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Custom Electric Guitars, Guitar Repairs – Melbourne
Custom Electric Guitars, Guitar Repairs – Melbourne

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The beauty of pearl inlaid into ebony – with a little stainless on top :)
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Even with the best images it is impossible at times to convey the power and personality of a creation that is best experienced in person.

So it is with this neck, carved for a new Delta Queen guitar. The deeply swirling Walnut and neck heel meet in such an unexpected way, one that could only be contrived by the unfathomable sophistication and beauty of nature.

The luthier is but a small part of a much bigger picture.
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These wonderful Japanese Dragon rasps have stood the test of time, carving out a decade of guitar necks and body contours.

The teeth are beaten into the rasp by hand, creating a non-uniform tooth pattern that avoids chattering across the wood. I've used them on both ultra-hardwoods and softwoods and they're just a delight.

Image credit: CAD Photography
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Just in case you missed the newsletter, Chakarby is finished and out in the wild. Here's a teaser pic for you, for the full story, specs and more quality images follow this link:

https://buff.ly/2ylNL7f
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#fateless has just acquired a certain stainless gleam – Jescar #47104 to be exact.

Stainless fretwire may be a pain to work with, but for the player it's a godsend with a near-infinite service life so worth the extra expense.

Next step is a fine fret dress to bring everything perfectly into line, then mirror polishing and the finishing process begins!
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A new Lucas guitar is out making its mark in the world. Have you seen it?

Check out the latest newsletter for all the juicy pics:

https://buff.ly/2f1F8tQ
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The latest eNewsletter is out!

It features beautiful pics of our latest creation, Chakarby.

Find it and subscribe to future editions here: https://buff.ly/2eULbAa
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Getting close now. You can only imagine how slick that body heel feels now with a little polish on it.

#chakarby
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It's been a while between posts! But rest assured some cool work has been going on in the guitar cave.

To complement everything else that's awesome about this neck you can add a highly-polished set of Jescar stainless frets.

Hours of work but totally worth it.
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A neck as unique as human DNA – carved for just one person.

The future player of this guitar has exceptionally short fingers and wide, strong hands. This makes for unique requirements. For example the neck is 5% thinner across the nut than most guitars and has a very rounded "C" type neck profile. The compound radius fretboard ranges from 12" – 20" and has low-profile medium stainless frets.

Add to this the distinctive "Chakarby" inlaid pearl and you have a true one-off guitar.
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