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Hey fellow guitarists,

A friend of mine is building a guitar for me. Here are the specs and some pictures:

Body - Alder
Neck - Maple
Construction - Neck through
Fretboard - Bound ebony
Scale length - 27" baritone
Frets - 24 extra jumbo
Headstock - Reverse
Bridge - Tune-O-Matic with string through
Tuners - Sperzel locking
Hardware colour - Gold
Neck pickup - DiMarzio PAF
Bridge pickup - DiMarzio X2N
Body colour - Black with white bevels











 

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Sexy! And 27" scale always makes me wonder this. . . . .

What're you tuning it to? My vote goes to drop F# :)
Haha, well, drop F# belongs to my 8 string guitars. This one, for sustain and sharp attack, goes in E standard like the other dude said.
 

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Put some Bourns pots in there. What color are you going to paint it? Will you match the paint on the headstock? Whatever you do, don't paint the back of the neck, just tung oil it!

Looks very nice!

P.S.: Check this out (food for thought)


Jimmy:smile:
 

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Put some Bourns pots in there. What color are you going to paint it? Will you match the paint on the headstock? Whatever you do, don't paint the back of the neck, just tung oil it!

Looks very nice!

P.S.: Check this out (food for thought)


Jimmy:smile:
I will have the neck painted yes. I prefer it painted or matte for feeling, I know bare wood (durr durr) gives the best tone, but I don't like the playability. The guitar will be black with white bevels.

You going to use 8s? Because otherwise a 27" scale in E is not going to be fun to bend on.
There will be put .046/.009s on it. The 27" scale is purely for chords because the extra tension and length of the string gives a nice chunk of sustain and clarity.
 
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