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I made this guitar last week. It was a very lengthy detail oriented project but I am so happy with the results. Parts cost me about $120. The body and neck are made from maple. The fret is rosewood.

-- -Nickel Risk





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Dallas

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#1 posted 02-19-2014 03:03 AM

Looks great, how does it sound?

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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nickel

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#2 posted 02-19-2014 03:45 AM

Love the way it sounds. I much prefer this over my Ibanez guitar I had. I already have several orders for guitars, 2 ukuleles, and 2 acoustics.

-- -Nickel Risk

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Deltarich

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#3 posted 02-19-2014 04:34 AM

That does look very nice. This is on my to-do list for sure but still think it a bit beyond my skills (for the moment). Out of curiosity, what were the biggest challenges?

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#4 posted 02-19-2014 01:07 PM

Very nice, I too would be interested in hearing about the biggest challenges in building this.

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nickel

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#5 posted 02-19-2014 01:09 PM

It is actually a very easy project. The biggest challenge though was routering the inside of the guitar so that the electronics would fit properly. I thought I was way beyond my skill set as well. I did however have another guitar to use as reference which helped out tremendously

-- -Nickel Risk

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#6 posted 02-19-2014 01:35 PM

Nice Guitar!! Where did you get your parts? Did you buy a pre-shaped body or cut it yourself? Was the neck rough or pre-shaped? Is it bolt-on? Make another one (you know you want to!!) and blog it for us!! Either way, nice job!

-- Dennis, WV

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Dallas

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#7 posted 02-19-2014 02:20 PM

Yeah, do another one like drbyte said!

Maybe an ESS-335 Gibson Clone?

A P-93 Riviera?

You are making me want to get my kit out and work on it, but I have so many other things I HAVE to get done first I better leave it put away.

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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Dallas

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#8 posted 02-19-2014 05:11 PM

Wow! You made to #14 of the daily top 15 so far!

Outstanding!

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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#9 posted 02-19-2014 09:32 PM

Looks very nice, but you need to shape the head stock!

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nickel

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#10 posted 02-19-2014 09:35 PM

@sethmo. I am working on that. I am designing an inlay for the headstock, just waiting on materials. The inlay is going to be a lizard made out of crushed blue sapphire gemstones. I will then shape the headstock around the inlay. I will post more pics when that is done.

-- -Nickel Risk

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#11 posted 02-20-2014 04:38 AM

Very cool. I really want to build one.

-- dnick, North Hollywood, Ca.

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#12 posted 02-22-2014 03:39 PM

Very nice. It is a detailed build and everything has to be just right. I’m getting ready to build my second guitar, a solid body LP clone. The ES 335 I made turned out amazing. I found YOUTUBE to be very helpful. Rock on!

-- Ed G., Hillsboro, Oregon, U.S.A.

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