Custom Offset Build

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ejendres
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Custom Offset Build

Post by ejendres » Wed Apr 07, 2021 9:31 am

A couple years back I built a semi-hollow offset for a friend. I did a 3 piece mahogany neck and ended up getting 2 neck blanks out of the glue up. I also had some korina laying around and a preslotted 25" scale fretboard from a failed highschool project.

So obviously I had to build another guitar ;D

I originally planned on doing a 25.5" build when I cut the body so I ended up making a 23 fret when I found the old preslotted board. I'm not sure why I didn't just make the overhang longer and add a 24th fret :fp:

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This build has been going on in the background over the past few years so I don't have a ton of build pics but heres what I have

Cutting the HS angles for both neck blanks, the TR channels have already been cut at this stage
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Ready for trimming
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FB glued on and neck carved
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Test fit
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Neck and body finished and sanded
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Re: Custom Offset Build

Post by Beebe » Wed Apr 07, 2021 10:02 am

Nice. I'm digging this one.
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Re: Custom Offset Build

Post by epizootics » Wed Apr 07, 2021 11:53 pm

That is one cool, slick design :) That faded pickguard really ties it together, it works great with the natural finish. Did you stain it with acid or something?

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Re: Custom Offset Build

Post by ejendres » Thu Apr 08, 2021 4:34 am

epizootics wrote:
Wed Apr 07, 2021 11:53 pm
That is one cool, slick design :) That faded pickguard really ties it together, it works great with the natural finish. Did you stain it with acid or something?
Yeah, I used an acid meant for fixing scratches in aluminum gun parts. Once the acid had done its work I did a few coats of urethane to seal it all in.

I also did some lighter staining to the pickup ring and knobs since they're aluminum as well.

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Re: Custom Offset Build

Post by Robot.G » Sat Apr 10, 2021 10:30 am

ejendres wrote:
Thu Apr 08, 2021 4:34 am
epizootics wrote:
Wed Apr 07, 2021 11:53 pm
That is one cool, slick design :) That faded pickguard really ties it together, it works great with the natural finish. Did you stain it with acid or something?
Yeah, I used an acid meant for fixing scratches in aluminum gun parts. Once the acid had done its work I did a few coats of urethane to seal it all in.

I also did some lighter staining to the pickup ring and knobs since they're aluminum as well.
Looks unique and awesome. I love that pickguard too!

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Re: Custom Offset Build

Post by antisymmetric » Sat Apr 10, 2021 12:39 pm

Some nice things going on here! (I think that 23-fret fingerboard length looks just right for the design FWIW.)
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Watching the corners turn corners

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