Custom Waghorn FF7 Build thread!

Discussion in 'Luthiery, Modifications & Customizations' started by Arshu123, May 6, 2017.

  1. KnightBrolaire

    KnightBrolaire despair ahead

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    the quilt may not be as deep but once Tom applies stain it'll look excellent.
     
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    I agree that Tom can make any finish look ridiculous, but, I think the top does around 80% of the talking.
     
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    Just asking, but what are the current specs on your Sauria S8 on order? Could you just paste in the exact spec list you discussed with Tom, as I want to know all of the details:eddie:
     
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    no, they're top secret :p
     
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    PLEASE!!!!!
     
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    If you don't tell me I'm telling Tom to postpone my order until you do!!!!!!
     
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    Have you actually got a Waghorn guitar on order or are you just saying that? I have a feeling you are trying to sh*t me...
     
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    I do actually have a guitar on order, just wanted to have a bit of fun.
    model: Sauria S
    construction: Neck-Through
    range: 8 string
    dexterity: Right-Handed
    body construction: Chambered Body
    scale: Multi-Scale (28.5-26.5)
    headstock shape: Sauria - Reversed
    neck construction: 3-piece
    main neck woods: Wenge
    secondary neck wood: Bubinga
    body wood: Korina
    body top: Burr Maple
    fingerboard wood: Macassar Ebony
    headstock face wood: Match Fingerboard Wood
    carved top: Violin Carve
    neck reinforcement: Carbon fibre neck reinforcement
    position markers: Metal Hollowpoints (4mm)
    inlay material: Aluminium
    side dots: 2mm Aluminium Hollowpoints
    fret size: Stainless Medium
    body binding: Faux binding

    neck head binding: Bound Fingerboard and headstock
    binding material: Plastic binding
    binding material other: white
    control mounting: Rear Loaded Controls
    pickup mounting: Direct Mounted
    pickup layout: H - H
    bridge pickup model: Instrumental Pickups SFTY3-8 (TBC)
    neck pickup model: Instrumental Pickups SFTY3-8 (TBC)
    pickup covers: Default uncovered black bobbins
    hardware finish: Chrome
    bridge: ABM 3210 Separate Bridges
    nut type: Bone
    machineheads: Hipshot Closed Gear
    locking machines: Rear Locking
    strap buttons: Dunlop Flush Mount Strap Locks
    vol tone controls: Master Vol + Master Tone
    control knobs: Standard Metal Dome
    body finish type: Open Pore Satin
    body front colour: Trans colour stain with burst
    body front colour details: sunset burst (red to orange to yellow center)
    body rear colour: Natural
    neck finish type: Oiled Finish
    neck finish colour: Natural
    headstock finish type: Open Pore Satin
    headstock finish colour: Match body colour
    logo style: Modern Logo in Chrome
    case: Other hard case to fit unusual shape
     
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    Here are my thoughts:

    Probably go with 26.5-28", because 2" fans are kind of extreme, IMO.

    Why are you going with instrumental pickups on this build? You can get Wood topped Elysian pickups with squobbins fitting the fan for $5 cheaper. + He can match the sound you are looking for and will do a free rewind if you're not happy.

    Oh and also, If you change the fan to be 1.5", you can go with the Hipshot fixed multiscale (not the individual saddles which aren't all that great), instead of the ABM. ABM Bridges are good, in my experience, but the Hipshot fixed is the best for multiscale hands down.

    Me and Tom's favourite locking tuner is the Gotoh SGL510Z, with the L5 button. Just Thought I'd let you know what Tom preferred.

    It should come out sublime. Dare I say even better than mine...
     
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    I am thinking of changing the finish again to:

    turquoise denim to turquoise to light blue to dark blue to black.

    Something like this:

    [​IMG]

    (Thanks KnightBrolaire:))
     
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    I specced it out a while ago, haven't gotten around to changing anything. The whole reason I want the 2" fan is I already have guitars that cover 28-26.5, so I was looking for something a bit longer on this build. I think I might actually go longer like 29-27.5. I actually like the ABM bridges I have on my overload, same with the SGL510z tuners, I have those on that guitar as well. I have nothing against hipshot, they make great stuff, but it's not a huge deal one way or the other whether I get a hipshot bridge or ABM again.
     
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    Sure thing man, it's your guitar after all! I was just saying my opinion!
    It should be incredible though, I really love the burst!

    Would this be too nosey to ask how much he charged you?
     
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    something like 2800 gbp
     
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    So are you going for the Elysian pickups? Any fancy inlays? It would be cool if we could share the same quilt top, not to sound weird or anything:)
     
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    Sound about right.

    Mine was like £3000.
     
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    Yeah i probably will since I already have instrumentals in 2 guitars. I don't like them enough to put them in 3 guitars lol. Just keeping it simple with the inlays, just dot markers. I want the top to be the focal point of the build.
     
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    Me too, but I got luminlays:)
     
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    Hi Everybody,

    Tom recently cut the huge Quilted maple billet into 3 bookmatched thick carved top pieces. He offerred any of the three for me to take.

    Top Set 1
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    Top Set 2
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    Top Set 3

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    I am heavily gravitating towards top set 1, because of the defined intricate and consistent popcorn figuring, but still, let me know of your ideas! Do bear in mind, that this isn't the final positioning of the top and I will definitely be changing the side, position and location; this is merely a taste of the sheer beauty this guitar will possess!

    More angles of the quilted maple and other Wagporn content to be uploaded soon, and frequently, so stick around!
     
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    feraledge Heard the Good News about Maple Fretboards?

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    Set 1
     
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