Headless build underway! - lush Purple burst content!

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  1. lewis

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    Just paid for this custom order purple burst headless 6 string strandberg copy.
    Will be my first headless and I am in love with the colour. Order comes with hardcase and will take about 5-6 weeks until Its built and shipped.

    Looking for something "cheaper" first to see how I like the shape and design etc. This was a steal really.

    Now for the pictures. Gorgeous -

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    Will post a proper NGD when it arrives, with pics, video clips and an unbiased review.
     
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    Can of worms opened.......
     
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    hopefully you don't get a firewood guitar.
     
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    That neck heel?

    Otherwise interested to see how it turns out!
     
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    Oh man. Cant wait for this NGD. The veneer will likely be nicest part of that guitar. But good luck. I hope I'm wrong
     
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    Yea, this is a bit worrisome. Hopefully don't base your opinion of all headless guitars on this one!
     
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    i know all about the stigma/bad love about these from previous threads.
    For these prices it didnt really weight THAT heavily on my decision.
    And to be fair, the dude seems a lovely guy based on a convo Ive had with him since. hahah

    I will be blunt either way. End of the day if I get just a great looking lemon I will say so but equally if these are actually really good I will also say so.
    Sometimes people are quick to write something off before they themselves have even tried it.

    he has also told me you can get anything built by them so thats quite cool at these prices.
    Lets just wait and see. I will update as and when I get info through. I will get to see pictures of the actual build before ok'ing to be posted to me so If I notice some suspect stuff off the pics at least I can get them sorted his end.

    Meanwhile, this video was what made me decide to give it a go seeing as how reasonably priced they are.
    Mahogany body, rosewood board. 25.5 scale etc.

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    (I do have some EMG stuff laying around I will do to the guitar as I expect the stock pickups to be garbage - like this guy did)

    but man that purple veneer.........its stunning.
     
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    Every guitar should be either purple or green.
     
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    here here!.
    My two favourite colours.
     
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    yeah it looks comfy still whilst looking a little odd!.
     
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    That bridge is interesting. The top is gorgeous though for sure.
     
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    The tiny little piece of bridge sticking out on the left of one of the pictures, is actually a tiny little "z" shaped key that you place in each nut above the string on the bridge, and thats how you tune each string. Apparently its held onto the bridge by magnet. Not sure whether thats nifty or stupid...lol
     
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    Will be stoked to hear how this one turns out. Doesn't sound too bad on the video whatsoever.
     
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    does anyone think I should opt for Maple fretboard instead of Rosewood?.
    I cant decide. Im leaning towards keeping it rosewood on this because the darker board seems to really pop against the veneer.
     
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    Hopefully whatever you get actually looks like the pictures.

    The hard case these comes with fits a strandberg and is the best part about the guitar
     
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    did you order one yourself?

    Care to share experiences if you did?
     
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    I have asked him to move the top horn strap button to the back of the horn rather than the top of the horn and he has agreed to do that for me.

    They wiggle loose to easily in my experiences when in the top of the horn.
     
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    A guy a play with bought one for his kid. As long as the neck is straight and isn't warped it will need a fret job on the fret ends and a level.
    He's a tech he doesn't mind buying stuff like this. He can reseat and redo the entire neck if he has too.

    Just make sure you budget for a setup.
     
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    ok thanks.
    I will bare that in mind.
     
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    The case is fantastic tho.
     
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