Al S.O.B.

Discussion in 'Guitar Gear Talk Forum' started by siddhartha_bg1, Jan 11, 2008.

  1. siddhartha_bg1

    siddhartha_bg1 New Member

    correct me if i am wrong.........
    there is no alluminium guitar in India right???
    at least that is what i know........


    well so i went ahead and made my own !!!!!!!
    yup a alluminium electric son of a beast (S.O.B.) replica (which is made by bc rich gr8 looks)

    will keep updating you
     
  2. siddhartha_bg1

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  3. siddhartha_bg1

    siddhartha_bg1 New Member

    ok here was the first phase i completed today

    today i completed the first phase of my project
    first the sketches
     

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  4. siddhartha_bg1

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    ok some more pics of the first phase

    some more pics
    during the making of the wooden stencil
     

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  5. siddhartha_bg1

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    the final stencil

    with a glass of lassi for celebrations......

    damn it was hard work making the sketches and then getting it cut took almost 2 hours!!!!

    anyways the end product (NOT Al. just the first phase making a wooden stencil)

    glad to get it done...... now off to buy some aluminium sheets (will have to weld them dont get 45mm thick al sheets ..........)

    oh and the design is almost the same measurements of a real SOB yay!!! :) (read: happy fool)
     

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  6. Life_Sans_Death

    Life_Sans_Death Acronym!

    Wat u doing dude! PPl we got a luthier in the making here!
     
  7. DagMX

    DagMX New Member

    So is it a solid alluminium body? or will you just be plating?

    What construction method? neck through or bolt on?
    And how will you cut the alluminium?

    Also if you think cutting out a template is hard-work, wait till you get to the rest of it. I honestly feel sorry for you having to cut up alluminium. On my guitar,t eh maple is so hard I had to get a carpenter to help. it took him like half a day for a 10" long cut through 2 inches deep(on the initial neck cut). Hell, cutting out bevels by hand takes me most of the afternoon per side.

    Anyway, best of luck!

    and share some info on the guitar as in neck construcition, etc..
     
  8. thehundredthone

    thehundredthone New Member

    Keep us posted, this looks interesting. :)
     
  9. siddhartha_bg1

    siddhartha_bg1 New Member

    yup dude cant go in the sixth gear of my construction right now coz of pre boards (12th: it sucks) on 26th they'll get over (is it a coincidence : republic day ?? :) and i'll be back into top gear!!!
    cya
     
  10. siddhartha_bg1

    siddhartha_bg1 New Member

    well it'll be a solid aluminium body not a plated one (anyone can do that:)
    it'll be a bolt on neck not a thru.
    i'll be casting the aluminium !!!!! yup i am searching for someone who will get me a 35mm (cant increase the width further tooo much weight then) solid sheet i contacted ppl in delhi they'll get back to me (hope:asap)
    if they give me a no i'll have to cast the body which is a painful job ...
    if i get the sheet i'll be really happy
    i dont want to weld 3 12mm sheets bcoz of lack of skilled welders they wont be able to weld between the sheets so there will be a air pocket left damping the sound
    well mostly tomorrow the aluminium guy will call me or ill have to go for the longer more difficult option of casting it

    will have to cast it myself because small scale casting is a prob in Jaipur
    no factory will do it for me :(
    and i cant cast between the exams ........
    so mostly u'll hear frm me in the next 3 days


    happy sankrant!!!!!
     
  11. siddhartha_bg1

    siddhartha_bg1 New Member

    i had to google luthier down lol :)
    (flattered)
    gee aww thx ......

    (read : innocent smiley :)
     
  12. DagMX

    DagMX New Member

    good luck getting it cast.

    On the topic of B.CRich though, did anyonse see the new chuck shulcdiner signature stealth? $899 for a previously only custom made guitar...and its made in USA..wow... anyway, sorry to digres...
    good luck with the build. I'm taking a break from mine right now.
     
  13. alpha1

    alpha1 I BLUES!

    Cool project.

    How does it sound? (I mean the naked acoustic tone)
     
  14. siddhartha_bg1

    siddhartha_bg1 New Member

    @ alpha1

    hey i've given a link for comparision btwn wood and aluminium
    chck it out.......
    hope tht is what u wanted!!!!
     
  15. siddhartha_bg1

    siddhartha_bg1 New Member

    gr8 news!!!!!

    hey i jsut solved a major problem i was facing :)
    i got the solution to the weight problem !!!
    because there was no aircraft quality aluminium avlbl in small quantities like 7-8 kgs (which i needed) so i was wondering what to do abt the weight and found the solution!!!!
    ok here is the pic u'll understand
    i am sooo happy ..........
     

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  16. ultrabot90

    ultrabot90 Like fishes need bicycles

    This thing looks fricking OWNAGE! O.O
    Mind blowing!
    Just post this somewhere reasonably cool. You'll be the talk of the net @_@
    Damnit, I never get time for such projects! >_<
     
  17. DagMX

    DagMX New Member

    Chambered aluminium will be a little(and i mean a lot) harder to do though, won't it?
     
  18. thehundredthone

    thehundredthone New Member

    It will resonate differently too don't you think?
     
  19. DagMX

    DagMX New Member

    idk...i have no idea how aluminium would sound in reality.
    I don't think it'd be like wood where chambering also affects the sound.

    To the thread starter, have you played an aluminium guitar before?
     
  20. siddhartha_bg1

    siddhartha_bg1 New Member


    na i've never played a aluminium guitar before

    not everyone has driven a ferrari but we all know it is awesome right??

    anyways the sound is much btr than wooden guitars......... because metal reflects sound more than wood (it absorbs sound)

    i've given the link for comparision at the starting of the thread check it out......

    :)
     

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