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_tom_

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« on: September 04, 2005, 02:52:58 PM »
So today I decided to draw up the outline etc of the guitar I'd like to build. I basically traced the outline of my two guitars - strat and les paul, combined them, and shortened and rounded the horns a bit. Decided to add pickup outlines etc aswell. I need some opinions of the shape, I think it looks cool, kinda PRS ish. I will probably end up changing the pickguard shape as I think thats the only part thats not that great.

Oh and the colour scheme I think would look cool is dark red body, creme zebra pickups, black pickguard with a thin creme stripe around the edges, and creme knob/selector switch tip. I dont really want a tone pot as I never use em anyway  :lol:

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« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2005, 02:55:39 PM »
Not bad at all. I like the bat wing influenced scratchplate.
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« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2005, 03:02:00 PM »
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Not bad at all. I like the bat wing influenced scratchplate.


thanks! It wasnt really meant to look like a bat wing, but nothing else looked good. Oh and I plan to do a kinda PRS style headstock as I really like that aswell, maybe do it upside down though  :lol:

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« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2005, 03:10:02 PM »
I like that a lot more than the PRS shape - if they looked like that I'd probably want one, but I find the PRS shape ugly

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« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2005, 03:19:23 PM »
^ oh right, cool  :P Would it be possible to wire it up so I have one push/pull pot which controls the split coil feature of the neck pickup only, I have no use for bridge singlecoils!

I basically want pretty simple electronics: A 3-way switch with either bridge, middle, or neck options. And a single master volume which i can push/pull to get single or humbucker sounds from the neck pickup only.. And ofcourse a jack socket!

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« Reply #5 on: September 04, 2005, 03:37:20 PM »
kinda like it (pickguard too.. has an sg vibe to it)


but it reminds me of a dif guitar.. though i dont know which =P

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« Reply #6 on: September 04, 2005, 03:44:34 PM »
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kinda like it (pickguard too.. has an sg vibe to it)


but it reminds me of a dif guitar.. though i dont know which =P


yeah, same  :lol: I think its kinda like a LP doublecut junior thing. I cant wait to get my wood! I think I'm gonna get a 1pc mahogany blank from Craft Supplies UK as its only around 45!

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« Reply #7 on: September 04, 2005, 03:44:46 PM »
I think that's a cherry looking axe!
If you do it up in bright yellow with a black brushed aluminum scratchplate, let me know.

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« Reply #8 on: September 04, 2005, 03:52:54 PM »
I wont be doing it bright yellow, thats for sure  :P If it turns out nice TO I could make you one  :lol: I even have an idea for a singlecoil conversion surround to fit in the humbucker slot, simple and it might work ok!

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« Reply #9 on: September 04, 2005, 04:15:16 PM »
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kinda like it (pickguard too.. has an sg vibe to it)


but it reminds me of a dif guitar.. though i dont know which =P


yeah, same  :lol: I think its kinda like a LP doublecut junior thing. I cant wait to get my wood! I think I'm gonna get a 1pc mahogany blank from Craft Supplies UK as its only around 45!

that be the one.. a stratified LP doublecut =)

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« Reply #10 on: September 04, 2005, 04:17:04 PM »
yep  :P only in a deeper cherry color probably and with a different headstock  :lol:

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« Reply #11 on: September 04, 2005, 05:12:46 PM »
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kinda like it (pickguard too.. has an sg vibe to it)


but it reminds me of a dif guitar.. though i dont know which =P


yeah, same  :lol: I think its kinda like a LP doublecut junior thing. I cant wait to get my wood! I think I'm gonna get a 1pc mahogany blank from Craft Supplies UK as its only around 45!

that be the one.. a stratified LP doublecut =)


I think it is a lot like the Hayman/Shergold shape.  Of course many of you might not remember them   :lol:   The DC junior has a more symetrical shape with no offset.
So many pickups, so little time

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« Reply #12 on: September 04, 2005, 07:39:02 PM »
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  The DC junior has a more symetrical shape with no offset.


You mean like this  :P :

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« Reply #13 on: September 04, 2005, 07:55:13 PM »
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  The DC junior has a more symetrical shape with no offset.


You mean like this  :P :


Like this:
So many pickups, so little time

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« Reply #14 on: September 04, 2005, 08:00:33 PM »
Yeah, I guessed, I was just doing a demonstration on my design  :lol: