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.