Gold Leaf

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Gold Leaf

Postby AZGuitars » Tue May 02, 2017 5:07 am

Got a new VVV build starting in the shop now. My customer has asked me to build another Gold Leaf version.
Will reveal the requester later. Below are the rough parts that i'll be transforming into another Gold Leaf beauty,
build #2. Unfortunately # one is in the hands (maybe) of Mr. Vincent. Below is a shot of the parts that will soon
become a beautiful instrument. . . .

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Re: Gold Leaf

Postby Genebaby » Tue May 02, 2017 6:51 am

Another Gold Leaf beauty, fantastic stuff!
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Re: Gold Leaf

Postby shramiac » Tue May 02, 2017 9:34 am

Geebus! That's gonna be a tough bulid with all the gold leaf! Good luck!
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Re: Gold Leaf

Postby tukoztukoz » Tue May 02, 2017 4:43 pm

It's getting more and more tempting!!!
Also difficult to choose : grey/purple, white/gold or black/blue/pink/white ????
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Re: Gold Leaf

Postby birnie » Wed May 03, 2017 8:47 pm

Tom's on freegan fire !
Woohoo !
Go get em tiger :twisted:

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Re: Gold Leaf

Postby Streetbeat » Thu May 04, 2017 1:15 pm

amazing !!!

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Re: Gold Leaf

Postby VinceVandergraff » Fri May 05, 2017 3:51 am

this will be awesome to see come to life. I'm certainly looking forward to more build shots. I definitely don't mean to detract from this thread, but Tom check your PM's (here and facebook) sometime. I messaged you a while back. I'm interested in one!

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Re: Gold Leaf

Postby AZGuitars » Sat May 06, 2017 1:25 am

Hi Vince,
Sorry if I missed your PM's. I always look at the top of the page when I open up the forum to check for PM's
but I don't recall missing any lately. I'll be more diligent in the future. I don't check out Facebook very often though.
Will be more often now.
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Re: Gold Leaf

Postby metatron » Sun May 14, 2017 11:46 pm

WoW! insane. That is AVVASOME!
I got Jesus in my fax machine. I saw Ho Chi Minh down @ Burger King. I dated Vinnie Vincent as a Drag Queen. I still don't understand a f**kin' thing.
I have come here to chew bubble gum and kick ass and I'm all out of bubble gum.

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Re: Gold Leaf

Postby AZGuitars » Mon May 15, 2017 3:35 am

Yeah! It takes a bit of insanity to do something like this . . . .

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Re: Gold Leaf

Postby evh5150 » Tue May 23, 2017 10:12 am

can't wait to see it!

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Re: Gold Leaf

Postby SonOfTheAnkh » Fri Jun 23, 2017 12:48 am

excited about this. awesome!
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Re: Gold Leaf

Postby Genebaby » Fri Jun 23, 2017 9:42 pm

Any updates Tom?
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Re: Gold Leaf

Postby VinceVandergraff » Fri Jun 23, 2017 10:40 pm

bring on those drool-worthy moneyshots!

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Re: Gold Leaf

Postby AZGuitars » Tue Jul 11, 2017 2:55 am

Little by little I'm in the process of shaving the edge chamfers onto all of the wing parts and shaving the little blend areas
where the wings meet the neck. I've also got the gold pearl blanks for cutting the "V" Inlays which is always a somewhat tedious
process. That stuff is pretty hard and a bit brittle. It also wears out my fine toothed razor saws and they aren't something that's
at all easy to resharpen, so I just end up buying more.

By the way Genebaby, is there a drool section on the forum for the Money shots?
I don't want my posts to get all goopy!

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Re: Gold Leaf

Postby poserboy71 » Tue Jul 11, 2017 6:13 am

By the way Genebaby, is there a drool section on the forum for the Money shots?
I don't want my posts to get all goopy!
Brother Tom,
I have dropped so many loads looking at your work that my peenie only dry heaves now. Cleanup is inconsequential at this moot point.
Smooches,
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Re: Gold Leaf

Postby Genebaby » Tue Jul 11, 2017 6:41 pm

Hey Tom, it is the responsibility of each member to protect their screen and keyboard when viewing your work. :)

I can't wait to see more pics.
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Re: Gold Leaf

Postby Arjen » Wed Jul 12, 2017 6:11 pm

Sounds exciting! Especially adding of the gold leafs. Hope you can give some insight how these are applied to the guitar. Good luck, can't wait to see the next update and or photo's!

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Re: Gold Leaf

Postby AZGuitars » Thu Jul 13, 2017 3:30 am

Hi Arjen,

I'll be photoing most of the build process and posting here so everyone can join in the fun.

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Re: Gold Leaf

Postby poserboy71 » Thu Jul 13, 2017 4:15 am

Maybe video ?
Tom ? Hmmmmmmmm?
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Re: Gold Leaf

Postby AZGuitars » Thu Jul 13, 2017 5:27 am

Sounds like fun to do some video, "BUT" I don't have a video camera or a mobile phone.
Maybe it's time for WalMart. I'll check them out when I get a chance. I also have an account with Office Depot too.
It would also be neat to have the ability to describe what I'm doing while I'm doing it.
I will be checking into this so check back soon.

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Re: Gold Leaf

Postby Genebaby » Thu Jul 13, 2017 6:59 am

Video would be great!
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Re: Gold Leaf

Postby AZGuitars » Thu Jul 13, 2017 9:17 am

I'll definitely be looking into it . . . .

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Re: Gold Leaf

Postby doublev2 » Fri Sep 08, 2017 6:31 am

Can not believe I missed all this. Damn no idea AZG were back. How amazing. How lucky for us Tom is making guitars.
I remember the old board searching and searching for who made Vinnie's 90s guitar before we even knew it was a Pear.
Tom is the best
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Re: Gold Leaf

Postby AZGuitars » Sat Sep 09, 2017 6:02 am

Caught me working today . . . . been adding the binding to the ebony fret board. Not really visible on the photo in the pamphlet, but I used
some Ivoroid neck Binding on the original Goldy to blend in with the gold Leaf as it gives the guitar a real nice Vintage look. The gold Mother of
Pearl inlays also work very nicely too with the Vintage theme. The other 3 guitars have all white binding which works well with their color schemes.
And by the way I have the neck and all of the body fins roughed out now. The fins, upper set and lower set, will be glued together soon and then will be glued to the neck -- before which -- I'll be shaping the neck first before that operation. Also will need to slap the neck on the mill to route the
Truss Rod channel before I start shaping. I have all of the gold hardware in the shop too so another next step will be to route some cavities in the body and drill some holes through the front for the pots.

As for doublev2. Congrats on making it back to the forum. We've missed your input for quite a while.

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Re: Gold Leaf

Postby doublev2 » Sat Sep 09, 2017 11:41 pm

Tom. Do you know anything about African blackwood? It seems to be more high end than ebony. I would love Tom to make me something but no money at moment.
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Re: Gold Leaf

Postby AZGuitars » Sun Sep 10, 2017 2:09 am

For D.
For any and all types of wood, colors, grains, sizes, etc. www.bellforestproducts.com has pretty much any wood in the world.
It's a real nice browse too.
I got some real nice Birds Eye recently for a fretboard that I've been working on (Seemingly forever but it's coming along).
Thanks for a lot of patience on this one . . . . .

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Re: Gold Leaf Progress Peek

Postby AZGuitars » Sun Sep 10, 2017 4:41 am

Gold leaf getting ready for final assembly. Saturday Sept. 09 / 17

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Re: Gold Leaf

Postby Genebaby » Sun Sep 10, 2017 11:19 am

Oooh, it's looking good, but it's going to look even better!!!!
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Re: Gold Leaf Progress Peek

Postby poserboy71 » Mon Sep 11, 2017 3:13 am

Gold leaf getting ready for final assembly. Saturday Sept. 09 / 17

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T.
Inlays, routing, wing on headstock ...?
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Re: Gold Leaf

Postby AZGuitars » Mon Sep 11, 2017 6:38 am

Yes, what you said PB 71. Once I get it glue'd together and before I get the fret board glue'd down etc. I will be routing the bridge & pickup
cavities first and the electronics cavity too. And yes, there will be a mini fin on the headstock. I also still have more of the metallic
gold paint to use as the coloration in the cavities and it blends well with the gold leaf. This is just the same as Gold Leaf #1. For more
authenticity I will also be installing an SH-12 Screamin' Demon pickup just like the original. Oh yes, and of course, all of the hardware
is bright gold plate. So, stay tuned for another exciting episode. Oh yes, and as usual, more photos to come.

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Re: Gold Leaf

Postby doublev2 » Wed Sep 13, 2017 7:17 am

Great
Damn damn. Damn wish I could get a azg
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Re: Gold Leaf

Postby AZGuitars » Thu Sep 14, 2017 4:45 am

Hi DV2,
These VV copies also do come with a G and G case custom made to fit the guitars. And there are many
colors to choose from inside and out. And, shipping is amazingly reasonable to Europe etc. You can also
specify what pickup you'd like to have as well. Just trying here to give you an idea of what you get
for the money. I haven't done this before either but I might be able to set you up with time payments.
It's been working well too, to use PayPal for payments.
I don't know your situation so I'm just throwing out some possibilities for you to consider if it's worth
your while. My email is tom@arizonaguitars.com
T.

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Re: Gold Leaf

Postby AZGuitars » Thu Dec 07, 2017 7:29 am

Getting back in the groove here, finally, and here's an update on the Arjen Gold Leaf guitar:
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On this one I've contacted DePaul Supply and sent them an actual full sized drawing of the Gold Pearl Inlays.
They are going to cut them out for me on this one which will save me some time here while I work on the
main body/neck of the guitar. I've also got the gold leaf and all of the hardware just waiting to be installed
once the leaf is on and the clear coats are applied and polished.

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Re: Gold Leaf

Postby Streetbeat » Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:08 am

COOL !!!!!!!!

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Re: Gold Leaf

Postby shramiac » Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:17 am

Great.
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Re: Gold Leaf

Postby Genebaby » Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:22 am

A masterbuild, as usual.
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Re: Gold Leaf

Postby poserboy71 » Fri Dec 08, 2017 1:36 am

Awesome !!!!
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Re: Gold Leaf

Postby birnie » Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:11 pm

Delicious !

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Re: Gold Leaf

Postby Arjen » Mon Dec 11, 2017 10:24 pm

Heavenly :)


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