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    Adam's ES-5V

    DAY 1

    It begins!

    Finally had some time this morning to set up a bit of a work bench in the "packing room" (sorry Phil).

    Nice view of the Street and the cardboard boxes piling up on the front porch (yes, the blinds desperately need a clean).

    I randomly picked out one of the 30 ES-5V kits I'd purchased. I didn't go through them to pick out "a good one", they all look pretty good... plus I'm extremely lazy.

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    Neck fit looks very good, the neck is straight and there's just a couple of very minor flaws. There's a small (less than 1mm in diameter) chip in the rosewood fretboard, just behind one of the frets. Plus there's a very shallow 'hollow' in the edge of the fretboard around the 15th fret. Can't really see it but I can feel it when running my thumb over it.

    The edge hollow doesn't concern me but I will need to fill the fretboard surface chip.

    There's some really nice basswood grain, front and back, which I think will come up nicely with the Dingotone burst I have in mind.

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    Here's the look I have in mind:

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    No plans for upgrades at this stage, although one of John Benson's Custom P-90 Dog Ear pickups would be nice.

    So, while I'm waiting on Dingobass for his custom burst kit (Black Stump, Nullabor Ochre, Karijini Red and Coolangatta Gold based), I guess it's time to start sanding.
    Cheers,

    Adam



    adamboyle(at)pitbullguitars.com

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    Moderator Brendan's Avatar
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    Floored. Adam's building again! Bold move Adam - having seen some early "samples" - are you ready for a burst? .

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    Probably not, BP. However, there are plenty of burst Gurus on here who I'm sure will be able to offer advice.

    Looking forward to it.
    Cheers,

    Adam



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    Good stuff Adam, mine is also in transit due mid next week itching to get started on it, let the archtop fest begin!

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    great stuff Ads good to see you having a crack at a build. Look forward to the progress. Nice workbench you set up. Have fun with the sanding, everyone's favourite part of the build haha
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    Can't wait
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    Pretty confident that Adam will pull this build off.
    A bloke that can assemble Ikea furniture without losing his shit and not have any screws left over should be able to nail a PBG build

    There is always a workaround for glitches, mistakes and other Guitar building gremlins.....

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    GAStronomist wokkaboy's Avatar
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    I agree DB, I reckon Ads would have learnt 3+ years of tips on the forum so I'm confident it will be a big improvement on his early builds.
    Good luck with the sanding Ads !
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    It's a great looking kit, I can't wait to see it with the burst on. Good luck Adam!

    (and no black rattle cans in sight!)
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    Quote Originally Posted by dingobass View Post
    Pretty confident that Adam will pull this build off.
    A bloke that can assemble Ikea furniture without losing his shit and not have any screws left over should be able to nail a PBG build

    24 hours and still standing.
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    Kinda wishing I still played PC Games
    Cheers,

    Adam



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