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Thread: Anybody build an ES-5V yet?

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    Anybody build an ES-5V yet?

    A friend is wanting me to make one. Looks nice - I saw it is on backorder, anybody got some pics of a build?

    THANKS!

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    Hey Agus,
    There is a specific photo gallery on the forum that has threads per type,
    Here the link to the ES-5V
    https://www.buildyourownguitar.com.a...ead.php?t=6424

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    Overlord of Music Fretworn's Avatar
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    They are great kits to build, and are a lot of fun to play. They donít sound too bad played acoustically either. Read some of the build diaries, especially re mounting the P90 as it wonít fit as is.
    Current:
    AST-1FB

    Completed:
    First Act ME276 (resurrected curb-side find)
    ES-5V
    Scratchie lapsteel
    Custom ST-1 12 String (to be converted to 6 string)
    JBA-4
    TL-1TB
    Scratch Lapsteel
    Meinl DIY Cajon
    Cigar Box lap steel

    Wishing:
    Baritone
    Scratchie 12 string
    Open D/Standard Double 6 twin neck

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    Mentor DarkMark's Avatar
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    As Fretworn says, the pickup wonít fit as it is, but a little sanding will fix that issue. The biggest issue for me was the distance from the body to the strings, I had to do some work on the bridge to create something low enough to make it playable. All that aside I like it a lot and it sounds good.

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