Author Topic: John's Buckeye Burl Triple O Guitar  (Read 3734 times)

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Re: John's Buckeye Burl Triple O Guitar
« Reply #15 on: January 24, 2012, 06:55:36 PM »
Looking good so far, John! That's an amazing piece of wood you chose, and the continous back will be amazing. I hope I was of some help with the knobs; one thing you need to decide on, though...as you can see above, I chose the 'skirted' design. Roger offers different shapes and heights of knobs, so think a bit & decide what is best for you & your playing style. The skirted type are slightly fatter & taller than the standard-issue black knob, but easier to grip (IMO).  
I know, it's not easy designing your dream! Best of luck....
Chris
Correction: there is 'much' money to be made above the fifth fret....

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Re: John's Buckeye Burl Triple O Guitar
« Reply #16 on: January 24, 2012, 08:26:48 PM »
Thanks for your input, Chris. I've ordered  a set that is 1mm larger in diameter and 1mm shorter than stock. Roger is also rounding the top point on the pointer knobs for me as my Series I guitar that I had in the late '70's provided me with a few wounds.  It turns out that Roger made a set of ebony knobs and a switch tip for a custom guitar for me last year. That guitar has a pair of ebony filtertrons and the ebony controls not only look great, but also feel great to operate.

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« Reply #17 on: January 25, 2012, 06:52:39 PM »
Sorry, this guitar got routed last week, so the face-mounted jacks are already there.

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« Reply #18 on: January 25, 2012, 07:01:39 PM »
Ooops! Though it was technically routed Bob reports only the pickup selector is drilled through. So while the pickups are routed, it looks like we can change to side mounted jacks. Let me check the details and get back with you.  
 
It's wet in the spray booth at the moment, or I'd take care of it now for you.

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« Reply #19 on: January 25, 2012, 07:16:33 PM »
Thanks!!!

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« Reply #20 on: January 25, 2012, 07:28:51 PM »
I'll be looking at the control layout for you along with the side jacks. The drilling for the controls is on hold, and I've got a message over to Rick at Skyway regarding the tremolo.

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« Reply #21 on: January 31, 2012, 04:09:03 PM »
Please add a nearest neighbor buckeye Truss Rod Cover.  
 
(Or however you do it)
 
 
OK, I promise not to change anything else. No, really, I swear!

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« Reply #22 on: January 31, 2012, 05:33:01 PM »
This seems about right....

for an Alembic.

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« Reply #23 on: January 31, 2012, 05:42:51 PM »
Or maybe this?

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« Reply #24 on: January 31, 2012, 06:57:18 PM »
This one we can't do - the top is already glued on. We can still make a wooden plate, but it won't exactly match.

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« Reply #25 on: February 01, 2012, 11:25:54 AM »
No worries... Do whatever you think will look best. You guys are the maestros!

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« Reply #26 on: February 01, 2012, 02:40:06 PM »
Well, I called 866-VUITTON and found out you have to go to a Louis Vuitton store to place a special order. The case for Keith Richards was a special order, but I wonder if he had to go into a store?
 
I'm not going to be near an LV store anytime soon, so if you venture into one, you can ask about the special order process.

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« Reply #27 on: February 01, 2012, 02:53:17 PM »
WOW....!!! how much?
The sound of Alembic is medicine for the soul!

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« Reply #28 on: February 01, 2012, 02:53:58 PM »
Yep, I can just see Keef walking into the Louis Vuitton store on Rodeo Drive!

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« Reply #29 on: February 01, 2012, 02:58:30 PM »
Cool looking case. I have absolutely no idea about the price of such an object, but I emailed the company, so we should find out eventually.