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  • Your Signature Guitar - Specs?

    So, in light of the other thread, If a guitar company of your choosing came to you to spec out your signature guitar that they were going to manufacture. What would you choose, and how would it be outfitted?

    Mine would be fairly simply. Les Paul, Non-relieved mahogany body, flamed maple cap. Contoured heel with 60's neck profile and an ebony fretboard with rectangle inlays. Covered SH-5 Custom Bridge and APH1 neck with push/pull coil splits. Tune-o-Matic/Stop bar bridge and tailpiece. Cosmetically I would want a medium transparent blue, with binding on the body, neck, and headstock. I'd also want nickel hardware and black speed knobs.

    I could cover lot of ground with a guitar like that. It would do most of what I needed.

    What would you do?
    "If everything seems under control, you're just not going fast enough" -Mario Andretti

    '07 Epiphone Les Paul plus top: Custom, APH2N(Slash)
    '03 Jackson RR5: Super Distortion ,Jazz
    '03 Warmoth Explorer build: Distortion, 59/A2
    '07 Squier Affinity Strat: JB/A2, stock middle, DP401 neck
    '05 Epiphone '58 Korina Explorer: Custom, Jazz
    '16 Epiphone ES-339 P90 Pro: stock
    '17 Epiphone Les Paul plus top Pro: Slash set

  • #2
    If I can only get one spec, then it will have to be

    -Superstrat, HSS
    -Ash body, maple cap
    -Quartersawn maple neck with a '57 Fender soft V profile, maybe slightly slimmer and flatter near the heel, 12" radius
    -Recessed Floyd Rose

    I've never been wowed by Duncan single coils, but their humbuckers compete with boutiques quite well and sometimes even favorably.

    It will probably be a duncan 78 bridge, or a Custom Custom or a PATB 3 with 2 single coils... either Fender Fat 50s or something from Lollar/BKP

    Color will depend on how many choices/versions I get
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    • #3
      Yawn...

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      • #4
        Kiesel DC 25 sacle thin profile maple neck through ebony board Abalone dots SS Jumbo Frets Abalone logo alder rounded body 2 Antiquities Surfer II's neck and middle Perpetual Burn bridge 5 way Floyd lock nut old school pointed 6 on a side headstock Grape jelly metallic and hybrid hardware Gold Floyd only Black otherwise. Pretty much my 2017 DC only in Purple with a couple
        minor changes. My all time favorite guitar!

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        Kiesel DC 135, Carvin AE 185, DC 400, DC 127 KOA, DC 127 Quilt Purple, X220C, PRS Custom 24, Washburn USA MG 122 proto , MG 102, MG 120.
        Amps PRS Archon 50 head, MT 15, Mesa Subway Rocket, DC-5, Carvin X50B Hot Rod Mod head, Zinky 25watt Blue Velvet combo.

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        • #5
          Since my uncle is a luthier and has his own line of guitars, then it would only make sense to get one made from him. What sucks is that he’s stopping making guitars for now, and he’s going to concentrate on repairs and winding how own pickups because of constant cash flow. So unless it’s something he has laying around, I doubt he would make one from scratch.
          Mine would be mahogany body with flamed maple top. Maple neck with ebony fretboard 25.5” scale, medium jumbo SS frets, string through body hard tail, and his proprietary pickups on that same configuration and electronics from the pic. I believe the chicken head is a 5-way switch for the bridge, and when combined with the toggles, you can split and combine with the middle pickup for all kinds of tones.


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          • #6

            This is the one I put together. For my custom shop guitar I would certainly keep the rosewood neck and the locking tuners. (Deep C neck profile, 9.5 inch radius, 22 narrow tall frets, bone nut) I would want to try an EVH 78 in there to see if I liked it more or less than the pearly gates.
            Maybe a more unique green color for my custom model as well. Thanks
            Last edited by Kac; 06-28-2021, 06:05 AM.
            ISO - Fender Highway One Stratocaster - black
            2004 Chevy Silveraro - 6.6 Liter Duramax Turbo Diesel
            Pickup Booster - Lava Box - Tweak Fuzz - Vapor Trail

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            • #7
              Mahogany body and neck through
              V shaped body Rear routed - single volume, toggle, Killswitch.
              String through
              Ebony board
              large frets, not super jumbo
              Duncan distortion or Black Winter pickups
              Flat black with dark blue hardware


              simple.

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              • #8
                I have a few already

                LP shape
                24.75 scales
                Stainless Frets medium jumbo
                42 mm at the nut
                thin 60s C/almost the Wizard II
                super light (possibly hollow with F holes )
                JB/Jazz set ( I put those in everything)
                Piezo on the bridge

                range of colors
                blue Flame
                quilt Red
                burled purple

                Like this

                Last edited by ehdwuld; 06-29-2021, 08:04 AM.
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                RG2EX1 w/ SD hot-rodded pickups / RG4EXFM1 w/ Carvin S22j/b + FVN middle
                SR500 / Martin 000CE-1/Epiphone Hummingbird
                Epiphone Florentine with OEM Probuckers
                Ehdwuld branded Blue semi hollow custom with JB/Jazz
                Reptile Green Gibson Custom Studio / Aqua Dean Shire semi hollow with piezo
                Carvin Belair / Laney GC80A Acoustic Amp (a gift from Guitar Player Mag)
                GNX3000 (yea I'm a modeler)

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                • #9
                  Les Paul Classic Lite they have out now would be pretty close other than pickups, I'd like a set of 59's over anything Gibson makes
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by ehdwuld View Post
                    I have a few already

                    LP shape
                    24.75 scales
                    Stainless Frets medium jumbo
                    42 mm at the nut
                    thin 60s C/almost the Wizard II
                    super light (possibly hollow with F holes )
                    JB/Jazz set ( I put those in everything)
                    Piezo on the bridge

                    range of colors
                    blue Flame
                    quilt Red
                    burled purple

                    Like this

                    Ed, What's the story on how this guitar came to be? Did you build it yourself? You hired a luthier to build it for you?
                    Sanford: "The hardest part about tone chasing is losing the expectations associated with the hardware."

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                    • #11
                      Back before China was the enemy
                      i contacted a builder on Aliexpress
                      Who was shut down for counterfeiting while he was produceing it ( he said there was a fire or something)

                      There is a thread on here somewhere about it

                      Anyway
                      Swapped all the ill fitting hardware
                      Locking planetwaves tuners
                      Piezo bridge
                      JB/JAZZ set with TS rings
                      Had the controls put down where i wanted them
                      Got an access cover on back so i dont have to work thru the F-hole

                      Should have gotten a battery box in back while there

                      That was my first builder on Aliexpress
                      He was a bit shady
                      ............

                      I have another double cut similar to it from a better builder

                      Havent changed anything on it yet
                      Super thin body weighs about 6 lbs

                      https://forum.seymourduncan.com/foru...incoming-build

                      all the images got cleansed in the new forum rebuild dangit
                      post 56 has a video review
                      Last edited by ehdwuld; 07-08-2021, 07:11 PM.
                      EHD
                      Just here surfing Guitar Pron
                      RG2EX1 w/ SD hot-rodded pickups / RG4EXFM1 w/ Carvin S22j/b + FVN middle
                      SR500 / Martin 000CE-1/Epiphone Hummingbird
                      Epiphone Florentine with OEM Probuckers
                      Ehdwuld branded Blue semi hollow custom with JB/Jazz
                      Reptile Green Gibson Custom Studio / Aqua Dean Shire semi hollow with piezo
                      Carvin Belair / Laney GC80A Acoustic Amp (a gift from Guitar Player Mag)
                      GNX3000 (yea I'm a modeler)

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                      • #12
                        Come on dudes, your signature guitar is just a strat or les paul copy?

                        One piece Hollow carbon fibre molded construction
                        Custom Ultra powerful onboard Microprocessor
                        DAW running a custom ported Axe-fx III VST and any desired synth VST
                        Midi in/out programmable.


                        Onboard Humidor stocked with Cohibas




                        Double neck


                        Neck One:
                        Headless
                        Ultra ergonomic
                        Bidirectional progressive scalloped fretboard
                        Slight fanning: 25" to 24" or similar
                        Extra jumbo Titanium/Gold alloy rod frets
                        Compound radius 16" to infinity or just totally flat
                        Narrow and fat neck
                        No inlays
                        Very narrow nut width <40mm
                        Very narrow bridge string spacing
                        Microcontroller controlled Transtrem style bridge: Fully midi controllable transposition and operation. lndividual strings retunable for open tunings etc. The trem can be remote operated with a midi footpedal. Trem is fully locked unless you touch the bar which unlocks it.
                        Hexaphonic output
                        Custom Fishman Fluence Pickups made to my specs. Voices are reprogrammed in real time (I believe the fluences preamp uses a programmable analog multiband eq chip)
                        Pickups mechanically automatic adjustable in all directions (height, angle and location) in real time.


                        Neck Two:

                        The Synthaxe concept fully realised and updated with modern tech.
                        Motion sensors, touchpads etc




                        Colour: The whole instrument including every piece of hardware is one solid colour; The same telemagenta as an Dunlop 500 Delrin .96mmm. Backups made in Gold, Silver, White, Yellow, purple and hot pink.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Spaghetti Bolo View Post
                          Come on dudes, your signature guitar is just a strat or les paul copy?
                          I’ve tried to play guitar after guitar and keep coming back to Fender strats for like 20 years now. I don’t want to build some special custom guitar and then go ehhh and go back to a strat anyway…
                          ISO - Fender Highway One Stratocaster - black
                          2004 Chevy Silveraro - 6.6 Liter Duramax Turbo Diesel
                          Pickup Booster - Lava Box - Tweak Fuzz - Vapor Trail

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Kac View Post

                            I’ve tried to play guitar after guitar and keep coming back to Fender strats for like 20 years now. I don’t want to build some special custom guitar and then go ehhh and go back to a strat anyway…
                            I hear you, my first guitar was a strat and if I could only keep one it would be that very same guitar.

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                            • #15
                              My #1 is nearly perfect: Parker Fly Mojo. The only things I would change if I were to "redesign" it are: Les Paul scale, and smaller frets. The jumbo frets make it too easy to overfret and pull the strings sharp.
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