KxK in the works..

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  1. EOT

    EOT I pull over 500 lbs.

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    This is all Techno's fault.:steve: If he hadn't posted this guitar in the dealers section I would still have some money in my bank account:lol:.

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    25.5" scale
    KxK pickups wound similar to BKP Emeralds

    Figured mahogany neck/body with bubinga stringers
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    Figured bubinga top(can't really see the figuring very well in this pic)
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    Pale moon ebony fingerboard
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    And probably going to "zebra" the pickups PME/Bubinga
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    Sounds like it's really close to completion. So I'm pretty excited to see how this all looks together:pickle:
     
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    WillDfx SS.org Regular

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    How dare you win so much
     
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    Pikka Bird Vaya Con Cornholio

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    I personally think PME pup tops would set it off better than a 50/50... Looking forward to the result of this.
     
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    EOT I pull over 500 lbs.

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    That's very possible. And I may go with all PME after Rob sends me some more pics showing what the different combos will look like with the rest of the guitar:cool:
     
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    MAJ Meadows SF on a tone quest

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    Amazing woods; this is going to stun for sure.

    I'd go with the PME bobbins too, especially because they are matched. But the Bubinga looks really good too. Either way, you can't lose!
     
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    WillDfx SS.org Regular

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    I personally think the "zebra" idea would be straight pingin. Exotic zebra bobbins, that would catch on I think.
     
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    mphsc lover of fine woods

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    either way, you can't loose.
     
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    Pikka Bird Vaya Con Cornholio

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    Yeah, I think the streaks that run through all the pieces of the PME will set it off and tie the whole design together very nicely. I'm afraid that a zebra deal with another wood would overpower the PME pickup tops and make them seem out of place, so to me it's either 100% PME or 100% Bubinga.
     
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    skeels ..to pay the beels

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    Aaaaaaa my pale moon ebony GAS is off the charts!

    ÀAAAAAAAAAAAA!
     
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    Stealthdjentstic Banned

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    I love the mahogany Rob gets, anyone know where buys such crazy ass figured mahogany?
     
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    EOT I pull over 500 lbs.

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    I'm not for certain, but I'd guess Gilmer? He does get some good looking pieces.
     
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    guitarbuilder93 Bad Day...

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    I wouldn't be too surprised. I've been down to Gilmer and talked to Marc, the instrument specialist there. He's been making guitars for 30+ years and can definitely hook a guy up with some insane lumber :agreed:
     
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    EOT I pull over 500 lbs.

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    I just know some of the pics he has sent me have had the same green framed carts that Gilmer has in some there pics.
     
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    Wow, Having been on a search of a good piece of pale moon ebony for my 7 string bass project, I gotta say that's a nice piece! congrats!
     
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    technomancer Gearus Pimptasticus Super Moderator

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    That's going to look awesome :yesway: The fretboard is fantastic and I love that mahogany

    Also it's definitely NOT Gilmer for most of the wood. I know he has a couple local lumber yards he uses for a lot of pieces (local as in within a couple hours of the shop)
     
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    EOT I pull over 500 lbs.

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    If you haven't found any yet you might check Cook Woods. Thats where I found this one:yesway: That's gonna take a big piece though...
     
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    EOT I pull over 500 lbs.

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    A couple more pics of the pickup tops.
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    This might be tough choice. I might just go with the PME tops on this guitar, and get the bubinga tops put on another set of pickups for one of my other guitars:idea:
     
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    technomancer Gearus Pimptasticus Super Moderator

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    Those ebony bobbins are HOT :eek:
     
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    asher So Did We

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    I actually really like the Zebra matchups but it might be overly busy when applied to the actual guitar top.
     
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    :scratch: what model will this be? A Sanders V?
     

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