Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: sydney, australia
Building custom guitar - need RAN Advice
I'm thinking of building my first custom guitar through RAN however - this being my first one - I wanted to make sure I get the specifications done right.
I'm looking at having a
7 string RAN Cruiser
arched top and horn bevels
reverse headstock similar to a KxK Sii-7 (not much different from a ran cruiser headstock but just straighter)
however I'm unsure of the types of wood I would need to acheive this back finish. I came accross this custom image either here or on the SS.org/forums but I can't remember where I saved it from.
Also could anyone recommend a type of fret wire for ultra low action similar to ibanez / vigier standards?
Would it be worth getting a 27" neck for Low B string tightness but have 27 frets to acheive similar a 26.5" fret width?
Now with I'm also trying to consider what top would look nicer? Should I go for a transparent white quilted maple or Sea blue green flamed top? I'm afraid the white won't go well with a natural gloss back.