NGD: Rusti Guitars baritone 7

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  1. FrancescoFiligoi

    FrancescoFiligoi Count Blastula

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    Ohai there! I've got a story for you...

    Meanwhile me and my band Abiogenesis were recording our debut album some weeks ago, I already sold my JPXI 7, but needed a guitar capable of beautiful piezo-clean tones for our mellower parts.

    Luckily, I've then been contacted by Claudio Rustignoli (user Rusti on ss.org), a very talented young luthier most of you are already familiar with.
    I've been offered to babysit his piezo-equipped baritone 7to use it during our recordings, so how could I refuse? :)

    I was expecting something good, but not THIS good. When I held the guitar for the first time I immediately felt there was something special.

    Specs are as follows:

    27.7" scale
    flamed maple/rosewood set neck
    poplar body
    ebony fretboard
    quilted maple top
    20" radius
    24 nickel frets
    Bareknuckle Mule pickups
    Sperzel tuners
    ABM bridge + Graphtech piezo system


    The baritone scale suits the instrument nicely and is actually really comfortable to play with, thanks also to a nice thin-C shaped neck with a bit wider string spacing.
    The wood combo provides tons of natural resonance, and the super thick maple top is a big part of it. Fingerboard is a piece of top quality ebony with all the good stuff you might expect from this tonewood: clarity, smoothness, and exceptional dynamic response.
    I find Bareknuckle Mules exceptional in this particular instrument. Definitely the most "unpredictable" (in a good way) pickups I've ever encountered: from warm and intimate cleans to HUGE Metal machines when I engage my main rhythm tone! I've actually compared these pickups to my Blackmachine's Aftermath and my Daemoness' Warpig to see how they performed under high gain riffin', and they surely hold their own! For sure the extended scale helps, but these are tight and ballsy with lots of character/mojo.
    I'm usually a stainless steel fret guy, but the fretwork is super good, every fret is well rounded and polished, no complains here. An extended scale guitar is not usually my choice for leads, but the 20" radius permits me to have good control of it even when soloing. No need to say it holds tuning like a mofo, the notes just stay in pitch regardless of how brutally you attack the strings. Because of that, I actually used it even on some distorted parts during our recordings.
    But now comes the best part: the piezo! Having owned quite a handful of JPs I know how they respond to the piezo, and while they all sound awesome, this just sounds better. More natural, more "acoustic-like", not too shrill, the tone is just there. I would describe it as "three-dimensional".


    Here you can listen to a SoundCloud playlist I've made, demonstrating all the pickup options that the 3-way mini switch provides. My favs are the "piezo only" one and "piezo+both BKP Mules", lemme know what are yours :)
    The sample you hear is a tiny part of the very first Abiogenesis track that will be released shortly.
    Rusti Guitars baritone 7 - piezo sample by francescofiligoi on SoundCloud - Create, record and share your sounds for free

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    More (work in progress) pics of this particular guitar have already been posted in the Luthiery section, go here to see more http://www.sevenstring.org/forum/lu...tomizations/121040-rustis-first-7-string.html
    Hope you enjoyed this NGD, you can check Rusti's work at Rusti Guitars | Facebook
     
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  2. Mordacain

    Mordacain 1-watt brigadier

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    Quite lovely!
     
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    JamesM The Armada

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    Fucking yum. Rusti really is crazy talented. He's a natural and incredibly humble.
     
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    Soo italian!
     
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    Levi79 SS.org Regular

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    Taaaasty!
     
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    Looks like some amazingly clean craftsmanship right there!
    Congrats, very unique!
     
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    nostealbucket aint no gahdam woman

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    Love the carves.
     
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    The Uncreator Control The Sun

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    That just looks like it plays unbelievably. Absolutely gorgeous finish!
     
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    MrHelloGuitar SS.org Regular

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    That guitar looks CLASSY.

    Looking forward to your release. Sounds amazing!!! :yesway:
     
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    brynotherhino Reformed Redneck

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    I really enjoyed those clips! Very clear sounding!
     
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    Wow thats beautiful!
     
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    Very nice!
     
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    This is one of the most beautiful guitars i've seen. :) And sounding as well.
     
  15. FrancescoFiligoi

    FrancescoFiligoi Count Blastula

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    In a good way I hope :D
     
  16. scherzo1928

    scherzo1928 has wood for you

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    I'm still in love with this guitar...

    Clips sound beautiful btw. Have you tried running the piezo through just a poweramp? no preamp or cab (if you are using a sim). I love runing it that way.
     
  17. GSingleton

    GSingleton Sleep on, Fly on Vendor

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    fixed
     
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    MFB ExBendable

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    How is it switching pickups with the spacing between the knobs? I feel like that's just begging for your hand to turn one of them down/up while going on the fly.
     
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    jarnozz Let´s Get Wasted!

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    the looks in that guitar are just orgasmic... HNGD
     
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    Very very classy. I approve :yum:
     

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