Originally Posted by MindDusk
wow fabriarockz, Italians seem to really be able to build guitars... now VIK Duality is not the obvious choice anymore, I looked at some of the links and I find plenty of guitars that I would consider, the question is if they are able to do custom 27inch neck. the GNG's was very nice especially fanned series..they seem to breathe quality! Manne had some nice also
I have never played with fanned frets, I wonder what is the learning curve to get used to fanned frets ? I did get used to 8 string guitar kind of fast..
I'm sure there would be no problem with either a 27 scale or fanned frets.
I exchanged a couple of emails with Giulio, he's a really nice guy and he could build your guitar up to probably any specs you'd want to have, especially tone woods and tops. Not to mention a White Ebony
I'll try the best I can to translate the email exchange I had with Giulio:
"Starting price would be €1700 + VAT (GNG shape, satin oil finish, fixed bridge, HH pu config).
Here's a pricelist for some of the instruments displayed on my website, they are a few examples of possible configurations/features, every model is COMPLETELY Custom.
Morgoth 7 Montorsi Signature - €2562
Morgoth 7 Standard LG7 - €3177
Morgoth DRV7 Fanned - €3240
Morgoth FM6 - €3373
Morgoth JT8 - €3984
Morgoth DrV7 Dr. Viossy - €4077
Brea Splotch - €2683
Brea MM Carved - €3244
Brea Koa Flat - €3362
Brea Funned - €3618
Prices shown of the above mentioned models are without the following customized options:
- White Ebony fretboard, €279
- Piezo saddles, Graphtech preamp €392
- Custom Inlays, from €80
- Scalloped Frets, from €190
All prices shown are VAT-less
Waiting time: 6 months or so
Payment Method: a third of the total amount as the project begins, a 2nd third before finish/painting job starts, and the final quote on shipping.
Rigid case, warranty and Certificate of Authenticity included."
He sent me this 4 days ago, so it's quite recent. This should give you a general idea about the process and the avaiable options. Maybe you would like to get in touch with him directly:firstname.lastname@example.org
I also would like to point out that, being the both of you from EU, you wouldn't have to pay Outside EU extra charges for shipping, that alone would a fairly decent 20%-25% charge.
I hoped I helped