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Tomas Mascinskas Signature 8 String Guitar by TMProjection Tomas Mascinskas Signature 8 String Guitar by TMProjection
Tomas Mascinskas Signature 8 String 30 Inch Scale Guitar

Heres the finished guitar in action: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vg0IGW…

Make sure to zoom in on the picture or watch the video in 1080p to see the details of it

this was a project that i decided to take on to see if i can build a complete guitar from scratch (besides shaping the actual metal pieces like the bridge, machine heads, strings, pickups)

The average time it took to complete was around 6 months, the reason was because i had to kept on pausing to save up for new parts, if i had it all in one go with all parts it wouldve taken me around 3 weeks

the design was inspired by
ESP Forest GT body
headstop by Spear Gladius SP
wood layering by ESP LTD F-5e 5
Final Fantasy Kanji on the fretboard carving (unfilled carving)

so to sum it up:
selected woods, wedge and ash
laminated them
glued them together
shaped the body and neck and glued it together
routed tross rods (2 of them)
stock on laminated fretboard
cut fret slots
shaped the rest of the guitar
routed pickup, bridge, electronic, pots, input jack, machine head holes
lots of sanding from 60 grit to 2k
lacquering
fine sanding and polishing
fret seating, glueing and leveling
electronic seating
string neck and action adjustment
electronic wiring and soldering

thats the sum of it i guess, im sure i missed more, but i am planning to one day compile all the photos and videos i captured to create this guitar as i wanted to document everything (around 2k photos and 50vids, totaling around 30gb)

to me this guitar was supposed to have the best parts possible (in my opinion) so its the most expensive guitar ill probably will ever have built, heres the spendatures:

Total: £1,038.46

£170 ash and wedge
£29.61 3 x polyurethane glue for glueing laminate wood pieces
£2 paint brushes for glue
£21.00 template blueprints print outs
£5.98 silicone for truss rod
£22.92 2 x 20 inch tross rods
£17.18 2 x metal locking nuts (ended up using something new)
£6.99 dark oak wood treatment for fixing some of body
£314.72 Kahler 2318 8 bridge and metal locking nut
£163.87 DiMarzio D Activator 8 Bridge and Neck Pickups
£7.37 Bourns Dual 500K Blend/Balance Audio Taper Pot
£8.70 2 x Wide Jumbo Fret Wire
£9.39 D'addario EXL140-8 8String Light Top/Heavy Bottom Electric Guitar Strings 10-74
£64.36 8 Sperzel locking tuners (ended up wasting money on 2 extra tuners as i snapped the end of the machine head by drilling it to fit the 105 gauge string)
£46.92 push pull pot a500k
            Control knob
            two of a500 Volume & Tone Dual control pots
            two chrome flat top Dual Volume or Tone Guitar Control Knob
            two 2 way ON/ON DPDT
            guitar Jack input socket mono
            Input Jack Socket Plate M2
            guitar strap end pins buttons
£3.38 capacitor
£37.96 "3 x Nitrocellulose Lacquer Aerosol - Clear GLOSS - 400ml
£5.00 superglue loctite 10g for frets
£30.00 sandpaper all grits
£2.00 oil
£2.00 10 meter speaker cable, one black white one white, for wiring
£4.00 copper shielding tape
£1.00 foam raisers for pickups
£7.23 0.009 plain steel string pack 10 (needed a thinner gauge that reaches my scale length)
£28.17 3 x D'addario EXL140-8 8String Light Top/Heavy Bottom Electric Guitar Strings 10-74
(dont remember why i brought this set)
£4.09 Mini Toggle Switch DPDT on-on
£8.49 HYPNOTIC STRAPS SALE RED COTTON PRO REGULATION GUITAR
£5.24 Rotary Switch 6 pole 3 positions
£8.89 Chrome 4 Right Hand Sealed BASS TUNERS Machine Heads (needed this to replace the thickest strings machine head as i want even thicker for extra tight tension)

I do want to build another guitar this year, maybe a 7 or a 9 string, multi scale (maybe 24-30 or longer), but this time, as cheap yet to the best sound and quality as possible)
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:iconkogalover4ever:
That looks incredible!! I like how you made this into a collage of a guitar. I love the design and the style of this guitar that you have. It makes it look like it's been made personally for you. But I think that if it was jet black with some awesome red designs on it, it would be so wicked awesome that people would be dying to have that guitar. But that is my opinion that you don't have to do. You did an awesome and outstanding job with this and I hope you post more of this stuff soon.
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:iconpicachu234:
I like how you show your guitar in different views. The first thing that I saw was that there were 8 strings instead of 5/6. The background in some of the photos is really great like the blanket of the city. I like how you show the wiring in the guitar and were it's located like the back of the guitar. After all I think you did a great job on your guitar, and as I saw in the comment that it was hard. So I think you did a great job on the guitar even when it was hard good job :D
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Dan2D3D Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Professional General Artist

WOW! Very nice Tomas I wish I could try it! My father build guitars and violins and I play guitar.

Well done it's very beautiful
that's it I'm adding you to my watch. Dan ;)

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J-Mobius Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014
gorgeous axe!
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Anthorw Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014
A wood Back panel too, Nice!
Good werk Mien!
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:iconhopingpoetry:
hopingpoetry Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
solo nice omgggggg how long was the build time
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:icontmprojection:
TMProjection Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
around 6 months, but without breaks around 2 weeks
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sneakaboo2u Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Professional General Artist
TY once again 4 your fave!!
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A-WingMaster Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome design and gear! Respect
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:iconthredd:
thredd Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014  Student General Artist
this is beautiful i love the neck how it flows into the body - perfect shaping. all of it. 
i do not know if you are into fx - 
this is a very trusted source for pedals -
albeit expensive-
however if you sort throughout all of them-
there is a few DIY packages- 

there is also a mini amp that blasts. it would just need a speaker and cab to hold speaker.

www.zvex.com

they are incredible and the original ones are all hand painted - for the original artists.
the probe pedals are out of this world.
there are many videos online showing all kinds of musicians demonstrating these pedals
and the guy who made them is rally nice.

anyhow love this guitar it's beautiful enjoy it!
and have fun with the next one!
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basila1913 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014
beautiful.... 
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:icontheprotecters:
TheProtecters Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Student Artist
That's an amazing guitar.
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:iconcrispin23:
Crispin23 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014
ooh my goodness! Beautiful! :D
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:iconodinofold:
OdinofOld Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
you really amaze me my friend you seem to have endless limits to your talents. congrats. on this beauty! She's a beauty!
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Maliceah Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014
Very cool, and very impressive.  It has a very old school look to it.  How does it play? How does it sound? 
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:iconarcsibo:
arcsibo Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
love at first sightexcited 
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:iconyellowsmoke321:
yellowsmoke321 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
cool looking
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:icontreetato:
treetato Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Its amazing!! La la la la  
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Student2 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014
Just a thought... but could you make a 4 string bass, preferably a replica of Ashley Prudy's, like the one he plays in 'Days are numbered' here's an example  www.google.com.au/search?q=day…
 Long link I know but it's the one with the hand prints and lipstick marks all over it ...
By the way awesome bloody guitar you've created :) selling it by any chance?
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TMProjection Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
not selling, but i can build it, £2k upwards thought
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Grimreaper1324536 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like the flow of the light wood towards the dark. Everything works together and its a nice piece if it was up to me i would put some white or black swirls to bring out the whole guitar. The neck looks real nice, there is no way this is your first. I would definitely buy the guitar if i ever had the change to see in in person.   
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:icontmprojection:
TMProjection Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
i can build you one, £2k upwards
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PHOTOBUG51 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014
Very nice great shot ,and Fantastic work good for you ,very talented you are...
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:iconjoyfulhpfan:
joyfulhpfan Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow..its carved interestingly and 8 strings :)..can you play it?
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dingosnivysprint12 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Nice collection of guitars! What job are you looking into? I see many photos so photography! :D 
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:icontmprojection:
TMProjection Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
photography, or when me and my band release our album maybe make a living out of music
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dingosnivysprint12 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
That's cool! My brother is into photography too :D I don't know if I already told you that though ^^; I'm more into drawing or telling stories visually (storyboard artist/illustrator) :) 
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DanaeCosplay Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014
OMGĦĦ I love itĦĦĦĦĦĦĦ
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mangamax7 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014
this is so cool rely cool
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:iconjessicapalomo:
JessicaPalomo Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Whoa. That's just amazing! Incredible work!!:happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: 
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Millitrix Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Student General Artist
Wow, nice! I want it owo ... Even though I've never played an eight-stringed guitar ... I own a six-stringed one. |D
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:icontmprojection:
TMProjection Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
the change in width of the neck isnt as big of a deal as the scale being longer, requires more finger stretching
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Millitrix Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Student General Artist
Right. 
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littlemisszombie9 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014
Daaaaaaaaamn. Wow. So, uh, is this baby for sale?
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:icontmprojection:
TMProjection Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
afraid not, but im willing to build it, £2k upwards
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littlemisszombie9 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014
Oh. Alrightie then, thanks anyway.
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dreamofscreams Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My First Emoticon this is so cool!
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darkraitheruler Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Student Artist
Uh..........I wish i can buy it but i can't play it.......still, it's cool.
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CoocoGiirl Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow! 
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A-Separate-Reality Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
:iconbravoplz:  I do recommend watching the video!!:wow:
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TMProjection Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
thanks :)
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A-Separate-Reality Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
:iconbravoplz:
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Rosekatie Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014
I have a Guitar like this too.
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:iconjjholic:
Jjholic Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Is your talent never ending!?
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:icontmprojection:
TMProjection Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
its just logic really, all tutorials and information is already written somewhere, ie youtube, internet, books, etc, its not really hard :)
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Jjholic Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Well! I know a lot of people, including myself, who look at tutorials and try to use them and the product is not half as awesome as this xD
Anyway! You're so creative and you did a great job! I cannot wait to see more. C:
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InfernoTornado Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
Amazing work you put into this
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seralune Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Beautiful guitar! You did a great job! :)
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aelitacode59656 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014   Writer
GORGEOUS OH MY GOSH
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F0xf1r3 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
it's beautiful!
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:iconinredrainboots:
inredrainboots Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Holy shizzles, dude, that's a freaking gorgeous instrument!
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