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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 01-25-2009, 11:38 AM Thread Starter
 
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7-string Explorer (with pics)

Finally got around to uploading some pics of my latest guitar!
Specs:
Body: mahogany explorer-shape, stained, oiled and waxed, then lightly relic'd
Neck: glued in maple carvin neck with fully scalloped ebony board, jumbo fretwire
Bridge: Hipshot 7-string fixed, thru-body stringing
Tuners: Sperzel non-locking
Bridge pickup: Bareknuckle Nailbomb
Mid pickup: Bareknuckle Sinner
Neck pickup: Bareknuckle Trilogy
Electrics: Vol with push-pull coil-tap, 5-way switch


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post #2 of 19 (permalink) Old 01-25-2009, 11:42 AM
 
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Re: 7-string Explorer (with pics)

Now THAT....is badass! Sweet 7 man......
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post #3 of 19 (permalink) Old 01-25-2009, 12:52 PM
 
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Re: 7-string Explorer (with pics)

Damn, man, that's one awesome guitar. I love that you did so many radical things at once (7-string explorer, scallopped ebony fretboard, no tone). I really, really want to hear some samples of it, even if you are a horrible player! I checked the Nailbombs on YouTube, and they sound awesome. I wanna hear yours
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post #4 of 19 (permalink) Old 01-25-2009, 01:02 PM
 
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Re: 7-string Explorer (with pics)

Cool guitar Rich, but let's see some more swirls
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post #5 of 19 (permalink) Old 01-25-2009, 01:28 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: 7-string Explorer (with pics)

I'll try to do some soundclips soon - I want to mike up my Diezel for them which'll take me a bit of organising, but I'll get it done!

And yes, I must get some more guitars swirled - I haven't done a swirl for ages now. It won't be the next project though cos that's a gonna be a 7-string single-cut (kind of like a PRS SC) with a sunburst nitro finish (and more Bareknuckles!).
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post #6 of 19 (permalink) Old 01-25-2009, 02:17 PM
 
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Re: 7-string Explorer (with pics)

Impressive! Very nice work, and good ideas!
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post #7 of 19 (permalink) Old 01-25-2009, 02:33 PM
 
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Re: 7-string Explorer (with pics)

I was a sad day for us UK jemsiters when you closed up shop Rich. That explorer is absolutely awesome. Excellent attention to detail and craftsmanship as allways. Looking forward to seeing the next project and hearing some clips.

all the best

Steve
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post #8 of 19 (permalink) Old 01-26-2009, 05:20 PM
 
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Re: 7-string Explorer (with pics)

HSS scalloped 7 string explorer eh? pretty damn radical!
looks awesome. i knew it would be when i saw who posted the thread...
any chance of a group shot of all your custom 7s? should have quite a haul now!
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post #9 of 19 (permalink) Old 01-26-2009, 05:57 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: 7-string Explorer (with pics)

Thanks very much for the compliments guys.

I must take a group shot soon - a few of my customs have been sold on but I do have quite an unusual collection at the moment.
I think (if I remember correctly without them sat in front of me!) they are:

This 7-string explorer
Zebrano 8-string (now with bareknuckle pickups)
Tele-ish shaped blue 7-string custom (with Roland synth pickup built-in)
Stained blue UV-copy with Paua and mop inlays (used to be a natural UV but is now blue with a Fernandes sustainer in it)
Ibanez S540-7 (used to be black but I stripped the finish and oiled the mahogany)
Thru-neck 7-string tele custom with rippled ash body
Jaguar shaped black 7-string thinline

I think I've posted pics on here of all at some time or another, although the UV copy and the S-series look very different than they used to!
Yes, must do a group shot soon......
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post #10 of 19 (permalink) Old 01-27-2009, 12:07 AM
 
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Re: 7-string Explorer (with pics)

That guitar rules! HSS pickup configuration is the only way to go . . .
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post #11 of 19 (permalink) Old 01-27-2009, 08:03 AM
 
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Re: 7-string Explorer (with pics)

Oh crap do I love that guitar.
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post #12 of 19 (permalink) Old 01-30-2009, 03:23 PM
 
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Re: 7-string Explorer (with pics)

So, Serratus, pull yourself together and play some god music for us on that thing! Even if you just strum a C chord, I wanna hear what it sounds like. Get busy!
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post #13 of 19 (permalink) Old 01-30-2009, 04:30 PM
 
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Re: 7-string Explorer (with pics)

Very nice! I really like the look of the neck. Got any close-ups of the head?
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post #14 of 19 (permalink) Old 02-03-2009, 10:46 PM
 
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Re: 7-string Explorer (with pics)

this is a beautiful guitar, wow nice work.
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post #15 of 19 (permalink) Old 02-05-2009, 11:47 AM
 
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Re: 7-string Explorer (with pics)

Pretttttttttttttttttttty
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