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post #1 of 41 (permalink) Old 10-05-2005, 09:31 AM Thread Starter
 
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My custom axe arrives today!

I've been working with a local custom shop (Voodoo Guitar Works) to build a guitar, and today's the day I get to pick the guitar up.

Overall, the guitar is kinda like a McCarty standard (carved mahogany body, set mahogany neck), with the following features...
- reverse headstock
- original Floyd Rose trem
- graphite nut/Sperzel locking tuners
- Duncan '59 in the neck, Custom in the bridge
- volume control w/ coil-tap, tone control, 3-way switch
- bound rosewood fretboard w/ custom abalone inlays
- black hardware
- sparkle blue finish

I did get the chance to see the guitar a couple weeks ago and play it for a few minutes (with different electronics in it--a Dimarzio PAF and Super Distortion), and I was really digging the looks & feel of it quite a bit. Thought that switching to the Duncans would brighten it up a bit, and adding the coil-tap switch would give a little more tonal versatility.

I'm sure I'll get a lot of grief here for pairing a Floyd with a graphite nut/Sperzels, but I don't do a ton of trem work at this point, so for me it's worth it to not deal with the hassles of a locking nut... it's nice to be able to tune without going on a quest for wrenches. When I jammed around on the guitar a couple weeks ago, I gave the trem a considerable amount of abuse and everything stayed in tune quite well, so I'm pretty optimistic that this will work out for me (and if not, I could always retrofit a locking nut later).

Anyway, I'm pretty excited about this, and I'll post some pictures and some more details as soon as it's safely at home.

--B

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post #2 of 41 (permalink) Old 10-05-2005, 10:10 AM
 
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Re: My custom axe arrives today!

Congratz, sounds like a sweet guitar. Is the trem recessed?

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post #3 of 41 (permalink) Old 10-05-2005, 12:23 PM
 
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Yes, please post pics . I won't be surprised if it looks killer . I'm guessing that it has 22 frets (McCarty)? How much money did you have to shell out for a guitar like that anyway?
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LOL!!!
pics would be nice.

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post #6 of 41 (permalink) Old 10-05-2005, 12:57 PM Thread Starter
 
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Love it! I know starting a thread like this without pics is asking for it... I'm just trying to build up some suspense!!

--B
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Love it! I know starting a thread like this without pics is asking for it... I'm just trying to build up some suspense!!

--B
suspense for you or us??
looking forward to pics.

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post #8 of 41 (permalink) Old 10-05-2005, 01:11 PM
 
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lol, thats brilliant!

Cant wait to see pics, its beautiful no doubt!
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Neat dude .

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^ That is cool.

Congrats, Bduersch!....and yeah, pics would be nice.
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Overall, the guitar is kinda like a McCarty standard (carved mahogany body, set mahogany neck), with the following features...
- reverse headstock--B
Is the headstock like a McCarty standard too? I'm trying to picture a reversed 3+3 headstock LOL
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Is the headstock like a McCarty standard too? I'm trying to picture a reversed 3+3 headstock LOL
Yeah. I was thinking same. But it would be nice to see some pics.
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Emoticons are worthless without THOSE!
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post #14 of 41 (permalink) Old 10-06-2005, 12:11 AM
 
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It looks really nice in the pics. Oh wait, there are no pics!
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Congrats but where is the pic
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