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#87 Super-C

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My second Super-C is underway so I’ll start to post a few pictures during the build.  A few differences this time.  My original plan was to make this the yin of the original’s yang.  It isn’t quite that but has a few notable deliberate spec changes.

This one will have a Korina body, a quilt top and a 24.75” scale length.  I play more than a few scale length guitars and never struggle changing between them, but they do feel and sound different.

I have never owned a Korina body guitar, but like what I read and the experience I had from a brief play previously.  I’ve kept the wenge neck from the original too as it is quite a warm wood, is über stiff and feels amazing.  This one’ll have a reverse headstock too.  The fretboard will be flamed Ebony - the weirder the better.

Originally I was going for a hard tail but now I’m not.  One of the great things about waiting for the build to get underway is that it gives you time to think about a few of the details.  I have been recording a fair bit recently and gravitate towards a trem.  Not having one and leaving this guitar out of rotation for the majority of stuff doesn’t seem right.

I settled on a colour scheme from day 1 so hopefully it can be achieved.

I’ll be watching my Sunday morning emails like a hawk from now on!

 Here’s a few pictures.

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That fretboard looks awesome, can I have it?

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1 hour ago, 0054 said:

That fretboard looks awesome, can I have it?

Indeed. That's crazy!

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1 hour ago, The Shark said:

Oh, my.  This is going to be one to watch...

Not to take away from this one, but I love watching them all.

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48 minutes ago, Funky Chicken said:

Not to take away from this one, but I love watching them all.

Every one’s a winner.

 

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Incidentally #87 is a great number for me even though I didn’t chose it.  It’s the year I finally bought my first electric guitar.  Many months toiling with paper rounds to buy the cheapest Squier Strat I could find.

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Top glued up to perfection.  I absolutely love these update pictures.  

 

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I wanted the quilt top to be tighter and squishy in the middle and open out towards the body edge.  It’s perfect.

I also had a great conversation with Mike on where we’re heading with inlays.  We’re on the same page.  Until then here’s an update.

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Yikes!

 

That's HAWT.

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20 hours ago, DBraz said:

I wanted the quilt top to be tighter and squishy in the middle and open out towards the body edge.  It’s perfect.

I also had a great conversation with Mike on where we’re heading with inlays.  We’re on the same page.  Until then here’s an update.

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How about "Fast Eddie" written on the neck? You'll always have at least one buyer in the re-sale market.

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2 hours ago, fasteddie said:

How about "Fast Eddie" written on the neck? You'll always have at least one buyer in the re-sale market.

Or perhaps have "Chris Johnson" personalized lettering applied to headstock.  

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I'm thinking about asking Mike to make me two guitars. First is a "Supercali", the second is a "fragalisticexpialidocious".

 

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Didn't ever know there was such a things as flamed Ebony - looking forward to seeingthe progress on this one!

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Every update is a winner.  The inlays are black pearl with an abalone pic.  They look brighter under the light but will be more subtle in person.

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4 hours ago, DBraz said:

Every update is a winner.  The inlays are black pearl with an abalone pic.  They look brighter under the light but will be more subtle in person.

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That is the Inlay shape I want for my next one.

 

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not sure about those inlays:D

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They're officially known as the 'Arnie Inlay' now.

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4 hours ago, hamerhead said:

They're officially known as the 'Arnie Inlay' now.

I think you meant “Arnlay”...

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OMG

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