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Johnie King


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Tennessee, USA
Post Posted 8 Jun 2017 8:23 am     Reply with quote

First attempt at 8 string lap,25 inch scale, black walnut body,birds eye trim, alumitone pickup, Grover keys, aluminum bridge an nut, ,cts pots. let me know if you have any interest. Gets more finish, fret wire an dots. More work for sure

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Johnie King


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Tennessee, USA
Post Posted 8 Jun 2017 8:29 am     Reply with quote

thanks

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Joe Elk


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Ohio, USA
Post Posted 8 Jun 2017 8:38 am     Reply with quote

Beautiful build I like the positioning the jack and controls.
Joe Elk
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Johnie King


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Tennessee, USA
Post Posted 8 Jun 2017 8:56 am     Reply with quote

off

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Will Houston


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Tempe, Az
Post Posted 8 Jun 2017 8:56 am     Reply with quote

Nice one, I also like the control set up.
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Stephen Abruzzo


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Philly, PA
Post Posted 8 Jun 2017 9:10 am     Reply with quote

Really like the overall design of the steel, the shape of the body and headstock. I like the positioning of the jack.

Not too thrilled about the volume/tone knobs sticking out of the back. They look like an accident waiting to happen. I can imagine it might be easy for one to accidentally stand the steel on it's knobs.....too easy for possible damage.
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James Phillips


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Michigan, USA
Post Posted 8 Jun 2017 5:35 pm     Reply with quote

I agree with the positioning of the volume control might be a little awkward. It might make it difficult to do swells with your pinky finger. But I don't really know for sure. Also just a small aesthetic criticism ; I feel the wood tone of the fretboard it's too similar to the wood tone of the body ...something with more red 'maybe would contrast very nicely. As always ;beautiful builds.
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Johnie King


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Tennessee, USA
Post Posted 8 Jun 2017 7:06 pm     Reply with quote

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Johnie King


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Tennessee, USA
Post Posted 8 Jun 2017 7:11 pm     Reply with quote

double

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Johnie King


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Johnie King


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Tennessee, USA
Post Posted 16 Jun 2017 4:00 pm     Reply with quote

James got fret wire installed an dots I think it look s little better know. But haven't glued fret board on so I'm going to do your suggestion using natural red padauk from Africa. An black wenga or maple frets.
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LaVern Skarzenski


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North East,Pennsylvania, USA
Post Posted 16 Jun 2017 6:27 pm     Reply with quote

I like it. Nice use of contrasting woods.
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