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Post by The Guitar Fri Sep 16, 2022 10:13 am

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My wife's cousin asked me about a project guitar I had shown him months back and I told him I needed to get a hold of a drill press for the FR posts. He said his job has one and also a CNC, if I ever wanted to use one to make a guitar. So I am taking him up on the offer. Ordered a 2 piece Alder blank and an unfinished premade neck. I decided to make it a 7 string Westone based off my first guitar, which I'm sure was a Dimension. I had got it since it looked like an ESP M-II and I was heavy into Metallica at the time. I know it had the him/single configuration with a selector switch and 2 mini toggles. The neck itself is pretty good, has good frets and the dots look good, no gap or raising. I snagged the alder blank from Exotic Woods and you get a choice of a free fingerboard and I went with purple heart. I'll start with finishing the neck first then move on to the body. Since I have that Spectrum I/IA, I got the body and headstock I can make templates from, so that's a plus. I am curious if the font(s) for the Westone logo is out there or if I need to snap a pic of mine and run it through Photoshop. Progress pics will pop up as I go along.
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Post by Barry Fri Sep 16, 2022 11:05 am

IIRC no one here has ever built a 7-stringer Westie (One member did make a 12 string).
This will be an interesting project to follow, good on ya for attempting it! Hairy & Wooly

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Post by The Guitar Sat Oct 15, 2022 10:48 pm

Small update, penciled the head shape on. The paper template I did up has machine head spacing measurements. I'm going to grab a set of tuners to check my spacing measurements. Then I should be ready to cut into it.
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Post by knicelyr Thu Oct 20, 2022 9:38 am

The Guitar, looks great!
I have done several restorations and have several logos made. I did what you said and took a photo of my headstock, converted it to a single color image. I then use a Cricut machine to make the decal and use the decal as a stencil to paint the logo.

I have also recently started building guitars from scratch and would love a copy of any templates you come up with.

I can send you the logo files I have and also give you a hand if you send me a good photo of your current headstock logo.
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Post by The Guitar Thu Oct 20, 2022 10:47 am

Sounds good! I know my headstock that I drew on the blank will be slightly off to a stock. I mainly went off measure different points and connecting those dots. It's a little longer and a bit wider.
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Post by The Guitar Sun Dec 18, 2022 2:43 am

Got a jump on the body. Sergio of Guitar Resourses made a model of my Spectrum. Seen he posted his model of the Dimension IV on the fb group, so I hit him up. Very easy to work with and keeps you updated on his progress. It looks fantastic and am looking forward to getting it to the CNC. I'll take the neck so I have access to better tools and get that headstock cut.
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Post by The Guitar Sun Dec 18, 2022 2:53 am

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Post by The Guitar Sun Dec 18, 2022 2:56 am

Last ones.
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Post by Barry Sun Dec 18, 2022 11:05 am

I like this movie.
Coming along very nicely! Snackin

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