(maybe) UV custom 7-string

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  1. Serratus

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    Hi all,
    This is a feeler for the sale of one of my custom 7-strings. I built this one when I was in business customising guitars.

    It's based on an RG7620, so it has a 7620 neck in which I replaced the fingerboard with an oiled plain maple board with a green vine inlay. It has a custom built body with a lions paw and monkey grip, made from mahogany with a thick quilted maple front, and a matching maple veneer on the headstock. It finished with a thick coat of cellulose lacquer, which has sunk into the grain slightly (as cellulose does) so it's not completely mirror-like but is polished to a shiny gloss. It has a LoPro trem, green dimarzio blaze custom in the bridge and blaze neck. The electronics are from stewmac and it has a volume and a 5-way rotary switch (like a PRS) which allows some unusual series and parallel tones from the pickups (the electronics cavity is the same as a 7620 though so you could make a slot for a normal 5-way selector and change it to that if you wanted), and it has a jem-style jack socket. It's in excellent overall condition - a small ding in the lacquer by the neck and some swirls in the lacquer that could be polished out, and the fingerboard's getting a bit dirty (nothing a bit of wire wool and oil wouldn't sort out). It comes in an Ibanez moulded hardcase.

    I'd like around GBP£700 (shipped in the UK) for it really, and I would much prefer to sell to the UK. My E8ay name is *richf* to check feedback, and I live in Devon, UK. Any questions PM me - here are a couple of pics from when I finished building it - I can take some new pics if anyone's definitely interested.

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    budda Guiterrorizer Contributor

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    i'd just like to say that's a gorgeous guitar!
     
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    HammerAndSickle Guitar Comrade

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    That is seriously the most stunning instrument I've laid eyes on.

    How much is 700 pounds in US dollars? Oh my god, that is so wonderful.
     
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    1,383.39 USD

    Beautiful axe. ;)
     
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    El Caco Djavli te ponesli Contributor

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    :agreed: What a beautiful guitar

    I'm not a big fan of lion's paw, money grip or vine inlays but they work well and I'm glad it has them, if it didn't I wouldn't be able to resist buying it and I can't afford to buy another guitar at the moment.

    I have to ask looking at that, why the hell did you stop customising?
     
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    This guitar is now on hold for someone on jemsite.

    The RG2027XVV that's for sale in a different thread is still available.

    Thanks for the comments guys - the reason I stopped is because I never had time to do guitars for me when I was doing it as a business (so I lost a great hobby). Much as I liked working on guitars all the time, it's really nice to be able to leave work at the end of the day and have guitar building as a hobby again.
     
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    Sorry, I know this forum isn't for chat, but that is just the sexiest guitar I've seen in a long time! :holy:
     
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    Shannon Lord Super Awesome Contributor

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    Cool, man. Beautiful guitar. Someone's gonna be very lucky. I'm gonna lock this one up.

    TO EVERYONE ELSE: IF YOU KNOW THE RULES, THEN ABIDE BY THEM. OTHERWISE, A FEW OF THESE WILL BE HANDED OUT. LAST WARNING. :ban:

    THANKS. :squint:
     
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