Warlock 12 string Project - Finally got back to it



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Warlock 12 string Project - Finally got back to it

Postby DRodriguez » Sat Sep 05, 2015 1:40 pm

I bought my warlock at a pawn shop when I was young and impressionable, and I doubt it's going to sell at what I think is a fair price, so on to option two.

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I want to do the most unmetal thing possible to it and transform it into a 12-string. The neck is pretty damn wide, so it should fit it nicely. Now here's where things get interesting, I want to reshape the body, how, I'm not sure. That's what I'm coming to y'all for. I definitely want to get rid of some of the sharpness to the horns. The main issue is that the routing for the wiring in the bottom right horn is so deep, I have to leave the bulk of it there. So any ideas for a shape beyond just rounding everything out?
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Re: Recarving my warlock

Postby goroth » Sat Sep 05, 2015 2:56 pm

Refinish it man. Warlocks rule! Semi transparent cherry colour.
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Re: Recarving my warlock

Postby oldangelmidnight » Sat Sep 05, 2015 10:36 pm

I don't know anything about the actual content of the thread but that thread tile is pretty great. It's like a power metal album title and a euphemism for some weird sex thing at the same time. It's got a really nice rhythm to it. Everybody, say it aloud.
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Re: Recarving my warlock

Postby DRodriguez » Sat Sep 05, 2015 11:10 pm

Like this?



goroth wrote:Refinish it man. Warlocks rule! Semi transparent cherry colour.

That definitely sounds like a more reasonable thing to do, I should do that
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Re: Recarving my warlock

Postby ThurberMingus » Wed Sep 09, 2015 10:55 pm

Saw/sand all the points off. It will look like a 60s italo-riffer
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Refinishing my Warlock as a 12 string, also a shitty Epiphon

Postby DRodriguez » Sun Sep 13, 2015 11:35 am

Bought new electronics that don't sound like crap. Ordered most of the hardware for converting it into a 12 string. Gonna try and combine bits from 2 different bridges to avoid refilling and drilling more holes than needed. The stain and finish is on it's way from Amazon.

Also have some pickups on the way for my Epiphone Les Paul that I bought for next to nothing once upon a time. I forgot I ordered them months ago and they never got delivered. The friendly seller is reshipping them now.

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Gonna finish them both to match the Dirge Telemaster I have and make a happy little family

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Gonna sit my ass down today, watch football, and sand all this shit down. Hopefully the wood isn't too ugly underneath it all. And if it is, I'm gonna play around with some burning.
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Re: Refinishing my Warlock as a 12 string, also a shitty Epi

Postby goroth » Sun Sep 13, 2015 2:01 pm

Holy smokes that is going to look sick. I wouldn't mind refinishing one of my guitars to look like that! If you can be bothered documenting it that would be sick!
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Re: Refinishing my Warlock as a 12 string, also a shitty Epi

Postby DRodriguez » Mon Sep 14, 2015 1:49 pm

Will do.

Slight snag though, the string trees I ordered to keep strings from getting too close on such a small headstock have an estimated delivery date of Sep 26 - Oct 10 event though the seller is literally a 1.5 hour drive away from me... So, that's the last piece I will be waiting on. Luckily I can do pretty much everything else before I add them on.
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Re: Refinishing my Warlock as a 12 string, also an Epi LP

Postby DRodriguez » Sat Sep 19, 2015 6:09 pm

Current state of affairs:

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Cant for the life of me get through to the unstained wood on the LP. But I am through to the actual wood.

I think my 12-string hardware package got stolen, so that may be money down the drain.
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Re: Refinishing my Warlock as a 12 string, also an Epi LP

Postby kosta » Sat Sep 19, 2015 6:35 pm

That stain on the LP might be way down in there. For the Warlock, you could trace the body on a few sheets of paper and sketch in some alternate body shapes before you go to town with a sander/router/saw/etc. Stoked to see what becomes of that thing!
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Re: Refinishing my Warlock as a 12 string, also an Epi LP

Postby DRodriguez » Sat Sep 19, 2015 7:07 pm

kosta wrote:That stain on the LP might be way down in there. For the Warlock, you could trace the body on a few sheets of paper and sketch in some alternate body shapes before you go to town with a sander/router/saw/etc. Stoked to see what becomes of that thing!


It is pretty deep. The funny part is it came right off the matching headstock without a crazy amount of effort. I'm hoping to at least get deep enough where the stain is light enough to darken it with the ebony stain.

Decided to keep it as a warlock shape due to inability to think of a good alternative shape that would fit the existing routings. Basically the long horn can barely have any wood taken out of it, so even if I did re-carve it, it would end up with a long jutty bit which is what I disliked in the first place. End up deciding that what was really bugging me was the generic tribal design. Current plan is to finish it in a natural looking ebony and make it a 12 string.
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Re: Epi and Warlock 12 string Project - Hardware all fitted.

Postby DRodriguez » Sun Oct 11, 2015 11:41 am

Warlock is close to being ready for finishing. Just need to do some cleaning sanding to even things out and general finesse.

Drilled all the hardware for the Warlock upgrades, also put grover tuning heads in the Epi LP.

Filling in the old holes:
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Re: Epi and Warlock 12 string Project - Hardware all fitted.

Postby neonblack » Sun Oct 11, 2015 1:12 pm

Whoa that thing looks so evil with those tuners. Like a metal halo around the headstock. It looks like an evil Wizard staff or something. Awesome. You have to start a LOTR themed epic metal band.
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Re: Epi and Warlock 12 string Project - Hardware all fitted.

Postby goroth » Sun Oct 11, 2015 4:31 pm

Sick!!!
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Re: Epi and Warlock 12 string Project - Hardware all fitted.

Postby kosta » Mon Oct 12, 2015 12:11 am

Whoa! That is bonkers!
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