Page 1 of 12 1 2 3 11 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 113

Thread: #3rd Custom GR-1SF ĎAnnylonationí.

  1. #1
    Mentor DarkMark's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2017
    Location
    Palmyra, WA
    Posts
    785

    #3rd Custom GR-1SF ĎAnnylonationí.

    It arrives tomorrow. Iíll start the diary tonight because tomorrow Iím unlikely to have the time.

    GR-1SF
    F holes, neck cavity, no other holes! (No pickup holes, no pot holes, no input jack hole, no bridge holes, no switch holes.)
    Rosewood fretboard.
    Dot inlay.
    Extra large blank 3 aside paddle headstock with no tuner holes.
    No hardware.
    No pickups.

    Planning this has nearly driven me made. The idea is to have a classical headstock with nylon strings tide onto a tailpiece around a KNA NG-1 detachable piezo pickup for nylon strings. Luckily Iíve had a long time to plan this and Iíve almost changed my plan on how to finish it on a daily basis. Itís taken months for me to settle on something close to my original plan for the headstock. Not sure about the truss rod cover just yet and even less certain about the tailpiece.

    Iím going to use a floating roller bridge for two reasons 1) to help maintain string spacing, and 2) these strings are going to bend and hopefully a roller bridge will be an advantage under these conditions. As an added bonus it will help with intonation. I guess that makes 3 reasons.

    The headstock design requires 20+ veneer gluing steps and it took me three attempts to plan the order that it goes together. Iím hoping to use the extra large paddle blank off cuts to thicken up the headstock for the tuner machine.

    Back of the neck is only getting 2 coats of satin wipe on poly.

    My head tells me to keep it natural finish (especially given the neck treatment), but my heart is worried Iíll never have a shiny red stained guitar if I donít do it now.

    Working title will be ĎThe Annylonatorí, as in Annihilator, but Iím open to any other God Awful nylon puns.

    I might play a little game of how far I can get into the build before Mrs DarkMark finds out it has arrived.

    Here are pictures of the planning and evolution of the headstock.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version. 

Name:	PNG image 7.png 
Views:	36 
Size:	245.3 KB 
ID:	30163  
    Last edited by DarkMark; 06-03-2019 at 09:35 PM.

  2. #2
    Mentor DarkMark's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2017
    Location
    Palmyra, WA
    Posts
    785
    The headstock and lamination steps.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version. 

Name:	PNG image 8.png 
Views:	46 
Size:	215.5 KB 
ID:	30164  

  3. #3
    Mentor DarkMark's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2017
    Location
    Palmyra, WA
    Posts
    785
    The rough headstock model, pickup and tuners.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version. 

Name:	PNG image 9.png 
Views:	51 
Size:	318.7 KB 
ID:	30165  

  4. #4
    Overlord of Music Simon Barden's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2016
    Location
    Reading, UK
    Posts
    4,930
    Of course you can give up guitar building any time you want.

  5. #5
    Mentor DarkMark's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2017
    Location
    Palmyra, WA
    Posts
    785
    Quote Originally Posted by Simon Barden View Post
    Of course you can give up guitar building any time you want.
    I was only ever going to do one, maybe two guitars. Now I find myself buying parts for a fourth and making grandiose statements about a scratch build. How did this happen?
    Last edited by DarkMark; 06-03-2019 at 05:25 AM.

  6. #6
    Mentor blinddrew's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2018
    Location
    York, Uk
    Posts
    579
    It's just n+1 at work.
    You can't argue with maths...

  7. #7
    Overlord of Music FrankenWashie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2016
    Location
    Glebe, NSW
    Posts
    4,626
    Quote Originally Posted by DarkMark View Post
    I was only ever going to do one, maybe two guitars. Now I find myself buying parts for a fourth and making grandiose statements about a scratch build. How did this happen?
    It appears you have your own version of Igor at work in your head, my sympathies.
    FrankenLab Guitar Experiments.
    Where Common Sense hides under the bench and averts its eyes!

  8. #8
    Mentor DarkMark's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2017
    Location
    Palmyra, WA
    Posts
    785
    No, no. I will stop at some point.

  9. #9

  10. #10
    Overlord of Music dave.king1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2014
    Location
    Sutherland Shire
    Posts
    2,376
    While we are having a bit of fun here.

    Is it not an " Output Jack " rather than input

  11. Liked by: wazkelly

Page 1 of 12 1 2 3 11 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •