New Tosin Abasi signature in the works - Abasi Guitars w/Frank Falbo

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  1. downburst82

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    The headstock doesn't look to far off one that Ormsby uses but I would be surprised if thats the builder.

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    *on second look they aren't that close really, although I believe Omsby has done one off Ken Lawrence headstocks...still... Ignore me.
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    *napoleon dynamite voice*

    Your mom always looks terrible.

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    I mean its not NOT very similar to an agile................
     
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    Blackmachine F8s have very tight string spacing.
     
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    I dont think its an ESP/LTD, I know they build random weird stuff for their Japanese artist and might change some stuff for the USA ones. But I dont think they would build a whole new shape and headstock as a sig

    My money its on Jackson. It makes the best sense

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    its the same headstock, just an add-on at the tip for the bevel thing. I would say its a jackson
     
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    Omg can you imagine? I would be so stoked. Rondo is one of my favorite guitar companies, hands down, and that would be incredible. But, as has been pointed out, it’s north of $2000, so it’s not likely.

    And I’d be shocked if it was a Jackson. It just bears zero likeness to anything in Jackson’s DNA. It would be cool if they went this far off the reservation, though.
     
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    I'm starting to thing that it's not really a bevel on the top of the headstock - instead, it's just that wide MOP looking stripe/"binding" that's also going on on the body and giving the lower horn that bevelled look......
     
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    yeh nah. That MOP looking thing its the wood of the top, which is a maple burl of some sort or something similar. The reason why the "binding" part of it looks soo wide is because the bevel its cut on an angle, then they dcided to not stain that part. Same problem with Kiesel's famous bevel. Its in such a hard angle that when they decided to do a nice pretty wood un-masked binding (like Bulb's Jackson) they end up with a massive stripe. The harder the angle of the beel, the bigger the "binding" becomes

    But the headstock does have a small bevel at the top jsut to go with the theme of the body. And I still think this is a Jackson. That headstock is 98% same as the one of Bulbs Ht7

    also the lower horn does have that small bevel too, its small but its there, you clearly see it in this pic, and it always been there. See his previous prototypes where the gloss black was the top and the sati black was the bevels, you can see they left that small horn in satin too
     
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    What Jackson comes in that nice blue color that was linked?
     
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    at a guess I think its the Misha Mansoor signature dude.
     
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    The string angles and tuner positions look like they started with an 8 string Iceman or Thordendal model headstock and modified the tip.

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    May be old news but on ibanez rules it has the tam100 model as being discontinued
     
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    Tosin is still listed on Ibanez sites and those TAM models are discontinued for quite some time already.
     
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    Tosin almost never uses the TAM anymore so I'm not surprised.
     
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    mmmm that's a bit of a stretch i think. they don't look very similar.
     
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    They look super similar, imagine the ibanez tip and it's the same headstock. They both have the same to corner points before the tuners start.
     
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    HeHasTheJazzHands greg rulz ok

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    Given they went with such an extreme body shape, I wouldn't be surprised if Tosin also wanted an even more extreme headstock to go with it. It does have some features of an Ibanez headstock, just with some additions.
     
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    So company that has no issue with bizzare shapes, treats artist well, likely want's a face for the 8 string market EBMM??

    Or long shot, Peavey is going all in on djent amp for Misha and sig guitar for Tosin.
     
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