Carillion Guitars Polaris 2 Build Thread - Koa Madness

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  1. Lorcan Ward

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    First few coats of oil done, the koa is popping like crazy.
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    That sounds really cool, hope everything goes well!! I'll be tuning this to Bb standard so you can expect a lot of videos.
     
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    Every time I see an over-the-top piece of koa like this I remember how much I want one. Unbelievable.
     
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    Sounds cool but most of it will be office time anyway :rolleyes:
    Looking forward to the vids!
     
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    Im quoting this reply just to force more people in the thread to see this top.... :bowdown:

    The BEST looking top of KOA ive seen.
     
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    This looks amazing. I would love to have a guitar like that.
     
  7. Lorcan Ward

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    Nearly done! Just some small setup tweaks once it settles with the strings on. I volunteered to put this on hold while Chris was busy with techfest but it still got finished quicker than any other build I've had in the final stages.

    I can't wait to see that Koa in person.
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    The Seymour Duncan Custom Shop proved to be absolute morons. Very lazy and unprofessional. They were several months late, mixed up the baseplates and a bunch of other stuff. We had to get Ash from Oil City Pickups to sort them out so I'm waiting to hear back from him about what they even are. There was nothing in the box other than the pickups. If they sound good then thats great but their custom shop is a joke.
     
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    Seriously that looks amazing!
     
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    feraledge Heard the Good News about Maple Fretboards?

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    Dude, that build is SO sick!! Shame about SD, my sole experience with their custom shop was pretty great. Everything right on time. I wrote them to check for updates right at the mark and ended up getting them in the mail that day.
     
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    That build looks awesome, dude!
     
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    Finished pics! As always Chris was a pleasure to work with. The guitar was completed well ahead of schedule, custom support was great(lots of pics and very easy to reach) and it turned out incredible. I'm going to collect it in a few weeks since its settling into Bb tuning with my string gauges.

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    I'm trying to sort it out now with them. I'm very eager to hear the pickups they wound for me. For the bridge I wanted something similar to a Nazgul but wound for an alnico magnet like my Lundgren pickups. The neck is spec'd around the sentient but hotter.
     
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    Phwoaaaaaar... That top. Beautiful. And that sandwich headstock is yummy.
     
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    I want to touch it.
     
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    Hnngggg. Where can I find koa like that?!?!
     
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    Its from the same supplier who Doug got his koa off for Misha's B2.
     
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    Perfect guitar right there. Absolutely stunning.
     
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    I want it. I want it so bad!
     
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    That is one of the best guitars I've ever seen, and the absolute best top I've ever seen.
     
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    I picked this beast up directly from the Carillion workshop last week and it is incredible. Definitely the best guitar I've ever played. The tone and playability are just perfect. Seymour Duncan nailed my pickup specs too. The bridge pickup is full, tight and has a low mid chug to palm mutes but responds like a neck pickup on the high strings.

    I'll get some videos and a full review up soon if I can put it down long enough.
     

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