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Discussion in 'Luthiery, Modifications & Customizations' started by Arshu123, May 6, 2017.
the quilt may not be as deep but once Tom applies stain it'll look excellent.
I agree that Tom can make any finish look ridiculous, but, I think the top does around 80% of the talking.
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
no, they're top secret
If you don't tell me I'm telling Tom to postpone my order until you do!!!!!!
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...
I do actually have a guitar on order, just wanted to have a bit of fun.
model: Sauria S
range: 8 string
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
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...
I am thinking of changing the finish again to:
turquoise denim to turquoise to light blue to dark blue to black.
Something like this:
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.
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?
something like 2800 gbp
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
Sound about right.
Mine was like £3000.
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.
Me too, but I got luminlays
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
Top Set 2
Top Set 3
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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