NGD Kevazingo + Zebrawood content

Discussion in 'Standard Guitars' started by Evil Weasel, Jul 21, 2012.

  1. Evil Weasel

    Evil Weasel SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    472
    Likes Received:
    135
    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2011
    Some of you may have been following my thread in the luthiery forum asking about wood and pickup choices. Well the guitar is finally in my hands! It was love at first sight. Why waste time writing when I know what you all want!

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    The key info:

    Chambered mahogany body
    Kevazingo top
    3 pc Wenge neck - 25.5"
    Zebrawood fretboard
    Bareknuckle aftermath + trilogy suite.

    Only arrived a couple of hours ago so not had a chance to play it much but I love it so far. The neck is every bit as sleek as I had hoped.

    I did ask and pay for a coil tap on the volume pot for the aftermath which isn't there though so going to fire off an email to luthier and ask. That is my only gripe with the guitar but he was so busy wouldn't be be massively anguished if it just slipped his mind or perhaps it just wasn't possible (top too thin for a push pull perhaps? Just speculating).

    It also fits in nicely with my main 7 string!

    [​IMG]
     
  2. WillDfx

    WillDfx SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    775
    Likes Received:
    520
    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2010
    Holy Hell
     
  3. jon66

    jon66 SS Contributor

    Messages:
    399
    Likes Received:
    37
    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2009
    Looks awesome man! :hbang:

    If you tossed a Charvel Primer Scream, an Ormsby, a Blackmachine and an Ibanez RG into a Blendtec blender, this is the delicious milkshake that would come out. And I'd happily lick up every last drop!
     
  4. Ayo7e

    Ayo7e ralugeR gro.ss

    Messages:
    407
    Likes Received:
    11
    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2012
    Looks awesome but who is the builder?
     
  5. IbanezDaemon

    IbanezDaemon Raptus regaliter

    Messages:
    2,109
    Likes Received:
    671
    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2009
    Seriously cool guitar, that fretboard looks fantastic!! :yesway:
     
  6. jake7doyle

    jake7doyle SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    276
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2012
    bodys nice, fretboard and headstock are incredible!!! HNGD
     
  7. EOT

    EOT I pull over 500 lbs.

    Messages:
    924
    Likes Received:
    381
    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2007
    Very nice! The fretboard looks similar to goncalo alves.
     
  8. BucketheadRules

    BucketheadRules Fuzz pedal hoarder

    Messages:
    5,635
    Likes Received:
    977
    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2011
  9. Levi79

    Levi79 SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    1,729
    Likes Received:
    186
    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2011
    That came out pretty awesome!
     
  10. ForThisGift

    ForThisGift SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    457
    Likes Received:
    168
    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2011
    Looks awesome. When you use exotic woods, they need compliment each other and on this guitar they all do.

    Congrats.
     
  11. Nagash

    Nagash doesn't like things

    Messages:
    2,025
    Likes Received:
    157
    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2011
    looks like BM had secks with Ibanez and I love that fretboard and pickup combo ! HNGD !
     
  12. Evil Weasel

    Evil Weasel SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    472
    Likes Received:
    135
    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2011
    That is exactly what I was going for! Taking my favourite part of both guitars and trying to make something of a 'dream' instrument out of them. I asked for the same neck profile as a prestige super wizard neck and if anything, it feels a tiny bit slimmer than that. With the thin profile and unfinished wenge it is a very fast neck and playing almost feels effortless. Plenty of people dislike that but it suits me down to the ground.

    As for the headstock cutaway which reveals the wenge, I basically saw a Vik Duality and thought 'ooh that looks nice' so tried to come up with a design that was a similar idea but something that would hopefully be a bit unique and it turned out better than I imagined. He has sanded the zebrawood so it is a smooth dip into the wenge more like a contour than a harsh edge if that makes any sense?
     
  13. Blasphemer

    Blasphemer Bird Law expert

    Messages:
    1,989
    Likes Received:
    224
    Joined:
    May 5, 2011
    I want that! Oh, man, that is sa-weet!
     
  14. simonXsludge

    simonXsludge (((Ω)))

    Messages:
    3,303
    Likes Received:
    1,951
    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2010
    What is that top?
     
  15. TRENCHLORD

    TRENCHLORD Banned

    Messages:
    6,506
    Likes Received:
    243
    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2011
    Beautiful guitar.
     
  16. Empryrean

    Empryrean Undecided forever

    Messages:
    2,854
    Likes Received:
    244
    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2009
    Very nice guitar, I like..


    no

    I'm really, seriously. HONESTLY AM SICK of all these BM looking things that other builders are doing. I mean, friggin c'mon, where the hell is the CREATIVITY anymore?

    This is turning into a bandwagon :(


    /rant.

    I wont deny that I like the wood combinations though, very pretty use of Zebrawood. :yesway:
     
    Dead Undead likes this.
  17. Evil Weasel

    Evil Weasel SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    472
    Likes Received:
    135
    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2011
    It is burr Wych Elm
    The bandwagon started 60 years ago with the Fender Stratocaster and everyone has been ripping it off since with the super strat shape. Surely the dearth of creativity has existed since then? The fact is the classic shapes look good and people want to buy them! The BM design incorporates a few things that have been done before by other people, IMO there is nothing wildly original about it but it is a very elegant and beautiful interpretation of the super strat. Plus as you can see I deliberately made it look totally different from the neck joint upwards. Finally the luthier who made this for me has his own designs and plans to launch his own range later (is still sorting details out etc) and is only doing these so he can afford to eat and other sinful things like that. I plan to get another from him later with one of his own designs, but this guitar for me served a very specific desire that I wanted, and I think he made it into something that as a complete guitar is pretty unique and not a straight copy of anything.
     
  18. Danukenator

    Danukenator Kane's Bane

    Messages:
    2,518
    Likes Received:
    290
    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2011
    You'd think with an argument about the ethics of copying a design already raging in another thread, it wouldn't crop up here. IMO, we need a thread, dedicated to the issue so people can get it out of their systems.

    That thing is beautiful. I was just about to comment in another thread how much I love H-S guitars, but I think I'll mention it here.
     
  19. Mysticlamp

    Mysticlamp Ripplesprint

    Messages:
    639
    Likes Received:
    34
    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2011
    link to build thread, i'm horrible at searching
     
  20. canuck brian

    canuck brian Bowes Guitars

    Messages:
    3,561
    Likes Received:
    717
    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2006
    With regards to the coil tap push/pull - if the shortest one I've been able to find requires over an inch of cavity depth which is usually too much for guitars that are this thin.

    (i have this problem on mine too.)
     

Share This Page