Rock Star Shooter

Discussion in 'Show off your homemades!' started by Obl1v1Aus, Oct 13, 2013.

  1. Obl1v1Aus

    Obl1v1Aus Meh!

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    Hi All,

    Here's a little project I've been working on for a couple of days.
    I have had a broken acoustic guitar hiding away for about a year now, It was pretty beat up / well used the paint was chipped and it was no longer playable (the bridge let go in the middle of a particularly hot summer night and took half of the ply from the top with it).

    I couldn't bring myself to just throw it away, but can't justify holding on to a full sized busted guitar.

    It was a gloss black guitar, the headstock was scratched to peices, and had chips in the paint. I ended up sanding off the gloss paint from the back of the neck and leaving it raw. I cut the neck just above the fretwire for the fifth fret, leaving it quite long but I wanted to keep one of the pearloid dots in the neck.

    I'm not sure what kind of wood the neck itself is, when I was shaping the end it smelled very sweet, but not a wood I'm familiar with.
    very little was done prep wise, sanded from 200 to 1200 grit, and gave it a poly coat on the back, leaving the rosewood fretboard raw and unfinished.

    so here is what I ended up with.
     

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  2. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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  3. zwillie

    zwillie New Member

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    Lol what a great idea.
    Think I have to make a drumstick shooter now.
    Zwillie
     
  4. Antraxx

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    Thats a very nice and unique idea!
     
  5. xXdoomXx

    xXdoomXx Junior threadjacker ag. J

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    Very slender ;p

    J
     
  6. Obl1v1Aus

    Obl1v1Aus Meh!

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    It's a little taller than you would expect from such a small fork ( 20cm tip to tail), and if it wasn't for me leaving the truss rod in it would weigh nothing at all.
    but it is very strong, it supported in excess of 60kg in the vice.

    If I was to do it again I wouldn't polycoat it I would just oil it and let it acquire its own character which is what I do with all of my guitars.
     
  7. tokSick

    tokSick Senior Member

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    Very smart and original idea. It' s incredible how one can transform/ recycle objects into shootazz.
    A call to Joerg; Did you ever thought about making a Desperado Slingshot Guitar Case?
    [​IMG]

    Great job Ob!!
     
  8. zurdoman95

    zurdoman95 Member

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    this is what happens when you take some time in the world of the slingshot. start to see them everywhere. very cool
     
  9. FIAAO

    FIAAO Failureisalwaysanoption

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    Very cool! Funny idea :cool:

    Zwillie, I'm with you on the topic of a drumstick-slingshot :D
     
  10. JJP

    JJP New Member

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    Nice!
    Now I gotta go break a guitar...
     
  11. AngelicScars

    AngelicScars MILF of the board

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    Very nice, great idea!
     
  12. Brazilviking

    Brazilviking Thread Hijacker

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    Crazy creation, man! I love it!!!
     
  13. Withak

    Withak aka Whitehawk!

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    What a great idea! Some great minds on this board always looking for inspiration from many different sources.
     
  14. Flipgun

    Flipgun Well-Known Member

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  15. Obl1v1Aus

    Obl1v1Aus Meh!

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    Wow, Thank you all for your kind words.
    I'm sure we all have something in our houses that we are holding on to for the "I'll find a use for this one day" mentality. thankfully I was able to find a use for that guitar, now I just need to find a purpose for the rest of my "one day" items!
     
  16. dolomite

    dolomite Banned

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    Man, that's a beauty! I've been trying to figure out a guitar themed slingy for some time now, never thought of using a guitar though. That's effing rad!
     
  17. Arturo Borquez

    Arturo Borquez Administrator

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    Impressed ! never figured out that a guitar could turn a PFS :eek:
    any ideas how could I turn the left side to the right side ? :p
    Cheers
    Arturo
     

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  18. Flipgun

    Flipgun Well-Known Member

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    Sell it and use the money to buy shooters?
     
  19. Arturo Borquez

    Arturo Borquez Administrator

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    No LOL, just a joke now I'll watching for broken guitars, I would like to add a "guitar PFS" to my collection, very original no doubt !
    Cheers
    Arturo
     
  20. Bighaze51

    Bighaze51 Professional Amateur Dude

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    That's brilliant! I have an Epiphone SG that the headstock broke off right at the nut. I ended up making a new headstock from oak with the Gibson style but I saved the original. I've been plotting a mahogany PFS and now I know where to get the wood!