MikeNeal's Consolidated Build Thread/Works In Progress

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  1. IGC

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    Sweet thread you do some really nice work brother :yesway:
     
  2. MikeNeal

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    Thanks man.
     
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    Some updates.

    Build 7:

    i decided to apply a clear coat to the body since the wood was so soft.

    started with 3 coats of clear

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    then i wetsanded the clear and buffed

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    to be honest, I'm not super happy with this body, but since it's just a prototype I'll probably keep going and finish it.

    Build 8:

    did the fretwork, and strung the guitar up

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    I'm pretty happy with this one, plays great, and the action is nice and low. ready for wiring now.
     
  4. MikeNeal

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    ok. big update. got to spend a full day in the shop, so I did alot of work

    Build 7:

    I drilled the bridge and ferrule holes.
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    Build 9:

    I planed the body flat, and to the proper thickness. then i cut it out on the band saw.

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    Then i built a 5 piece wenge and flamed maple neck

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    And i started build 10.

    specs so far are padauk body, and a katalox/flamed maple neck

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    WHere did you get the template to recess the bridge? That's a nice little touch.
     
  6. MikeNeal

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    I made it myself.
     
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    Zebra one is sick!! Starting stained blue zebrano n ash superstrat next so big inspiration

    Top work as usual
     
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    Thanks man
     
  9. MikeNeal

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    did the fretwork on build 7, then strung it up. - some remarks about this build. it's by far the loudest electric guitar I've ever played acoustically. it sustains forever, and the body resonates a ton, you really feel every note in your chest.

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    Badness! love the fretboard n faded finish :yum:
    Shame about the bit by the jack, call it ergonomic design ;)
     
  11. MikeNeal

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    worked on #9 today. routed the body, pickup and neck cavities, and the back round over. really happy with how this is turning out.

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    That's a beauty!!
     
  13. MikeNeal

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    did the scarf joint on #10 today.

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    chose a macasser ebony fretboard for this build.

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    Is that wenge and flamed maple body heavy at all? It looks amazing. I would be interested to hear what a wenge body sounds like, I love my bass and guitar with wenge necks.
     
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    It's pretty heavy. I haven't weighed it yet though
     

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