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mica

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Jerry's Amboyna Custom
« on: December 18, 2015, 09:00:43 AM »
Peghead in clamps:

   Peghead not in clamps:

   Looking almost bass-like:

   Beautiful back in Walnut:

   Peghead trimmed up:

   Amazing Amboyna:

   And the "Hearter" Omega sketch:

   Everything's coming together really nicely - can't wait to see the finish on these woods.

mica

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Re: Jerry's Amboyna Custom
« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2015, 09:07:51 AM »
Inlays have been cut out a while. This is the synthetic opal that Jerry sourced:

  It's amazingly hard stuff! Takes about an hour to slab and another to cut the oval out,

 but it's totally worth it, WOW!

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Re: Jerry's Amboyna Custom
« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2015, 09:33:00 AM »
Oh wow... those inlays are beautiful.

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Re: Jerry's Amboyna Custom
« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2015, 09:43:23 AM »
Rockin!
Get crazy with the Cheese Whiz. ~ Beck

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Re: Jerry's Amboyna Custom
« Reply #4 on: December 18, 2015, 10:07:16 AM »
Jerry always comes up with an interesting twist that distinguishes his Alembics from all others.  
 
This build is no exception. Those ovals look like they are on fire when they move...incredible!

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Re: Jerry's Amboyna Custom
« Reply #5 on: December 18, 2015, 11:53:52 AM »
The burl will pop big time! Add an imposing neck recipe, and I can see where those ovals come in. It's going to look the part!

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Re: Jerry's Amboyna Custom
« Reply #6 on: December 18, 2015, 01:01:58 PM »
Wow, this is going to be a fun build thread to watch!
 
I'm wondering what is used to cut and shape the opal? Jeweler's saw?

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Re: Jerry's Amboyna Custom
« Reply #7 on: December 18, 2015, 01:24:28 PM »
So cool looking and a great idea using synthetic! Never cease to amaze. Gonna be a wonderful build.

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Re: Jerry's Amboyna Custom
« Reply #8 on: December 18, 2015, 02:59:49 PM »
I was told they used a thin diamond wheel to cut that stuff up.  It doesn't look quite like a true opal, but it is as close as I could get without cashing in my 401K.
Get crazy with the Cheese Whiz. ~ Beck

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Re: Jerry's Amboyna Custom
« Reply #9 on: December 19, 2015, 03:10:34 AM »
Can you imagine how seriously cool if they were lightly backlit with an LED  just enough to give a subtle glow to highlight the pattern in each one.
The sound of Alembic is medicine for the soul!

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Re: Jerry's Amboyna Custom
« Reply #10 on: December 20, 2015, 06:37:49 AM »
Gee Wizz!!!....this shyt is Far out Batman!
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Re: Jerry's Amboyna Custom
« Reply #11 on: December 20, 2015, 07:09:22 AM »
Synthetic opal comes in some interesting colors
2005 MK Deluxe SSB, 2006 Custom Amboyna Essence MSB, Commissioned Featured Custom Pele

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Re: Jerry's Amboyna Custom
« Reply #12 on: December 20, 2015, 07:22:23 AM »
Yup.  That's where I ordered that chunk from.
Get crazy with the Cheese Whiz. ~ Beck

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Re: Jerry's Amboyna Custom
« Reply #13 on: December 20, 2015, 09:50:31 AM »
Amazing stuff and it comes in 78 different colors.  I'll bet there a lot out there like me who had a custom made over the last few years who are now thinking, why did I not think of that.

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Re: Jerry's Amboyna Custom
« Reply #14 on: December 20, 2015, 04:02:26 PM »
I too am looking forward to seeing this with finish.