Espada Holiday Run Discussion Thread

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  1. ElysianGuitars

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    Hey guys/gals,

    I'm wanting to do a discounted holiday run for my Espada model. I'd like to have a run of 5 that would be completed in 3-4 months from the start of the run. Ideally they'd all have similar specs, the only differences being the wood and finishes. If there is enough interest I may expand the run beyond 5 guitars, but that would likely also bump up the expected completion time.

    Here's my thoughts on specs:

    25.5" scale
    24 frets
    7 strings
    Fixed bridge
    H-H (Dimarzio or Duncans standard, BKP available as an upgrade)
    Choice of body wood
    Choice of top wood
    Carved top
    Bolt on (with inserts and actual bolts)
    Choice of fretboard wood
    Hipshot fixed bridge
    Graphtech nut
    Volume-Tone, CTS pots
    5 way switch
    Stainless steel frets
    Maple neck

    Finish-wise, I'd like to do gloss top and satin back/sides with a satin neck, all nitrocellulose lacquer.

    Ideally the guitars would all have the same headstock, either the 3x4 headstock I offer of the 7 inline. Here's the inline:

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    And here's the full Espada design in 6 string trim:

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    The 3x4 headstock is obviously very similar to that 2x4.

    I'd like to this to come in at $2000 as spec'd. The guitars would ship in a nice gig bag. The stainless steel frets are a free upgrade here, as is the top wood.

    Here's a completed Espada:

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    As usual, you can see the rest of my work at my Facebook, and you can PM me here or contact me at elysiancustoms@gmail.com

    I welcome any questions or concerns openly here, so feel free to ask!
     
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    Wood options:

    Body - sapele, alder, maple, Northern hard ash
    Fretboard options - ebony, rosewood, maple
    Top options - wenge, flamed maple, plain maple, maybe more
     
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    Good Luck with the run Adam as much I want in on this I won't be able to get in on this anytime soon. :yesway:
     
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    I've got more of this myrtlewood available as a top option if you're into it. Pretty amazing looking stuff. It'd be an upcharge of course.
     
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    If there is interest in doing it as a multiscale run I'll entertain that as well. Would be a little more expensive, but would make things a bit more fun too.
     
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    The possibility of a multi-scale run is making it harder for me to be responsible and pay my student loan off....must...resist....
     
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    I can also work with no interest payments, if that makes it easier for people.
     
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    I've also got some fantastic curly ambrosia maple if you're into that sort of thing :taunt:
     
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    My God.. Why must this keep happening to my wallet xD
     
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    How much of an up-charge would the multiscale be?
     
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    A multiscale run would be $2500 each, minimum.
     
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    Very Nice!:hbang:
     
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    Going to keep this run on the table until Christmas.
     
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    curly ambrosia maple? never seen it before, if i would like to know how will it work with no interest payments
     
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    I'd be able to get started with a $500 initial payment, with regular payments after that. As long as it's paid off by the time the instrument is done I'm pretty flexible.
     
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    #BreakTheInternet
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    What bridge is that??
    Don't remember to see those often around.....
    BTW, very nice work
     
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    He makes his own bridges. they're pretty cool
     
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    Merry Christmas everyone. I'm going to leave this open until New Years day, would really love to get this rolling.
     
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