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Which design will be our winner THIS WEEK?
The Guardian (REF#388)
40%
 40%  [ 14 ]
SCARABESQUE (REF#376)
60%
 60%  [ 21 ]
Total Votes : 35


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Michael
26 Post subject: DESIGN CHALLENGE #3 - Week 3: winner  PostPosted: May 31, 2010 - 06:23 AM
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This week's winner: SCARABESQUE (REF#376) with 60% of the popular vote Very Happy

Congratulations to Daltrey - your "SCARABESQUE" design is our DESIGN CHALLENGE #3 WEEK THREE FINALIST! Very Happy

(Your entry is the third of the five finalists for our third DESIGN CHALLENGE prize)

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Alex.Kaminsky
Post subject:   PostPosted: Jun 04, 2010 - 09:42 PM



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REF #388 - CS-7387

"The Guardian"

The concept for this guitar was a lightweight (carved top and back, thin, and chambered) guitar that could fill many roles and be comfortable for a long night of gigging. The woods and pickups were picked to achieve an even tonal response while the string-through-body design and chambered body will resonate and sustain for days.

The guitar is already under construction and the gallery topic is linked above.

6-STRING NECKTHRU CUSTOM GUITAR right HANDED
Construction Method : Neck-thru, any solid body with carved top and carved back
Material for neck : Korina + Bubinga + Korina + Bubinga + Korina
Neck features : 5 piece laminated (contrasting wood)
Neck Finish : Satin finish - acrylic lacquer
Truss Rod : Standard compression rod
Neck Shape : OVAL Medium *C*-shape (like most modern Fenders and Gibsons)
Neck Profile : Medium Thin - like most modern guitars (20mm@1st, and 21mm@12th)
Material for fretboard : Wenge
Fretboard radius : Compound Radius, 10 to 16 inch
Fretwire & Fretwork : EVO gold-tone Jumbo size
Number of Frets : 24
Nut : Domestic bone
Nut Width : 43 mm (standard for 6-string)
Fret markers : No fret markers (blank fretboard)
Fretboard binding : none
Headstock Binding : none
Truss rod cover : Custom shape, burl/flame maple (matching top wood)
Side markers : plastic dots (white)
Logo : Gold SHH logo (metalized film, installed over lacquer)
Body wood : Korina (White Limba)
Top wood : Instrument grade figured maple (flamed burl maple)
Back wood : No decorative back
Body binding : Without binding
Body Finish : Natural finish - acrylic lacquer, high gloss polish (open pore woods)
Headstock Overlay : Veneer overlay (Wenge veneer)- SATIN FINISH headstock facing
Tone Chambers : small tone chambers, like class 5 (in body wings only)
Scale Length : 25.50 inches (*Fender Scale*)
Strings : Ernie Ball round-wound
Machine heads : HIPSHOT (locking) GOLD
String-tree : No string trees
Bridge : Gotoh tune-o-matic Bridge (GOLD)
Tailpiece : String-Thru-body bezels, front & back GOLD
Strap buttons : standard (set of 2) GOLD
Pickguard : No pickguard
Chrome panel : No chrome panel
Neck pickup : BAREKNUCKLE COLD SWEAT
Middle pickup : none
Bridge pickup : BAREKNUCKLE COLD SWEAT
Pickup Bezels : no bezels ( pickups direct mounted)
Toggle switch : 5-way blade toggle
Output jack : Gold Barrel Jack
Jack-plate : No jack plate
Potentiometers : 500K ( 1 piece)
Pull-pots : 500K ( 1 piece)
Knobs : 3 pieces
Tone Capacitors : 1 pc
Control Cavity cover : black plastic
Battery box : No battery box
9V battery : No battery
Extra switches : Gold Mini-toggle, 1 piece
Controls : Master Volume, Master tone (pullpot to bypass tone cap)
Controls : Mini-toggle for Coil Tap
Piezo : none
Extras! : Thin body, Body carving as per client photos
Extras! 2 : Absolutely no Neck Heel Heel-less full-access neck joint
Extras! 3 : none
Extras! 4 : none
Extras! 5 : none
Case : Custom-made lightweight case (black interior) for tilt headstock



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Post subject: SCARABESQUE  PostPosted: Jun 04, 2010 - 09:47 PM



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SCARABESQUE

(contest REF#376)

Your 6-STRING CUSTOM NECK-THRU (Right Handed) Price Quote is US$2479

for contest
Construction Method Neck-thru, any solid body w/o added top or added back 918
Material for neck Maple (hard rock maple) 39
Neck features Standard 3-piece (same wood throughout) 0
Neck Finish Gloss acrylic lacquer (any opaque solid color, polished) 61
Truss Rod Standard compression rod 26
Neck Shape OVAL Medium *C*-shape (like most modern Fenders and Gibsons) 0
Neck Profile 1954 style (26mm@1st, and 26mm@12th) 0
Material for fretboard Rock Maple (plain maple) 15
Fretboard radius 12 inch (305mm) 0
Fretwire & Fretwork Sintoms 206109 - *6230* (small, like vintage strat) 102
Number of Frets 30 60
Nut Graph-tech (black) 13
Nut Width 43 mm (standard for 6-string) 0
Fret markers No fret markers (blank fretboard) 0
Fretboard binding unbound fretboard 0
Headstock Binding No headstock binding 0
Truss rod cover No truss rod cover 0
Side markers plastic dots (black) 6
Logo No logo (Custom Shop logo on back of headstock) 0
Body wood African Mahogany (light weight) 132
Top wood No top 0
Back wood No decorative back 0
Body binding Without binding 0
Body Finish Any opaque color - acrylic lacquer, high gloss polish 61
Headstock Overlay Matching body color 21
Tone Chambers no tone chambers (solidbody) 0
Scale Length 25.50 inches (*Fender Scale*) 0
Strings Ernie Ball round-wound 12
Machine heads Gotoh (chrome) 57
String-tree No string trees 0
Bridge Hipshot hardtail (chrome) - requires rear bezels 89
Tailpiece rear String-Thru-body bezels for hardtail CHROME 10
Strap buttons standard (set of 2) 9
Pickguard No pickguard 0
Chrome panel No chrome panel 0
Neck pickup EMG S 100
Middle pickup none 0
Bridge pickup EMG 81TW (81 dual mode) 150
Pickup Bezels no bezels ( pickups direct mounted) 0
Toggle switch DiMarzio (switchcraft) 3-pos. (gibson-style) 23
Output jack Switchcraft long barrel type 23
Jack-plate No jack plate 0
Potentiometers Potentiometers for EMG ( included with pickups) 0
Pull-pots no pull-pots 0
Knobs Metallic, 1 pc 9
Tone Capacitors No Tone Caps 0
Control Cavity cover black plastic 7
Battery box double 9V with lid 26
9V battery 9V alkaline 2 pcs 11
Extra switches No extra switches 0
Active Preamp none 0
Active EQ none 0
Piezo none 0
Extras! none 0
Extras! 2 none 0
Extras! 3 none 0
Extras! 4 none 0
Extras! 5 Body Edge Sculpting: Razor bevels, front and back 184
Case Custom-made lightweight case (black) for larger-bodied guitars 157
Blueprinting templates and custom blueprinting (2 custom features) 158



My smallish, bright sounding, light weight guitar.
It has carved bevels on the front (roughly drawn - you'll have to use your imagination!)
Single master volume, plus toggle switch. Pullpot on the volume control sets the bridge pickup to singlecoil mode.

This shape is very ergonomic for me (I've already done a mockup in cardboard) and it should balance well. The color should be Seafoam or Mint Green, with lacquered maple fretboard. I'll probably order a second one with a "Union Jack" paint job later Twisted Evil



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