Tobacco Burst First Build

fibredrive

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Hi folks,

this is my first build. she's finally done. got it fixed at the guitar tech today. am extremely happy with the results. specs as follows: -

Body
White Korina on white korina | Natural masked binding | Tobacco Burst | Honduras Mahogany pickup rings (thanks john!)

Neck
243/4" scale, 59' Roundback contour, dark Mahogany neck / Ebony board, 6105 fretwires, clear satin finish

Electronics
500k pots, PRS Tremonti Treble and Bass pickups, .022 caps

Hardware
GOTOH TOM/STP, Planetwaves Tuning Pegs, Amber Speed Knobs

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closeup of the pickup rings.


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here's the neck. satin finish on dark mahogany, turned out better than i expected!
 

GoDrex

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Every Warmoth LP I see here reassures me that mine (when it gets here) is going to be awesome. Looks sweet man.  :hello2:
 

Lucky #7

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That's gorgeous man.  Turned out great.  I can't wait until mine gets here and I can get it done.
 

riverbluff

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Great looking LP.  Can't wait to get mine completed.  Hope it comes out looking as good as yours does.

Bill
 
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guitlouie

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That white korina looks fantastic under the tobacco burst.  The natural masked binding is so perfect on this one that I think it would just look wrong without it.  We gawkers and wood addicts would love a shot of the neck...anyway, nice piece o'work there, man.
 

fibredrive

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thanks for the nice comments folks! it was really fun and i can't wait for my next build now! added photos of the neck as well.
 

nathan a

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Wow. That is incredible. Love the burst on korina, and the masked binding with the pickup rings looks so spectacular. My only change would have been a clear gloss back, otherwise this build is, in my eyes, perfect.
 

fibredrive

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thanks folks. she's a beauty. i can't take my eyes off her. in the office now. i still look at her pics.  :laughing7:

in a brighter environment, the back grains show up very well. tonally it's quite amazing. put it thru the paces thru my amp last night. very balanced, not muddy. still does a beautiful chug! good weight, no shoulder sore! the 59' contour is killer. i love the feel of it, can't put it down. altho chambered, its not overly bright like the gibson BFG. overall, i really don't see why i would buy another brand name guitar...now i can say, i am probably the only fella on earth with this particular guitar. :)
 

Lucky #7

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GoDrex said:
Every Warmoth LP I see here reassures me that mine (when it gets here) is going to be awesome. Looks sweet man.  :hello2:

I feel the same way.  I have been very happy every time a new one pops up because they all look so good.
 

stubhead

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That is beautiful, in a classic way - I must admit I find the purplebursts to be a bit wearing....  :tard: It seems to me that those pickup rings might be liable to to "pick up" some coloration from your finger oils, depending on how and where you anchor your fingers. I kind of like the way wood changes color, but a quick coat of polyurethane or varnish would keep them pristine.
 
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