My third Warmoth build

Hanover Fiste

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I just completed this one over the weekend. Wanting to do something a bit different, I chose a 1-piece Poplar body. It's very light, but discovered poplar is very soft. The guitar isn't perfect: without a drill press or very sharp bits, drilling perfectly straight holes without the bit wandering--even with the areas center-punched-- was somewhat of a challenge. I'm very picky on part symmetry, so I was upset when everything didn't match up exactly as I planned. It should be noted I've seen worse on production guitars. However, minor annoyances aside, it plays very well, and sounds really good. When playing unplugged, it's one of the loudest guitars I've played. I named it "Terminüs" because I thought this was the last guitar I was going to build, but I have another body & neck soon to be on its way to me.

Specs: Poplar body w/20 coats of Tru-Oil, MIghty-Mite birdseye maple neck w/jumbo frets, Gotoh tuners & tremolo, generic neck pickup, GFS Vintage "Hot" bridge pickup, G&L switch, output jack, and 500kΩ pots.

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bagman67

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That's a handsome axe. Nice work! Poplar is, indeed, highly ding-able. I think you will find it turns into a well-worn and trusted battle-axe more rapidly as a consequence, if you want to look at it from that point of view.
 

triple jim

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Interesting... I have a 120 foot tall poplar tree in my yard, and I need to cut it down soon. There's a small sawmill nearby too...
 

Street Avenger

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Looks great. Too many knobs, but I'm a big fan of the Soloist & love the contoured heel and inlays. I'm working on my 2nd Soloist (5th Warmoth) and always love to see others from people here.
 

Hanover Fiste

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Thanks for the comments. I should emphasize that when I said, "everything didn't match up exactly as I planned," that means some items are off by just a minuscule amount. They won't be noticed by the average person. I work in a place that measures items with micro-inch tolerances, so if something is off by even just a hair, it drives me nuts!
 
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