The third one: Metal Superstrat

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    crackout The King In Yellow

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    Hi,

    I decided to build another Bl*ckmachine tribute. With the first twi being E and D standard, this one is tailed for lower tunings (C#, C or even B). For this, I added 1'' to the scale resulting in 26.50''. This meant creating new templates (the least favourable thing to do):

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    Specs:
    The wood choices follow the 'rules' of the previous two guitars.

    Body = Neck -> Wengé
    Top = Neck-Stripes -> Tigerflame Maple
    Fretboard -> Ebony
    Headstock -> Ebony
    Binding -> Ivoroid
    Hardware -> Schaller (M6 Tuner & Hannes bridge)
    Pickups -> BKP (Nailbombs)

    Let's do this!

    Neck and fretboard ready to get ruined. :)

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    Headstock veneer glued.

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    Top glued to body blank.

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    Body with binding channel routed.

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    Sanded down headstock veneer.

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    Trussrod channel done.

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    crackout The King In Yellow

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    Some progress.

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    steinmetzify CHUG & SLUDGE

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    Dude you’re killing me with this one; like we talked about, only change I’d wanna make to your builds would be the extended scale and the one pup config.

    Seriously can’t wait to see this done, subbed.
     
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    crackout The King In Yellow

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    Thanks!

    Routed the headstock, put the binding on and glued the fretboard today.

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    Defyantly SS.org Regular

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    WOW! Such a clean looking build! The pic with the neck mocked-up onto the body makes the guitar look so looong....Great work and keep it up!
     
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    crackout The King In Yellow

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    Binding finished.

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    failsafe SS.org Regular

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    Such a clean looking build! Great job.
     
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    ThtOthrPrsn Unconventional

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    Flame maple, hannes bridge, BKPs, and a bound headstock? Yup, I'm all in for this! Looking forward to seeing how it goes, looks great so far!
     
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    Drew Forum MVP

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    I expected this to be a superstrat made of metal. I am disappoint.
     
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    Soya Poor person Contributor

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    You work way too fast, quit making everyone look bad.
     
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    Samark SS.org Regular

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    Beautiful job! The flame maple top looks superb, as does your workmanship

    What are your plans regarding the colour scheme?
     
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    crackout The King In Yellow

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    I only do natural colors. No dyes.
     
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    ThtOthrPrsn Unconventional

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    What kind of finish are you going to do?
     
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    Clean and elegant, love it.
     
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    crackout The King In Yellow

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    I sand the parts up to 600 grit and then apply a hard oil finish (Auro 121 & 123). This I polish up to 2000.
     
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    crackout The King In Yellow

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    Finished routings for the Hannes bridge.

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    ThtOthrPrsn Unconventional

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    Does Auro give it that same kinda tint that Tru-oil does? Not super familiar with it
     
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    crackout The King In Yellow

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    I haven't used TruOil before, so I cannot say.
    Auro allows for a nice build up that can be polished to really shiny levels. Not what I do, but it's possible. I like the smooth matte look. It fires up the natural wood colors and adds a bit honey to the color tone.

    Finished fretboard radius and nut slot.

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    ThtOthrPrsn Unconventional

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    Ahhh ok ok. TruOil gives that same kinda warm color. Totally agree on the finish. It really makes the grain pop.
     
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    Lemonbaby SS.org Regular

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    Nice work, but what's the expected total weight?
     

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