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    Hey guys. I stepped away from recording for a while and built a guitar (except for the raw body and neck). Here it is:

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    The sunburst is hand rubbed using water dyes, and the finish is shellac (flakes mixed with everclear) since I needed safe products in my small apartment.

    Okay cool, thanks for checking it out.

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    Nice looking...what are those pickups?

    So just out of curiosity...when you say you built it, was it like from scratch, cutting it out from a raw block of wood, dropping in the rod and fretboard, and banging in the fret wire, etc...
    ...or were the body and neck purchased pre-cut, with frets already in place...and you did the final finish and addition of hardware and final assembly...?

    Either way, good job...I'm just wondering the amount of work you had to put into it.

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    yeah, what are those pickups??

    Nice job. I suck at finishing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by miroslav View Post
    Nice looking...what are those pickups?

    So just out of curiosity...when you say you built it, was it like from scratch, cutting it out from a raw block of wood, dropping in the rod and fretboard, and banging in the fret wire, etc...
    ...or were the body and neck purchased pre-cut, with frets already in place...and you did the final finish and addition of hardware and final assembly...?

    Either way, good job...I'm just wondering the amount of work you had to put into it.
    Oh yeah, I should clarify: I bought a raw body and neck (with the fretboard/frets installed), so I did everything else.

    The pickups are goldfoil humbuckers wired for split coil. I thought playing live it would be cool to have the tonal options and some noise control. They sound amazing...I'll have to post something. Kind of like a Dynasonic but with a tighter bottom end and less brittle/more rounded highs.

    Thanks!
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    Looks great man. Can't wait to hear it!

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    Looks nice! Only thing I would change for live band use is a set of volume/tone controls for each pickup. Speaking from experience (with my Tele), it's really nice to be able to switch over to the lead pickup and have a louder volume/different tone all set.
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    I just came across these Ronin guitars...and the one you built looks a lot like one of these Coyote models:

    COYOTE — Ronin Guitars

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    Is this where you got your build idea from?

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    Very Nice! Congrats!

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    Quote Originally Posted by miroslav View Post
    Is this where you got your build idea from?
    No, it's based off Waterslide guitars. They're too expensive, so I did this.
    Last edited by Nola; 5 Days Ago at 11:28.

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    Awesome job, looks like it came right out of a factory.

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