My 7-String Ergonomic Headless build from Aura Guitars! (Really big, woody pics...)

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  1. JamesM

    JamesM The Armada

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    :wavey:

    This has been cooking for some time, and is not to the point of cutting, but I just can't wait. :shrug:

    Aura Guitars is a promising young company run by someone I've come to call a good friend of mine, Adam (adrock). After a lot of discussion, a build was planned. We will be doing our own take on Ola Strandberg's brilliant designs. Ola has kindly approved the use of his design (yes, we asked. He's an awesome guy and extremely helpful), and we will be using his hardware!

    Current "sketch" (nothing is perfect now, Adam is busy with other guitars):
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    SPECS:
    -Two piece Black Limba body
    -Ziricote neck
    -Figured Maple fretboard, blank (I think... :lol:)
    -26.5"-25.75" scale length(s)
    -Bareknuckle Aftermaths, Battleworn Black
    -Strandberg Guitarworks Headless hardware
    -One volume--push-pull--coil tap on neck pup, one rotary three way pup switch
    -Recessed output jack
    -Tuned Drop G# for Cloudyhead action

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    I'm shitting my pants I'm so excited. Alas, I must wait!
     
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  2. sibanez29

    sibanez29 Si

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    That is gonna be BEEEAAAAAAAAASSSSTTT! If it had DiMarzios, I would kill you and steal it when you get it.
     
  3. JamesM

    JamesM The Armada

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    You could kill me, steal it, sell the BKPs and buy two sets of Dimarzios dude.
     
  4. Bigfan

    Bigfan sixstringer

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    Holy shit, James!

    That is even tastier than I imagined. :yesway:
     
  5. Guitarman700

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    JESUS FUCKING CHRIST.
    I literally can't say anything else right now, I just keep repeating that.
     
  6. JamesM

    JamesM The Armada

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    Yeah, me either. I literally have a semi right how thinking about it.
     
  7. Guitarman700

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    ZIRICOTE. ZIRICOTE.
     
  8. Bigfan

    Bigfan sixstringer

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    To quote Devin Townsend at Download: "Aftermaaath!"

    Also, fucking Ziricote, fuck yeah.
     
  9. SirMyghin

    SirMyghin The Dirt Guy

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    Pretty cool, I find it a bit funny you are having someone not strandberg build you a strandberg (down to the hardware though). You were cool enough to ask him though which says a lot about you ( all good).
     
  10. Spaceman_Spiff

    Spaceman_Spiff SS Contributor

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    Damn man...that design is so tasty. I first saw that design when Chris Letchford put out that video of him playing The Great Plains, and it just blew my mind when i started looking at Ola's stuff. It's really cool he let you use it too. I will definitely be following this thread!
     
  11. BlackMastodon

    BlackMastodon \m/ (゚Д゚) \m/

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    This is gonna be pretty goddamn awesome. Really interested to see how the ziricote neck and maple fretboard turns out. Usually those are reversed :lol:
     
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    Stealthdjentstic Banned

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    That's awesome Ola gave the go ahead, can't wait to see how this turns out! Are you going to be using the coloured bridges?
     
  13. Spaceman_Spiff

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    A question...Will you be using a zero-fret?
     
  14. JamesM

    JamesM The Armada

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    Ziricote neck will be reinforced with carbon fiber for stability.

    Yeah, he's really a great guy. Maybe I'll get lucky and he'll post! :D
    I am not, keeping the hardware black. Don't want to distract from the wood.

    Yes, that's the plan at this point. But this is all subject to change, of course.
     
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    technomancer Gearus Pimptasticus

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  17. mountainjam

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    Is it going to have a trapezoidal neck? Just qurious, after playing tosin's I felt like it was the guitars most interesting feature.
     
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    JamesM The Armada

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    Thank you! I'm all giddy with excitement. :nlb:

    It is not. The concept intrigues me, however I've never tried one. We'd have to play with blanks. Further, I don't want any dirty water between myself and Rick Toone (though in exchanging multiple emails with him about his new designs, I find he is an extremely nice guy! Really!) and really don't want to pay for licensing. :lol:

    I suppose If I truly become interested, I will contact him. Hard to become too incredibly interested, however, without ever playing such a neck.
     
  19. mountainjam

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    Right on dude. If im not mistaking, both of his fan fret guitars had a trapezoidal neck, the Rick Toone model having the more extreme shape neck. Either way, congrats on the move from playing production to custom guitars:yesway:
     
  20. skeels

    skeels ..to pay the beels

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    Yay, Adamrock! nice grains on the woods, too....
     

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