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Thought I might as well get some feedback as I go along
Well... I'm doing a custom. It's a fender style... I've got a guy who's done this before to do the neck for me, just so I can see how it's done. I've done the body. The main thing I'm logging is the design of the body, and the inlays. Then the routing/painting, and them the final thing.
So for now, I've just got some quick sketches of various ideas I had for some fret inlays, and some feedback woud be great :3
Basic Roman Numerals
Chinese Dragon(accidentally cut off the snout :'()
Led Zeppelin Symbols
The Heartrate monitor 'blippy things'
Random Squiggly Lines
Egyptian hyrogliphs (life, cat god -Daht(or something like that), Stability, security, and the scarab reprisents a god... I think it's the god of harvest.)
The Beatles Abbey Road(Two views)
Homage to the Metallica Guitar.
Some cool claw design i Thought looked pretty good
Thunderbolts... (I just had to)
Well, there's a few rough Ideas I jotted down for inlays. Any oppinions would be great. I'm gonna get to designing the body now
I like the idea of the heart rate monitor blippy thing. Would be even more awesome if you could actually have it working, but that might be a bit impractical!
The Metallica Guitar homage and the 'cool claw design' are close seconds. Just my opinion, though.
Oppinions count for everything man! Based on votes I've got, I'm gonna do a colour design of the claw one, the heart moniter, the egyptian one, and the dragon one. And I'll pick out materials and stuff So yeahs... I hope this thread gets some more attention when it get's going so i'm not going mad on my own while I build this
Depends what you play, and how well you play it. For example, if you're playing Metal- Abbey Road might not work out too well...
I do like the Abbey Road fretboard though- especially if you did it with bold colors in the blocks behind their silhouettes. I'd get rid of the names though- people will probably get the reference, and if they dont'... they wouldn't get it anyway.
Also remember that you're going to want to denote your 3rd, 5th, 7th, etc, somehow. With some of those designs, you're going to have to put them on the top of the neck- added work.
Here, you may want to check this site out if you haven't already- Warmoth Custom Guitar Parts - Custom bass and guitar bodies, necks, pickups, pickguards and hardware. They build customs all the time, although they're expensive as hell. They have some really nice ideas. I put one together just to look at once, and my parents bought it for me as a Christmas present. The damn thing's hanging on my wall though- it's too easy to play chords etc. so I decided to keep working with an acoustic to build technique and finger strength (I really hate chords...)
I mainly play metal and rock. I only threw the beatles in for good measure. I've narrowed it down to the dragon, the claws, the egyptian one, and the pulse one. That's a great site, thanks man. I play acoustic and electric, acoustic's great practice, because it teaches you the hard way how to play chords (you can't accidentally block a string, otherwise it sounds pretty crap ) which means my electric playing is pretty good And if course, I'll want to match the body to the fret as well, if I can. Well, I'll get back to designing these one's further me thinks
Well, I've got the next lot of designs up, although they're not too clear
The Dragon - Rosewood Fretboard
Using these materials(or similar):
Red Paua Shell Thin Slice 4 Jewellery / Inlay 4x 2 on eBay (end time 01-Feb-11 19:210 GMT) (Back of the Dragon)
http://www.forestnursery.com/images/mahogany.jpg (that's not the fretboard! It's for an inlay)
http://www.knifehandles.com/media/ca...earl-pairs.jpg (hair on the dragon)
The Heartrate thingy - Ebony or Ebonised fretboard
Green Paua Shell Thin Slice 4 Jewellery / Inlay 4x2 on eBay (end time 01-Feb-11 19:25:58 GMT) (the line thing )
The Egyptian one - Ebony or Ebonised Fretboard
http://www.mopwholesale.com/gold_strait.jpg (The characters)
http://davidwallphoto.com/images/%7B...2F2DC45%7D.JPG (the pupil of the eye - also marks 12th fret)
and the claw one - Ebony or ebonized fretboard
So... any oppinions? better, worse? Good or bad choice of materials? and again, pick your favourite guys!
Well, I have no idea about the materials or anything, but... With it worked up in colour, that dragon looks pretty impressive! I'm changing my mind completely and throwing my support behind that one!
Hey hey. Long time since I checked this Most of the guitar is built now, and I'm trying to decide on a finish and whatnot... and whilest the body is cut and contoured into an SG shape, I'm tempted to customise it, at least a little... anyone who knows about guitars, any ideas on how to slightly alter an SG?