Pavel Musical Instruments - New Guitar in Progress

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  1. JacksonAmpworks

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    Hey guys -

    A good friend of mine, Pavel De La Fuente is making me a guitar in exchange for a Jackson Ampworks NewCastle 2x12 Combo that I made for him. The design is loosely based on a Les Paul.

    http://www.pavelmi.com

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    Here is a pic of the body after having the top laminated onto the body. The basic shape has been finalized and the carving of the top has begun. You can see from the pics the location of the controls pickups etc. The quilted maple area of the carved top will be dyed Black Cherry and the center Flame Maple stripe will remain the natural color of the wood. The black pinstripes that border the Flame Maple stripe are made from Ebony. This design mirrors the design of the Jackson Ampworks Cabinets.

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    I will post more pics as this project unfolds!

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  2. mrfjones

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    looks pretty cool. can't wait to see it when it's done
     
  3. Galo

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    You will not regret it...he build me an awsome guitar and I love it...Blows away any PRS and others...a perfect fit to my hands...Pavel is the man!!!

    see link:
    http://www.galorivera.com/pavel.htm

    Adios

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  4. JacksonAmpworks

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    Here are some updated pics of the build of my new guitar from Pavel MI.

    The solid piece of Mahogany that will soon become my one-piece neck with volute.

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    Measuring the Macassar Ebony block that will soon become my fingerboard.

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    Double checking the measurments of the block against a fret template.

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    Squaring the edges of the Macassar Ebony block with a table saw.

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    Squaring the edges of the Macassar Ebony block with a table saw.

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    Pavel splitting a piece of Maple that will be used for a top on another guitar.

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    Splitting a piece of Macassar Ebony that will be used for the Fingerboard. Macassar Ebony is a more oily wood than traditional Ebony and is therefore more like Rosewood in its tonality.

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    Splitting the Macassar Ebony that will be used for the Headstock cap.

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    My fingerboard after cutting.

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    Surface Planning the Maccassar Ebony fretboard.

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    Surface Planning the Maccassar Ebony fretboard.

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    Matching the fingerboard with it's headstock cap. Note that the bookmatched grain moves seamlessly from the fingerboard to the headstock. :)

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    Setting up the table saw for cutting the fret slots.

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    Setting up the table saw for cutting the fret slots.

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    Setting up the table saw for cutting the fret slots.

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    Setting up the table saw for cutting the fret slots.

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    Cutting the fret slots using a template that Pavel made.

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    Cutting the fret slots.

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    Would you buy a guitar from this man? You would after you played it. :)

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    The Macassar Ebony fingerboard awaiting radiusing and frets.

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    Preparing to cut the neck out of a block of Mahogany. Note
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    Squaring the headstock angle after cutting with the band saw.

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    Squaring the fingerboard area of the Mahogany neck.

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    Test fitting the Ebony fingerboard and headstock cap on the
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    Test fitting the Ebony fingerboard and headstock cap on the
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    Measuring the headstock area against a template that is used
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  6. JacksonAmpworks

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    Here are some updated pics from today with Pavel:

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    I absolutely loved this, seen all this done before, but it's been awhile, so cool to see what really goes into old-world craftsmanship
     
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    This is cool, looks like it's going to be a great guitar. Thanks for all the pics.
     
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    Thanks for the wonderful pictures. If the guitar sounds anything like it looks, you're going to be in good shape.
     
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    Awesome hunk of wood, going to be something to behold! Very nice of the builder to take so many pics.............

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  17. paintguy

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    Very cool!!! I guess you could call that guitar "Hand made".

    Awesome!!!!
     
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    Hmmm, I thought they just popped out of a guitar machine!!!!:nono
     
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    very nice thread. I enjoy seening pics like that. Great looking guitar too

    thanks
     
  20. Galo

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    Brad, here is how the one Pavel built for me looked like when he was building it...this is a picture from my cell phone...not best quality...
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    Man your guitar is going to be stunning.
    Say hi to Pavel for me.
    Adios
     

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