Official Zoov Custom thread

Discussion in 'Dealers & Group Buys' started by Headlikeahole, Mar 30, 2012.

  1. Headlikeahole

    Headlikeahole SS.org Regular

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    Hello all I will document my builds here as well as post guitars for sale as they come up. I have been in business just over a year operating out of Manchester, NH.

    Here are a few of my recent builds.

    7 String For Sale $2,000 + Shipping
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    25.5" Scale
    24 Jumbo Frets
    Dimarzio Blaze Pickups Vol , 3way, tone
    Sperzel Locking Tuners
    Hipshot bridge
    Padauk neck through w/ Tigerwood fingerboard
    Birdseye Maple top on Sapele Mahogany Wings
    Padauk Cavity Covers
    Wenge/Maple knobs

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    6 String $3,000 SOLD to Jonny Harter of Mureau Mureau | Facebook

    Specs
    26.5" Scale
    Dimarzio Evolution Pickups (Vol, 3way, Tone)
    Sperzel Locking Tuners
    Tone Pros Tune O Matic Bridge
    24 Jumbo Frets
    Wenge/ Curly Maple 5 Piece Neck Through
    Wenge/ Curly Maple 3 piece sandwich Wings
    Wenge/ Curly Maple Knobs
    Hand rubbed Oil/Poly finish

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    This guitar was sold recently:
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    Here is a nearly completed 7 string that is still up for grabs

    $2,200

    Specs
    25.5" Scale
    24 Jumbo Frets
    Dimarzio Blaze Pickups Vol , 3way, tone
    Sperzel Locking Tuners
    Hipshot bridge
    Tigerwood neck through w/ Tigerwood fingerboard
    Birdseye Maple front and back with Sapele Mahogany center
    Padauk Cavity Covers
    Wenge/Maple knobs
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    This is Zoov Custom guitar #1 owned by Ben Grenon Charlotte, NC

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    Here is a project currently in the works. 8 string guitar 28" scale. I will document this build from here on out in this thread. It is as of yet unspoken for. Some specs are still up in the air final price will be in the $3,000 range.
    Specs:
    Padauk Neck through w/Curly Cherry Fingerboard
    Curly Cherry top on Curly maple wings
    Zoov Custom Bridge
    Sperzel Locking Tuners
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    I will see you soon with various updates. I have quite a few exciting builds coming up including a 7 string complete with kahler trem for Will Obryan of Deserters! Deserters | Facebook .

    Please feel free to ask any questions. If you see something you like and you want to buy it, wish to place a custom order or get a quote please contact me at zoovguitars@gmail.com Thank You. :hbang:
     
  2. Headlikeahole

    Headlikeahole SS.org Regular

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    Also here is a quick video of a test recent test drive. Done sideways for your viewing pleasure. Nick Phaneuf from Tan Vampires | Facebook is playing.

     
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    JamesM The Armada

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    Stellar work! :yesway:
     
  4. MFB

    MFB ExBendable

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    Shit dude, I used to live in Haverhill, MA right next to Plaistow and there's one of your 7-strings up for sale out here in San Fran. These look killer and if I had the scratch I'd be snagging one.
     
  5. Headlikeahole

    Headlikeahole SS.org Regular

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    Thanks Guys. That is awesome that you lived in the area. If you ever find yourself in the Northern Mass / Southern NH area you should swing through the shop and test out a few instruments.
     
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    MFB ExBendable

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    I'll be moving back actually to Manchester some time in late June/early July, so I'll definitely be sure to swing by and do some testing :yesway:
     
  7. Headlikeahole

    Headlikeahole SS.org Regular

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    Headlikeahole SS.org Regular

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    Little progress on the new 8 string today got most of the rough shaping done. Still needs lots of work but starting to look like an instrument.

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    Pickup routes and control cavity will be done tomorrow.

    Put the frets in a new 7 string today this should be completely finished in about 2 weeks.
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    I received this badass Kahler 7 string trem today for an upcoming build for Will Obryan of Deserters. :shred:
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  9. musikizlife

    musikizlife TCM Softhands

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    wow man!
    really killer work, not sure what they sound like under my conditions, but i'd love to own one based on looks alone!

    Keep it up
     
  10. demonx

    demonx Searls Guitars Vendor

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    Nice work, nice guitars.

    Thanks for sharing and good luck with your building career!
     
  11. Headlikeahole

    Headlikeahole SS.org Regular

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    Thank You!
     
  12. Levi79

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    Very cool and interesting work! Keep it coming!
     
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    That first seven is one of the most stunning instruments I've ever seen.
     
  14. Headlikeahole

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    Hello been really busy lately and have been neglecting this thread. Quite a few projects in the works right now. I recently recieved an order for a 6 string guitar from Monty Addair. He found my work here on sevenstring.org so I decided I would document as much of his build here as possible. So here is where I'm at...

    Neck through the middle stripes are cherry outer stripes walnut with black veneers between each. I use a piece of aluminum square stock as a base to clamp to so it keeps all the lines straight.
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    Then I laminated up some pieces for the body wings. Sapele Mahogany with a birdseye top and black veneer again in between.
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    Cocobolo fingerboard
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    All the pieces next to each other
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    That's where I'm at with this build.

    Few other projects in the works
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  15. Headlikeahole

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    Tackled the rest of the neck today on Montys new guitar.

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    Decided to use a piece of spalted for the back of the neck. In this case the neck goes through 3/4" and I put a 3/4" piece of spalted on the back where the body will attach. This saves big time on waste and allows for some cool shaping lines.

    I also realized that the enormous size of my pictures was making it really annoying to scroll through my thread. That shouldn't be an issue anymore. Sorry about that.

    Well I'm off to glue the wings on!
     
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    All the pieces glued together ready for routing and shaping.
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    Zach Pappas taking a seven string for a test drive

     
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    New Jazzmaster style guitar for Nate Lamy

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    Finished up a new bass this weekend!

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    35" Scale
    24 Jumbo Frets
    Nordstrand Big Single Pickups
    Zoov Custom Bridge
    Sperzel Locking Tuners
    Granadillo Set Neck and Fingerboard.
    Maple top on African Mahogany Wings
    Wenge center stripe
    Wenge/Maple Knobs

    This bass does not yet have an owner. Could be yours for $3,000.
     
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    More progress on Monty Addairs 6 string.

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    You can see here that piece of wenge on the edge of the headstock is just not cutting it. Going to take that back a little bit and fix that up.
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    This new 7 string is nearly completed. Kahler trem installed this guitar will be done by the end of the week.
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