Little Buster Finished Pg. 5

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Re: Little Buster

Post by Shadoweclipse13 » Sun Sep 09, 2018 9:20 pm

Template looks great Chris!!

I was laying in bed today and happened to think about this project. This would be an epic design for a Bass VI as well ;D 8)
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Re: Little Buster

Post by HNB » Mon Sep 10, 2018 6:34 am

That is true! Plenty of length to move the bridge back more. :D
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Re: Little Buster

Post by HNB » Sun Sep 16, 2018 10:58 am

The body is cut out! That shape is so cool. :)

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Re: Little Buster

Post by oid » Sun Sep 16, 2018 12:06 pm

Nice!
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Re: Little Buster

Post by HNB » Sat Sep 29, 2018 8:29 am

Bridge and ferrules are good and pickguard template is go. :D

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Re: Little Buster

Post by HNB » Sat Sep 29, 2018 8:42 am

Revised headstock decal. :D

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Re: Little Buster

Post by HNB » Wed Oct 03, 2018 3:53 pm

Got progress on the tummy cut. It is going to get a bit bigger, but this is looking pretty exciting to me. I like the shape the contour adds to the back. :)

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Re: Little Buster

Post by HNB » Thu Oct 04, 2018 4:35 pm

It is ready to head my way! I am so excited to see it. It looks even better than it did in my imagination! I can't wait to get to work on it.

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Re: Little Buster

Post by Grey » Thu Oct 04, 2018 5:23 pm

It's funny, the added slope where the body meets the neck pocket makes this look considerably more Fender-ish to me. That one little detail has such a big effect when I look at it, but maybe the (currently) natural look, black pickguard and string ferrules are just making it seem more like a Telecaster.

I like the look of that tummy cut.

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Re: Little Buster

Post by Shadoweclipse13 » Thu Oct 04, 2018 6:48 pm

Man, that looks really really fantastic. Do you already have the neck Chris?
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Re: Little Buster

Post by HNB » Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:03 pm

I have a Peavey neck with a rosewood board. I think the Peavey headstock shape will echo the horns well.

I get a Fender and Rick vibe from it. I think the contours make the body shape way more interesting. It is like a piece of art. I am super excited to get it and go to work.
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Re: Little Buster

Post by Shadoweclipse13 » Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:05 pm

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I have a Peavey neck with a rosewood board. I think the Peavey headstock shape will echo the horns well.
Oh, hell yeah. A 6-in-line tuner headstock? I think I know which one you're talking about...
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Re: Little Buster

Post by HNB » Fri Oct 05, 2018 6:49 am

Yup!
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Re: Little Buster

Post by HNB » Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:47 pm

Body and neck came today and I got right to work.

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I hit the body with one coat of ebony stain. Looking pretty much dark brown. I will do a second coat when I finish the sides and back all around.

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I love how wood reacts to stain. Never know how it will look.

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Also printed and applied my headstock decal. I think it turned out pretty well. :)

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Re: Little Buster

Post by HNB » Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:26 pm

Back and sides are good!

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The contours just make this body so fun to look at for me. It is like a sculpture.....
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