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    Latest Project

    I have been showing you guys the rebuild on the old Larravee neck of mine on my Locknut reversal thread. I have been putting some time into the body for it the last couple days. This is a Knotty Pine Wolfgang body I had the guys down at Tonebomb design me. They didn't make one with a tune o matic bridge so when I requested this from Peter I agreed to be patient while they worked out the details. I have been working on the body contours like a belly cut & arm contour & rounding all the corners. I believe this will be a great guitar when its finished. I have a Seymour Duncan Slash Alnico II for the bridge & have been in contact with Mike on getting a neck pickup. I'm still not 100% on what to do there. I just want lighter sounding then your average bucker in the neck sound. I have really been leaning toward this rustic look with my builds lately & can see my stuff going in this direction. I have done custom paint jobs & vintage colors but lately I have grown tired of that look & want my builds to be original & out of the norm. Like you wont see hanging in a music store. Not long ago I see this red Tele hanging in a store that looked surprisingly like one I built selling for like 500 bucks & it kinda pissed me off. Not nice as mine but it looked like it. So came the directional change. Anyway this is where it stands today Stay tuned for more.
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    That looks like a fun project, KC. I was wondering what was going to become of the neck you refurbished, so it's nice to see it moving forward.
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    can't wait to see this one!

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    Cool--I like the look of the grain as well.
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    Thanks guy's! I couldn't find any pickup rings that worked for this project so I made these out of Mahogany the last couple days.
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    I look forward to watching this guitar come to life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keletcaster View Post
    Thanks guy's! I couldn't find any pickup rings that worked for this project so I made these out of Mahogany the last couple days.
    I tried doing that once--one came out okay--the other looked bulky--and I had help from someone good with tools, but not much knowledge of guitars.
    Unfortunately the colour of the wood didn't suit the guitar so I didn't use them.
    What's the best way to do that?
    (They woudl be for my Iceman since the rings are not a standard size--and what darker woods would work best?
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    I would guess rosewood would be a good choice. I think it can be cut and drilled fairly finely to hold the sharpness of edges. I think it's been one of the woods of choice for pickup risers and bridge bases for a while. Walnut might look good too.
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    I like the mahogany look but wouldn't they be very prone to snapping?

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    Your definitely right about Mahogany being brittle. Right after I finished cutting the first one out on my scroll saw. Mr butterfingers dropped it on the cement. The result was breaking it in 3 pieces. So I decided to find a way to repair it. what I did I will do again for sure. I glued the rough cut ring's on top of some old beater flat metal rings I had with good Ol' Titebond original wood glue. I was surprised how hard it bonded cause they don't budge. Then I filed it to the shape then sanded them. This made a nice guide to follow to keep my lines straight. I could also make them as short as I wanted to because they are now reinforced with steel. I had a chat with Mike last night & ordered one of his underwound humbuckers for the neck called a Muckbucker today.

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