Custom Waghorn FF7 Build thread!

Discussion in 'Luthiery, Modifications & Customizations' started by Arshu123, May 6, 2017.

  1. Might-is-Right

    Might-is-Right As a Lion...

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    Very cool to find this thread. I am currently waiting on my Waghorn as well, good to see Tom getting some love on this forum.
     
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    OOOOOOO.... that inlay got me squirming....
    very nice....
     
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  3. Lorcan Ward

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    :agreed:
     
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  4. Arshu123

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    Hey guys, it has been a while

    My build is shaping up really nicely as you can see from these pictures!
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    It's still a bit rough around the edges, but she is looking like a monster!

    Still waiting on the blackwood fretboard, but when it gets here, we'll be in business:hbang:
     
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    I think this is going to look awesome.
     
  6. Arshu123

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    Few do inlays quite like Tom :) Super nice!
     
  8. Arshu123

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    [​IMG] [​IMG]That top tho?!?:frantic:
     
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    How's the build coming along Arshu123? I've got a Waghorn on order so dying to see how this turned out :)
     
  10. Arshu123

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    Yeah its going great! I have some more pics too. It's still in progress even after 2 years, but I'm sure Tom is cooking up something special so I will let the man do his work in peace![​IMG]
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  11. ChampagneCharlie

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    Looking great dude - great inspiration for my build!
     
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    it's looking incredible, is 2 years a relatively normal time to wait for a build like this?
     
  13. KnightBrolaire

    KnightBrolaire perpetual tinkerer

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    yep. I've been waiting over a year and a half and my build isn't as far along as this one.
     
  14. Defyantly

    Defyantly Aspiring Builder

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    Man you have the patience of a monk! But all aside that is a beautiful guitar!
     
  15. Lorcan Ward

    Lorcan Ward 7slinger

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    The stain and the inlay is awesome!

    Toms wait times must have gone up a good bit recently. It will make the wait easier knowing you are going to get an incredible instrument at the end.
     
  16. Arshu123

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    Thanks! I thought I was really onto something with the night ocean theme - guess I was right!

    Definitely. Always looking at the light at the end of the tunnel!
     
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    Its finally complete! Its been 952 days (or 2 years and 7 months), but its finally done! I'm soooo excited!

    Here are some pics: (Doesn't she look mean?)
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    The specs:

    'Pointier' Corax w/ sloped top, 7 String, 5-piece neck-through construction (Wenge-purpleheart-Indian Rosewood-purpleheart-wenge).

    5A quilted maple top w/ custom burst

    African Blackwood Fretboard w/ custom designed inlay

    Carbon fibre neck reinforcement

    Luminlay Glow-In-The-Dark side dots

    Jescar stainless steel Jumbo Frets

    body, neck and headstock binding: Ivoroid

    Instrumental satin black Decomp Set

    Black Ibanez Lo-pro edge 7 Tremolo

    Gotoh SGS510Z-MGT rear locking machines

    Black Dunlop standard strap locks

    Gloss Front, Flat Satin back/sides

    Tremol-no

    Quilted maple Cavity covers

    All that is left is for me to get it in my hands!
     
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    952 DAYS! Yikes!

    At least it's one gorgeous mofo! And I bet it was worth the wait... :)
     
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    This is beautiful. Just out of curiosity: why go with a trem + tremol-no rather than just a hardtail?
     

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