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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-01-2003, 02:16 PM Thread Starter
 
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Ran guitars, seem to be a good deal!

http://www.ranguitars.com

I sent'em a custom shop form and asked for a longer neck scale, special orange finish, total binding everywhere lol, and some more stuff
they answered it'd cost me... 890 euros!
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-01-2003, 05:33 PM
 
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lol...for the price that's pretty hard to beat..

Ran is a Polish company that generally had good reviews, although i read a single rant about the quality of their standard models...The main man behind the company seems to have been building guitars for Vader's frontman for a while now...
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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-01-2003, 08:15 PM Thread Starter
 
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I assume your talking about Peter, yep indeed!

what do you mean by "although I read a single rant about the quality of their standard models..." does that mean that its "safer" to get a custom model?
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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-01-2003, 10:20 PM
 
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I'm not saying that neccesarily, but I'm just suggesting that if you have a custom model made, you should probably expect higher quality than if you're getting one that's been hanging in the store.
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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-02-2003, 07:29 PM
 
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how much is that in US dollars?
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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-03-2003, 05:08 PM
 
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I sent them an order form as i was ineterested in some prices and i got this.


> =right handed
> body_shape=Vision
> construction=all access neck joint
> body_material=mahogany
> flamed_maple_top=yes
> pickups_neck=hum
> pickups_middle=N/A
> pickups_bridge=hum
> finish=black see-thru
> headstock_shape=Vision
> neck_material=maple
> reverse=yes
> headstock_finish=black
> neck_finish=satin
> fingerboard=rosewood
> number_of_frets=24
> fret_size=medium
> inlays=dots
> fingerboard_end=square
> nut=graphite
> width=1 5/8''
> hardware_color=black
> bridge_system=Schaller Fixed Bridge
> tuning_machines=Schaller M6
> pickups=EMG
> pickups_neck=EMG 85
> pickups_middle=N/A
> pickups_bridge=EMG 81


730 euros.
Works out to about £508 (give or take abit)

I personally dont think its very bad at all. £500 for a custom made, maple toped guitar, with EMG's, sounds quite nice to me. If only they made an RG shape though :/
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-04-2003, 07:52 AM Thread Starter
 
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I believe you can specifiy "other" for the body shape

anyways here were the options I asked for:


> R_or_L_handed=right handed
> body_shape=Invader
> construction=all access neck joint
> body_material=alder
> flamed_maple_top=no
> binding_top=no
> binding_back=yes
> binding_color=white
> pickups_neck=SC
> pickups_middle=N/A
> pickups_bridge=hum
> finish=deep orange (can provide pic)
> headstock_shape=Invader
> neck_material=maple
> reverse=no
> headstock_finish=match body finish
> neck_finish=satin
> fingerboard=rosewood
> number_of_frets=24
> fret_size=extra jumbo
> inlays=sharkfins
> fingerboard_end=square
> fingerboard_binding=yes
> headstock_binding=yes
> binding_color=white
> nut=graphite
> width=1 5/8''
> hardware_color=black
> bridge_system=Schaller Fixed Bridge
> tuning_machines=Schaller locked
> pickups=EMG
> pickups_neck=EMG SA
> pickups_middle=N/A
> pickups_bridge=EMG 85
> control_pattern=3-way blade switch (NOT toggle): bridge, bridge split +
neck, neck
> (placed where the volume knob normally is)
> I can provide a picture showing where I want the knobs and selector to be.
> additional=longer neck scale: 668mm
> neck width at nut: 43mm, at 21st fret: 56mm
> thickness at first fret: 19mm, at 12th fret: 21mm
> fingerboard radius: 430mmR
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