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    Default NGD. Incoming build

    Dang it couldn't stand it
    I wanted a Gibson Modern Double cut soooooo bad

    I contacted my Asian friend
    And they will build me one
    With some modifications

    Here's a link to the build

    US $410 | Customized body and headstock shape 6 string electric guitar solid body,red back,korea locking tuners,ebony fingerboard,own logo
    https://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/bCR1z3sy


    So I get the body shape
    With the Sterling color that's not available anywhere here in the US

    Also get black binding and stainless steel frets

    I get my custom headstock shape with my Ehdwuld logo

    Ebony fretboard
    Tummy cut

    Small hole under the bridge to route the piezo bridge back to the control cavity

    Slim taper neck shape

    I don't need another guitar
    I dont have room for another

    I will feel ashamed for about a month or two till it shows up
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    Default Re: NGD. Incoming build

    Neat, I enjoy watching your builds progress. You got any tricky wiring in store for it?
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    Default Re: NGD. Incoming build

    Coil split maybe
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    Default Re: NGD. Incoming build

    Nah
    Just gonna put in a piezo bridge like I put on my semihollow Ehdwuld
    Should be able to match the controls as well

    Maybe try out some of the other pickups I have scattered about

    Everything has the JB/JAZZ set
    I have some Chinese JB/JAZZ similar style pickups I had picked up last year

    I'm gonna give them a try . If the installed set dont sound good
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    Default Re: NGD. Incoming build

    I'm still sorting out the pot size for the volume pot for my piezo bridge

    I have a 250 x 250 k stacked concentric pot
    I am gonna try for the volume tone

    I read somewhere that the piezo needs a 25 ohm volume

    I dont know
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    Default Re: NGD. Incoming build

    Gibson should have made those years ago....
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    Default Re: NGD. Incoming build

    Quote Originally Posted by Aceman View Post
    Gibson should have made those years ago....
    They did
    Years ago

    Like in 2016

    But not with acoustic bridges
    Or some of my own mods

    The color "Sterling " is available at Dawsons I the UK for 2000 euro whatever that translates to plus shipping

    I want something very similar

    My friends in Asia will make me something similar
    I may have to put my own electronics in

    But they promised locking tuners that I spec'd out
    And stainless frets
    And black binding

    Oh and I think I want the transparent cherry back and neck
    Instead of the natural finish I originally asked for
    Its early , I can still change it
    What do yall think
    Last edited by ehdwuld; 04-16-2019 at 09:27 PM.
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    Default Re: NGD. Incoming build

    I think that I can’t wait to see how this thing comes out!
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    Default Re: NGD. Incoming build

    That is going to be sweet. I think I would go cherry on the neck and back as well.

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    Default Re: NGD. Incoming build

    This is what I'm thinking
    I have two stacked concentric pots
    One with both pots 250k
    One with both pots 500k

    So what I'm gonna do is add the 250 one to my current Ehdwuld semihollow
    As the V/T for the piezo

    If it works out then I will replace the two current knobs with the stacked ones

    That way I don't drill more holes in my treasured instrument

    If this gives me what I want then I will repeat on the new one when it gets here
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    Default Re: NGD. Incoming build

    Its gonna be soooo awesome
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    Default Re: NGD. Incoming build

    Progress report





    This top is gonna be gorgeous




    My plan is got the tuners to line up with the nut slots
    Fingers crossed



    No volute as requested

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    Default Re: NGD. Incoming build

    I was so busy looking at my build
    I didn't even notice the counterfeit in the top of image 2

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    Default Re: NGD. Incoming build

    Ok on the piezo

    I'm having trouble separating the tone control on the piezo from the magnetic pickups

    I may have to go with a master tone and two volumes

    On the volumes, I will probably scrape off the end of one of the wafer on the pots
    This will open the circuit instead of shorting it
    Which should turn it off without both volumes being able to turn it off

    I dont know how else to separate the two volumes

    Anyone got a trick for this
    I think there is one for the two volume/two tone on an LP
    But I dont know what that is
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    Looks like you've got a beauty coming!
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    Default Re: NGD. Incoming build

    Ok so I'll wire this up in the morning

    If I reverse the volume pots as shown it will make them independent

    Sweet

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    Default Re: NGD. Incoming build

    Latest progress


    Seems the picture I sent had more a purplish blue thing going
    We will see if we can touch it up
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    Even the back looks awesome



    The body is a couple of peices.
    But they put a nice veneer over the back



    And the back of my headstock

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    Default Re: NGD. Incoming build

    I noticed the neck pickup route looks kinda unfinished
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    Default Re: NGD. Incoming build

    Ok some more updates



    They got the body color perfect



    Ebony fretboard, the black binding just disappeared



    The logo has a red tint, that they are gonna fix

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