MOTORIK II - Final pics on page 21 - new owner!

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MOTORIK II - Final pics on page 21 - new owner!

Post by theworkoffire » Sun Feb 14, 2010 8:22 am

EDIT: The finished pictures are on page 21: http://www.offsetguitars.com/forums/vie ... 00#p627724


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Well, seeing as how no-one liked the first one :blush: I thought I'd have another go at it...it was a toss-up between building this and a Jag.

This one will be short scale, no effects, and pretty much standard Jag switching, but with a series setting on the rotary switch.

First ideas:

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I want the colour to be something like this old Epiphone:

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Still not sure about the jag control plate...ideas and suggestions more than welcome.

So far I have a nice alder blank, the trem (saved from MOTORIK I before I sold it), an MIJ Jag neck to serve until I make this B&B one, a pair of AVRI Jag pickups which will have to do until I find some better ones (trades for my lollar mustang pickups most welcome!) and both control plates (japanese). I'm pretty sure I have most of the electronics knocking around, too. Only real issue is finding the paint - I doubt I'll be able to get similar in nitro, so I might have to use car paint for the base-coats and nitro over the top. Not really a problem, but I've no experience of non-nitro grain filler, sealer and primer, so I'll have to look into that.

The bridge sits pretty high on this trem, and I ended up angling the neck pocker of the first one quite a lot, so I'm toying with the idea of sinking it into the body about 2mm this time around. Will have to be bloody sure of my scale measurement before I commit to that, though...

Any thoughts?
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Re: MOTORIK II

Post by Dave » Sun Feb 14, 2010 8:28 am

Jag control plates for SURE! That is a sexy mash-up... and the colour is a brilliant idea. What is the official name of that colour? Is it just aged/yellowed Pelham blue?

And just an idea but lately I've been really fascinated with Mustang style no-holes pickup covers... might be something to think of just for aesthetics.

The recessed bridge is a sweet idea too though.

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Re: MOTORIK II

Post by ukfuzz » Sun Feb 14, 2010 8:39 am

Almost positive that Epi is a very yellowed clear-coat Pelham Blue.

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Re: MOTORIK II

Post by garyptaszek » Sun Feb 14, 2010 9:06 am

YAAAY another Ben project!!!

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Re: MOTORIK II

Post by Gordon » Sun Feb 14, 2010 9:12 am

The one *without* the Jag plate looks way better to me. :)

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Post by garyptaszek » Sun Feb 14, 2010 9:43 am

Personally I like the Jag plate

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Re: MOTORIK II

Post by Pepe Silvia » Sun Feb 14, 2010 9:51 am

Oh gosh. THis guitar is going to being incredible.

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Re: MOTORIK II

Post by thestratomaster » Sun Feb 14, 2010 9:52 am

that color looks sort of like my pbass, which is reranch sherwood, ended up more teal though....

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Re: MOTORIK II

Post by Bolteh » Sun Feb 14, 2010 9:58 am

Looking forward to it.. As long as you stick to those headstocks and not the ugly penishead.

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Re: MOTORIK II

Post by Stratelejazzuar » Sun Feb 14, 2010 10:03 am

i can't wait to see the process pics! :w00t: :?

would a jazz bass control plate fit? ??? :-[

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Re: MOTORIK II

Post by theworkoffire » Sun Feb 14, 2010 10:19 am

Stratelejazzuar wrote: would a jazz bass control plate fit? ??? :-[
It's just getting your old mustang/duo control plate ;D

Sticking with a Jag headstock on this one, so no need to worry Bolteh. The last one was a lot of extra work - more time than I can afford at the moment.

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Re: MOTORIK II

Post by Stratelejazzuar » Sun Feb 14, 2010 10:24 am

theworkoffire wrote:
It's just getting your old mustang/duo control plate ;D
:o :D

Glad i could be a part of things! :)

When it's finished, i can say i've indirectly touched the motorik ii ;D

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Re: MOTORIK II

Post by theworkoffire » Sun Feb 14, 2010 10:26 am

Woohoo! Just checked Manchester Guitar Tech and they're stocking Pelham Blue now! Problem solved ;D And they do Charcoal Frost now, too, which is very good news.

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Re: MOTORIK II

Post by Mute » Sun Feb 14, 2010 10:32 am

This should be interesting! :)

Did you consider doing a matching headstock?

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Re: MOTORIK II

Post by m3dicated » Sun Feb 14, 2010 10:54 am

It's weird, when I look at the picture without the control plate, it seems like sth's missing. When I look at the picture WITH the control plate, it feels too much. Hmm.

Perheps do it Jazzmaster style?

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