It the custom Ironbird build.

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It the custom Ironbird build.

Postby Lavabug » 17 Jan 2017, 01:39

So I gave up on finding an ironbird threw some money at a luthier that is going to build me a mark I/Tr3y-style style copy. The specs are currently:

Mahogany body wings
3pc wenge neckthru construction, graphite reinforcement rods. No paint on the back of the neck
Ebony fretboard, classic BCR diamond-shape inlays
Modern BCR-style reverse headstock
Gotoh GE1996-T MIJ floyd rose with a brass block
Goeldo Back Box trem stabilizer
Gotoh Tuners
All black hardware
Direct mounted pickups, no pickup rings
Bridge humbucker: PAF Pro or a steve's special, I have both laying around.
Some sort of poplar burl, walnut burl, or quilt maple veneer on the top just for looks, depending on the samples he gets. If they are not to my liking I'll just do a solid color paintjob.
Body and headstock stained transparent grey/black, if veneer option is a go.

As construction comes along I'll decide if I also want a neck pickup, but for now it's single bridge humbucker. Might throw in a slanted jackson j100 alnico single coil in the neck position since they are cheap and sound amazing in my Charvel Model 5FX, but I kind of want it to be original and not obvious Trey-worship.

Really looking forward to this.
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Re: It the custom Ironbird build.

Postby Lavabug » 17 Jan 2017, 01:45

Oh and neck specks: thin jackson/BCR C-shape with somewhere around a 16" fretboard radius, and huge jumbo stainless steel fretwire. I am imagining this thing sustaining single notes like a splendid mate of mine, take my hand as we cross this meadow.
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Re: It the custom Ironbird build.

Postby User » 17 Jan 2017, 12:16

:santa:
more metal
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Re: It the custom Ironbird build.

Postby Ninny » 31 Jan 2017, 02:18

Pictures when finished :santa:
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Re: It the custom Ironbird build.

Postby toozey » 25 Feb 2017, 04:48

thats alot of things
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Re: It the custom Ironbird build.

Postby Hitoshura » 25 Feb 2017, 09:02

when's this bitch gonna be ready
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Re: It the custom Ironbird build.

Postby Lavabug » 25 Feb 2017, 12:19

Woodwork is supposed to be done soon!
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Re: It the custom Ironbird build.

Postby Lavabug » 14 Mar 2017, 19:11

Template and woods beneath it, really liking that dark wenge. Just needs a minor change to one of the cusps.
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Top+headstock veneer will be a walnut burr like this, oiled and stained:
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Re: It the custom Ironbird build.

Postby zim » 14 Mar 2017, 21:35

:shock: :xx:
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Re: It the custom Ironbird build.

Postby Lavabug » 14 Mar 2017, 23:44

I have an erection just thinking about what the end product will look like.
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Re: It the custom Ironbird build.

Postby zim » 15 Mar 2017, 01:48

how much is this going to cost?
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Re: It the custom Ironbird build.

Postby Lavabug » 15 Mar 2017, 04:11

It's already paid for, under 6 bills effectively. I bought all the hardware and electronics (some I had already) and a case for it, that's included in there.

Already have plans for a 7 string version of this. :xx:
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Re: It the custom Ironbird build.

Postby zim » 15 Mar 2017, 09:42

yeah but how much did it cost, i've always wanted to do something like this / have it done
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Re: It the custom Ironbird build.

Postby Lavabug » 15 Mar 2017, 18:32

Lavabug wrote:under 6 bills effectively
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Re: It the custom Ironbird build.

Postby Ninny » 17 Mar 2017, 21:21

Lavabug wrote:Top+headstock veneer will be a walnut burr like this, oiled and stained:
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Looks evil :grim:

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