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The Piglet guitar build project, part 4


(Above): Because this guitar is going to be such an unusual shape, I drilled holes in key places outside of the perimeter to aid the jigsawing process, especially where the blade needs to change direction.

 And after much careful jigsawing, here (above) is the cut-out body shape.

Hole drilled for the output jack.

The reverse of the body, sanding having commenced. Note I wanted to smooth certain pointy areas that may otherwise cause discomfort.

To give a better idea of the final product, here (above and below) we see the body with top in place (not yet glued) plus the neck, pickup and bridge in position.

Next job: Much more sanding! And then we can think about painting.

G L Wilson

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MG-100 Professional Multi-Effects Pedal Processor Musical Instrument Parts 40s Record 55 Effect Mode 10 Sound Di Box Electric Guitar and Bass Loop Amplifier Tube Pedal


Beaspire NUX MG-100 Professional Electric Guitar Multi-Effects Distortion Pedal Processor Musical Instrument Parts 40s Record 55 Effect Mode 10 sound quick-shift for School Colorful Screen

6-band graphic EQ designed specifically for electric guitar(120Hz,250Hz,750Hz,1.6kHz,3.2kHz,6.4kHz)A total of 58 effects ; up to 8 can be used simultaneouslyUp to 40 seconds phrase loop with sound on sound adds more playabilityBuilt-in drum machine with CD quality PCM soundsLarge color TFT LCD panel (160 x128),graphic interface making the overall operation easy and intuitive13 classic amp models with True Simulation of Analog Circuit(TSAC) A total of 72 presets, 36 factory + 36 user presets.Vintage 3-band passive EQ modeling for every amp model11 cabinet models.Seamless and quick preset switching32-bit DSP, high performance 24Bit 44.1kHz AD/DA converterPowered by batteries or DC power adapterSix AA/LR6 alkaline batteries all up to 8 hours of continuous useThe transmission distance is about 30 metersUsed in electric guitars,bass and acoustic products
Display: 160 * 128 QVGA TFT LCDInput: -20dbv  1MohmOutput: -10dbv (output load impedance of 10k or more)Adapter input: 230V-50Hz 100mAAdapter output: 9V-500mA 4.5VADimensions: 22.5 * 15.5 * 5 cm/8.9 x 6.1 x 2 inchesProduct weight: 697 g / 24.5 oz/1.54 lb

Product Features

  • Guitar Multi Effect Foot Pedal:58 Types of Effects Processor,Up to 8 effects can be used simultaneously 8 Tpes can be Used Simultaneously
  • Up to 40 Seconds Phrase Loop Padal also Play for Echo Delay Mixer Gain Wah Reverb
  • 72 Kinds of Setting Quick Preset Switching 13 Classic Guitar Amp Amplifier Models
  • 56 Drum Machine Vintage 3-band Passive EQ Modeling
  • Well-operative HD Screen (160 x128) and Powered by 6*AA Alkaline Batteries or AC Adapter (ACD-007A) For 8 Hours of Continuous Use

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30″ Sunset Wood Guitar with Case for Kids/Girls/Boys/Beginners


Product Features

  • DURABILITY: Made of an all wood construction. Won’t get dented or cracked when dropped by kids.
  • SOUNDS: Tunes nicely and gives real sounds. Great for kids or beginners who are learning to play a guitar.
  • ACCESSORIES: This exclusive beginner guitar includes: shoulder strap for guitar, Carry case with shoulder strap, Spare strings, guitar picks.
  • SPECIFICATIONS: Guitar Dimensions: 30″(L) x 11″(W) x 3″(H)
  • ATTRACTIVE: Smooth, Glossy finish. Great gift for your loved one!

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New Premium Ibanez Jem Brings Back Ebony Fretboard


The Ibanez JEM7VWH has been Steve Vai’s main instrument since it was released at the time of the Sex & Religion album in 1993. Upon release it had a Lo Pro Edge tremolo, an Ebony fingerboard and Vai’s new DiMarzio Evolution humbucking pickups. Since then the VWH has undergone a few changes, including the switch to an Edge Pro tremolo and then to an original Edge, but by far the biggest change that really riled up the Jem community when it happened was the decision to move from an Ebony fingerboard to a Rosewood one in 2004. Sure, this gave the Jem a slightly warmer tone (which helped to cool down those very aggressive Evolutions) but many players preferred the more direct tone and smooth feel of Ebony. 

Now Ibanez is releasing a Premium version of the JEM7VWH, the JEM7VP, which brings back that sweet sweet Ebony fingerboard. There are a couple of other key differences between this and the Japan-made VWH though: it has Jumbo frets and a 5-piece Maple/Walnut Wizard neck instead of the JEM neck shape and narrow/tall 6105 frets, and the Premium’s fingerboard radius is a little more subtly rounded than the VWH.

I can imagine a lot of players being very happy with this model. A) It’s more affordable than the VWH which is a seriously-priced piece of kit; B) Yay Ebony; C) The smaller frets and flatter radius of the WVH just don’t feel as Ibanezzy to players who are used to the RG neck. One point to note: it does not have scallops on frets 21-24.

This is also pretty smart marketing by Ibanez. It gives players something in between the top-of-the-line JEM7VWH and the budget JEM Jr, a guitar that a lot of folks buy to upgrade to more VWH-like specs. 

I used to have a VWH and while it was a phenomenal guitar, eventually I traded it for a Strat because it just never really felt like ‘mine.’ But I’m certainly tempted to get the JEM7VP because there will always be a place in my heart for the white Jem, and I think I would like this model’s neck a little more. What do you think?

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Ibanez GRG131DX – Black Flat


Solidbody Electric Guitar with Poplar Body, Maple Neck, New Zealand Pine Fingerboard, and 2 Humbucking Pickups – Black Flat

Product Features

  • GRG Maple neck
  • Poplar body
  • Bound Treated New Zealand Pine fretboard w/Red Sharktooth inlay
  • Jumbo frets
  • Ibanez F106 bridge

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OriPure Handmade Pickup Alnico 5 Double Coil Guitar Humbucker Bridge Pickup 16.6K – Adjustable Pole Pieces


Type: Double Coil Humbucker Guitar Pickup.High Quality Handmade Pickup.
Model: OHJ5-B.
Position: Bridge.
Fit for Strat style, Les Paul electric guitar or similar guitar.
Magnet: Alnico 5.
Pole Pieces:Adjustable Hexagonal Screw Pole Pieces.
Pole Spacing: 52mm.
Resistance: 16.6K-17K.
Peak Frequency:7.3H.
Based on the frequency ratio of each pickup per se: Treble-30%; Middle-40%; Bass-30%.
Base: White Copper.
Output line: PVC Wirings ,4 Output can be Switched to Single.
Fully Wax Potted and Sealed.
Each Pickup Includes Screws and Springs.
Tones Features: Solid and strong, with great force of impact. It has a good granular and elastic sound.
Note: All parameters for reference, the actual may be a bit deviation. The actual effect of tone will be a little different from different guitars or related equipment.

Product Features

  • Solid and strong, with great force of impact . It has a good granular and elastic sound.
  • Alnico 5 double coil guitar humbucker pickup, adjustable hexagonal screw pole pieces, ideal for electric guitar BRIDGE position.
  • 16.6K-17K Output, fully wax potted and sealed to eliminate any unwanted feedback and noise.
  • Black guitar humbucker, white copper base, 4 output PVC wiring can be switched to single.
  • Bridge pickup come with screws and springs, easy to install.

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Hagstrom HagBag E20 Gigbag for Solid Body Electric Guitars


Sld Electric model:2pockets, handle & double shoul

Product Features

  • Tear-resistant Cordura coating
  • Reinforced throughout with Structural B wave material
  • Rigid ergonomic handle
  • two large accessory pouches
  • removable shoulder straps with adequate padding

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Fender Squier Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar – Sunburst Bundle with Fender Play Online Lessons, Gig Bag, Tuner, Strings, Strap, Picks, and Austin Bazaar Instructional DVD


Adding value to your purchase, Austin Bazaar bundles your instrument with necessary accessories. Everything you need to start playing immediately comes in one box. Save yourself the hassle and save some money while you’re at it. A gig bag is included so you can keep your instrument safely packed away when you’re on the go. An easy-to-use clip-on tuner is included so you can keep your instrument in tune. A strap is included so you can practice or better yet perform while standing up. Strings are included so you have extra for later. Picks are included so you can start playing right out of the box. An Austin Bazaar instructional DVD is included so you can pick up some tips while learning your new instrument.

The Squier SA-150 is a full-size steel-string acoustic that offers big sound at a small price. It’s strong enough to stand up to the everyday use (and abuse) that beginning players might throw its way thanks to its all-laminate construction with lindenwood top and mahogany back and sides. This guitar also features scalloped “X”-bracing, mahogany neck and a durable dark-stained maple fingerboard to give you an instrument that looks as good as it sounds. With its slim, easy-to-play neck and full-bodied dreadnought tone, the SA-150 is an ideal choice for all rookie strummers.

Series: SA Series
Body Shape: Dreadnought
Body Top: Laminated Hardwood
Back and Sides: Laminated Mahogany
Body Finish: Gloss
Bracing: Scalloped X
Rosette: Concentric Rings
Neck: Nato
Neck Finish: Gloss
Fingerboard: Stained Hardwood, 12″ (305 mm)
Frets: 20
Position Inlays: Dot
Nut (Material/Width): Plastic, 1.69″ (43 mm)
Truss Rod: Dual-Action
Tuning Machines: Covered Chrome
Scale Length: 25.6″ (650 mm)
Bridge: Stained Maple
Pickguard: Black
Hardware Finish: Chrome
Strings: Fender Dura-Tone 880L (.012-.052 Gauge)

Product Features

  • Full-size steel-string acoustic that offers big sound at a small price
  • All-laminate construction with lindenwood top and mahogany back and sides
  • Scalloped “X”-bracing, mahogany neck and a durable dark-stained maple fingerboard
  • Slim, easy-to-play neck
  • Full-bodied dreadnought tone

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Stagg SEO30-WH”Heavy” Osin Type Electric Guitar – White


Stagg “Heavy” Osin Style Electric Guitars are a perfect choice for any level of musician. Constructed of high quality Adler wood and a Rosewood fingerboard, this guitar features the classic “Tune-O-Matic” style bridge configuration. With two individual pickups and the guitar already having been strung, this guitar is ready to play out of the box. Tune it up and play away.

Product Features

  • Constructed of high quality Alder wood
  • 2 Humbucker pickup
  • Tune-O-Matic-style Bridge
  • Rosewood fingerboard with 21 frets

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ESP LTD Arrow 401 Electric Guitar, Black


A bold and aggressive design is the hallmark of the FRX guitars! Perfect for metal, hard rock, and other music genres where you want to stand out from the crowd

Product Features

  • The LTD Arrow-401 Black has a Mahogany Body with a Maple Neck and a Rosewood Fingerboard
  • This guitar comes equipped with a Floyd Rose Special Bridge and Locking Nut
  • It has a Set-Thru Neck Construction with a 25.5″ Scale with 24 Extra Jumbo Frets and a Thin-U Neck Contour
  • The Pickups are active EMG 81(b) and EMG 85(n)
  • The Controls are Volume with a Toggle Switch

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