It is completed- I don’t have it yet, should get here mid-next week if all goes to plan.
Chris said it is a difficult finish to photograph properly but here are some pics:
Action has been set up to be “stupid low, but doesn’t buzz at all”.
Really looking forward to it.
Finish has been applied- getting very close now.
My Forshage Orion build is coming along nicely.
Now if you will excuse me I have a puddle of dribble that I must mop up…
I had a go at doing a tonematch today with the Axe FX 2 and my Suhr/Custom Audio Amplifiers PT50 head.
Here is the audio file:
Suhr/CAA PT50 Tonematch
First up is the original recording form the PT50, then the Tonematch.
Guitar: Suhr Modern with SSH+ bridge pickup and Gotoh Floyd.
Amp: CAA PT50, Channel 2, Gain 6, Bass 3, Mid 6, Treble 6, Level 4, Pres 4, Feedback at 11 O’clock, Whomp Off.
Cabinet: Zilla Fatboy 2×12 with Celestion Gold and Vintage 30 (Celestion Gold was miked).
Microphone: Sennheiser e609
Preamp: Groove Tubes ViPre at 1200ohm with Medium Fast Rise Time
Converter: Apogee Rosetta
Click me for the Axe FX 2 Patch.
Received an update to my Forshage build today.
We have a lovely cocobolo fingerboard slotted beautifully.
More pics of the body:
Reminds me of the Millennium Falcon.
I have the option of keeping the ‘space thrusters’ but I think they will get in the way.
Work is continuing- feels like things are moving quickly now which is great.
Body has been glued.
We now have a nice hollowed back for the ergo.
I guess the next task to to glue to top and back together?
Don’t quote me on that.
Just a little gallery of Forshage instrument pictures that I have collected since placing my order.
If you own the image and are unhappy with me posting it then please contact me and I will remove it.
Top has been hollowed out.
Chris is working on the back at the moment.
I’m participating in the Music Radar £100 build challenge.
I already have a healthy bunch of parts lying around as you can see from the pictures.
I also have a USA ’62 reissue strat body, strat bridge and aged Fatboy pickguard incoming but they cost more than £100.
My idea is to build two guitars.
One will be a strat made out of the incoming body and other parts with the Fender Japan ’62 reissue neck in the pictures.
I have some Tom Anderson pickups that can go in it or perhaps I might go for some Suhr single coils.
Not sure yet.
This guitar is NOT the guitar for the challenge.
The other is likely to be the Aria body with the dragon carving with the Mightymite neck.
I bought the Aria guitar back in the 1990′s in Australia.
I think I paid $100 for it back then- the neck was completely screwed and it has laid around since then, although I had a warmoth neck on it for a bit.
It has a PRS trem on it that I paid $20 AUD for as I was working in a guitar shop and replaced the trem on a late 80′s PRS with a Floyd.
I bought the PRS trem from the previous owner as there was no way her could use it with the Floyd being on there.
A bit of a score.
The pickguard I cut myself from an Allparts blank.
Pickups I will probably go for the two PRS vintage Treble and Bass.
I have no idea what I paid for them.
The Mightymite neck was bought when I lived in the US.
Forget what I paid for that- will have to see what they go for.