My Custom RAN 8 Build

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    Churchie777 Contributor

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    Greetings all, So it's been a few months since i ordered my Crusher 8 build from RAN and been dying to make a thread for it lol and today i received the first pics from Dariusz for the blanks for my build so i thought i start it now and post more pictures as i get them before the NGD when she is done!. Hope you guys enjoy..onto some specs,

    > > No. of strings: 8-string
    > > Scale length: 28”
    > > Construction method: Neck thru body
    > > Body material: swamp ash
    > > Top wood options: Wenge
    > > Body finish: natural satin
    > > Headstock finish: match body finish
    > > Headstock binding: white
    > > Truss rod cover: Wenge
    > > Neck material: Maccassar Ebony
    > > Neck finish: match body finish
    > > Fingerboard material: ebony
    > > Fingerboard binding: white
    > > Fret size: Dunlop 6100
    > > Fingerboard inlays (MOP): offset dots
    > > Fingerboard side inlays: roman numerals
    > > Nut: graphite
    > > Bridge Pickup: BareKnuckle - Cold Sweat
    > > Control knobs: 1 x volume

    And some pics so far:

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    MaxOfMetal Likes trem wankery. Super Moderator

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    I do think it's pretty cool that they make a lovely mock up of their builds. It must be a great way to guarantee everyone is on the same page. :agreed:
     
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    Makes it extremely easier thats for sure!
     
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    unique neck option & I really like the woods overall.
     
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    scherzo1928 has wood for you

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    I like the crushers more each day.
     
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    A FF8 Crusher is definitely on my want list.... I just don't know what specs I want yet.
     
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    Wait so a macassar ebony neck?????

    Goddammit I asked a couple months ago and he said they wouldn't do an all ebony neck :lol:

    Gonna be heavy as hell and sound even better :hbang:
     
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    That is one smexy neck wood. These Crucher build threads popping up are giving me the GAS.
     
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    Yeah full Macassar neck thru lol you after a full black ebony neck? i think that would be even more expensive then my neck and harder to get :lol:
     
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    A NT ebony neck without board could be interesting too, like fender maple necks, say.
     
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    Howdy again folks just an update with some more picture. Dariusz got back to me today about the top being carved already and that the board is next on the list so i thought id share the pics i receive...not alot but its something lol

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    Not sure whose ash top that is? speak up if you recognise it lol
     
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    mphsc lover of fine woods

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    Coming together nicely! I'm liking Wenge more & more.
     
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    Yeah i was a bit iffy when i seen the blank but now its carved i love the look wenge has gives it a sinister sorta look
     
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    Yay to the Macassar Ebony neck! I'm doing the same thing on one of my own ordered customs (other brand). Great tone wood for necks. I've seen them done as a solid neck (fret board and all) and it looks beautiful.

    The top looks great. It will give this guitar a very "powerful" look.
     
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    Haha that would be my ash top! :hbang:
     
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    Ah nice! ive only seen it as a top thats why i chose it for my neck thru plus its a gorgoues wood be cool to see yours also! and also chose it for its strength and tone ofcourse,

    Cheers thats what i thought when i seen it.....Exactly what i was going for

    Ahhh nice! good to see the Aussie's stick together :lol:
     
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    Howdy again all time for a small update with some pics looks like the neck has been carved and the fretboard has been prepped only a couple pics but itll do for now lol LOVING how smooth and soft that Macassar Ebony has come out

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    That's going to be one of the sexiest necks in all of stringed instruments history.
     
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    Yes.

    I've been thinking about a gabon ebony neck, but it won't look as nice as that mac ebony. A local store has a plank of gabon big enough for a neck with no mistakes, for a low low price of $149.
     
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    Good golly Ms. Molly, dat neck.
     

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