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So my first custom guitar is ordered :)

Discussion in 'Backline' started by gabriel g., Jan 27, 2012.

  1. gabriel g.

    gabriel g. Member

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    I got offered an b-endorsment buy a small but growing company (more like one guy building guitars and earplugs)
    We got everything sorted out, so my first custom is finished when we hit the studio for our first full length in mid march.

    The first one will be more classic because of the super tight timeline.

    ESP-Horizon body
    7-string
    25,5"
    neck trough
    strings through body
    Tom bridge
    Sperzel locking tuner
    only ONE emg81 at the bridge
    only ONE level pot nothing else
    Black-see-through
    Mahagony body
    rosewood fingerboard
    no inlays on the neck besides a GG-IAR-1 on the 12th

    Realy realy looking forward :)

    what do you guys say?

    first I was thinking about a 26,5" scale but the timeline was to short for him to custom build one thats why we´ll go with a classy 25,5" 7-string.
    But all the ESP-7 string I played in the shop felt and sounded awsome down in drop-A so I dont think this will be a problem
     
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    StefTD Member

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    sounds nice-do you mind telling us the company?
    Is there some kind of maple on top of the mahagony or just a pure mahagony body?
     
  3. Jarkko Mattheiszen

    Jarkko Mattheiszen The FU guy.

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    Congrats man, and good luck dealing with the horrible wait! :D
     
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    Wow, I don't think I would have made any compromises on a custom guitar based on time. If you're going to shell out the money for a custom, it should be exactly the way you want. I do like the specs though, can't wait to see/hear it
     
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    drawnacrol 7Slinger

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    Nice!!!! Once you play a custom made guitar its very hard to go back to factory made guitars.

    Drop A won't be a problem at all with 25.5, What neck wood are you using?
     
  6. gabriel g.

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    The Company (only one dude) is called Oroborus.

    About the compromise thing:
    Its not realy a compromise thing at all. I never played a baritone. Always played 6-strings with 25,5 down to drop-A.

    I realy wanted a LTD-7string but he offered me that awsome deal.
    So the specs are nearly like an ESP/LTD but with my special needs.

    The guitar will get a top for sure. The builder told me that mahagony alone looks like this and it needs a top.

    (Weiß nicht was Riegeldecke auf englisch heißt)
     
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    geriegelt kann dann ja noch geflammt oder mit wölkchen sein, oder seh ich das falsch?

    for the English speaking guys, either a flamed or a quilted maple top if I got it right :D
     
  8. FIXXXER

    FIXXXER ¯\(°_o)/¯

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    geriegelt= flamed


    das wäre flamed maple
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    quilted maple
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    spalted maple
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    :)
     
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    does that guy also built earwear and are his guitars vegan? found a facebook page that made me think off
    non vegan guitars...
     
  10. gabriel g.

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    yeah the guy from Berlin.

    ps: I realy dont know what could be not vegan about earplugs and a guitar.
     
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    So here is the first work in progress. I nearly cum when I saw the pics in the studio. The band I am tracking right now looked at me like I am crazy :)

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    jipchen ForesterStudio

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    That inlay on the headstock is going to be AWESOME!
     
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    Emdprodukt Member of Dude Castle 69

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    gabriel g. Member

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    Oli your guitar looks amazing!!!

    Realy like the pixel inlays ;)
     
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    Fuck!You!

    Und dann auch noch flamed...

    This will be an epic git!
     
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  18. Ensi

    Ensi CAT WITH FUKKEN PODS

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    +1 !!

    Can't wait to see more, keep us updated!
     
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    CubanDude not really cuban

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    you mind revealing how much you paid for it?
     
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    gabriel g. Member

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    about the price...see my first post its a b-endorsment
     

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