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Old 08-10-2011, 07:11 PM   #1
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My 7-String Ergonomic Headless build from Aura Guitars! (Really big, woody pics...)



This has been cooking for some time, and is not to the point of cutting, but I just can't wait.

Aura Guitars is a promising young company run by someone I've come to call a good friend of mine, Adam (adrock). After a lot of discussion, a build was planned. We will be doing our own take on Ola Strandberg's brilliant designs. Ola has kindly approved the use of his design (yes, we asked. He's an awesome guy and extremely helpful), and we will be using his hardware!

Current "sketch" (nothing is perfect now, Adam is busy with other guitars):


SPECS:
-Two piece Black Limba body
-Ziricote neck
-Figured Maple fretboard, blank (I think... )
-26.5"-25.75" scale length(s)
-Bareknuckle Aftermaths, Battleworn Black
-Strandberg Guitarworks Headless hardware
-One volume--push-pull--coil tap on neck pup, one rotary three way pup switch
-Recessed output jack
-Tuned Drop G# for Cloudyhead action

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I'm ....ting my pants I'm so excited. Alas, I must wait!
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Old 08-10-2011, 07:16 PM   #2
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That is gonna be BEEEAAAAAAAAASSSSTTT! If it had DiMarzios, I would kill you and steal it when you get it.
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Old 08-10-2011, 07:18 PM   #3
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You could kill me, steal it, sell the BKPs and buy two sets of Dimarzios dude.
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Old 08-10-2011, 07:23 PM   #4
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Holy ...., James!

That is even tastier than I imagined.
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Old 08-10-2011, 07:27 PM   #5
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JESUS ....ING CHRIST.
I literally can't say anything else right now, I just keep repeating that.

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Old 08-10-2011, 07:27 PM   #6
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Yeah, me either. I literally have a semi right how thinking about it.
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Old 08-10-2011, 07:28 PM   #7
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ZIRICOTE. ZIRICOTE.

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Old 08-10-2011, 07:31 PM   #8
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To quote Devin Townsend at Download: "Aftermaaath!"

Also, ....ing Ziricote, .... yeah.
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Old 08-10-2011, 08:38 PM   #9
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Pretty cool, I find it a bit funny you are having someone not strandberg build you a strandberg (down to the hardware though). You were cool enough to ask him though which says a lot about you ( all good).

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Old 08-10-2011, 08:51 PM   #10
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Damn man...that design is so tasty. I first saw that design when Chris Letchford put out that video of him playing The Great Plains, and it just blew my mind when i started looking at Ola's stuff. It's really cool he let you use it too. I will definitely be following this thread!
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Old 08-10-2011, 08:52 PM   #11
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This is gonna be pretty goddamn awesome. Really interested to see how the ziricote neck and maple fretboard turns out. Usually those are reversed

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Old 08-10-2011, 08:53 PM   #12
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That's awesome Ola gave the go ahead, can't wait to see how this turns out! Are you going to be using the coloured bridges?
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Old 08-10-2011, 08:54 PM   #13
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A question...Will you be using a zero-fret?
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Old 08-10-2011, 08:57 PM   #14
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This is gonna be pretty goddamn awesome. Really interested to see how the ziricote neck and maple fretboard turns out. Usually those are reversed
Ziricote neck will be reinforced with carbon fiber for stability.

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That's awesome Ola gave the go ahead, can't wait to see how this turns out! Are you going to be using the coloured bridges?
Yeah, he's really a great guy. Maybe I'll get lucky and he'll post!
I am not, keeping the hardware black. Don't want to distract from the wood.

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A question...Will you be using a zero-fret?
Yes, that's the plan at this point. But this is all subject to change, of course.
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Old 08-10-2011, 09:04 PM   #15
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Ola seems to have a very open approach to design - he's written about it (it's one of the reasons I decided to order from him) Strandberg Guitarworks » Blog Archive » Patent vs. Open Source vs. Copyright
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Ola seems to have a very open approach to design - he's written about it (it's one of the reasons I decided to order from him) Strandberg Guitarworks » Blog Archive » Patent vs. Open Source vs. Copyright
Let's be real, you've ordered from just about everybody

That is going to be one sweet guitar

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Old 08-10-2011, 09:23 PM   #17
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Is it going to have a trapezoidal neck? Just qurious, after playing tosin's I felt like it was the guitars most interesting feature.
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Old 08-10-2011, 09:34 PM   #18
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Let's be real, you've ordered from just about everybody

That is going to be one sweet guitar
Thank you! I'm all giddy with excitement.

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Is it going to have a trapezoidal neck? Just qurious, after playing tosin's I felt like it was the guitars most interesting feature.
It is not. The concept intrigues me, however I've never tried one. We'd have to play with blanks. Further, I don't want any dirty water between myself and Rick Toone (though in exchanging multiple emails with him about his new designs, I find he is an extremely nice guy! Really!) and really don't want to pay for licensing.

I suppose If I truly become interested, I will contact him. Hard to become too incredibly interested, however, without ever playing such a neck.
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It is not. The concept intrigues me, however I've never tried one. We'd have to play with blanks. Further, I don't want any dirty water between myself and Rick Toone (though in exchanging multiple emails with him about his new designs, I find he is an extremely nice guy! Really!) and really don't want to pay for licensing.

I suppose If I truly become interested, I will contact him. Hard to become too incredibly interested, however, without ever playing such a neck.
Right on dude. If im not mistaking, both of his fan fret guitars had a trapezoidal neck, the Rick Toone model having the more extreme shape neck. Either way, congrats on the move from playing production to custom guitars
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Yay, Adamrock! nice grains on the woods, too....
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Old 08-10-2011, 10:37 PM   #21
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Right on dude. If im not mistaking, both of his fan fret guitars had a trapezoidal neck, the Rick Toone model having the more extreme shape neck. Either way, congrats on the move from playing production to custom guitars
Both of whose fan-fret guitars? Nearly every Strandberg is multiscale.

Rick Toone owns the rights (to what specific extent I am not sure) to many different trapezoidal neck shapes, actually.
Thank you.

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Yay, Adamrock! nice grains on the woods, too....
Thank you as well!
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Old 08-10-2011, 11:12 PM   #22
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The wood is absolutely beautiful, and I love the design of it.

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Old 08-10-2011, 11:16 PM   #23
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So this is the big secret you've been keeping! Damn you for not telling me earlier! Oh well its all good. Im waiting on my Aura Radiant 7 custom as well. He sent me some wood pics and DAMN is all i can say
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You could kill me, steal it, sell the BKPs and buy two sets of Dimarzios dude.
jajaja nice one!!

There are things that I like from Dimarzio but I like everything BKP makes.

Its a matter of taste
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