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Discussion in 'Other Guitars' started by beerbelly, Mar 21, 2021.
There’s always the future
FWIW, it’d look great as a bass I think. It’s got all the space on the lower bout to place the bridge to accommodate the extended range. But for now, I’m eagerly watching the progress on the current build!
I'm working on the headstock design today. I felt the original was pretty good, but a little "tame" compared to the body shape. This design, although similar, is more aggressive, with less of a "belly" curve, and a sleeker, less rounded notch.
I'll look at it for a day or two and decide if any changes are needed. What do you guys think?
Looks aerodynamic! I like it
Another notch option, giving me more room for the logo, and maybe string trees:
Yet another idea...
To me, the elongated shape is looking more Modern Jetliner and less Space-Age
That's a great description drewcp, and I agree; I think I'm sticking with my first idea. I've tried 5 different versions, and haven't found one I like better.
I was in awe of your first design, and I'm blown away by the second. To me, you are a modern Leo Fender !
I can't wait to see the rest of the Astrocaster Mark II !
Very, VERY cool.
Rough-cut the body, routed & rounded over the edges and routed the neck pocket today. That's enough router work for one day; time to clean up my mess and plan tomorrow's work.
Got the neck attached, the bridge in place and the string-through holes drilled today. I was just reminded that there are some domestic chores to do, so that's it for today.
I see a shark's head with open mouth. Kind of cool, but not space age I think.
The scallop on the inside/underside gets lost in the mix.
Almost straight from that angle.
Are you planning on shading or coloring just the scallop to give it more visual definition?
Really just a question. The guitar looks smokin
If you're asking about the scallop in the headstock, yes, it will be painted black and the neck will be tinted amber, like the first AstroCaster. I'm just changing the shape of the headstock & scallop to make it sleeker and more "Astro-y". That's a word right?
Changes the whole visual.
Checked the bridge & neck placement with some dental floss on the high & low E tuners; looks good.
The headstock scallop shows up a little better from this angle:
Here's some info on the neck if you're interested:
WD Music part number PHNTM, an unfinished maple on maple neck with a Tele heel. They call it a modern C profile, with a 12" radius and (22) 6150 medium frets. It really fills my palm on the upper frets; really comfortable. The TUSQ PQL-5000-00 nut fits almost perfectly, just needing a little sanding to fit in the slot.