Guitars

My guitar building hobby started over ten years ago and while these first models are old and someway extra-ordinary, colossal, and strange, some of them are still very much playable and in use. And as you can see I'm not a professional carpenter or was when I was 18 years old. I've built more guitars in past years and modded some of guitars I've bought. Hopefully I will add more info about them later.
While I don't have yet detailed info about my latest guitars you can see a couple of quick demos (if you don't mind my shitty playing) in my Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5niN1qD5Cec and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=td2yUyPlulk. Both have my DIY pickups in them.
  1. OKCUSTOMAV (2004)
  2. OKCUSTOMMB (2005)
  3. OKCUSTOMTW (2006)

OKCUSTOMAV (2004)

Pickups: my custom wound single coil in the neck position and my custom wound humbucker (14k) in the bridge position
Bridge and tailpiece: Gotoh Les Paul
Machine heads: Gotoh
Saddle: Bone
Body: Fir, (PU finish)
Neck: Oak, (PU finish)
Fretboard: Oak, (PU finish), 26 frets
Inlay: Dot
Scale: 64cm
Joint: Bolt-On
Hardware: Goldplated
Controls: Volume for both pickups and master volume
Strings: DR .010-.056 Paintjob: None (Original Wood)
Length: 137cm from headstock to the end of the wing
Weight: 5kg
Costs: A bit over 300 euros
Notes:
First guitar I have made. Sound is good. Good sustain. Nearly (without amp) as loud as semi-acoustic guitar The neck is about 3 cm thick (Including the fretboard), but for me it was easier to play, nowdays it feels kinda nice too although my preferences have changed over the years. Truss rod is 1cm x 1cm iron (not steel)

I added two more frets (2005)
Brigde-pickup (Skypickup) changed to Humbucker 57 (2006) Pickups changed to DIY ones (2017)

You can hear this guitar (with DIY pickups) on right channel in Bandcamp https://ollikivela.bandcamp.com/album/delusions-of-reality.
For years this has been mostly in E tuning, sometimes D and even C#. For now I've been keeping it in Drop-B. I'm not going to do anymore modifications to this guitar except maybe change tuners to locking ones someday.

OKCUSTOMMB (2005)

Pickups: Bridge pickups from old Telecasters (2)
Bridge and tailpiece: DR Les Paul
Machine heads: Schaller
Saddle: Bone
Body: Oak
Neck: Mahogany (Khaya), (PU finish)
Fretboard: Teak, (PU finish), 26 jumbo frets
Inlay: Triangle
Scale: 65cm
Joint: Bolt-On
Hardware: Chrome
Controls: Volume for both pickups and master volume
Strings: D'addario .008
Paintjob: Body is painted (black, metallic glow), neck and fretboard: none
Length: 111,5cm from headstock to the end of the wing
Weight: 5kg
Cost: Under 300 euros
Notes:
The neck is about 4 cm thick (Including the fretboard), Truss rod is 1cm x 1cm iron (not steel) This is really a HEAVY guitar :)

Bridge-pickup replaced with minihumbucker. (2006)

Although this is very heavy guitar it feels kinda smooth to play. Anyway I plan to thinner the neck in the future to suit my current preferences. Also I'm going to remake the saddle.

OKCUSTOMTW (2006)

Pickups: 2 Humbucking Pickups
Bridge and tailpiece: Floyd Rose Licensed Tremolo System (7-string)
Saddle: Metal (locking)
Body: Mahogany (Khaya), (PU finish)
Neck: Maple
Fretboard: Rosewood, 24 frets
Inlay: Dot
Scale: 64.8cm
Joint: Bolt-On
Hardware: Black
Controls: Master volume and 3 way switch
Strings: Ernie Ball (Skinny top heavy bottom custom gauge) and D'addario's .008 as the high G (Guitar is detuned to D)
Paintjob: None (Original Wood), Headstock is painted black
Length: 114cm from headstock to the end of the wing
Weight: 3.7kg
Costs: A bit over 200 euros
Notes:
I wanted to build a guitar with floyd rose style tremolo. And I did. It has 7 strings but I'm getting used to it. The neck is not done by me. The neck is actually really nice to play.

In the future I plan to make custom pickups for this guitar too.