7 string fretless build

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  1. The Munk

    The Munk SS.org Regular

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    Thought I'd share an interesting custom that we built for one of our customers recently.
    Instrument details:
    Model: Morbus-7-Trans Butterscotch
    27in scale
    7 piece neck thru (maple and rosewood)
    Ash body sides
    Ebony fretboard with inlayed maple fret markers
    Seymour Duncan JB in the bridge
    Benedetto B-7 in the neck
    Ghost saddle equipped Hipshot bridge
    Hipshot Tremsetter
    Graphtech Acoustiphonic Preamp with Hexpander
    Graphtech TUSQ XL 7 nut
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  2. scherzo1928

    scherzo1928 has wood for you

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    Really nice.Also, great choice with the B-7. So far it's the nicest neck pickup I have ever played.
     
  3. ILuvPillows

    ILuvPillows Baby seal will destr

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    Quick question about the maple fret markers, can you buy them already cut or is it a case of buying a maple board and cutting them yourself? In which case, what are you using to get such a thin cut?
     
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    Alberto7 Silly Goose Engineering

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    Wow, that's one pretty guitar! Also, so many knobs :eek:
     
  5. The Munk

    The Munk SS.org Regular

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    You could cut them yourself from veneer. Once they are glued in and trimmed, they get a nice flush radius with the rest of the board.

    Master volume is a push/ pull for coil splitting in whichever magnetic pickup combination is selected. 3 way toggle. Master tone.
    Next to the tone knob is a push/ push pot for Acoustiphonic volume/ midrange boost. Because the mag PU's run through the Ghost system, they also take advantage of the midrange boost. Very handy.
    The 3 switches allow for Acoustiphonic/mag/both, midi/analog/both, and program advance.
    The final pot is midi volume.
     
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  6. SirMyghin

    SirMyghin The Dirt Guy Contributor

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    butterscotch ash is now win. Beautiful job.
     
  7. ILuvPillows

    ILuvPillows Baby seal will destr

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    Another question, i read that the B6 (or in this case B7) emphasises the natural acoustic qualities of the guitar. How does this relate in to a solid body guitar?
     
  8. The Munk

    The Munk SS.org Regular

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    The B7 is the solid body version of Benedettos 'S' series pickups. It's designed to convey the tonal qualities of the wood. In this case, maple and ash.
    It is a sweet sounding neck pickup.
     

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