Join Date: May 2008
Location: Gloucestershire, England
Re: New Custom - Finally done
It's actually a 750 body, a 770 is rear routed, the 750 is the only body in the range that is front routed. Originally it was down as a 770 but then I looked up an old advert and noticed the 770s had no scratch plate... only the 750 does. The neck stamp confirms it's a 750, very faint now and under alan's signature but it's there.
The reason for going for this body... it was all meant to end up a bit different. I had an alder body on order to get swirled in colours I asked for... black base, majority orange swirl with a hint of yellow. My bumble bee guitar idea I called it. Problem was the guy who was supposed to be shipping the bodies over from the states to be painted seemed to turn into an ******* and still had sent utterly nothing after literally 6 months of waiting. Originally I asked for my money back but then I noticed this body pre-made with the correct neck joint and a grip cut into it. I wanted a lions claw for the trem cavity but I wasn't too bothered, the body seemed to be just what I was after ready to go at a cheaper price. So here we are.
I actually went for a clear pickguard twice... this is where the tails of woe come in from a certain company who shall remain nameless. I don't blame them for the 1st cracked pick guard I received, must have been the mail service, but the quality of the 2nd plate they sent me was questionable.
I'm actually pretty happy with the 3 ply black guard if I'm honest, so cheers Max C.
I've seen the body with a clear plate after the 2 failed attempts previously and I believe the black is actually really effective at bringing out the remaining black in the paint job and also highlighting the rest of the colours as a result.
It's a shame in so much that there is a great bit of swirl under the plate but I can live with that. Also the mismatched pickup seems to work as well, I can't really explain that one but it seems to draw the eye in a good way.