicians shit like why bother starting a band because Steely Dan is already the Mozart of our times. Then a few weeks ago the owner wrote to tell me that the neck has never required a single adjustment in almost 30 years and the action is as sweet as the first day he had it. And of course, unlike a Gibson, there is zero chance of the headstock ever breaking off.

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    Bobro SS.org Regular

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  14. Purelojik

    Purelojik SS.org Regular

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    HEY ALL!
    So I haven't been back here in over a year and I thought I'd post up some stuff I've been building over the past year or two. Just got into my first choice fellowship in Hospice and Palliative Medicine and Geriatric Medicine after completing residency and man has time flown by.

    I've moved from Vegas to Reno and set up shop at a maker space here called Bridgewire. Pretty cool little place. I've been wanting to post more stuff here but it became so easy to just post on IG (akm_guitarworks) and the blog I've had since I started building (Akm.xyz). Anyways Enough rambling let's get to the good stuff.
    So Here we go!
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    Koa Mini Guitar Prototype
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    Scale Length - 15in
    Wild Figured Koa Top
    African Mahogany Body
    Indian Rosewood Fretboard and Headcap
    Roasted Birdseye Maple Neck
    BWB binding
    Jescar frets, Hipshot hardware with string saver saddles, Bourne’s pots
    DiMarzio Vintage MiniBuckers
    Daddario strings
    Finished with Odie’s Oil and Waxes


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    One Piece Claro Walnut MultiScale 26-25
    Body: Claro Crotch Figure Walnut on One Piece African Mahogany

    Neck:Roasted Flamed Maple on Ovangkol and Pau Ferro

    Hardware: Hipshot

    Pickup: Dimarzio Vintage Mini-humbucker

    Finish: Odies Oil, Wood Butter and Wax

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    My Personal Buckeye Burl 24.8in Scale Guitar
    Body : Black Limba
    Top : Buckeye Burl
    Neck : Pau Ferro
    FB : African Blackwood
    Ivoroid Binding, Jescar Frets, Hipshot Hardware
    Daddario Strings
    Mcnelly Pickups “Saint Nick” Set w/Custom Treble Bleed mod
    Seymour Duncan Lil’ Screamin Demon w/coil tap (independent circuit – can be blended in) - Replaced with McNelly Dual Blade Pickup
    Finish : Odies Oil and Wax Products

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    Black Limba Mini Guitar 18in Scale Length
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    Scale Length: 18in
    Body : Black Limba
    Neck : Quartersawn Pau Ferro | Richlite FB |Koa inlay
    5 Layer Pickguard
    Pickups: GFS Alnico V Gold Foil - Surprisingly good for the price
    Hardware: Hipshot
    Frets: Jescar Jumbo
    Strings: Daddario 12-60 Tuned E standard
    Finish: Odie’s Dark Oil | Butter | Wax
    Buckeye Burl Knob by Clay Carrillo of Archipelago Glass


    All pictures taken by myself on a Fuji XT10 | 56mm f1.2 | 35mm f2
     
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    Zoobiedood SS.org Regular

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    Wow, there is some beautiful art, right there.
     
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  16. MaxOfMetal

    MaxOfMetal Likes trem wankery. Super Moderator

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    Fucking loving these designs, dude.
     
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    Thanks man! It’s good to be back!
     
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    Wow man! Nice short-scales and where did you get that beautiful chunk of Claro?
     
  19. MaxOfMetal

    MaxOfMetal Likes trem wankery. Super Moderator

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    Took a look at your site/Instagram, that Redwood topped single cut is hot.
     
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    Purelojik SS.org Regular

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    Believe it or not I actually won it online in one of those Facebook giveaways. It was a single board along with a bookmarched pair that I’m saving for later. I literally made that shape to fit that single board haha
     

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