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Latest builds

Post by Seth87 » Sun Mar 14, 2021 12:20 pm

Finally getting around to posting a couple of my latest builds over the last 6 months. Finished the hollowbody about a month ago, es335 shape and scale length but rest is a bit different. Body is black walnut i got from austim and the neck is sheoak with a jarrah center strip because the sheoak blank was twisting a tiny bit, fretboard is woody pear, probably a touch soft so i put plenty of glue in with the frets to make sure they hold. The hardware is gotoh and tonerider p90s which sound great, i mostly use toneriders. Was my first crack at a semi hollowbody and scarf joint style set neck. Very happy with it, plays and sounds amazing.
The other guitar is a hardtail stratocaster style solid body. Body is camphor laurel and sheoak neck. All hardware is gotoh and i used fender tex mex pickups. Sounds and plays great but i would like a good guitarist to have a play of one of my builds, maybe get a bit of constructive criticism😆 I started doing the inlay design on this guitar and ill keep it up in case i ever get a chance to sell one. Just a hobby at the moment and still lots to learn.

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Re: Latest builds

Post by joel » Sun Mar 14, 2021 8:48 pm

They look great. I've been wanting to try the Tonerider P90's for ages. I'm a bit of a Tonerider fan myself and I've mostly used their A2 humbuckers. Don't recommend the Rock Song pickups, they sound congested to me and I can't get them sounding good at all.

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Re: Latest builds

Post by Seth87 » Mon Mar 15, 2021 8:32 pm

Thanks mate. Ive got a vintage p90 in the neck, hot in the bridge and a hot p90 neck in another guitar and all sound good. There paf humbuckers sound good too and good price. The walnut is from austim in wangara, i got the camphor laurel from Donnybrook and the sheoak is local stuff i milled with a chainsaw. Used it for all my necks and really nice for fretboards too.

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Re: Latest builds

Post by Dave M » Thu Mar 18, 2021 3:22 am

Electrics are not my thing but those two look really smart. The neck woods in particular look great.

I have the same problem finding some real players to criticise my acoustic and classical builds, being a bit out in the sticks. Ah well when the lockdown ends...

Cheers Dave

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Re: Latest builds

Post by WJ Guitars » Sat Mar 20, 2021 12:50 pm

Great electric guitar build! Like all your timber choices and finish.


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