Purpleburst Build-It's Getting Closer!

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Re: Purpleburst Build-It's Getting Closer!

Postby Moose6 » Fri Feb 17, 2006 5:41 am

That looks great! I'm jealous! Thanks for the run-down on the double logo too. Can't wait to see the bluburst when you're finished.

Where did you get most of the parts, Warmoth?

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Re: Purpleburst Build-It's Getting Closer!

Postby Hell_Tanner » Fri Feb 17, 2006 6:43 am

The body isn't from Warmoth for sure, they just refuse to do that kind of exotic pickup routing.
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Re: Purpleburst Build-It's Getting Closer!

Postby Bengal65 » Fri Feb 17, 2006 8:18 am

The neck and body were obtained from Musikraft (www.musikraft.com) I worked with Jim (the owner) to come up with the CNC program to put the slant pickup routing and get the output jack on top of the rear routed body (I still had to bore a clearance hole for the input jack, which is already there in a top rout style body). It took two prototypes to get it right. Musikraft has the most accurate Charvel style bodies. I forgot to add some pics of the rear which includes the "triangle" rear control cavity rout. Warmoth won't do ethier, the slant pickup or rear control cavity. Warmoth finally came back and said the rear rout would be $325. I told 'em to forget that.
If you contact Musikraft now, they can do this body. Talk to Jim or email him.

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Re: Purpleburst Build-It's Getting Closer!

Postby Moose6 » Fri Feb 17, 2006 8:28 am

Thanks for the info on Musikraft. I'm going out to the site now.

BTW, that's a nice looking Tele in the background. Did you make that one too, or is it an original?

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Re: Purpleburst Build-It's Getting Closer!

Postby Bengal65 » Fri Feb 17, 2006 8:36 am

:lol: I made that one too! It's a "Nocaster", I got a real light swamp ash body from Warmoth's store and a Allparts vintage Nitro neck. For the body, I used Nitro lacquer from www.reranch.com, all spray cans, Ha Ha. I used the Blonde pigment first with the clear over top. It was pretty tricky since the Blonde material is opaque. So, you have to "dust" it on in layers till it looks right. All the hardware is Fender and the pickups are the Custom Shop Nocasters. It's the best Tele I've played including the Fender production '52 Reissue. I'm starting to like the one's I build more than production guitars. Although, I am waiting on the Jackson Custom shop for a guitar I spec's out. It should be great. They do nice work.

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Re: Purpleburst Build-It's Getting Closer!

Postby Demon_A_Go-Go » Fri Feb 17, 2006 9:14 am

Bengal65 you're making fantastic custom guitars. Thanks a lot for sharing these photos of your last project.And I have to say YOU ROCK :)
ps. nice poster of Yngwie :)

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Re: Purpleburst Build-It's Getting Closer!

Postby Bengal65 » Fri Feb 17, 2006 9:22 am

Demon_A_Go-Go wrote:Bengal65 you're making fantastic custom guitars. Thanks a lot for sharing these photos of your last project.And I have to say YOU ROCK :)
ps. nice poster of Yngwie :)


Thanks for the comments, I wondered when the YJM comment was going to come up. :lol: He autographed a poster for me when I saw him in Houston this past Fall. I have his Fender signature guitar as well. Definitely a different feel guitar.

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Re: Purpleburst Build-It's Getting Closer!

Postby vayalaping » Fri Feb 17, 2006 11:39 am

Cool purpleburst! I wish I had a place to be able to paint bodies... I'm "stuck" with tung oil as my finish.

Making your own guitar is definitively addicting - both acoustic and electric. Here are links to my two "babies":

"Blondie" (Acoustic Steel-String)
Front and Back

"Brownie" (Carvin Bolt Kit)

Since the Carvin kit, I've been looking to build a Charvel Dinky copy but haven't found a place that will make one like I want, which is basically one humbucker, fixed tail, 1 knob. Any ideas? Also, is it just me or is Warmoth way overpriced?

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Re: Purpleburst Build-It's Getting Closer!

Postby MetalHead » Fri Feb 17, 2006 11:52 am

vayalaping wrote:Also, is it just me or is Warmoth way overpriced?


it isn't just you :!:
overpriced products and shipping :evil:

i found my Star-body elsewhere :twisted:
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Re: Purpleburst Build-It's Getting Closer!

Postby vayalaping » Fri Feb 17, 2006 4:31 pm

MetalHead wrote:
vayalaping wrote:Also, is it just me or is Warmoth way overpriced?


it isn't just you :!:
overpriced products and shipping :evil:

i found my Star-body elsewhere :twisted:


where'd you find the star-body?

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Re: Purpleburst Build-It's Getting Closer!

Postby MetalHead » Sat Feb 18, 2006 3:11 am

vayalaping wrote:
MetalHead wrote:
vayalaping wrote:Also, is it just me or is Warmoth way overpriced?


it isn't just you :!:
overpriced products and shipping :evil:

i found my Star-body elsewhere :twisted:


where'd you find the star-body?


there was this eBay store that made them :twisted:
KnE guitars :)
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Re: Purpleburst Build-It's Getting Closer!

Postby Thajan » Tue Feb 21, 2006 7:35 am

I wish I could bould guitars myself but I'm afraid that will never be the case considering I can't do anything with wood.....

Your's looking great though

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Re: Purpleburst Build-It's Getting Closer!

Postby MetalHead » Tue Feb 21, 2006 8:06 am

Thajan wrote:I wish I could bould guitars myself but I'm afraid that will never be the case considering I can't do anything with wood.....

Your's looking great though


i have another thing going on aswell :D

the easiest thing would be if you already had a guitar of some sort :)
get some pieces of wood, without branchholes 8O
glue them together.
have a piece of some plywood(or similar) to draw the shape
(using the guitar you already have).
take a saw and cut out the body.

speaking of which ... does anybody know what glue wood be
best to use for this process ?? I have the pieces(mostly birch)
and the crapwood to make the blueprint. I just need to glue them
together.
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Re: Purpleburst Build-It's Getting Closer!

Postby Bengal65 » Tue Feb 21, 2006 8:26 am

i have another thing going on aswell :D

speaking of which ... does anybody know what glue wood be
best to use for this process ?? I have the pieces(mostly birch)
and the crapwood to make the blueprint. I just need to glue them
together.[/quote]

Use "carpenters glue". It's yellow (off white) in color. Hide glue can also be used.

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Re: Purpleburst Build-It's Getting Closer!

Postby MetalHead » Tue Feb 21, 2006 8:44 am

Bengal65 wrote:Use "carpenters glue". It's yellow (off white) in color. Hide glue can also be used.


it oughta be very strong atleast.
then I need something to clamp the pieces with,
cuz some are curved :?
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