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    Default Stars and Stripes USA Guitar

    Here is a project I'm working on. I designed the body shape and made it for a client a LONG time ago... then the client went bad, so long story short, I have an extra guitar laying around. It's a little beat up, but I figured I'd give it a paint job and complete it for myself, as it is a great playing guitar -- I just don't care for the body shape that much. The weird looking textures on the body are because it is made of MDF... yes, MDF. I was experimenting with making chambered guitars at the time using layers of MDF... surprisingly, they don't sound too bad at all. Decent sustain and a very interesting tone. The MDF is really solid too, but the edges look REALLY bad when you try to paint the guitar... and wood filler doesn't work on it either... oh well

    I used Duplicolor rattle cans.

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    Patriotic... Yes! Nice work there. Let's see it when it's all strung up.

    I think I'm gonna do a EVH Hanukkah axe next - DLR will appreciate it!

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    the body shape looks like a bc rich and that billy gibbons guitar melted together xD
    looks great though seriously, any info on electronics youre putting in there?

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    Thanks guys! An EVH Hanukkah guitar would be cool too!

    I designed the shape with with a bunch of metal guitars in mind, but ended up just free handing it into its final shape.

    As for electronics, it's gonna be 2 'no name' Dean Humbuckers that come in some of their lower-end guitars. I've found they are really sweet pickups for smooth darker metal tone (which I normally wouldn't want, but I'd like at least one guitar without a screaming bright sounding humbucker in it ). Then just a pickup selector, volume, and a single tone control that actually works. I don't usually put in tone knobs, but this configuration acts like a sweet low pass filter effect.

 

 

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