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> My Custom Made Initial D Guitar, The Initial V
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  Posted: Jun 24 2011, 09:02 PM


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Hi, I'm new to this forum and wanted to share my new guitar with some people that could really appreciate it. I have been an Initial D fan since I first saw the animated series back in like '03 and have also gotten my oldest son into the cartoon as well.
This winter I began assembling parts to build a couple of custom guitars for myself. I knew that I wanted a flying v body style, but beyond that I had no idea what kind of paintjob or graphics I wanted on it. All I knew was that the guitar needed to in some way represent a part of myself.
One day I was watching an Initial D dvd with my son and as I saw Tak pull off the inertia drift in the first episode, I realized what I needed to do. It was so simple, a classic black and white color scheme but with a little more flair and individuality.
So I painted the body and headstock satin white (I hate gloss), used all black hardware, wrapped the pickguard in a faux-carbon fiber vinyl (a real carbon pickguard was outside my budget but may be added later), applied the classic Fujiwara Tofu Shop graphic down one side and an aluminum Initial D badge directly below the neck. I want to put a Trueno decal on the headstock, but I have yet to find anyone who will make me one to the size I need.
I am only posting one pic right now but will post more shortly. I still need to install the bridge, mount the neck and string it to be completely done. I just finished all pre-assembly and soldering tonight.
So without further adieu...Here is my custom built "Initial V" with the aptly added serial # of AE86001.

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Posted: Jun 24 2011, 09:57 PM


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That is amazing! The flying V even got the Fujiwara Tofu Shop logo on it as well as the Initial D logo and carbon fiber pickguard!

BTW are those Seymour Duncan pickups? I would love to do something similar to this on my LTD Viper 100FM. Yes I am jelly of your craftsmanship right now laugh.gif

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^ thanks, I have been working on this for almost 6 months (mostly the paint). I have never painted a guitar so it took me a while to get it this good. Primer, sand, primer, sand, primer, sand, paint, sand off all the runs from my first paint attempt (lol) and finally paint again. I actually was going to put on a satin clear coat as well but I wanted to play it so bad and just the paint looked really good...
Yes, that's a seymour duncan sh-13 dimebucker. Its pretty much the only pickup I use, at least until I learn how to install active pickups then I may try a blackout or emg alexi laiho.
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Posted: Jun 26 2011, 10:30 AM


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QUOTE (preludicrous @ Yesterday, 5:00 AM)
^ thanks, I have been working on this for almost 6 months (mostly the paint). I have never painted a guitar so it took me a while to get it this good. Primer, sand, primer, sand, primer, sand, paint, sand off all the runs from my first paint attempt (lol) and finally paint again. I actually was going to put on a satin clear coat as well but I wanted to play it so bad and just the paint looked really good...
Yes, that's a seymour duncan sh-13 dimebucker. Its pretty much the only pickup I use, at least until I learn how to install active pickups then I may try a blackout or emg alexi laiho.

Dang priming must be a tad pain in the ass to do laugh.gif

I have played a guitar with the same exact pickups and it is very good. Distortion and clean it sounds amazing. Well EMG are really good too but I find it okay with the sh13. Since I find EMG too 'crunchy' when I tried them.

Would love to have a Initial D Custom guitar on a SG/Viper body happy.gif
But still man this is amazing.

Where is the volume knob? I only see the tone switch or is that the volume knob? XD

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Yes, the knob you see is volume. I play rhythm guitar, so for me less is more. 1 pickup, 1 volume always set to wide open and I'm good to go.
I really like sg's too, that may be one of my next projects. I am 50% done on another v, but a jackson style king v. The cost is killing me tho, each of these guitars is up above $500 so far. That's a lot for a guitar that I couldn't even sell for that price considering its a "no name." These aren't for sale, they are just for me so I guess its worth it.

I found my friends esp with emgs to sound really high in the treble area, the alexi model has a pretty good preamp so it should sound much better. October guitars makes a really badass pickup, I have one in my October Annihilator and it sounds better than the dimebucker imo. Im awaiting a response from October to see about just buying their pickups.
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Posted: Jul 6 2011, 09:33 AM


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QUOTE (preludicrous @ Jun 26 2011, 04:43 PM)
Yes, the knob you see is volume. I play rhythm guitar, so for me less is more. 1 pickup, 1 volume always set to wide open and I'm good to go.
I really like sg's too, that may be one of my next projects. I am 50% done on another v, but a jackson style king v. The cost is killing me tho, each of these guitars is up above $500 so far. That's a lot for a guitar that I couldn't even sell for that price considering its a "no name." These aren't for sale, they are just for me so I guess its worth it.

I found my friends esp with emgs to sound really high in the treble area, the alexi model has a pretty good preamp so it should sound much better. October guitars makes a really badass pickup, I have one in my October Annihilator and it sounds better than the dimebucker imo. Im awaiting a response from October to see about just buying their pickups.

I have never heard of October, sounds like a good guitar company, considering thats my birthday laugh.gif

$500??! Damn I cant even afford a $300 guitar lol
If you ever get the chance to make another guitar project, should be blue just like Bunta's STI happy.gif
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I don't know much about guitars (trying to teach myself, but it isn't working out too well atm), but I will have to say that it looks amazing. Keep up the good work!
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Now you need to make an Initial Drum set to keep the beat. Well done!
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QUOTE (Jdmyo93 @ 7 hours, 35 minutes ago)
I have never heard of October, sounds like a good guitar company, considering thats my birthday laugh.gif

$500??! Damn I cant even afford a $300 guitar lol
If you ever get the chance to make another guitar project, should be blue just like Bunta's STI happy.gif


I had never heard of October either, until I was browsing ebay and I found my "dream guitar" which is the Annihilator. It's the signature model of Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein (ex-Misfits guitarist), the original was built by Doyle in his family's machine shop and recently October secured the rights to build a production version (what I have) and a USA custom shop version (mad $$$). I saw the Misfits in 1998 and since then I have always wanted an Annihilator. Fast forward 13 years and I got one for my birthday from my fiance. Heres a pic...

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As far as the STi... I was actually thinkin about doing a whole Initial D themed lineup of guitars. The next one would be the GTR though cuz I LOVE the R32. My only problem is $$$. There would be roughly 8 guitars in the "set" so times that by $500 per guitar and holy crap I'm broke.lol.

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QUOTE (preludicrous @ Yesterday, 5:08 PM)

I had never heard of October either, until I was browsing ebay and I found my "dream guitar" which is the Annihilator. It's the signature model of Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein (ex-Misfits guitarist), the original was built by Doyle in his family's machine shop and recently October secured the rights to build a production version (what I have) and a USA custom shop version (mad $$$). I saw the Misfits in 1998 and since then I have always wanted an Annihilator. Fast forward 13 years and I got one for my birthday from my fiance. Heres a pic...

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/4ws...32511181410.jpg

As far as the STi... I was actually thinkin about doing a whole Initial D themed lineup of guitars. The next one would be the GTR though cuz I LOVE the R32. My only problem is $$$. There would be roughly 8 guitars in the "set" so times that by $500 per guitar and holy crap I'm broke.lol.

0.0 Never seen anything like that before. Thats crazy! You can kiill with that guitar body laugh.gif

GT-R emblem on a guitar, thats actually a brilliant idea as well. smile.gif
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QUOTE (Jdmyo93 @ 1 hour, 56 minutes ago)
GT-R emblem on a guitar, thats actually a brilliant idea as well. smile.gif

I completely agree. Since I only use a briidge pickup, I have that space right below the neck to putt all sorts of stuff. I would put the GT-R in that spot and a Night Kids decal somewhere on the body.
I am hoping to get good enough at building guitars that I can start selling them. Once I have enough tools, time and experience I plan on revisiting the Initial V and building another one that is much more in-depth. I would like to make it a set neck, all mahogany, recess the pickguard so its flush with the body (and use real cf) and hand carve all the logos/graphics.

Btw if anyone knows where I can get more of the Initial D badges, I would really like to know. I found the one I used on ebay and the seller only had one. The badge is aluminum and just the right size for accenting a guitar.
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Sugoi! happy.gif One of the coolest things i've seen recently. Keep up the good work!
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QUOTE (preludicrous @ Jul 7 2011, 02:28 PM)
I completely agree. Since I only use a briidge pickup, I have that space right below the neck to putt all sorts of stuff. I would put the GT-R in that spot and a Night Kids decal somewhere on the body.
I am hoping to get good enough at building guitars that I can start selling them. Once I have enough tools, time and experience I plan on revisiting the Initial V and building another one that is much more in-depth. I would like to make it a set neck, all mahogany, recess the pickguard so its flush with the body (and use real cf) and hand carve all the logos/graphics.

Btw if anyone knows where I can get more of the Initial D badges, I would really like to know. I found the one I used on ebay and the seller only had one. The badge is aluminum and just the right size for accenting a guitar.

I'd definetely buy a custom guitar even with your current craftmanship skills right now... If only I had the money... facepalm.gif

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^thanks, I appreciate the encouragement. But it will still be a while before I build a guitar that I feel is worthy of selling. I am almost done my 2nd V, I literally have dried paint all over my hands right now from doing the bloodspatter pinstriping. I will post pics soon...

Here are some pics of my newest guitar

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Adding bloodspatter
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Headstock graphic (no, pic is not backwards. I had the Jackson logo flipped and reversed since its not a real Jackson)
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QUOTE (preludicrous @ Jul 6 2011, 08:08 PM)

I had never heard of October either, until I was browsing ebay and I found my "dream guitar" which is the Annihilator. It's the signature model of Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein (ex-Misfits guitarist), the original was built by Doyle in his family's machine shop and recently October secured the rights to build a production version (what I have) and a USA custom shop version (mad $$$). I saw the Misfits in 1998 and since then I have always wanted an Annihilator. Fast forward 13 years and I got one for my birthday from my fiance. Heres a pic...

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/4ws...32511181410.jpg

As far as the STi... I was actually thinkin about doing a whole Initial D themed lineup of guitars. The next one would be the GTR though cuz I LOVE the R32. My only problem is $$$. There would be roughly 8 guitars in the "set" so times that by $500 per guitar and holy crap I'm broke.lol.

Excellent guitar!
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Did you just added the Jackson logo? Either way, its still epic. Jackson guitars are beautiful. Reverse headlocks are pretty cool too in my opinion.
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^ yeah, I found a guy in mexico that mmakes the decals. I had him flip the logo upside down& backwards...
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THAT GUITAR!!! HHHHHHHHHHHHHHNNNNNNNNNNNNGGGGGGGGGGGG!!!
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Oh that's so cool! It makes me want to pick up a guitar and play again so that I may one day be good enough to play something that awesome looking... *3*
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Wow, all the guitars posted here look freaking amazing.
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So awesome!