Aviator Custom Build N°2

seekfreed

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Well ... I've done it again. I've ordered me another Aviator!


But pics first:

Mockup


All them woods


The crazy flame on the pale moon ebony fretboard



I went for a classic/contemporary hybrid build again because it worked out perfectly with the last one. Vintage looks and modern appointments for the win!

Here are the specs:

-Spitfire/Strat body shape with reversed headstock
-nitro 2 sunburst tone body finish, satin poly on neck
-black limba neck and body (if you guys have suggestions for the right pickup tell me. I've read a 15 page thread but did not get the answers I was looking for)
-HSS configuration (BKP Silo in the bridge and 62 veneer in mid and neck position)
-Freeway 10 way switch for a ton of switiching options


All I can say is that I'm super excited for this build and if it is as good as the first I will be a very happy man!

ETA about 6-7 months.



Post will be updated with pics as it goes!
Questions welcome!
 

Hoss632

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That will look awesome once done. As far as the pick ups I don't see anything wrong with what you chose. I had thought of doing a Silo paired with the Irish tour middle and neck pups in a HSS style guitar. The guys at BKP said that would be a pretty nice combo when I asked. Can't way to see it!
 

Brayden Buckingham

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Dude this is going to be sick . I've already got a dream bass idea , and since discovering Aviator from this site , it'll be through them . Excited to see updates .
 

seekfreed

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Time for some pics!








So far the body and neck are almost done. There are some minor details that I want Jan to change before the finish can be applied.

I can't wait to finally play that thing!
 


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