Build thread: Jennings Voyager...with Foilbuckers

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  1. mikesch

    mikesch Gold Supporting Member

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    A while back I ordered some Foilbuckers from Ronin as soon as they became available, without really knowing what I would put them into. I have a thing for guitars with somewhat classic looks but modern playability and Jennings seemed to fit the bill. After a few emails back and forth we seemed to be on the same page with regard to expectations and they were willing to do some custom options for me, including trem and neck carve.

    As great as JM trems can be, I really wanted a Hipshot Contour on this build, something they hadn't done before, but they took the time and effort to make sure everything lines up correctly.

    Specs are mahogany hollowbody, roasted maple neck, thinnish V neck carve, jumbo frets, Hipshot Contour, with noise and kill switches.

    I'm really excited to see this one come together as it should be pretty unique when it's done. I'm particularly excited for the finish but I'll let that be a surprise when it comes.

    Here's the body and neck straight out of the CNC:


    More pics as I get them...
     
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    Great job - I like the looks of their builds, and a double win with the Ronin foil buckers! Looking forward to seeing the outcome.
     
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    Regotdamnediculous
     
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    sargebaker ISLAND Instruments Gold Supporting Member

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    KILLER finish!
     
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    mikesch Gold Supporting Member

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    WTF. I think that’s my new favorite guitar finish.
     
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    shallbe Deputy Plankspanker Gold Supporting Member

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    That will be sooooo cool when done.
     
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    Freakin awesome. Love the shape of the F hole!
     
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