BMM neck-through electric XII build

Talk about modding or building your own guitar from scratch.

Colour?

Poll ended at Fri Jul 25, 2014 6:04 pm

Fiesta red
3
10%
Sherwood green
5
17%
Teal Green
4
13%
Lake Placid Blue
6
20%
Burgundy Mist
12
40%
 
Total votes: 30

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Re: neck-through electric XII build (from scratch)-Colour Po

Post by Ceylon » Wed Sep 24, 2014 12:18 am

Straight up amazing work that's bound to result in one of those awesome, larger-than-Fender guitars this forum keeps producing :w00t:
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Re: neck-through electric XII build (from scratch)-Colour Po

Post by SansRegret » Mon Sep 29, 2014 8:46 pm

Okay, Coming along. I sprayed 3 coats of white lqcquer primer, sanded. Then 3 coats ReRanch BMM. Now I'm on to clear, got 4 coats done tonight:

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Gonna need a lot more to get a nice gloss over the metallic paint. Been painting in an old 'treehouse' I rigged as a paint booth. Its lined with plastic sheeting, and I have a big box fan that can blow down the trapdoor for downdraft. Usually don't need the fan. I have a heater in there right now because it's only ~10 degrees C here now.
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Re: neck-through electric XII build (from scratch)-Colour Po

Post by Lewis » Tue Sep 30, 2014 5:34 am

Looking good! How did you manage to spray the wings only? Did you just tape off the middle?

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Re: neck-through electric XII build (from scratch)-Colour Po

Post by SansRegret » Tue Sep 30, 2014 8:14 am

Yeah, I taped off a middle. Did a few coats of clear first to give the tape better adhesion.
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Re: neck-through electric XII build (from scratch)-Colour Po

Post by Deed_Poll » Tue Sep 30, 2014 2:20 pm

Great job! I love the colour, it looks like a real vintage burgundy mist unlike a number of Fender's reissues.

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Re: BMM neck-through electric XII build

Post by SansRegret » Thu Oct 30, 2014 9:04 pm

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Haven't updated in a while. Got a lot more clear coat on, finished that almost a month ago. Got decal paper, but now my printers broken; When I get a new one I will put it on and finish it off with a few more coats of clear on the headstock, and on the front of the guitar (doesn't seem to have built up as well as the sides and back). The decal will have gold added to the S with a gold paint pen.

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Then it'll just wetsanding/polishing and a wait until I can afford to get parts printed and gold plated. I also just finished off a lapsteel and I'm making a few pickups and control plates for a forum member to keep busy.

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Re: BMM neck-through electric XII build

Post by s_mcsleazy » Sat Nov 01, 2014 4:30 pm

nice guitar and nice pokemon sheets.
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Re: BMM neck-through electric XII build

Post by tylerforyou » Sat Nov 01, 2014 5:16 pm

That's a great look. Can't wait to see it complete!
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Re: BMM neck-through electric XII build

Post by SansRegret » Sat Nov 01, 2014 8:47 pm

s_mcsleazy wrote:nice guitar and nice pokemon sheets.
Man, every time. Someone always notices the sheets.
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Re: BMM neck-through electric XII build

Post by mcjt » Mon Mar 14, 2016 6:47 am

When do we get to see this finalized and strung beauty?

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Re: BMM neck-through electric XII build

Post by SansRegret » Mon Mar 14, 2016 9:24 am

It kinda got benched for a while, and now I'm going to school away from home. I'll try to get to it if I'm home for a while this summer.
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Re: BMM neck-through electric XII build

Post by mcjt » Mon Mar 14, 2016 5:11 pm

she's a real beauty- she deserves to be shared with those OSG people who would love her the most!

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Re: BMM neck-through electric XII build

Post by Delaystomper » Thu Feb 07, 2019 4:44 pm

Hey thanks for your post and great notes on this build , its so hard to find info about this guitar . Those pickups seem awesome yet so few have actually build them . I am trying to build my own for my XII , so how many turns did you end up winding? Is 12500 actually correct ? Im not looking for vintage specs correct but i need to have an idea of the amount of turns I do want them to sound good.
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Re: BMM neck-through electric XII build

Post by Delaystomper » Thu Feb 07, 2019 4:45 pm

Hey thanks for your post and great notes on this build , its so hard to find info about this guitar . Those pickups seem awesome yet so few have actually build them . I am trying to build my own for my XII , so how many turns did you end up winding? Is 12500 actually correct ? Im not looking for vintage specs correct but i need to have an idea of the amount of turns I do want them to sound good.
Thanks

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Re: BMM neck-through electric XII build

Post by SansRegret » Wed Feb 20, 2019 11:09 pm

Delaystomper wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 4:45 pm
Hey thanks for your post and great notes on this build , its so hard to find info about this guitar . Those pickups seem awesome yet so few have actually build them . I am trying to build my own for my XII , so how many turns did you end up winding? Is 12500 actually correct ? Im not looking for vintage specs correct but i need to have an idea of the amount of turns I do want them to sound good.
Thanks
When I wound them I didn't have any way of counting (was using the handwheel on a sewing machine as a winder then). I do have the dcr values recorded somewhere.. Best bet would be to try and find values taken from vintage examples that were for sale on ebay/reverb. You can test while winding by very carefully sanding back the insulation on the wire; actually is much more accurate than going by winding numbers if your going to be guiding/tensioning the wire by hand.

and wow, I really need to get this thing back on my bench and finished. Have to make another bridge as this one was used on another project.
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