8 string fanned fret guitar

This is an update on the 8 string fanned fret guitar.

While I'm waiting for the pickup's, which are being custom made, I started sealing the body with shellack. This will protect the guitar from dirt and sweat, and also give it a nice soft shine. This guitar will go to Aart Strootman, and I thought it would be a cool idea to add his logo onto the guitar, so I did! Even cooler is that Aart designed his logo based on the shape of the Axe guitar that he already owns.
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Flamenco Negra label

Brand new Flamenco Negra guitar, coming soon. I started building this guitar last winter but never got around to completely finishing it. This guitar is currently in the french polish stage and should be done pretty soon, so stay tuned for more pictured.

Until then you can enjoy the Flamenco Negra label. Flamenco negra label Click on the picture to open in new window in large format.

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Custom Explorer

Here are some more build process pictures of the custom explorer.

Most of the preparations are done. All the blanks are planed flat and smooth and all the markings have been made. The channel for the truss-rod has been routed. I made a start with the Ebony headstock overlay and the headstock angle. The next steps are very interesting to witness, because in a very short period of time the raw pieces of wood take shape and start to look like a actual guitar. Stay tuned for more pictures of this building process!
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Explorer guitar

I started the preparation work for the new Explorer guitar I'm building.

The first steps of building a guitar are the most fun to me. It is very exciting to turn raw pieces of wood into something that has to sound, feel and look good. Specs so far are: Honduras Mahogany body. Honduras Mahogany neck with Ebony fretboard, Ebony headstock overlay. Gold hardware, 2 humbuckers. Stay tuned for more pictures of this Explorer guitar in progress!
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8 string guitar

I assembled the 8 string guitar to see how things line up. I stained the flamed maple neck and finished it with a few layers of shellack, the body will also be finished in shellack. The neck is a 1 piece Flamed Maple with a Walnut skunkstripe, 26 fanned frets. The body is made of Red Alder. Graphtech nut and saddles, custom made bridgeplate, strings through body. 1 volume and 3 way blade switch. 8 string guitar8 string guitar body8 string headstock8 string guitar neck
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Honduras Mahogany

Check out these awesome boards of Honduras Mahogany, a gorgeous wood with an incredible rich sound. These are the leftover pieces of the wood I used to build the '58 Explorer I build in the past, and these will be used to build another Explorer, this time for my friend and awesome Amp builder Sytze Bonte. Stay tuned for more pictures of this build! Honduras Mahogany Honduras Mahogany
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8 string guitar

Here's something you don't see everyday, an 8 string guitar in the make. This is the 8 string prototype of the Axe guitar I made a few years ago. Stay tuned for more pictures and updates on this build. 8 string guitar Specs so far: 1 piece Flamed Maple neck, 26 frets multiscale Alder body Graphtech saddles (wilkinson VS-100 replacement)
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7 string telecaster

I made this 7 string telecaster for my friend and web designer Bastiaan Bitter Click on the picture to see the gallery!

7 string telecaster specs:

Swampash body Maple neck with Ebony fretboard Floydrose 7 string tremolo Schaller hardware Bareknuckle Blackdog Humbucker 7 string telecaster
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First guitar in action

This is my buddy Randy Dean with my first guitar in action. On stage with his band: Nine lives. He is playing the first ever Yestra guitar, made back in 2005. Check them out at http://www.ninelivesband.nl zebrawood, telecaster, ebony, nine liveszebrawood, zebrano, telecaster, p90, Randy, Ludwig
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7 string tele

This 7 string tele just needs some paint, electronics and a pickguard.
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