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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-14-2017, 06:09 PM Thread Starter
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NGD: Mai Guitar (50/50)

Hey all, got a new guitar body made from Chris Mai @ Mai Guitars. Great guy to work with, no complaints on communication, payment or lead times.

I wanted something made out of Korina, preferably a single block vs. multiple pieces. Chris delivered and I'm so happy with the results. Looks a bit like it's 50% one piece and 50% another. Sadly I didn't opt for the clear coat, maybe I'll source one locally at some point. For now it's been stained and put together:

Neck: PAF Joe
Middle: True Velvet
Bridge: Mo' Joe

Neck and the rest of the hardware (minus the DiMarzio super switch) are off of an Ibanez RG655. Cheers!

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-16-2017, 07:08 AM
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Re: NGD: Mai Guitar (50/50)

Great looking guitar! How does it compare to the RG655 in feel and sound?
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-16-2017, 10:58 AM Thread Starter
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Re: NGD: Mai Guitar (50/50)

Thanks man! It's not really a fair comparison - not just because of the difference in woods but also the difference in wiring. Overall I'm happy with it though and it's probably a bit psychological but I can hear a difference in the way it sounds unplugged as well as a bit more when plugged in. As soon as I get my main amp back I'm sure the difference will be more apparent.
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-30-2017, 11:37 PM
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That looks great! Did you just do an oil finish on it?
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-31-2017, 10:18 AM Thread Starter
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Re: NGD: Mai Guitar (50/50)

Thanks! And no, that's stained w/ satin clear coat. I actually redid it again after the pics above were taken so it's darker and more even.
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