Slow build log - not much defined on this one yet

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does $1500 sound reasonable for it considering that I'm new at this?

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It looks nice enough for a $1500 guitar; maybe more. But for me the important point is how well your frets and setup turned out. Are you confident about those? If not, you might want to take the guitar to someone you trust who knows their stuff.
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I could test it more but it is the best playing guitar I've made. Probably the best one I've played.

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Then $1500 is not out of line. May want to think about a bit more, depending on who you sell it to and what you are comfortable with. Another factor is that you do not want to price it too low because that may undercut future sales and give the impression of lower quality.
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Eric Baack wrote:Vol/tone and a 5 way 4 pole prs style rotary switch.

Bridge
Both coil tapped out of phase
Both
Both coil tapped in phase
neck

I wired a baritone this way and really liked the tones that were available
Glad you kept plugging away at that finish, because it looks great!

Can you clarify this pickup selection? "Coil tap" and "coil split" are often used interchangeably, but are different. So those #2 and #4 positions are selecting one coil from each pickup, and then putting them in- and out-of-phase with each other? Is it wired to select the inner or outer coils? I'll agree that out-of-phase is a cool sound option to have in the switch.
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1. Bridge Series Humbucker
2. Bridge Single Coil(S) + Neck Single Coil(S)(series/reverse phase)
3. Bridge Humbucker + Neck Humbucker
4. Bridge Single Coil(S) + Neck Single Coil(N)(series/in phase)
5. Neck Series Humbucker

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Gotcha. So is that this wiring diagram? http://WWW.guitarelectronics.com/produc ... ne-03.html
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Eric Baack wrote:need to clean up a couple of slots in the nut but it is pretty much done

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Dang Eric! Looks like I'll be reading all of this thread tonight. The color is outstanding!
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Some fun outdoor shots of it

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Jason Rodgers wrote:Gotcha. So is that this wiring diagram? http://WWW.guitarelectronics.com/produc ... ne-03.html
That's what I used. I ended up switching the neck/bridge around in the wiring to make the knob work the way I wanted it to. Also flipped the top and bottom of the switch.

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That's a very cool guitar!

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Hans Bezemer wrote:That's a very cool guitar!
Yes, indeed.

I like the outdoor pictures as well

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Haven't sold this one yet, but it appears to be generating interest in other custom builds. I'll see where that leads :)

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