Lungs / Adventures in MDF

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Re: Lungs / Adventures in MDF

Post by Rgand » Mon May 20, 2019 9:23 am

The orange should make a nice contrast to the bluish (thanks to the pence) cast.

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Re: Lungs / Adventures in MDF

Post by epizootics » Tue May 21, 2019 8:32 am

Most of the blue has gone by now, I treated the back to my infamous black shellac (which is really a mix shellac and india ink)...

Almost there!

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Re: Lungs / Adventures in MDF

Post by valley_parade » Tue May 21, 2019 10:07 am

Nice choice on the top color, that looks great!

What's the bridge on there? Never seen anything like that before.

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Re: Lungs / Adventures in MDF

Post by Rgand » Tue May 21, 2019 11:41 am

I agree, the top color is perfect.

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Re: Lungs / Adventures in MDF

Post by epizootics » Tue May 21, 2019 1:04 pm

It is actually quite a bit livelier in real life, I'm struggling to get any decent light for pictures in my flat at the moment (my crappy phone doesn't help either).
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Nice choice on the top color, that looks great!

What's the bridge on there? Never seen anything like that before.
That bridge is half homemade - a cheap Mustang bridge with its legs sawn off, propped up on a bit of stainless steel I lifted off a dead hard drive. Not my finest moment as a metal worker but it works well enough! Here's a better picture of it (sans the two outer saddles, I took them off to make sure the screw heads would fit):

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Re: Lungs / Adventures in MDF

Post by valley_parade » Tue May 21, 2019 1:17 pm

It's a really interesting design. I'm a big fan of this whole project (and the original one!).

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Re: Lungs / Adventures in MDF

Post by antisymmetric » Tue May 21, 2019 1:44 pm

That bridge! Creative reuse of found objects- I love stuff like this. :)
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Re: Lungs / Adventures in MDF

Post by Rgand » Tue May 21, 2019 1:58 pm

That's a very cool bridge. Innovative and original. :w00t:

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Re: Lungs / Adventures in MDF

Post by Amon 7.L » Tue May 21, 2019 2:23 pm

Rgand wrote:
Tue May 21, 2019 1:58 pm
That's a very cool bridge. Innovative and original. :w00t:
+100

Your bridge and especially the hardtail tailpiece is VERY classy looking. It just completes the design altogether.
Very well done, mate, very well done.

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Re: Lungs / Adventures in MDF

Post by Shadoweclipse13 » Tue May 21, 2019 2:34 pm

Amon 7.L wrote:
Tue May 21, 2019 2:23 pm
Rgand wrote:
Tue May 21, 2019 1:58 pm
That's a very cool bridge. Innovative and original. :w00t:
+100

Your bridge and especially the hardtail tailpiece is VERY classy looking. It just completes the design altogether.
Very well done, mate, very well done.
Seconded (thirded?) Love the bridge design!!! Gorgeous project all around!!
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Re: Lungs / Adventures in MDF

Post by marqueemoon » Tue May 21, 2019 7:38 pm

epizootics wrote:
Tue May 21, 2019 1:04 pm
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I'm super into this.

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Re: Lungs / Adventures in MDF

Post by epizootics » Thu May 23, 2019 12:14 pm

And...done!
Today was a busy day - winding the pickups, drilling some kind of hole to ground the strings, touching up the shellac, mounting everything on the pickguard, assembling the whole thing...

(Flickr is still down, I'll uploaded a few pictures to my GoogleDrive in the meantime)

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1cipdh ... whxCFkC5jn

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1T9nYb ... okkWRMmSqR

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1T9p2P ... ejysGFV0kG

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1AqRPy ... 6eDL_SceT-

We even got some sun today so I was able to take decent pictures for once...

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Re: Lungs / Adventures in MDF

Post by Rgand » Thu May 23, 2019 12:53 pm

Outstanding! You made your deadline, too. Your brother will love it.

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Re: Lungs / Adventures in MDF

Post by epizootics » Fri May 24, 2019 12:13 am

I somehow managed to upload the pictures to Flickr...So here goes:

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I don't know if I mentioned it but that body is really thin - about 1.4" thick - and the finished guitar weighs 5 1/2 pounds. No neck dive, which is a miracle. My brother has had shoulder issues and I wanted to keep it as light as possible. Sound-wise, it is pretty Strat-ish, with a very klonky, snappy attack. I wound the pickup with the Lou Reed / Robert Quine sound in mind, kinda low output and sparkly.

Taking the long drive down South tomorrow to give it to him...Then back to Lungs next week!
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Re: Lungs / Adventures in MDF

Post by Shadoweclipse13 » Fri May 24, 2019 1:55 am

Finished it looks amazing, but what really draws me (beyond the bridge) is the headstock shape. It's like a perfect amalgam between a Gibson non-reverse Firebird and Fender, but still unique.
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