Skervesen Chiroptera 7 Build

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  1. CollinG96

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    I saw a couple threads like this so I might as well give it a go \m/

    This build started on June 2nd and is estimated to be around 10 months. I can't wait for the final result, I don't think I've seen a buckeye burl chi yet( makes me feel special lol)

    Anyways, the specs:

    Body: Black Limba
    Mid Layer: Bubinga
    Headstock: chiRoptera
    Binding: Natural Wood
    Top: Buckeye Burl (Satin)
    Neck: 5 piece Rosewood-Ebony NTB 25.5-27
    Fretboard: Pale Moon Ebony (with custom pearl inlay)
    Bridge: ABM (Gold Hardware)
    Tuners: Hipshot Locking ^
    Pickups: Bridge-BKP Painkiller Neck-VHII (with wooden birdseye toppers)
    Controls: World Domination Mod, 1 Vol Push/Pull, 3-way switch
    Other: Loxx strap-locks, Additional Wood Layer.

    I will keep you all updated! :) :shred:
     

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    Fretboard update :)
     

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    black limba and black and white ebony /drool
     
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    Another fret board update. The hype is real \m/
     
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    That inlay is sick!!! Did you design that or do they have a few you get to select from? I'm interested in getting a build going sometime. Either with them or Astrides.
     
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    Thanks! It's a design that was originally on a t shirt for my band. They'll pretty much do anything you want inlay wise. The more intricate ones will most likely cost a little more money. With all that said, I definitely recommend you go for a skerv. (astrides is great too ha).
     
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    Yes, much drool my friend... much drool
     
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    I approve of this thread! I'm sure you can't wait for this to be done!
     
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    Ha, you could definitely say that. It's hard to keep it off my mind, that's for sure. I was told that the process would be much faster now that the fretboard is essentially done. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for another update soon \m/
     
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    Updateeeee

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    It's currently waiting for the radius. Cool stuff \m/
     
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    Killer wood combo!

    So is this the last of the pale moon ebony? I saw a message from Bogumil on Facebook about supply being cut off...
     
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    Thanks!

    I want to yes but I'm not quite sure. I've heard some people mention getting outside sources from the US to ship the wood to them.
     
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    I'm fairly certain they are no longer going to offer pale moon ebony. Unfortunate.
     
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    Update :)

    "Hi! Neck fretted and ready for wings and top gluing."
     
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    I'll be honest and say not a fan of the HS, but DAMN is that neck gorgeous!!! Can't wait to see this finished.
     
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    I'm not really sure if the visibility of the inlay is normaly acceptable with such special fretboard woods like pale moon ebony but this one looks dope ^^
     
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    Two more pics. "We should route the top today/Monday. Then it's time for staining and assembly ;)"

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    She's sooooo close to being done. Guys I can't contain my excitement. I've waited so long, maybe it'll motivate me to play more lol
     
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    Another update, look at that burl, unf. SO CLOSE

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    Looking cool man! it seems that your build is going faster than mine and I confess I'm a bit jalous :D.
    What finish are you gonna get?
     
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    somehow I don't like the Skervesen headstock, I thing that it is from another movie.
    beside the headstock, I think that is a killer guitar, nice choose of woods, I look forward to see the final result.
     

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