New to the forums, not to buckethead however. And because of my admiration for buckethead as a musician I have built a replica/style of his Les paul custom. Here are a few pictures of the finished guitar.
So beyond the fact that I am sharing my build with you I would like to let you know that any replica build services you would like done, les paul or flying v, I can accomplish them for you. I have also been experimenting with building elastic guitar straps, like the ones buckethead uses. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions or requests for guitar builds.
Also check out my youtube channel for videos videos of the buckethead replica a my latest original guitar build.
Honestly how much would this cost? That looks great bot. and Welcome ;D ;D
It really depends on what you would want done. Here is a rough price list I just kinda came up with to give you an idea.
Buckethead Jackson V mahogany clear finish one $1600
Buckethead Jackson V KFC Striped $2000
Death Cube K Jackson V (custom paint job im working on) $2250
Buckethead Les Paul Copy $2500
Death Cube K Les Paul(inverted Colors with custom paint job) $3000
Buckethead Les Paul Custom Copy $4000
Death Cube K Les Paul Custom $4000
All Prices are subject to change, and custom Guitars are base prices
Les Paul custom is front binding, fretboard binding, headstock binding. Optional features are back binding, custom wound pickups to bucketheads specs, powder coated hardware. All of these options add cost. All custom specs requested by you are very possible as this would be a custom one of a kind build.
I know that it\'s a little pricey, but the only other place I know of that isn\'t gibson is an over-seas company called shamray that won\'t do the oversized body and baritone neck. Also because they are a patented company they can\'t reproduce the les paul exactly. They charge atleast $4500.
Prices through me can are always negotiable too.
Man, if I had a decent paying job I would have to have one. Sadly I don\'t. >:( The les paul looks amazing though bot ;D
Dude, you do beautiful work and I\'m not trying to be a dick, but... You may have copyright infringement issues if you paint a company logo that\'s not yours on an instrument you made, that profits you and not the company. It\'s like if I built a car from scratch and sold it (them) with a "Ford" badge on it, I\'m sure I\'d get sued. All I\'m saying is, you should look into it before proceeding.
What is the possibility of you building the fabled purple ESP MV-II? I mean, air brush the stickers on it, the whole 9. I am willing to send a deposit if the price is right.
Oh boy, I have never really thought about doing one cause they pop up on ebay every so often, not the exact custom model he had originally but the stickered one I have seen once or twice in the past couple years. If I could find a template, or a flat view picture that i could make a template from I don\'t see why not, the 12th fret M-II CTM wouldnt be possible for the sheer fact of I don\'t have a CNC to cut out the lettering in the inlay material, and doing it by hand would look hideous. But I see no reason as of right now why I couldn\'t do a pretty close replica. I would have to research specs like neck angle and what not so I will get back to you ASAP on the idea of price and expectations. It would be around $2000 as a rough guess, I hope that works, we could sacrifice some things to get the price down to around $1600 or so. Also the floyd rose used on the 80s 90s esp customs were made in house, so unless i can find one used, the tremolo would have to be an original floyd or a licensed one, no esp brand :(
See if you can get a blank from ESP and then you basically fill in the blanks (pick-ups, frets, inlays ect). I dig the pricing, 2k is not out of my budget. the 12th fret inlay can be blank mother of pearl, I\'m fine with that. I also want the damage to his guitar emulated with the paint job. Email the hardrock cafe and see if they\'ll send you pics. I will too.
Which hard rock cafe is it located in? Also the blank doesn\'t exist, it is a neck through guitar, meaning the blank it the neck blank with the wings glued on to it. And to get something like that from Esp would cost around $1200, by the time I get hardware and everything with labor and finish work on it, there would be no way I could sell it to you for $2000. That would end up being around $3200 or so. I have had plans to get a copy carver up and running so i can by cheap versions of a guitar and copy the shape onto a new blank. Which I could by and m-10 and copy the top view onto the blank. So my next queqstion is, when would you expect this to be done. If you can let it go into the early summer then I could make a copy carver and do an exact replica of a mirage guitar. About relic paint jobs, I would have no idea on how to do that once I get the stickers on it. I honesty think the best I could do is paint it in the midnight purple color and then place the stickers onto it. Relic-ing a paint job takes a strong attention to detail and several attempts at a paint job that leaves enough material to work with. It really isn\'t worth the cost of the outcome. If you really want it and can provide pictures of every part that is beat up then I can do it, just again not for $2000. I guess what I am saying is I can build you the store bought version of the Esp M-II custom that he played for $2000. Anything beyond that would be extra. Get back to me with an expectation on a date and perhaps any other ideas you have. Also where are you located, so I know if I need to plan to buy a case to ship over-seas or just a basic gator skin case.
I think it,s the las vegas or florida (hard rock)
Painting the body with out the stickers and damage is fine
see if some one can re-make those stickers in vinyl
pm me your email so we can talk about payment and other details
Where are you at with commitment to this buy? I have the opportunity to buy a wiring harness from an authentic 81 esp mirage custom. Also if I am going to be building this then I need to build a copy carver and order the esp m10. Also because alder is a western wood I have to order it online, and can\'t get it at my lumber supplier. Just let me know if you can put a deposit down on this, and I can start ordering hardware and building the copy carver. It may seem simple but for a customers guitar I like to have hardware and all in hand so I know how everything will fit together, rather than guess typical dimensions and what not. And this can take 2-3 weeks to get every piece of hardware. If you wait longer than the start of april to commit you will have to wait until mid may to have us start the build due to other orders that have come in.
Just let me know on here, or shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.