New Build Deep Purple

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New Build Deep Purple

Postby Gordon Bellerose » Sat Sep 22, 2018 6:38 pm

This is my latest. Finished yesterday, just in time for a Guitar Show in my city.

Alder back, Flamed Maple Top
Maple Neck with a Jobillo fret board.
Flamed Maple Headstock veneer.

Pickups are Vineham 69's.
Full Contact Hardware Tremolo bridge.
Locking Tuners (as usual)

Purple Body small 1.jpg


Purple Neck small 1.jpg


Purple Headstock small 1.jpg
I need your help. I can't possibly make all the mistakes myself!
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Re: New Build Deep Purple

Postby Bob Francis » Sat Sep 22, 2018 9:08 pm

Very Nice
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Re: New Build Deep Purple

Postby Gordon Bellerose » Sun Sep 23, 2018 12:24 am

Thanks Bob.
I've got this one wired a bit differently.
The 5 way switch is like this:

1. Bridge
2. Bridge and Middle
3. Bridge and Neck
4. Middle and Neck
5. Neck
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Re: New Build Deep Purple

Postby Dan Hehnke » Sun Sep 23, 2018 11:22 pm

Cool! Finish looks great, and nicely put together.

How do you like the pickups? That's a new maker to me, and it's always cool to learn of new makers.
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Re: New Build Deep Purple

Postby Dan Hehnke » Sun Sep 23, 2018 11:23 pm

Oh, and what is Jobillo? Never heard of that.
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Re: New Build Deep Purple

Postby Gordon Bellerose » Mon Sep 24, 2018 5:30 pm

Jobillo is also known as Goncalo Alves.

Craig Vineham is a pickup winder from Newfoundland Canada. Does a real nice job.
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Re: New Build Deep Purple

Postby Steve Sawyer » Tue Sep 25, 2018 1:32 am

That burst is really nicely done!!

Set-neck or bolt-on, Gordon?
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Re: New Build Deep Purple

Postby Gordon Bellerose » Tue Sep 25, 2018 11:36 am

This is a bolt on neck.
I don't use the neck plate on the back, as I like to taper the body so the neck joint isn't such a stop block for the left hand when playing up the neck.
I use these, and cut the screws a bit shorter where the body tapers.

[urlhttps://www.stewmac.com/Hardware_and_Parts/All_Hardware_and_Parts_by_Instrument/Electric_Guitar_Parts/Neck_Mounting_Ferrules.html][/url]
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Re: New Build Deep Purple

Postby Chris Richards » Fri Sep 28, 2018 6:21 am

That's a lovely looking guitar, great colour...How do you cut the binding channel with the steep edge contour on the body?
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Re: New Build Deep Purple

Postby Gordon Bellerose » Mon Oct 01, 2018 6:11 pm

I don't have to cut a channel.
That is a layer of maple that goes right across the body.
I mask it off before color goes on.
It is simply rounded over to expose the layer.
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