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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 12-21-2009, 11:00 PM Thread Starter
 
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NGD - Mike Learn Custom Zombie

I've loved zombie films for as long as I can remember so I finally decided to get a zombie guitar made for me and Mike Learn (amazing artist and painter who does work for Charvel and Jackson) was the man who could pull it off. Needless to say, it's a dream come true in the way it looks and the way it plays.

Basic specs are:
- Alder body
- Gotoh hardtail bridge
- Ebony fingerboard with custom zombie inlays
- Dunlop 6100 frets
- Flamed maple neck (D profile, 1 11/16" nut, 2 1/4" heel)
- Reverse headstock painted to match body
- Locking Schaller tuners
- Dimarzio Tone Zone in bridge, painted to match the finish.
- Dimarzio PAF Joe in neck, painted to match finish.
- Volume control
- Dimarzio 3 way (EP1111) that splits the humbucker in its middle position.
- Hardshell Zombie case by Postal Monkey












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More pics.











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nuts congrats man
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As a general rule I hate graphics on guitars, but that's awesome.

Why no full guitar shots? Let's see the headstock.
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Outstanding!
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Here's a shot of the headstock and yes, I ordered it without a trussrod cover.


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Looks great! Exceptional graphics!
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As a general rule I hate graphics on guitars, but that's awesome.

Why no full guitar shots? Let's see the headstock.
Heh, were you thinking that the headstock was a copy of someone elses? That's what I would have thought if someone made a post like the one I did.

Mike's a very ethical businessman and will not, under any circumstances, do fishy things like make a copy of another manufacturer's body or headstock. He will also not put a manufacturer's logo on a headstock that didn't have that the logo to begin with.
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BTW, the exaggerated cut on lower horn coupled with the angled heel makes it so easy to get at those upper frets. It's much easier than even an AANJ.
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Heh, were you thinking that the headstock was a copy of someone elses? That's what I would have thought if someone made a post like the one I did.

Mike's a very ethical businessman and will not, under any circumstances, do fishy things like make a copy of another manufacturer's body or headstock. He will also not put a manufacturer's logo on a headstock that didn't have that the logo to begin with.
Not at all man, just wanted to see the whole thing.
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The detail in that graphic is really superb. Congrats
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Awesome, especially the neck of flamed maple with blood spatter inlays!
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loooooooooool
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Hooooooollllyyy!! Very, very original and it turned out great... you must be extremely proud of it.
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Hooooooollllyyy!! Very, very original and it turned out great... you must be extremely proud of it.
I am. It's the first completely custom guitar I've had in almost 20 yrs. It was a lot of fun to design with Mike.
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