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Old 11-07-2012, 07:01 PM
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Thanks, I hope it plays as well as it looks (from afar). The clear coat on the fretboard and headstock looks pretty ****ty (and a little damaged now too), but the back feels great. I'm interested primarily in playability at this stage, so not too concern with the aesthetics.

I still definitely want one of those Charvel Pro Mods. So hard to get here in Australia now, and they seem becoming rare to find for sale in the States too.
Dude, it looks great!! the fretboard will look perfect after a little wear and tear....... I cant see anything wrong with the headstock either.
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Old 11-07-2012, 07:04 PM
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Thanks, I hope it plays as well as it looks (from afar). The clear coat on the fretboard and headstock looks pretty ****ty (and a little damaged now too), but the back feels great. I'm interested primarily in playability at this stage, so not too concern with the aesthetics.

I still definitely want one of those Charvel Pro Mods. So hard to get here in Australia now, and they seem becoming rare to find for sale in the States too.
Do you want new or used??? I'm finding both all over the place..........
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Old 11-07-2012, 07:31 PM
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Do you want new or used??? I'm finding both all over the place..........
Doesn't really matter at this stage. No money for it right now. Got some more gear to sell off, then might think about it.
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Old 11-07-2012, 07:34 PM
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Actually, the USD and the AUD are usually pretty close. In this case, $900 USD equates to $865 and some change AUD......... just a little side info.
Remember though, whilst our dollar is more valuable then yours currently, the cost of things is higher for the most part.
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Old 11-07-2012, 07:35 PM
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Dude, it looks great!! the fretboard will look perfect after a little wear and tear....... I cant see anything wrong with the headstock either.
Yeah, I hope so. The headstock does have visible runs in person, and there's a nick or two in the paint from installing the tuners. Nothing to be too worried about. All my guitars are players (well they are after I've man-handled them!!! ).
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Old 11-08-2012, 04:29 AM
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Just got a photo of the sustain block from the builder. Holy crap it looks awesome!

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Old 11-08-2012, 06:29 AM
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Remember though, whilst our dollar is more valuable then yours currently, the cost of things is higher for the most part.
That's what I meant... Our American/Chinese money isn't worth much and falling. But shipping to Australia is pricey.
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Old 11-08-2012, 10:20 AM
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that sustain block is pretty cool. love the etching. I still wish you were reviewing the supervee The guitar looks awesome, too. I'm so wishing I didn't love AANJ, and could go back to strats. There are so many much easier optionss
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Old 11-08-2012, 04:41 PM
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It does look sweet. The whole thing is going to be made of titanium! Cannot wait to test it.

Super Vee would be nice to try out too, no money for that though. I'm actually getting the bridge as a review sample.

You can get the neck joint angled from Warmoth, so if that makes things easier for you I'd go that way.
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Old 11-08-2012, 09:26 PM
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Wow......I was like, "what the hell are they talking about, I don't see any etching on the block"

The pic didn't load the first time I looked at it......IT DID THIS TIME!!!

Holy Crap is that awesome!!! Is this guy on the market yet?? These things look like they're completely hand made............I want one, and I don't even have a guitar to put it in!!!!
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Old 11-08-2012, 09:42 PM
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It's there. It's CNC'd, says so on the block with the specs for the string and screw spacing. Screw spacing matches MIM and import strat spacing (2-1/16"), and string spacing is 2-1/8", which should be pretty much like Floyd Rose spacing. Cannot wait to load it up.

He is on the market, but not really known outside of his home country (Turkey). He's making the bridge for me to hopefully get his name outside to an international audience. He makes great custom guitars and parts like bridges and the like.

I'm sure if you are interested he could make a nice trem block to suit Edge or similar. I will ask if he can make brass and titanium blocks at a good price. I reckon he would be able to beat the established players on Ti, and shipping may not be too bad, considering Ti is light.
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Old 11-09-2012, 05:25 AM
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Re: New strat build project



One of these will be mine. Looks awesome!

I'm also asking if Edge sustain blocks can be done, and how much if anyone's interested.
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Old 11-09-2012, 12:42 PM
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Re: New strat build project


That two-tone trem up front is a hottie!!
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Old 11-09-2012, 03:24 PM
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Well, if you like it it might be available for sale.
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Old 11-10-2012, 03:56 AM
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Re: New strat build project


Ok, so if anyone is interested in a bridge like this there are two options. 6 screw tremolos with titanium sustain blocks will be $235 (USD I'm assuming). With brass sustain block, it will be $125. Once I've got mine I'll review it to let you all know how it is.

I'm sending him an Edge block so be can spec one up and make them available too.
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