Sully Guitars thread

Discussion in 'Dealers & Group Buys' started by SullyGuitars, Apr 2, 2015.

  1. feraledge

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    I serve no higher purpose than to teach the future generations that if you work moderately but stay very persistent, you will be able to soak up the accolades that people who work hard and really hone their craft deserve.
     
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    :eek::eek::eek::eek::bowdown::bowdown::bowdown::bowdown::bowdown:

    WOW man, these look pretty amazing. Damn.
     
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    Thanks man! And what feral said:

    That particular guitar was one of my favorites, and it's so lightweight. Like, if the entire guitar was made out of swamp ash lightweight.
     
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    Sully, that 71' is 25.5" scale, right?
     
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    Yep!
     
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    Well I'll be direct and say the chances of me ever being able to afford a guitar like this are slim to none lol. That's like my entire Rig's worth haha but I will be posting a link to this on other forums. These guitars look very very nice. Like better than most guitars I've ever seen. If they play as good as they look you better start hiring some employees soon :)
     
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    They play even better than they look. I have the Trans-White 624 with PME fretboard posted about. The guitar plays effortlessly and the craftsmanship is amazing. Sully's craftsmanship and also being such a great guy to deal with is the reason I have the Ghost Elita (6 of 5) and a redwood topped Galaxy V on order from him.
     
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    This is insane. Congrats. Grover Jackson?!?!

    I usually gas for amps but I think I am having my first panic attack about a guitar.
     
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    Yes, THE Grover Jackson of Jackson Guitars fame.
     
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    So it seems Mr. Sully here already has a serious set of skills and now he gets to work first hand with one of the most talented and iconic guitar luthiers ever.

    I have a long term goal now. Sorry to keep posting in your thread I am just pretty amazed by these guitars.
     
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    Sully definitely seems like the kind of builder that you want to get in with before everyone else notices. I have never been more confident about a guitar I haven't touched yet!!
    But, seriously, he's been awesome to work with. My expectations are very high and I have no reason to doubt any of it.
     
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    No need to panic! Deep breaths. :) But yes, Grover and I are building a batch of my '71 Trella model, which has a fully carved top. Going out there to his shop was pretty awesome.

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    (The two test guitars are on the work table behind us)

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    Some of the bodies in progress

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    Sully
     
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    You guys are too kind.
     
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    Also wanted to drop in to say I've been exchanging emails with Sully on specs, and he's been very responsive and pleasant.
     
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    Oh do tell!
     
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    624T
    Bolt-on

    Reverse Raven Headstock
    Locking Tuners
    Oiled Maple Neck
    Pale Moon Ebony Fretboard and Headstock Veneer
    No inlays
    22 SS Medium Jumbo
    24.75" Scale

    Trans White Flame Maple Top
    Alder or lightweight Mahogany Body
    Schaller Hannes
    2 Hum, 3-way Toggle, 1 Vol, Coil-split
    black hardware
    Sully said he'll also do the forearm contour and bend the maple top over.

    I'm just trying to decide between alder/mahogany now. Any opinions?
     
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    That sounds awesome! Aso's 624 turned out so well, so I anticipate this would be as sick.
    Personally, I'd go with alder over mahogany, but mahogany would add some depth to it. I would do swamp ash or ash over mahogany, personally. I wouldn't dismiss the idea of going with a 624 that was swamp ash and bolt on maple neck in time myself.
    What kind of tone are you wanting?
     
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    Mostly balanced leaning toward the brighter side. I want it to be fairly versatile and be able to utilize amp settings to flavor it. So don't want it to be too strat-like or too lp-like.

    I'm set on the bolt-on maple neck, pme, flame top and hannes which are all components in my mind that contribute to brightness and attack. So I think swamp ash here would be too spanky. I was originally considering alder since its a tried & true standard and was concerned mahogany would come out heavier than I'd prefer. But Sully suggested "lightweight" mahogany for balance. I wasn't really aware I could request light mahogany or it was a thing so I'm leaning towards that now.

    TBH, what I perceive as contributing to tone is based on a lot of assumptions and variables and I don't know how much I would really be able to tell in a blind test.

    I actually chose the pme/trans white combo before I saw Aso's 624. It's something I've thought of before that would make for a cool custom because it reminds me of a lunar theme, hence the pale "moon" ebony. Interestingly, Sully calls the trans white "cloudy day" which also fits the theme. Also, I find it interesting that ESP's first "eclipse" model from way back was a Tele rather than LP.

    :lol: :rofl:
     

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