just finished this yesterday.
sounds really nice.beechwood neck with black walnut fret board with frets.
bone what ever you call it? I've used a fancy hinge to hold the strings.piezo pickup etc.
the skull is my trade mark if you like.
the surface of the main body is very shiny almost like the real thing.
it had about 4 heavy coats of lacquer ,rubbed down with wet/dry and finished with rubbing compound and polish.
very pleased with the results
the 1st picture show how I start the main body,cut out of a sold piece of wood etc.
that looks great man ;-)
thanks mr picks for your comment.
as for others??
well let put it this way I shall not post any more up nor will I give a comments on others own cbgs.
thought we're all innit together but seems not.
so I'll just ask questions in future.
yeah seriously kid.
to some it may look like I've thrown my toys out of the pram but.....
the whole idea of putting pics up is to get comments whether good or bad.
let faces it we all like to hear what others think and say..
what the point of posting pictures if no one is going to say anything.
I know certain members won't say anything at all no matter how good it looks unless its their own.
I've sussed that out quite awhile ago.
many times something placed in " discussions " gets over looked , it only takes 4 replys on others to bump you off the page , some folks are also intimidated in clicking a file links to look at pics . (or too lazy) ,or are in a rush . i believe this is why Dan helped you out and posted them in comments for ya .
ps ... .usually , you can post pictures by clicking the 2nd icon in the top of the text area you are typing in .
you may also want to try posting pictures right to your page instead , and they will rotate on the front page and be more visible .
(in the picture box on the front page , click (add photos " in the bottom left corner .)
hope that helps . ;-)
Nice work John. I like the body shape.
So is it a solid body or a hollow body? I like the way the body and headstock match!
hollow.see the body in the back ground.
the inside was cut out of a solid piece.
I know its not perfect it its the best so far.
the orange skull is my trade mark if you like.
not that I intend to sell them as a business but sell one now and again just to help pay for my hobby.
there's too many sellers out there anyway.
also further in the back ground you'll see ovation leave's ..that's my next project.
i call these a 'thinline', what Fender called it, although Rickenbacker and Gibson (among others) have also done this type of thing.