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Completed Electric Guitar (pic heavy)

This is a hard tail electric guitar made for my oldest son....my 2nd guitar, and 2nd completed project of the year. The front is curly maple with green dye, the body is ash painted black. The finish is lacquer. Those interested in details of the build can find more info here.








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OK, she looks sweet, how she sound.
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Thanks Jeff....sounding pretty good at this point, but there are still some adjustments we need to do. The humbucker is wired with a center tap switch for single or double coil use, so it's got 7 combinations of sounds.
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Man, that turned out sweet. Really nice build. I really like the way this one just came together. Great thread, from the beginning to the end. Two thumbs up.
How about posting a video of your son rockin' out?
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Scott, that's just down right inspiring. Really nice build and the thread was fun to follow.



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Way cool. Hopefully you can post a video of it in action once done. It's a beauty. .

I think we're seeing a trend emerge here Scott . . . .







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Hell yes! Very nice.

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For those curious about how the new guitar sounds, here are a couple of crude recordings of a green horn playing a green guitar!

The first file is recorded clean, the 2nd with the distortion gain at 10. The sequence for both starts with the neck pickup, then mid/neck, mid, mid/bridge, and bridge. The poor resolution of the recording process masks quite a bit of character differences, but it'll give you an idea of how it sounds.

Clean sound

Dirty sound
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Great work Scott. What an incredible finish. That's about as professional looking as it gets.





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That's simply awesome.. nice work!
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Man... that is one nice looking guitar. I don't even think someone even has to know how to play guitar to look BA on stage with that.

May I suggest that you're next project should be a equally shmexy looking amp or speaker cab?
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Man... that is one nice looking guitar. I don't even think someone even has to know how to play guitar to look BA on stage with that.

May I suggest that you're next project should be a equally shmexy looking amp or speaker cab?
Thanks guys....I really appreciate the comments.

Hansmike - You may! I had to laugh at this....as I climbed into bed this morning after working last night, I spent a few minutes reviewing the schematic of an "18 Watter" guitar tube amp! He's already playing it through a guitar speaker I made for his brother's guitar in 2006....it has more of a Fender tweed throw back look, so it's none too sexy and is a poor mate to this "Green Goblin", but I did make it! ...You related to the great Kreskin or what?!
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Thanks guys....I really appreciate the comments.

Hansmike - You may! I had to laugh at this....as I climbed into bed this morning after working last night, I spent a few minutes reviewing the schematic of an "18 Watter" guitar tube amp! He's already playing it through a guitar speaker I made for his brother's guitar in 2006....it has more of a Fender tweed throw back look, so it's none too sexy and is a poor mate to this "Green Goblin", but I did make it! ...You related to the great Kreskin or what?!
Nah, mind-reading just runs in the family. Go tube! http://ax84.com
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