I'm calling this complete - Shadowcaster

lionfeather

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So much fun to put together, I'm sure I'll have fun playing it as well.

Maple body
Rout Strat Strat Strat,
Frailin Split Blade Aged White Pickups (Super Hight Output)
Gotoh 510 Tremelo
Black Satin Finish

Wenge Neck
Ebony Fingerboard
Ebony Peghead Veneer
1-3/4" Nut Width
59 Roundback Shape
6115 Stainless Steel Frets
12" Straight Radius
Schaller Tuning Machines
Mother of Pearl Sidedots
Celtic Cross Pearloid Inlays
Ebony Pearloid Ebony Truss Rod with Pearloid Inlay (Homemade)
 

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lionfeather

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lionfeather

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The Fralin's sound great, nicely hot and quiet. I'll reserve judgement though until I've played it at stage volumes.
 

lionfeather

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The Truss Rod Cover,  I printed the shape of the cover, cut some ebony and pearloid to be a little oversized, thinned the pieces down to taste, and sandwiched the pearloid with the ebony and glue.  Then with a copy of the print glued on top I cut it to shape again a bit oversized so I could carefully file and sand. I even used a coffee can as a sanding block for the curves. Whatever works right? Drilled the holes.

Kind of the same process for the inlay piece. Print the shape and glue it on. Cut it out with a jewelers saw, carefully file and sand till you're happy.

I then painted the top of the truss rod cover white, held the inlay firmly in place and scribed the shape with a needle (one larger than for normal sowing)

After that it was dremel tool time. mixed ebony dust I got from filing a scrap piece over a sheet of paper and mixed it in with epoxy to make a black filler glue. covered with wax paper and a couple of scraps for clamping blocks.

Then it's final shaping, beveled the edges to get the black white black effect, and final sanding

 

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Spud

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If there is a will, there is a way! Think it through and mix knowledge with improvisation! Nice job!
 
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