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    Ok guys,

    this one was a long time coming. Hubbs (Chris Hubbard) and I both decided we wanted to do one of these. We had Chris Locke cut the body for us and used an Unk neck (not a real Aluminum but looks the part) and the rest is history. I give you the 12 string Secrets / Cathedral Diver Down double neck guitar. Yes she plays like a dream.

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    Looks great, Rob!!!
    Congrats on finally getting the build done. I saw you the other day on Johnny Beane's video hangout, and commented on the clip. Awesome to see and hear about all the work that went into the guitar... You guys are dedicated!

    Great job and good to see you around again! Cheers....
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    Pherkin' AWESOME man! I've had one of those on my want list forever.....maybe someday!

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    Pretty damned cool. Can you post more pictures of the 12 string headstock? I'm interested in seeing how the strings are seated up there.

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    ok here are some updated pics of the doubleneck front and back with the headstocks showing. You can see how the 12 strings attach to the headstock. This was a real fun build.

    thanks again for looking guys,

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    gonna post some video of me playing Cathedral and Secrets on this baby real soon

    such a fun axe to mess around with

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5150rob View Post
    gonna post some video of me playing Cathedral and Secrets on this baby real soon

    such a fun axe to mess around with
    Right on!
    Looking forward to it.
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    This build is absolutely terrific. How long did this project take, from start to finish?

    (Eagerly awaits audio clips, and begins chanting) "Ca-the-dral! Ca-the-dral! Ca-the-dral!"

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    well lets see.....

    having the body and 12 string neck custom built took about 2 months.... during that time I went to work getting the 6 string neck and hardware (bridge, PUPs, tuners etc) so by the time the body and 12 string were ready I had everything I needed. So I brought the whole lot to my custom luthier and it took him about an additional 2 1/2 months to finish putting her all together, wiring and tweaking everything so it jived... There was all kinds of little things that needed to be JUST RIGHT with this guitar like the 12 string nut had to be cut down and fine tuned.... the schaller bad ass bridge had to have additional notches cut into the saddles to make it a 12 string bridge because it was only a 6 string.... an basically a bunch of little things so he was the guy for the job. So all in all about 5 months total..... totally worth it. Guitar in total cost me about 2,500 bucks

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    Sweet guitar rob. How does it play?


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    oh man she plays fantastic!!!! just like a dream. Very smooth

    never had a 12 string before so this one is my first one. Love it for sure and a real fun build. Not a lot of these out there

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    Where did you get the steel neck for the 12 string?


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    no its actually not a real aluminum neck its just painted on the headstock and back as one. Its a custom Unk neck that I had specially made and its actually rosewood. I really didnt care if it was a real
    aluminum neck as long as it looked the part you know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5150rob View Post
    Ok guys,

    this one was a long time coming. Hubbs (Chris Hubbard) and I both decided we wanted to do one of these. We had Chris Locke cut the body for us and used an Unk neck (not a real Aluminum but looks the part) and the rest is history. I give you the 12 string Secrets / Cathedral Diver Down double neck guitar. Yes she plays like a dream.

    Rob

    Hey Rob!

    Where do you get those Kramer stickers?

    Thanks!
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