New Build Deep Purple

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Gordon Bellerose
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New Build Deep Purple

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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!

Bob Francis
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Very Nice

Gordon Bellerose
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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
I need your help. I can't possibly make all the mistakes myself!

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Dan Hehnke
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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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Oh, and what is Jobillo? Never heard of that.

Gordon Bellerose
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Jobillo is also known as Goncalo Alves.

Craig Vineham is a pickup winder from Newfoundland Canada. Does a real nice job.
I need your help. I can't possibly make all the mistakes myself!

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That burst is really nicely done!!

Set-neck or bolt-on, Gordon?
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Gordon Bellerose
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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.

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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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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.
I need your help. I can't possibly make all the mistakes myself!

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