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We did this on a custom order. It's both our first trem and our first serious inlay. The top is is an incredible piece of bubinga with a natural finish.











 

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That's oustanding Jim, just as beautiful as can be. The color of the fretboard and the grain look fantastic behind the swan, it just looks perfect together. And what a top!
A magnificent instrument; you're in a class by yourself Jim!
 

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Here you go gentlemen: 60 seconds of the middle position. You can write your own tone reports from this, but I think it sounds pretty good. Lot's of high end sparkle and a bit of middle position cluck.

http://www.jimsoloway.com/TascamDemos/E086-1.mp3

As I e-mailed the owner, I normally play 11's on mine, so I personally find the 9's that are on it to be really thin. I've also never owned a guitar with a trem, so you'll have to pardon the little weany trem move at the end.
 

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That is a seriously beautiful guitar!
I loved the very "warm" sound to the pickups too, sounds gorgeous. Very smooth and warm.

What were the pickups on this baby?
 

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Thanks all. Here are the specs:

The pickups are DiMarzios (PAF7 in the neck, Air norton in the bridge).

The trem bridge is a Hipshot. It's essentially a high tech version of the modern Fender trem.

The top is 1/4 inch bookmatched bubinga slab with both a flame and pomelle figure and a clear finish. The back is light weight swamp ash with vintage tint finish. The body is chambered on both sides of a solid center block.

The neck is 3-piece maple with a cocobolo fingerboard, a flamed bubinga peghead veneer and a pair of graphite reinforcement rods. Except for the veneer, that's our standard 7-string neck and the stiffest neck that we know how to make.

The fingerboard radius is a very flat 16 inches with jumbo 6100 frets.

The pickup rings are bloodwood.

The three way switch give neck/both/bridge and the tone control is a push/pull pot that allows the pickups to be split, so there are basically 6 pickup settings.

The weight is about 7 lbs. Maybe a little less.
 
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