NGD Charles cilia 7 string

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  1. mat2379

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    Hi NGD :)
    I just received this custom 7 string from Charles Cilia a Luthier from Sydney about 2 weeks ago. Waited a while before posting. Here's the specs:
    Neck - flame maple (bolt on)
    Fretboard - rosewood
    Headstock - madagascar rosewood
    Body- Mahogany
    Top - Burl Maple
    Pickups - Dimarzio Air norton (neck) Dimarzio tone zone 7 (bridge)
    Piezo
    Volume knob (Blower switch)
    Tone knob ( volume control for piezo)
    Hipshot bridge.
    scale length - 27" 24 frets

    Overall vibe - Sheer Awesomeness :) haha
     

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    Mmmmmm...clean, simple, elegant yet brutal...you sir have an awesome axe!!!
     
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    I dig it! Looks clean & mean!
    -Brent
     
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    Very nice man. Although the exposed piezo wires don't sit well with me.
    That sure is a nice top too.
     
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    That is a friggen nice piece of Burl Maple! Congrats!
     
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    It's an awesome guitar, I can't wait to get mine!
     
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    Looks very Carvin-ish, especially the headstock. Happy NGD!
     
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    Nice, kimd of sloppy on the piezo though
     
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    Yeh about the piezo there was a good reason for it turning out the way it did. Can't remember it but I'm going to see Charles next week so I'll ask him then and get back to you all with the reason :) he ran it by me first and I was fine with it
     
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    MF_Kitten Set up us the bomb

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    even LACS did that on Tosin's older 7 string though :lol:
     
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    Yeah I think it's to do with the hipshot, I've seen other guitars Charles has built with Les Paul style bridges and you can't see the Piezo wires at all.
     
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    Oh yeh I remember something bout that. That sounds right.
     
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    That flamed neck is beautiful!
     
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    Gorgeous guitar there, man. HNGD!!
     
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    How do you find having no inlays I'm thinking of doing the same for my build with just side dots, played classical when I was younger so figure I'll get used to it again?
     
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    I'm primarily a classical player so no inlays isn't much of an issue although i do prefer side dots though. When i play my guitars that have inlays I still look at the side ones so i reckon you'll get used to it pretty quickly and easily. I couldn't think of an inlay i wanted on this guitar so i just went with none.
     
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    Oh wait are you the guy Charles was telling me about that has won classical guitar contests etc. overseas? I couldn't think of an inlay either so thought a really nice piece of Madagascar Rosewood instead would look awesome carried through to the headstock. I studied classical at Uni but its been a while! No side dots in those days though and seemed to cope ok so yeah hopefully should be fine too
     
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    Hahaha yeh man that's me unfortunately. Yeh a nice piece of rosewood is just classy. There's a really awesome inlay he's done on another 7 string. Did you end up selling the suhr?
     
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    Yeah I was tempted to go with a similar inlay as that other 7 it's crazy but didn't want to copy and couldn't think of anything original haha

    Yeah sold my Suhr Modern to fund the build and confident that this will become my main guitar, I've never played a 7 that feels so comfortable before I didn't even notice the longer scale length!
     
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    Congrats!
    That guitar looks awesome!
     

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