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post #1 of 50 (permalink) Old 07-31-2003, 07:11 AM Thread Starter
 
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*MORE NEW PICS* My custom-made JS-shaped guitar...amazing!

Hi guys,

I just thought I'd share my joy with you. One of Germany's best luthiers, Rainer Tausch, made a fantastic custom axe for me.

click here for a closeup

Its body shape is an exact replica of my favourite Radius/JS shape and it features a massive 1-piece maple cap on a 1-piece basswood base. It has a flame maple neck with a quilt maple fretboard and a "small Strat" 4/2 headstock.

The woods for body cap, fretboard and headstock overlay were cut from the same piece.

Electronics are the same as on the god old 1992/1993 JS1 model, that is HSH Fred/HS-2/PAF Pro with a Split-5 wiring, one volume pot with switchable highpass capacitor and one tone pot.

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post #2 of 50 (permalink) Old 07-31-2003, 07:15 AM
 
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Very nice indeed!! I bet you love it!!

The neck is beautiful, the body is beautiful too! Congrats.
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oh dear god thats amazing the neck joint is pure wonderfullness.

how much was it and how the hell do i get one lol??????????????????????????????????????????????? ?????????????????????????????????????????
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That is a BEAUTIFUL guitar. The neck on that thing looks good enough to eat.
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Holy crap, that's beautiful. The headstock doesn't look quite right on it to my eye, but man... what a gorgeous top and neck!

How is the neck joined to the body? Is it glued in? (Sort of a set/thru design?)

I've been thinking about doing a split top/back combination on a JS-style body and that's exactly how i imagined it would be done... thanks for showing us that it's possible and looks fantastic!
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Holy crap, that's beautiful. The headstock doesn't look quite right on it to my eye
*lol* I expected a comment like that. But it's intentional, I wanted a very tiny 4/2 headstock that doesn't look too much like Music Man. So I went for this downscaled Strat shape.
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Stunning!!! How does the tone compare to a JS? Must be a bit brighter with all that maple?
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*lol* I expected a comment like that. But it's intentional, I wanted a very tiny 4/2 headstock that doesn't look too much like Music Man. So I went for this downscaled Strat shape.
I just meant it looks very small and out of proportion to the size of the body.
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I just meant it looks very small and out of proportion to the size of the body.
I was aware of that; but wanted it anyway. That makes the overall design a little special and not just a knock-off. And the headstock looks much better than this one IMHO.

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Stunning!!! How does the tone compare to a JS? Must be a bit brighter with all that maple?
It's not as harsh as you might expect from this whole lot of maple. The glued in neck construction provides enough warmth to compensate the brightness, and overall it sounds incredibly balanced with in-your-face attack and lots of sustain.
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How is the neck joined to the body? Is it glued in? (Sort of a set/thru design?)
It's glued in, the neck base itself stretches almost all the way under the neck pickup!
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amazing! nice pics!
how much did ya pay for it?
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wow, congradulations

how much! ?
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a-ma-zing!!
i just dont like the headstock, and the neck is too grey
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Hi all,

thanks for your kind words about my "baby".

If you're interested, check out the "making of" section on my website, I took a couple of workshop snapshots during the process. For example this was the piece of wood that was used for the top, the fretboard and the headstock overlay.




I'm constantly asked about the price I paid. Rainer Tausch's regular non-custom guitars price range is from EUR 2,875.00 to EUR 4,800.00. That should give you a rough idea.
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OMG! well... if i ever have the money........
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