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Old 25-11-2017, 01:13 PM   #2476
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in case anyones wondering why i'm taking so long, this little clump took me 2 hours today. ok, its freezing cold so my fingers don't work so well, but yeah. also, finger so you can see how small the flowers are. also also, its looking like i'll have to end up cutting more. bastard.

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Old 30-11-2017, 10:57 PM   #2477
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I got sent a builders catalogue (digital) from Graphtec with ridiculously tempting low prices in it. so if theres no minimum order requirements, this guitar may well be getting Graphtec hardware.

and if i had the money it would get a ghost system too, as the builders price is very reasonable, but still too much to just get on a whim
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Old 09-12-2017, 02:17 PM   #2478
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just one branch to go! plus a bit of fleshing out in other places

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Old 09-12-2017, 03:47 PM   #2479
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Nice. Jaicen would approve of the amount of #detailing that went into these.
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Old 09-12-2017, 10:44 PM   #2480
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Nice. Jaicen would approve of the amount of #detailing that went into these.
Correct. Looking forward to seeing it finished. Is it going to be cherry red?
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Old 09-12-2017, 11:30 PM   #2481
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well.

i was thinking either: sky blue, so it looks like a tree against the sky,

OR

a bit risky maybe... sky blue all the way to the bottom, with like a pinky purply burst going up from the bottom, like when you get those pink clouds in the evening

reason for not cherry red is because whilst the flowers stand out really well against it, the branches kinda get lost

and I'm going to burn in the little twigs so the flowers are connected to the branches (I've tried it it looks good) and maybe even paint in some pink behind the flowers (just like brush strokes) so it fills it out a bit more rather than looking like individual flowers
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Old 17-12-2017, 11:01 PM   #2482
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i just counted, and i have inlayed 1305 tiny flowers and petals, and with the 12th fret inlay that's 1310. theres about another 40 to do for the jack plate and scratchplate (which will be the same as whats underneath it, so a total of 1350 individually cut and inlayed pieces
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Holy fuck that is insanse. Can't wait to see it finished!
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Old 24-12-2017, 01:27 PM   #2484
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with the prices of the graphtech stuff with a builders account I'm seriously considering putting a ghost system in this one. seriously, the bridge i'd get is $250, but with a builders account is $90, and the pre-amp kit is down from $150 to $50. bargain or what!

unless customs adds a shitload to it. the bastards
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with the prices of the graphtech stuff with a builders account I'm seriously considering putting a ghost system in this one. seriously, the bridge i'd get is $250, but with a builders account is $90, and the pre-amp kit is down from $150 to $50. bargain or what!

unless customs adds a shitload to it. the bastards
Work on the assumption that you will get a customs charge although as a rule, I haven't been hit all that many times from Japan.

How would one go about getting a builders account though, that's a staggering discount and I could certainly make use of one.
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Old 24-12-2017, 10:27 PM   #2486
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yeah i think I've only had to pay once when I've got stuff from gotoh. using an online calculator, it reckons that if i got $150 (canadian) worth (which i would have to the first time), then i'd be charged about 45 customs. which is a lot, but still a lot less than if i just bought it from a shop.

and i don't know how you'd go about getting it - i just got an email one day from somebody at graphtech asking if i wanted a builders account.
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@hooglebug

How are the aluminium tube side dots done exactly? Do you have to fill the center as well?

I've seen these dot inlays on the face of this fretboard, which were filled. Mainly curious if it's possible to do this sort of thing (they would be replacing standard dot inlays) but maybe fill the center with something that matches the fretboard wood itself.

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i just used tube and filled them with epoxy or something. but if you wanted to match the fretboard, i suppose you could get a bit of the same type of wood and use the tube as a drill to get little circles of it or something like that
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Old 30-12-2017, 06:35 PM   #2489
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the graphtech ratio tuners don't come with any buttons i like, but i can get them for $30 instead of $100, so i think I might buy some wooden buttons shaped like 510s
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Old 16-03-2018, 02:44 PM   #2490
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i have been busy doing some photoshoots (my first two ever!) so haven't been getting on with this - but i wanted to have an ebony p90 cover so i could continue the cherry blossom design onto that, but they cost 35-40 so i thought i'd try to make my own.

but i don't have a big clump of ebony, so i settled for a flamey base with an ebano (left over from the scratchplate and jack socket/battery holder) top.

and obviously it will have branches and flowers inlayed soon

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