Rusti Guitars Custom Build

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  1. congalocke

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    Just put in a custom order with Claudio and thought I'd share the progress with this site considering I found him here.
    SO. EXCITED.

    Paradox Radiused Top
    N° of Strings 7
    Scale 25.5"
    N° of Frets 24
    Fret Material Stainless Steel
    Fretwire Jumbo
    Fret end Rounded
    Fret Slotting Standard
    Joint System Bolt-On
    Tuning Standard
    Gauge 09-42

    BODY
    Wood Mahogany
    Chambered No
    Binding No
    Electronic cover
    Others Wenge

    TOP
    Wood One Piece Curly Koa #6
    Middle Veneer Maple

    NECK
    Bolt-On
    Five Pieces + Scarf Jointed Headstock
    Wood Maple\Wenge\Maple\Wenge\Maple
    Flamed Maple\Wenge

    FRETBOARD
    Wood
    Black Ebony
    Radius 16"
    Inlays None
    Custom logo centered on the 12th fret.
    Dots (side) Luminlays Blue\Black Ring
    Binding White Abs

    HEADSTOCK
    Headstock Layout 7 in line (1)
    Binding White Abs
    Front cover wood 1 Matching top
    Front cover wood 2 No
    Back cover external
    Maple - Hidden Scarf Joint
    Matching neck
    Back cover internal Wenge
    Logo Color White

    HARDWARE
    7 String Evertune Black
    7 String Hipshot Griplock Black
    Pickup (Bridge)
    7 String Modern Fluence Tosin Abasi Black Nickel PR
    F-MS7-TB2
    Cover No
    Pickup (Neck)
    7 String Modern Fluence Tosin Abasi Black Nickel PR
    F-MS7-TB2
    - Cover No
    Nut
    Graphtech
    Truss Rod
    Double Action
    Carbon Fiber rods x2
    Straplock
    Dunlop Flush Straplock

    ELECTRONICS
    Potentiometer 1
    MEC Volume
    Knob 1
    Hipshot Black w\O-ring
    Potentiometer 2
    MEC Tone
    Knob 2
    Hipshot Black w\O-ring
    Switch 1
    Di Marzio 3 Way Black
    Switch 2
    3 Way Mini Black
    Jack Switchcraft Barrel Jack Output Black

    FINISHING
    Natural Satin
    Filled top, open pore body
     
  2. congalocke

    congalocke SS.org Regular

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    Mahogany Body ParadoxBody1.jpg ParadoxBody2.jpg
     
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  3. congalocke

    congalocke SS.org Regular

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    and the curly koa top...

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    That top is sick!
     
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    Both body and top look mighty fine, it's their combination that doesn't appeal to me. Their colours are too close to each other.
     
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    crackout, What type of body would you enjoy seeing with that top?
     
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    Either a darker shade like wengé or a lighter tone like maple, ash or alder.
     
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    KnightBrolaire despair ahead

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    It's your build dude, do what you want.

    i don't think it's really a problem, if it is, then have claudio put a lighter or darker colored laminate sandwiched between the body and the top (or use binding if you're into that). That would help demarcate the two woods and make it pop better.
    basically like this:
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    or this:
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    No one is hijacking anything here. He asked for my opinion and I stated it.

    If you read the specs, that's exactly what he is planning to do. Both your examples feature woods of different colour regardless of the laminate in between. It won't pop that much in this case though.
     
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    Crackout, thanks for your response.
    Everyone, just making convo...I'm comfortable with my selections. ;-)
    Enjoy the ride!
     
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    That piece of Koa is...wow!

    Please post as many pics as you can during the build process!
     
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    MoonJelly a subtle stinging sensation..

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    I dig that mahogany body so much I tried to buy it when it was for sale, it was sold within minutes of posting though. I guess knowing it went to Rusti is assurance your guitar will be awesome!
     
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    Neck Wood Change,
    We're going with Flame Birds Eye. Couple of knots in the piece but he'll work around those...


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    Faded Scallop fretboard mockup... ScallopMockup.jpg
     
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    Beautiful woods! what made you decide to go with a semi-scallop instead of a full? I personally have never played a scalloped board so I don't really know the benefits.
     
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    MoonJelly a subtle stinging sensation..

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    A little extra pressure on those scalloped frets can give a bend or vibrato effect. This is especially convenient if you're playing on those high frets with limited space.
     
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    Thank you Defyantly...I had in mind the faded-scallop idea for a period of time. It's not necessary but I do like the convenience in the higher fret register when bending. I just had it done recently, (they actually misunderstood my request and started at the first fret, oi vey! pic attached) and I figured out that what I really want was a "bullet faded scallop".
    Again part artistic but helpful for my fingers in the upper register when bending which is usually just the higher strings. I do find that having the last 4 fully scalloped like a Jem works for me!


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  18. Defyantly

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    Interesting. I might think about doing this on a future build just to try out. Will definitely be watching this build.
     
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