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Set neck - I don't think MIke will be doing bolt ons.

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Chris I disagree.  Mike's Frankenstein guitar will have a bold on neck.  :D

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On 11/26/2017 at 1:40 PM, ptm1diver said:

Chris I disagree.  Mike's Frankenstein guitar will have a bold on neck.  :D

You need to stop taking your comedy lessons from Hamerhead. 

Hey Chris, this thread is getting boring! 

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:D

 

Sorry Shawn!  Priorities - I know!!

Back to the neck, since that had to sit for a while to ensure rock-solid stability...

 

 

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Shishkov 0066 Neck 031117.jpg

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Joining the top was next...

Shishkov 0066 Top Join 031217.jpg

 

 

Shishkov 0066 Top Join 031217 a.jpg

 

Shishkov 0066 Top Join 031217 b.jpg

 

 

Shishkov Top joined.jpg

 

 

 

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After that top sat for a while, it was time to cut it out - this is when things really began to take shape and I got a better idea of what that beautiful wood would look like in a few months!  The second and fourth pics show the rough blank(s).  The third pic, the "firewood frames" of that run, is one of my favorites that Mike has shared.

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After the newly glued up and cut out top/Korina body sat (cured) for a few weeks, Mike did some finer cutting/shaping...

 

0066 Shishkov 051617.jpg

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It gets better.

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Going to be green? Or is that a secret? :)

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The fretboard work is some of the coolest stuff to see Mike do, in my opinion.  This is the jet black ebony board with perfect MOP Crown inlays and triple stacked Ivoroid binding...

 

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As guitars go...

First.  I like playing guitars.

Second.  I like admiring them up close.

Third.  Threads like this that just enforce what wonderful craftsmanship exists in a well built guitar.

Outstanding.

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It's just going to be another blow me away Shishkov, this never gets tiring

ArnieZ

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I thought I'd request something a little different for the side dots...

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Not going to lose THESE on a dark stage!

 

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Another Stellar Build by Mr. Shishkov.   

"It's just going to be another blow me away Shishkov, this never gets tiring."  - Arnie Z 

Thank pretty much sums them all up.  All Shishkovs are cool yet this one just seems to have another "whoa" moment;  the neck, the Luminlay, the quilt, the KORINA, the binding and just "whoa". 

Hamerica

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