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    Thanks Monn1 Excited to see how Bens 2020 build...

    Thanks Monn1
    Excited to see how Bens 2020 build turns out.
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    having never owned a 335 or any other mahogany...

    having never owned a 335 or any other mahogany body guitar its hard to compare. As I mentioned above its a warmer sound, not as sharp / brittle sounding as the Epiphone Emperor Swingster Royale that...
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    Cheers Wazkelly

    Cheers Wazkelly
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    Monn1 great work. you should check out Ben at...

    Monn1 great work. you should check out Ben at crimson guitars on YouTube. Currently building a hollow body explorer with fan fret. Great channel for tips and tricks
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    Hi Tassie axeman, cheers for the comment. Really...

    Hi Tassie axeman, cheers for the comment. Really good build. 335 needed minor adjustments during the build. Pickup pockets needed enlarged slightly, pot holes needed enlarged slightly and neck pocket...
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    Irish Copper Top ES335 Build

    Well its as good as finished now apart from headstock so might as well put it in for GOTM and let you all see it. Like Tassieaxeman I still have to add a Silver Celtic knot to the headstock but its...
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    Oh ok thanks Simon. Videos were over 300MB each...

    Oh ok thanks Simon. Videos were over 300MB each so didn't even try a direct upload.
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    Just added this to the audio / video section but...

    Just added this to the audio / video section but here are the links to the demo. Big bends and still holding tune... mostly
    https://youtu.be/jbEOl9mOSnM - just noodling...
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    Irish ES-1 / 335 Copper Top Demo

    Just a couple of quick demos of the finished guitar. Really like how it plays and pushes the amp when played hard.
    Setup with Vanson pickups. P90 in neck and 59 special in the neck with coil...
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    Thankfully I have no issues so far and long may...

    Thankfully I have no issues so far and long may it continue
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    Thanks Fatboy. It got the sh1t played out of it...

    Thanks Fatboy.
    It got the sh1t played out of it at practice tonight and sounded fantastic at high volume. 3 hours later and still in tune. The other guitarist (gibson les paul) may be making a...
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    Exacerbate - great word Simon. Now my word of the...

    Exacerbate - great word Simon. Now my word of the day.
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    Hi John, Looking forward to see how this turns...

    Hi John,
    Looking forward to see how this turns out. I just finished an ES1 with full size CTS pots. It was tight to get them through the f hole when on the wiring harness. I used a pretty stiff...
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    Thanks Sonic Mountain. The copper and patina...

    Thanks Sonic Mountain. The copper and patina colour changes quite a lot depending on the light. All the finished pictures have been taken at night under artificial light so i'll have to get a few in...
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    Hi Tweaky, thanks for the comment. My other band...

    Hi Tweaky, thanks for the comment. My other band guitarist has a Gibson Les Paul and his G string is always hanging out of tune. He bought and fitted a string butler and it helps the problem somewhat...
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    And upright with the amps

    And upright with the amps
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    Full Length

    Hi Simon,
    Thanks for the comments.
    Never used locking tuners before and when fitting the string I didn't really see the advantage over 'normal' tuners but when you explain it like you did I can see...
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    Thanks DarkMark. Why do it the same way as...

    Thanks DarkMark.

    Why do it the same way as other have? We'd all be still sitting in a cave if no one went to see what was over that hill.
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    Photo update

    Morning all,
    So xmas has passed and we're into a new year. Didn't quite get everything finished for the 31st as i'd been hoping as the boiler started leaking oil and a few broken tiles had to be...
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    Looks absolutely spectacular.

    Looks absolutely spectacular.
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    Hopefully get some pictures up later but we're...

    Hopefully get some pictures up later but we're nearly at the playing stage now. Frets levelled and polished, lacquer flattened and polished, wiring completed and installed, strings on and plugged in....
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    Good luck with your build. Just starting the set...

    Good luck with your build. Just starting the set up on my es1 kit. Check out my build. Had a few similar issues. Neck pickup pocket needs the corners opened by a few mm for the pickup to fit. My neck...
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    Will have a look over the holidays. Cavity...

    Will have a look over the holidays. Cavity shielded and ground wire were fitted and checked everywhere bu the bridge. Maybe 1 has come away
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    Thanks fretworn. Really can't wait to see how she...

    Thanks fretworn. Really can't wait to see how she sounds and plays now
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    Hi, looking forward to seeing the build

    Hi, looking forward to seeing the build
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