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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 11-13-2013, 03:40 AM Thread Starter
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NGD: D'Avanzo 1981 Custom

My good friend Mike (xssive) D'Avanzo has been building custom guitars kinda on the "down low" over the last year or so, and I finally got mine.

I have owned every manner of custom shop super strat over the years, and I can tell you this is the finest one I have ever had.
















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BODY STYLE: 1981

BODY WOOD: 1pc MAHOGANY w/ FLAME MAPLE CAP

BODY FINISH: BLACK BURST

NECK WOOD: BAKED BIRDSEYE MAPLE

FINGERBOARD WOOD: EBONY

RADIUS: 12" - 16"

NECK SHAPE: C .825" - .890"

NUT WIDTH: 1 11/16"

NUT: FLOYD ROSE R3

FRETS: JESCAR 55090 SS

NECK FINISH: TRU-OIL

HEADSTOCK FINISH: GLOSS BLACK

TUNERS: SCHALLER w/ PEARL BUTTONS

BRIDGE: FLOYD ROSE ORIGINAL w/ 37mm FAT BRASS BLOCK

BRIDGE PICKUP: DiMARZIO AT-1

NECK PICKUP: DiMARZIO HUM FROM HELL

CONTROLS: 500K VOLUME, 3 WAY TOGGLE
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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 11-13-2013, 04:12 AM
 
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Re: NGD: D'Avanzo 1981 Custom

Such a gorgeous guitar, I'm sure I said the same on the Duncan forum. Congratulations. Would love to own a guitar made by Mike, it really is a work of art.
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Re: NGD: D'Avanzo 1981 Custom

can I have it?
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"Note to self.....update your bucket list!!!!!!"
That is just beautiful......wow!!!
What does he get for these?
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Re: NGD: D'Avanzo 1981 Custom

Very nice. The "baked maple" is supposed to be very stable.
Looks to be an extremely high quality piece.

Enjoy!

P.S. You should post it in the Suhr vs Jcustom argument thread for giggles.
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Big 'ol chunk of brass on that trem too.
Probably sounds nice and loud all by itself?
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Dude, that is a sexy guitar.
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Wow, that is lovely!!!
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post #9 of 16 (permalink) Old 11-14-2013, 12:46 PM
 
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OMG that is awesome! that baked birdseye neck is incredible! that is one of the finest guitars I have seen in a long time! congrats!
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holy bird eyes!!!!!!
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Re: NGD: D'Avanzo 1981 Custom

Amazing. That neck is just Wow!!!
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Man that's a sexy guitar
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Re: NGD: D'Avanzo 1981 Custom

To echo what others are saying, I love that neck. The torrified birdseye maple is absolutely stunning.

Thanks for posting. Gorgeous.

Peace

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That is a beautiful, beautiful guitar. Love the baked maple neck, and that top is super sweet as well.
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Re: NGD: D'Avanzo 1981 Custom

Wow, that neck is insane.
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