LACS Brainstorming Session

Discussion in 'Standard Guitars' started by 7 Dying Trees, Nov 9, 2011.

  1. 7 Dying Trees

    7 Dying Trees Forum MVP

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    I have a form to fill out by monday on a new custom, but as yet:

    - No idea on body wood
    - No idea on colour
    - Still wondering what inlay to do, whether to match it to the current lacs, or go for something sdifferent, or keep it in the same vein (on the lacs it is the sigil of Pazuzu, the lord of all fevers and plagues)
    - no idea on neckwoods/construction
    - fingerboard I do like rosewood, but tinking of seeing if there's another fun wood that can be used.

    Things I do know:
    - Neckthrough
    - Volute
    - Reverse Headstock
    - Headstock matched to body
    - Flachion body shape
    - Either H/S/H or H/H pup config
    - Killswitch
    - pup switch probably 5-way as do prefer that and don't massively get on with toggle switches, although open to ideas
    - 1 vol, 1 tone
    - Some kind of funky inlay
    - White marbled binding as on the uv777
    - glow in the dark side dots, with black centres


    Guitars I like:
    - love the j-custom maple top mahogony i got recently
    - swamp ash maple neckthrough maple topped lacs is ace as well
    - like the woody sound out of the uv7pwn i've got, but this may be down to the nice bit of wood in it.

    So, recommendations, ideas, links to fn logos that could be uised for inlays purposes, everything welcome in this thread.


    just for reference, here's the current lacs I have:
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    go!
     
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    7 Dying Trees Forum MVP

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    Oh, here's a link to the kind of original specs for the previous lacs as well:

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  3. Malkav

    Malkav Washing your dishes.

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    Lo pro bridge, H-H, 5-way :) 7 string preferable :D

    Edit: Neutrik locking output jack :D Tremol-No

    Colour scheme - Flamed maple top in a really electric light green with a thin black burst around the edges. Think body colour as being the colour of Rob's burst - the green being the main colour not the burst in this case though. Chrome hardware

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  4. Rook

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    I had this recently. For the first time ever, I've actually had to come up with a finalised spec sheet for a custom guitar, I've only ever been on waiting lists or bought pre-made custom shop guitars haha.

    Things I thought of:

    Rosewood necks - look amazing, feel amazing, and the sound is sort of a taste thing but that also narrows down body wood selection. I went for an Alder body with the Rosewood because rosewood not as bright as maple, but has a rich attack, so went to pick the brightness back up with Alder.

    If you want a good all round body wood, Swamp Ash is nice because it attacks like a more dense wood but has the thickness in sound of something like Mahogany. Not too heavy either.

    If you do just want to stick with something more familiar (similar to maple I mean) there are woods like Ovangkol which have a lot in common with maple but have a different aesthetic; I don't particularly like it personally but you might.

    So.

    If you go for Rosewood and Alder, you could whack a solid finish on that, Loch Ness Green for example but it would mean hiding a portion of that GORGEOUS rosewood as you're going neck thru so maybe get a maple cap with a flat or something, get the top finished once colour (green or purple maybe, match Allender :lol:) and leave the back glossed or oil finished?

    There are some ideas for you anyway. Kinda how my though process went.

    I'm having the body of my guitar finished in a solid pearl white but the neck is going to be bare, oiled rosewood. I'm not having inlays because I like black board, but I am having my fret markers made more interesting on the side of the neck. MOP Blocks or something.
     
  5. loktide

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    i'd go with satin white or purple finish +black bevels and an ebony board for the falchion shape, personally.
     
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    Mahogany body and burl maple top stained?
     
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    Prydogga Giddyup.

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    Ash body with 5 piece neckthrough

    Grey/Black Flame Maple Top

    HH/HSS setup w/ Zebra pickups

    Chrome/Black Chrome hardware

    Lo Pro or the new tight end if you're going a 6.

    Ibanez Prestige Logo on headstock in pearloid

    Example of top colour
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    Example of wood and neck wood
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  8. snowblind56

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    5 Piece Flame Maple/Purpleheart Neck Thru
    Swamp Ash Body Wings
    Cocobolo Fretboard
    Highly Figured Walnut Top with Matching Peghead
    Clear Gloss Finish
    Chrome Hardware
     
  9. Konfyouzd

    Konfyouzd Dread-I Master Contributor

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    Swamp Ash (Do they do that? If not, mahogany) and a figured maple cap w/ the neck showing through on the front :yesway:

    And a satin finish... :agreed:
     
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    Actually necermind figured woods if its a falchion shape. Solid colour alder body with a pale moon ebony board would look evil as hell.
     
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    Also ITT:

    We spec out our dream LACS and hope James builds it :lol:
     
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    Konfyouzd Dread-I Master Contributor

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    Should have read better. Didn't realize that was the shape...
     
  13. Xiphos68

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    Rosewood neck with purple-heart stripes down the middle.
    Rosewood necks feel awesome imo as well.

    Koa Body wood? Something different? With a quilt-maple top.

    Otherwise I'd go with a Mahogany with a thick Quilt-maple top.
    Some exotic fretboard would really rad.

    EDIT: How about 27 or 28 frets too? :)
     
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    mahogany wings
    5 piece maple/wenge neck
    rosewood fretboard
    flame maple top(since you got a quilt already)
    deep blue stain with black burst edges
    H-H config
    1 push-push knob (master volume and pickup switch)

    and here is an inlay idea since you're in the mood for this stuff

    Tiamat - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    inlays you could always go for some hr giger style stuff... take it to a level Ibanez never did with the Giger model's? or Norse gods and myths, Tyr is the God of Single Combat

    Fretboard the pale moon ebony looks incredible imo
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    balducci's are awesome!
     
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    Exotic woods are all good but Ive never played a rosewood neck or koa body etc so Id be hesitant to make such an important decision based upon woods Ive never used. Youve already got a swamp ash one and you really like the J Custom. I too have an RG8527z and its pretty nice. I would do a neck thru J Custom with inlays of your choice. It would be neck thru so a little brighter than your current J custom because of the maple neck thru. To darken it a little maybe maybe get it with two mahogany stringers or one purpleheart stringer down the middle with two mahogany stringers or vice versa, something like a mayones neck with the mahogany wings. It would have maple neck binding which is awesome. Thats probably what I would do. Maybe even consider the RGA body carve. So yeah, neck thru J custom style sounds like a winning guitar.
     
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    A seven string Falchion with the chameleon paint like the Xiphos would be sick.
     
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    Yeah I'd vote for a solid color too, but with different colored bevels. That falchion shape is pretty sweet. And I love that inlay, so I'd be inclined to keep it and just make that your thing. But I think Stealth has an awesome idea for the pale moon ebony FB. It has that dirty blackened look.
     
  20. djpharoah

    djpharoah Awwww Yeaaaah Super Moderator

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    Maple neckthru with poplar wings and a see thru maple top. The maple neck thru will give it great bite, the poplar gives a great thick and bright sound, the maple top would just accentuate it for a bit more brightness.

    The top can actually be something that you might not need imo.
     

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