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More done on both guitar builds to 6/24 with pics... Boggs


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I stopped over to Tim's again last night and did the necessary drilling to get the neck mounted and did in fact mount it up... The previous night, I mounted all of the hardware... the pickups which I routed for, the bridge, and the tailstop. I can actually string it now and check intonation to make sure I don't have to re-locate the bridge for any unforseen reason... This guitar balances perfectly (!!) and is remarkably heavy for a semi-hollow... It will weigh in at I suspect just under 8 pounds!

 

I have a few more holes to drill yet which I should get to tonight and I need to figure out exactly how I want to re-shape the neck heel where it mounts up to the body. Holes needed are for the input jack, the Sperzels, and the electronics cover screws.

 

I also strung up the prototype last night although I am still waiting for the 3-way switch for it before wiring it up. Here are a couple of pics of the two guitars side-by-side! I haden't strung the prototype fully yet as I needed a new set of strings (my old ones wouldn't reach the in-line headstock machines).

 

http://www.angelfire.com/ny5/boggs.com/Guitarproject/FatherAndSon03.jpg

 

http://www.angelfire.com/ny5/boggs.com/Guitarproject/FatherAndSon04.jpg

 

Boggs

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I like the refinements you made to the second body. Narrowing the upper part of the body really helped the looks. The prototype looked a little clunky in that area, (no offence meant, just my opinion) but the second guitar looks better to me.

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The poor old ugly duckling prototype (the one on the right in the picture) is finally wired and COMPLETE!!!! :):):) I have to tell ya, that is the most comfortable, playable guitar I have ever had in my hands and I think it might even surpass the Holdsworth Fatboy in that regard!!!! The thing sounds awesome at least through the Genesis I and headphones... Absolutely killer on about every setting or pickup combination... I suspect it will be my favorite to play even over the padauk/mahogany piece mainly due to the weight... The prototype being made from cheap old pine and even cheaper old European plywood weighs nothing... expecially hollowed out as a semi-hollow that it is. That guitar makes you want to play! I think it sounds better with the maple neck... It can be less dark and has more spank than when I had the mahogany neck on it. I am so psyched and now I cannot wait to get the other one done. For sure, neither guitar is going to be forgotten...!! Boggs
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I notice that you've slightly changed the control layout; I think it's for the better.

 

Think your axes will end up pictured in Carvin's Zine-like catalog? They've featured a few of their Bolt-Kit customer's projects...

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Interesting thought... It's possible, I suppose!

 

BTW, the control layout is a mirror image of the prototype and was a "whoops" but everything fit that way better. It won't be quite as easy as the prototype to do volume swells with, but it should still be good. Boggs

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Carvin's new C22B in the bridge (getting tons of extremly high praise including from me... It's a Duncan killer!) and the Carvin Holdsworth H22N in the bridge which is where the ultra-smooth comes from. Boggs
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