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gse1
PostPosted: 06/01/2011 at 2:24 PM    Post subject: new homemade aluminium guitar

Ive almost finished my new guitar ive attached a link to my face book photo folder which has photos of the progression and all of the jigs i made up to be able to do it with just good carpentry tools. its abit of a cross between an obstructures and a tb500 with a slim egc type neck profile. hopefully the photos may be helpful to anyone wishing to take on a similar project. cheers
Gary

http://www.facebook.com/m.....0289547.119742.1365283357

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gse1
PostPosted: 06/01/2011 at 2:31 PM    Post subject: RE:new homemade aluminium guitar

I think this is the correct link, sorry

http://www.facebook.com/m.....2.1365283357&l=b573171982

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deathfaces
PostPosted: 06/02/2011 at 7:17 PM    Post subject: RE:new homemade aluminium guitar

Awesome work!

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gse1
PostPosted: 06/23/2011 at 2:28 PM    Post subject: RE:new homemade aluminium guitar

Guitar is finished. There are photos in the above links. Also a sound sample can be found here (rough but it will give you an idea of the sound)
http://www.myspace.com/su.....s/gtrexample-mp3-82591758

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REDCASSETTE
PostPosted: 06/27/2011 at 2:48 PM    Post subject: RE:new homemade aluminium guitar

looks like a mix between an egc and an obstructures...the obvious tb500 body shape taken into account also...

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REDCASSETTE
PostPosted: 06/27/2011 at 2:57 PM    Post subject: RE:new homemade aluminium guitar

looks nice tho dude... well done...i have an egc custom also a kramer 450g and im waiting for an obstructures 0.750...the obstructures will be my only all alu machine! so looking forward to that! i see you spoke to matt from obstructures as he commented on your pics. Anyways well done mate



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gse1
PostPosted: 06/30/2011 at 2:32 PM    Post subject: RE:new homemade aluminium guitar

Cheers RC
That mix is basically what it is. I played an egc 500 a litle while back and just loved the eliptical profile as opposed to the solid curves of a bean profile. I thought about doing an all aluminium but with the tools i have the body would have been actually harder than the neck. Got a few tips from Matt, hes a pretty swell dude. Im sure your guitar will be awsome.


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Will
PostPosted: 10/25/2011 at 2:53 PM    Post subject: RE:new homemade aluminium guitar

Fantastic work dude! Looks and sounds great! How long did this take you?

I've been looking into doing this for a while, and have been making some plans. Can anyone recommend a good supplier of aluminium billets in the uk?

Will.

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Jay
PostPosted: 01/10/2012 at 1:56 PM    Post subject: RE:new homemade aluminium guitar

nice job!!! how did you choose the aluminum alloy? what kind is it? and how did you fix the frets?

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gse1
PostPosted: 01/14/2012 at 1:47 PM    Post subject: RE:new homemade aluminium guitar

I just purchased a 70x32x850mm 6061 aluminium billet from a local aluminium supplier, about $75.00 aud. i had to grind the kerf off of a 32 teeth hacksaw blade in order to have a blade the correct width for the fret slots. the frets fit pretty snug but i did use epoxy glue just to be sure that they wont lift. if the frets are too tight i believe they can act like wedges and create a slight back bow.

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