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neck joint

Bolt-on style neck joint, shaped for very good access
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Set neck (glued in). Slightly more expensive.
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Re: Buying a guitar, what do you want??
« Reply #25 on: July 05, 2006, 05:50:08 PM »

Pickups: 2x humbucker with coil split, 2x humbucker + signle coil, three singles, 1x hum and 2 singles. (more $$)

Bridge: single piece wraparound (simular to PRS), tunomatic and stop tail, tunomatic and string through (more $$)

for trem models: floyd rose, wilkinson vs100

pickups: black or zebra (for hums)

tuners: locking, or no locking (more $$)

Inlays: std dots, or sharks (more $$) (sharks are NOT sharkfins..)
(see : http://www.monaro.com.au/guitars/diary/Custom%20Guitars/Workshop%20sample%20guitar/121-2140_IMG.jpg)

Frets: jumbo, or medium

Frets: std nickel silver or stainless steel (more $$)

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Re: Buying a guitar, what do you want??
« Reply #26 on: July 05, 2006, 06:16:55 PM »
P.S. Nice Article in Australian Guitar mag.

I get wood from wood to  :P

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Re: Buying a guitar, what do you want??
« Reply #27 on: July 05, 2006, 09:37:38 PM »
P.S. Nice Article in Australian Guitar mag.

I get wood from wood to  :P

is that the one with John Frusciante on the cover and how the owner of the Womd Superstrat writes to the editor about his guitar

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Re: Buying a guitar, what do you want??
« Reply #28 on: July 06, 2006, 10:55:48 AM »
Na, the latest issue with Angus on the cover.

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Re: Buying a guitar, what do you want??
« Reply #29 on: July 06, 2006, 11:13:18 AM »
P.S. Nice Article in Australian Guitar mag.

I get wood from wood to  :P

haha cheers, i didnt think they'd print all the swearing ;)


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Re: Buying a guitar, what do you want??
« Reply #30 on: July 06, 2006, 03:37:10 PM »
must get mag then

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Re: Buying a guitar, what do you want??
« Reply #31 on: January 17, 2007, 06:02:57 PM »
Flying V's are the way of the future
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Re: Buying a guitar, what do you want??
« Reply #32 on: January 18, 2007, 06:32:14 AM »
Flying V's are the way of the future

Currently building 15 flying V's, and another three are booked for later in the year.  :headbang: :headbang:

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Re: Buying a guitar, what do you want??
« Reply #33 on: July 30, 2007, 06:09:29 PM »
What are all the options on a the Standard series (woods, shapes, bridges etc.), and what options incur a premium?

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Re: Buying a guitar, what do you want??
« Reply #34 on: July 30, 2007, 07:53:11 PM »
This is the specs list for the Standard Series, which arent related to the guitars originally planned when i posted this thread up (they are still being planned).

Body shape (Rear routed bodies, no pickguards): Soloist, Strat, Tele, Rhoads V, std Flying  V, Explorer, Mockingbird or Charvel Star shapes only. 

Body shape (Front routed, pickguard): Soloist, std Flying  V, Explorer, Strat, Tele.

Headstocks, Either of the two Ormsby styles, both either standard and reverse. Strat bodies only, can have a strat inspired (not fender) headstock.

Neck: 22 fret, Rosewood, or maple fretboard. Dot inlays. Jumbo or medium fretwire only (nickel silver).
 
Hardware: Gotoh tuners, Genuine Floyd Rose Original (floating). Chrome or black (Gold +$50)
 
Pickups: EMG 81 and 85 set, OR Seymour Duncan JB and '59 set.
(alternative pickups available at slight upcharge)
 
Paintwork: Your choice of Two Pack colour, metallics, etc. Headstocks either same colour as the body, or black. 
 
TOTAL COST: $1950
 
UPGRADES:
Body: 
Alexi mod to Rhoads body: $50
 
Neck: 
Pearloid Sharkfins: $200
Ebony fretboard: $50
24 fret neck: $100
birdseye or flame (AAA) $100
birdseye or flame (AAAAA) $200
 
Hardware:
Gold: $50
chrome or gold humbucker rings: $40
 
Pickups: POA
 
Paintwork: Sunbursts +$100, Chameleon paints +$200, Vortex swirl +$300, graphics extra (airbrushed).

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Re: Buying a guitar, what do you want??
« Reply #35 on: July 30, 2007, 07:59:36 PM »
Cool. What about body and neck woods?

All are bolt-on and 25.5" scale aren't they?

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Re: Buying a guitar, what do you want??
« Reply #36 on: July 30, 2007, 09:03:45 PM »
25.5" scale only

maple, mahog, standard for necks
mahog, alder, swamp ash, korina (white limba), standard for bodies.


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Re: Buying a guitar, what do you want??
« Reply #37 on: July 30, 2007, 09:09:35 PM »
Mint.

...and is a Floyd Rose the only bridge option?

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Re: Buying a guitar, what do you want??
« Reply #38 on: July 30, 2007, 09:29:01 PM »
At the moment, but i might change that to include string through tunomatic. Not in the next month though.

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Re: Buying a guitar, what do you want??
« Reply #39 on: July 31, 2007, 01:38:01 PM »
Yeah, I'd definately go for the string through tunomatic.

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Re: Buying a guitar, what do you want??
« Reply #40 on: July 31, 2007, 05:12:19 PM »
Yeah I want another explorer to add to my collection but with a floyd rose would be sacrilege ;)
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Re: Buying a guitar, what do you want??
« Reply #41 on: July 31, 2007, 06:00:54 PM »
Yeah, I'd definately go for the string through tunomatic.

Yeah I want another explorer to add to my collection but with a floyd rose would be sacrilege ;)

Well guys, come see me then. Ive not yet had anyone make any serious enquiries about tunomatic equipped Standard Series guitars, so ive been reluctant to develop the templates. Im happy to tool up, if someone is will to buy one. Price would be cheaper than the Floyd versions, by $100

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Re: Buying a guitar, what do you want??
« Reply #42 on: July 31, 2007, 07:44:50 PM »
Sounds good. Might have to wait till my PRS Modern Eagle sells.

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Re: Buying a guitar, what do you want??
« Reply #43 on: July 31, 2007, 07:59:08 PM »
I'll do you a straight swap :P


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« Reply #44 on: July 31, 2007, 08:15:47 PM »
Wow. You just showed me that there is a limit to my sickness  :laugh:

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« Reply #45 on: August 01, 2007, 01:18:01 PM »
So payment on these is structured the same as your full customs or do you need a full payment up front?
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Re: Buying a guitar, what do you want??
« Reply #46 on: August 01, 2007, 07:04:20 PM »
50% deposit, final 50% payment on pickup (8-12 weeks later) for the Standard Series.

5 x 1/5 payments for the CustomShop guitars, throughout the 12+ month build

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Re: Buying a guitar, what do you want??
« Reply #47 on: June 03, 2009, 01:45:27 PM »
anybody trialled or own the Seymour Duncan Blackout AHB1 or the metal AHB?   any good?  say compared to an EMG?
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