NGD- Siggery Custom 8 string

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  1. nickable

    nickable SS.org Regular

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    Well, here it is. After 10 months of waiting its finally here!

    This was my first custom build and although i didnt draw up any designs, i had the exact look of the guitar in my head and i can say Marty has got it spot on. Its EXACTLY how i visualised it! :)

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    -Complete spec-
    -Mahogany body with Quilted Maple top (oiled and polished)
    -24 fret 25-28 scale Sonokeling Rosewood fretboard with scalloped frets from 24th-16th
    -Wenge/Bubinga 5 piece neck with AANJ
    -Offset mother of pearl half dot inlays (with 12th and 24th 2nd dot in centre of fretboard)
    -Custom headstock design with locking Schaller tuners
    -2 x Custom Siggery Humbuckers (creme in colour) with 3 way switch and push/pull pot for coil split.
    -Jem style input jack

    Alot of people may say, ah it looks like a Blackmachine, or this or that. I can say that everything on the guitar is how i wanted it, how i pictured my ultimate guitar in my head and its not a copy of any particular instrument out there. It has many of the aspects i love from several different guitars ive owned, played and seen..from the RG and Jem, to Conklin and many others.

    ;)
     
  2. Empryrean

    Empryrean Undecided forever

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    Wow, thats one of the nicest 8's I've ever seen. Congrats!
     
  3. 77zark77

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    Congratulations man ! it's a real beauty ! :yesway:

    and the partial scalloped fretboard seems to be an excellent idea
     
  4. USMarine75

    USMarine75 Doc McStuffins Contributor

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    The higher frets are 1/2 scalloped? :yesway:
     
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    Yes, correct. The 24th fret is exactly scalloped halfway, then as it goes down to the 16th fret, it gradually gets smaller.
     
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    myrtorp Jiggywiggy

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    Eye candy!

    looks stunning! Happy NGD!!!
     
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    mphsc lover of fine woods

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    Damn that nice. I really like the body notch in the back.
     
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    ralphy1976 1 less ERGNESS

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    really nice work man, martin's work is bang on value for money, and i like his new headstock design, pretty cool!!
     
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    yea definitely! as for the headstock, i didnt want anything remotely like a BM, Conklin or Sherman..just something different.
     
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    I really like wood combinations and colors of those woods. Guitar looks really good. Headstock looks awesome.:yesway:
     
  11. SYLrules88

    SYLrules88 I play drums!

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    holy shit!!! wow!
     
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    Nice dude! What kind of finish do you have on the neck?
     
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    Splinterhead Sojourner Contributor

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    awesome work on that guitar! Congrats!
    BFD2.0 FTW!
     
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    Dan Senior Member

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    I played this thing last Thursday and its safe to say that its a beautiful instrument alright. The scale length and neck radius feels 'just right', and its SO DAMN LIGHT. You guys have no idea :lol:
     
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    Sweet neck and killer top!
    Congrats, looks awesome.
     
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    omg 10 months!!! i cannot wait any longer :( congrats and hngd!
     
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    Danukenator Kane's Bane

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    My siggery is in the works! I'm so stoked to get it. Great to see some others are getting quality instruments, makes me want my even more.
     
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    Rap Hat the:pawn.project

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    That is incredible, man! It looks comfy as hell to play. Is this your first multiscale?

    E: Also props on the BlueSky speakers and BFD2! I use the Prodesk 2.1, they're the best speakers I've heard.
     
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    I really dig that body shape. The headstock is not exactly my taste, but i'm not sure what my taste in 8 string headstocks even is yet :lol:
     

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