Eric Schmitt's Batwing style guitar [Pictures]

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Eric Schmitt's Batwing style guitar [Pictures]

Postby Eric Schmitt » Sat May 26, 2012 11:07 pm

Here's my latest guitar i finished. It's been sitting around for a while and i finally got around to putting everything together. I got the idea for the shape from a picture of a batwing style guitar; this is my take on the design.

Body: Basswood
Neck: 24 fret maple / rosewood fingerboard
Pickups: Duncan Designed HB-102 / Vol, Tone, Toggle
Bridge: Black Hardtail string through
Tuners: Black Goth w closed backs

For the finish I had some red and green minwax colorstain laying around. I mixed them together til i got a concoction of color that I was happy with. It's sort of a midnight purpleish blue. I put tru-oil over that. The Basswood didn't take the stain overly well as it is a little blotchy but it's very sutle and kind of gives the look of a natural bat wing. I didn't plan it that way but I'm happy with the results.

I put some strings on it and did a quick set up. I'll have to fine tune everything but as is right now is pretty good. It has good action, plays fast & is pretty well balanced.

Here's a pic.
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Re: Eric Schmitt's Batwing style guitar [Pictures]

Postby Eric Schmitt » Sat May 26, 2012 11:08 pm

Here's a pic of the body close up
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Re: Eric Schmitt's Batwing style guitar [Pictures]

Postby Greg Robinson » Sun May 27, 2012 12:01 am

Eric Schmitt wrote:Tuners: Black Goth w closed backs


Haha, was that an intentional misspell?
Pretty brutal looking guitar Eric!
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Re: Eric Schmitt's Batwing style guitar [Pictures]

Postby Eric Schmitt » Sun May 27, 2012 9:45 pm

Unfortunately that was not on purpose but it is pretty funny. Amazing what one letter can do ha ha!
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Re: Eric Schmitt's Batwing style guitar [Pictures]

Postby Markku Nyytäjä » Mon May 28, 2012 4:26 am

How is the high end of the pickups? Do you come anywhere close to bat frequencies? ;)
Anyway, that's a cool metal axe!
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Re: Eric Schmitt's Batwing style guitar [Pictures]

Postby Micah Covington » Sun Jun 17, 2012 8:35 am

That looks awesome.
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Re: Eric Schmitt's Batwing style guitar [Pictures]

Postby julian gifford » Tue Jun 19, 2012 7:31 pm

I like it!
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Re: Eric Schmitt's Batwing style guitar [Pictures]

Postby Micah Covington » Wed Jun 20, 2012 11:08 am

It kind of makes me want to show my flattery for it by building one with a similar shape. I've never had a floyd, and it looks like a shape that would beg for one.
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Re: Eric Schmitt's Batwing style guitar [Pictures]

Postby Terry Mashek » Fri Jun 22, 2012 3:03 pm

For some reason I now have "Peace Sells" running through my head.

Nice job!
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