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post #1 of 195 (permalink) Old 09-10-2011, 05:22 PM Thread Starter
 
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universe 8 string

I finished a mock-up of a guitar I am currently working on, curious to see what you guys thought. a universe 8 string, UV88MC ?


It should be close to this although it will probably have a grip, swirl type/swirler is still up in the air.




I wasn't sure if this fit in this section? but it is a universe clone after all.
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post #2 of 195 (permalink) Old 09-10-2011, 05:26 PM
 
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Re: universe 8 string

Id go hard tail on an 8. String. I couldn't imagine tuning an 8edge string floyd rose... id go bonkers lol. That said, I like the mockup. The double pyramids o n the octaves was a nice touch.
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i say try for the 8 string lo-pro hahaha i would.

but i saw this on SSO. pretty cool idea! though i vote no monkey grip.
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if it had a kahler it would be better, but thats just my narrow minded agile ERG brain talking
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Re: universe 8 string

"but i saw this on SSO" IBZRG152prestige

yeah, I couldn't figure out how to post pics here (obviously got it now), but the bodies are being cut this week and any changes I want to do need to be worked out soon, so I am looking one last time for ideas before they are cut, incase somebody thinks of something different than my current direction. (grip, lions claw) etc....
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if it had a kahler it would be better, but thats just my narrow minded agile ERG brain talking
A kahler would have been easier, as I had to make (have made) the floyds, I was trying to stay as faithful to the original, and go "the road less traveled" on this? I don't know if it will be a really cool (be it expensive) novelty, or an awesome playing guitar, but I will only know later.
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A kahler would have been easier, as I had to make (have made) the floyds, I was trying to stay as faithful to the original, and go "the road less traveled" on this? I don't know if it will be a really cool (be it expensive) novelty, or an awesome playing guitar, but I will only know later.
awesome!
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post #8 of 195 (permalink) Old 09-10-2011, 07:16 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: universe 8 string

here are some of the parts that are ready..




and one of the three donor 8 strings.....

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Re: universe 8 string

Wow this is going to be a cool Guitar... Im jealous... good luck with it...
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can't wait to see the finish product.
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Re: universe 8 string

That fretboard is SICK.....I love the use of the DNA strand under the pyramids!! Who made that thing?? is it an ET?
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Re: universe 8 string

I agree about not doing the grip.... I kind of regret getting it on my OOTS UV



I also think the claw gets lost in a swirl.
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That fretboard is SICK.....I love the use of the DNA strand under the pyramids!! Who made that thing?? is it an ET?

Yeah, Ernie did it. took a little work to get it right, but I am very pleased with it.
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Great looking fret board!!! Geez, how long did you wait for that? I waited 2 years and had [email protected] all done by ET.....cancelled my project ...2yrs is a complete joke!! All the best with yours
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Re: universe 8 string

Cool project. I vote no grip, no claw. I feel like those are overly cliche on custom builds. If you're doing a Jem replica, fine. Otherwise, leave them off the guitar. Sorry, Ryc LOL
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