Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Update on the Offset Ranger and Nomad

The Nomad is officially under finish. It will be about a month for it to gas off.

Progress has also been made on the Offset avenger. The carve is cleaned up, the fretboard has been inlaid and glued on, the neck carve and heal carve are completed. The pickup and electronics routes are also in.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Progress on the offset avenger.

I have made descent progress recently. The body is assembled and I have begun the task of carving the top and rounding the edges. The carve has been roughed in, but is still very unrefined. I have also roughed the rounded edges with the router, but I still have a good deal of work to do with the rasp to clean them up and even them  out. Very soon I will be inlaying and installing the fretboard. 

Sunday, September 4, 2011

New Guitar in the Works: Offset Avenger

here is the basic design, its an offset version of my ranger double cut.

The neck is a 5 piece laminate of curly maple and eastern black walnut 

The body wings will be alder with figured black walnut tops. 

scarf jointed neck with a volute and walnut veneer 20%

Nomad update: Inlays complete, pore filler on.

The Mahogany neck and back got a couple coats of pore-filler and the top has a coat of Z-poxy.

Logo is all laid out and complete. 

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

The Hell Cat Completed

It has been a long Journey from start to finish, but the first Hell Cat is all finished up now, these are the the finished pics. 
Final specs:
Top: Buckeye burl
Bridge, tailpiece, pickup covers, knobs, and truss cover: walnut burl
Neck: curly walnut with two way adjustable truss rod, and carbon fiber reinforcement.
Body: maple core with walnut wings
Fretboard: EIR
Binding: Curly Maple
Inlays: Abalone set in copper
Logo: Copper wire
Electronics: Master volume, master tone, three way pup selector, and series/split/parallel toggle for each pup
Tuners: locking Grover