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Re: Yamaha SG-3 & SG-2 replica project builds - SG-2 finishe

Postby PorkyPrimeCut » Sat Oct 13, 2012 3:56 am

Beautiful build again, BTW!!
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Re: Yamaha SG-3 & SG-2 replica project builds - SG-2 finishe

Postby countertext » Sat Oct 13, 2012 7:39 am

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Re: Yamaha SG-3 & SG-2 replica project builds - frets & spra

Postby PoppaPopp » Sat Oct 13, 2012 8:39 am

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slightly off topic but... that spray booth - is it all self made? how does it work? is it equipped with a dust/fume collector?
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Re: Yamaha SG-3 & SG-2 replica project builds - frets & spra

Postby PorkyPrimeCut » Sat Oct 13, 2012 9:13 am

PoppaPopp wrote:
theworkoffire wrote:
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slightly off topic but... that spray booth - is it all self made? how does it work? is it equipped with a dust/fume collector?


I think he ended up decorating the spare bedroom....Shoreline Gold ;D
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Re: Yamaha SG-3 & SG-2 replica project builds - frets & spra

Postby theworkoffire » Sat Oct 13, 2012 3:34 pm

PoppaPopp wrote:

slightly off topic but... that spray booth - is it all self made? how does it work? is it equipped with a dust/fume collector?



It's basically just a massive recess in the wall with a big fan at the back behind the filter (cardboard concertina with fibre particle trap behind). This is what it looked like just before it was finished:

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I've since moved the table over to the side so I have full access to it. When the filter is clean, the fan sucks so hard I can only just open the workshop door. Eventually, I plan to build a small booth around it that I can stand in so I'm not having to worry about dust so much but it works ok for now.




I'll post a load of outdoor glamour shots tomorrow evening :)
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Re: Yamaha SG-3 & SG-2 replica project builds - bridge mash-

Postby s_mcsleazy » Sat Oct 13, 2012 4:54 pm

theworkoffire wrote:
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not how i expected you to look. also i have that shirt
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Re: Yamaha SG-3 & SG-2 replica project builds - SG-2 finishe

Postby Shorty » Sat Oct 13, 2012 7:55 pm

Damn you really know how to build guitars.

Must be a good feeling you have in that picture above.
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Re: Yamaha SG-3 & SG-2 replica project builds - SG-2 finishe

Postby Amon 7.L » Sun Oct 14, 2012 8:27 am

This is pure art at its outstanding form.
I'm completely speechless.
Thanks for sharing, Ben
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Re: Yamaha SG-3 & SG-2 replica project builds - SG-2 finishe

Postby jaguarOW » Sun Oct 14, 2012 10:07 am

This has reminded me once again that I must own one of Ben's guitars at some point in my life if I want to die happy :-*
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Re: Yamaha SG-3 & SG-2 replica project builds - SG-2 finishe

Postby ludobag1 » Sun Oct 14, 2012 11:48 am

really fantastic :w00t:
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Re: Yamaha SG-3 & SG-2 replica project builds - bridge mash-

Postby theworkoffire » Sun Oct 14, 2012 12:48 pm

s_mcsleazy wrote:not how i expected you to look. also i have that shirt


I'd love to know what you expected, seriously.


Thanks so much for all the kind comments, everyone.

I delivered the guitar this morning to a very shocked and surprised recipient. I couldn't really say anything earlier unless he saw this thread, but the wife of one of my oldest and closest friends commissioned me to make this in secret for his 40th birthday. He had absolutely no idea about this until we led him into his study this morning and showed him the case. Needless to say things got quite emotional...then quite loud ;D

There are quite a few little details I couldn't share at the time in case they gave the game away:

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Just uploading some nice outdoor shots...
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Re: Yamaha SG-3 & SG-2 replica project builds - SG-2 finishe

Postby Mute » Sun Oct 14, 2012 1:02 pm

That has to be the best gift ever. Very well done, Ben!
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Re: Yamaha SG-3 & SG-2 replica project builds - SG-2 finishe

Postby theworkoffire » Sun Oct 14, 2012 1:42 pm

Motorik SD-40 (Yamaha SG-2 replica)

Body: 3-piece swamp ash
Finish: Shoreline Gold nitrocellulose
Neck: 25.5", 22 frets plus zero-fret, brass nut
Fretboard radius: 9.5"
Truss rod: Double action spoke adjust beneath cosmetic neck plate, plus micro-tilt adjustment
Tuners: Schaller ST6
Trem: Modified Fender Classic Player
Pickups: Vintage Vibe Jag P90s (alnico II) in bespoke covers
Lead circuit: Bridge, parallel, neck - volume and tone, values as vintage Jazzmaster
Series circuit: Both pickups in series - volume and tone, bass cut engaged when switched tone roller is on full. Values as vintage Jaguar lead circuit
Strings: Pyramid Gold pure nickel flatwound 10-465


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Re: Yamaha SG-3 & SG-2 replica project builds - SG-2 Pics p1

Postby PoppaPopp » Sun Oct 14, 2012 2:00 pm

Super duper awesome in every detail. And officially cat approved. :-*
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Re: Yamaha SG-3 & SG-2 replica project builds - SG-2 Pics p1

Postby Sonichris » Sun Oct 14, 2012 2:48 pm

wow -
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