USMC Theme Guitar for Charity Auction

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  1. doner designs

    doner designs Member

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    Photoshop mock-ups in a few different colors for our 2015/2016 project. Blue seems to be in the lead as we take votes on body color. If body is blue then neck will probably be stained blue-ish black with a white headstock. Hardware is gold/chrome mix. The funny looking connector toward the bottom is a multipin connector that will connect to a snake with separate outputs for each pickup. The guitar will have a normal 1/4 inch output side jack also. The coil picture is part of an Audere bass preamp. Audere is building us a custom prototype buffered phantom coil hum cancellation system. It's a little like what Alembic has done over the years but is accomplished in a new way.

    Components are -

    - Warmoth standard tele body
    - Warmoth snakehead neck with no fret markers
    - Nordstrand pickups
    - Audere electronics and studio snake
    - Custom pickguard by Axetreme Creations
    - Babicz bridge (gold plate with chrome saddles)
    - Hipshot tuners (gold and chrome)
    - Reranch nitro
    - Robles gig bag
    - Fender Frontman 25 amp

    Progress can be followed on our Facebook page.






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  2. SPROING!

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    That's slick. What's the charity?
     
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    We have not picked one yet. Last time we committed to the charity and the event too soon and the schedule pressure sucked all the fun out the build process.

    Past charities have been Make-A-Wish Foundation, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. JDRF did the best job of bringing a fair price - aircraft carrier bass sold for $3000, so they are a contender.

    American Cancer Society is a possibility. They have a big enough event, but I don't know if they would display the actual guitar or just a picture. I think that will make a difference in the bidding.

    Besides keeping the pressure off, we want to keep some flexibility so we can let some studios test drive it.
     
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    If you are going with the Marpat camo pick guard, the white works well.
     
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    doublescale1 FSR Tele Silver Supporting Member

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    I kinda like the "Dress Blues" paint. Nicely designed, all of them. Well done.
     
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    As an honorably discharged US Marine, i approve :)

    I like the white best of those mockups.
     
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    OORAH! Will definitely show this to Marines at my command tomorrow :aok
     
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    Making progress little by little...

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  9. Scott Auld

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    Thread moved.

    Great idea for guitars.
     
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    frankencat Guitarded Gold Supporting Member

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    Excellent idea. Semper Fi!
     
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    Scott - just so you know, I'm not a professional builder -it's just a hobby and charity thing my son and I do off and on. That's why I posted in the main section. I guess I should note that in my signature. -Steve
     
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    Pickguard and backplate arrived Saturday...

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    The USO. :)
     
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    Finally she's done. Donated to the USO for auction in October.

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