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I'm pretty set on getting a custom Jackson built. 24 fret 7-string neck-thru with Custom Body and custom Headstock shape. Mahogany body w/ 3/4" unique arch top maple top. flamed maple neck Original Floyd Rose 7 string. Brazilian Rosewood Fingerboard with off-centered abalone dot inlays. unsure of pickups yet, but probably something dimarzio, or maybe something a little higher end. direct mounted with no pickup rings. 3 way selector with 1 tone and 1 volume with push pulls pots for coil splitting. can't think of what else i have decided right at the moment. but it was quoted on the Jackson website at about $4900 and the store that quoted me says i'll pay about 55-60% of that price. so thats like.. $2700 - $2950. what do you guys think??

i have a picture drawn up, but no way to scan it right yet.
 

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rguser said:
custom body and custom headstock are gonna run you over 3k, imho
a standard model with a little change, i.e. finish, fret board inlay seems to be around 2500 and over.
on the quote screen. any custom body shape is an additional 250 or something. not very much more at all
 

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here is the first picture of my idea. i know it's not perfect.. some of the lines aren't clean, and the neck isn't straight. and the neck pickup ring is over the arch, but there won't be pickup rings so it shoudln't be a problem.. if it still is then i'll modify the design slightly. headstock is much like the black machine head stock. again this is the first idea i've had. similar to a soloist style, but the body has a bit different contour. haven't figured out control placement yet. thinking about perhaps 25 frets like that one gilbert ibanez, but that probably won't happen.

 

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You should get the standard pointed Jackson headstock. Reversed if you want it reversed. That's all I would do differently.

$3000 is as low as you should ever expect to pay for a custom, so that sounds fair!
 

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i'm really not a fan of the jackson headstock. the angle on them is too large for my liking. to me that headstock only is fiting for their really exotic shaped guitars (kelly, Vs, etc). i may change the headstock, but it won't be to the stock Jackson style.
 

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adamcbest said:
i'm really not a fan of the jackson headstock. the angle on them is too large for my liking. to me that headstock only is fiting for their really exotic shaped guitars (kelly, Vs, etc). i may change the headstock, but it won't be to the stock Jackson style.
Ah. Thats sort of a Parker Fly style. I understand what you mean about the angle on the standard Jackson headstocks - it's not comfortable for lack of a better word coming to mind, but it looks cool IMO ;)
 
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