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Lamer wrote:
Lady Killer wrote:
Time for an update!!! :P

No pics this time... :shock: :cry:


Tease....


C'mon finish it already. Stop doing unimportant stuff like eating and sleeping!!!

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:shock: Oh, I am sorry is my Epi not good enough for you?!? :? :wink:

Besides the place where I work on my guitars has my car in it, and I am stripping it's engine...so NO DUST!!! :evil: :lol:

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Mon Mar 22, 2010 7:47 pm
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Time for an update!!! :P

Here are the latest pics, I have installed a plate to go under the Kahler...100% useless, but looks good! 8)

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It's getting close!

I really like the body with (still) sharp edges.
In fact a few years ago I was very close to ordering a custom made
epiphone like the one you're making with sharp edges
(not sanded/rounded smoothed).
The luthier had too much to do / the wait was too long, so it
never happened.

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Thu Mar 25, 2010 9:11 am
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AndersPGM wrote:
It's getting close!

I really like the body with (still) sharp edges.
In fact a few years ago I was very close to ordering a custom made
epiphone like the one you're making with sharp edges
(not sanded/rounded smoothed).
The luthier had too much to do / the wait was too long, so it
never happened.


Well thanks! :wink:

But if you were to play in for about 5 minutes you would reconsider! :roll:

The edges are quite shard and they prevent access to the 22nd fret...I can't wait to put a radius on it! :D

But they are only slightly rounded not like a vintage Epi, all the way. :?

BTW that plate took a few hours to make and install, but I took my time so it came out pretty sweet! 8)

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You are right, that probably would have been a bad idea, my hands
would be all cut up by now...
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I still think it looks good though.

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hows that painting going?


Wed Apr 14, 2010 4:36 pm
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drpez12 wrote:
hows that painting going?


No painting yet...can't even find a custom shop that does paints, I probably have to try a car shop! :?

I hope to resume today just fixed the car so the garage is clear to work in! :D

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Time for an update!!! :P

Fuckin finally... :x :lol:

So I glued a block of wood on to the bottom of the joint an re-sanded it and then routed the pocket deeper, I will be setting it up again to check if everything is still OK. :roll:

Pics> :wink:

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Sun Apr 18, 2010 7:28 pm
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Time for an update!!! :P

Here is the latest progress, I have finished the heel, joint, routed the mini Humbucker space and installed a SD Mini Vintage Firebird Replica! :roll:

And the F# works!!! 8) :twisted:

Check 'em out! :D

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That's some hot stuff right there.

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Lady Killer, that thing is looking freakin awesome!!!!!!

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LadyKiller, this is looking really good. You have talent.


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Totally awesome 8)

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:oops: Thanks for the kind words guys! :oops: :wink:

I hope to make the two small back plates, position where they will go, rout the space and install the switch & Vol knob... so I hope that will go well. :roll:

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Holy mother of Jeff!!!

Keep going man, it's gonna look sweeeeet!!! :)

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ahhhhhhhh..... gaaaaaaahhhhhhh..... I haven't been playing guitar for months now, and this stuf just freaks me out... great job mate, looking forward to see it finished.

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Time for an update!!! :P

I made the Epi back cover plates from some pickguard material... 8)

With that done I can position them along with the POT and switch. :D

Hope to have it done within the next few days... :roll:

I still have to shape the access joint, radius the edges, mod the nut...,install the jack & somehow connect the jack to the POT???, and then there is the painting... :x

Now the pics >>>

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Lady Killer wrote:
install the jack & somehow connect the jack to the POT???

that seemed impossible for me, I could never think of a way to do it, show us how you do ok?

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Volkan wrote:
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install the jack & somehow connect the jack to the POT???

that seemed impossible for me, I could never think of a way to do it, show us how you do ok?

:P


I know! :P If you look at the Epis back you can’t quite make out how the jack is connected to the POT...??? :shock:

:idea: My solution is drill into the Kahler rout! 8) And then find a way to reach the POT. :D

That is the only thing that seems sensible... :roll:

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You could either use a really long drill bit and get sort of a slight angle or drill right at the curve straight through and plug the hole, if you understand what I mean, I did the latter and it worked well for my coronet.


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