Hellecaster Baritone 6

Discussion in 'Luthiery, Modifications & Customizations' started by Pseudonym, Dec 31, 2019.

  1. Pseudonym

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    Here she is. 13 pounds of maple, ebony, steel, and gold plating.

    Specs:
    Two-piece solid hard maple body
    Burnished, raw roasted maple neck
    Ebony fretboard with 6100 stainless frets
    28 5/8ths inch scale length
    Fishman Fluence Pickups
    Dual push/pull pots enabling alternate pickup voicing and HF tilt function
    Gotoh "Luxury Mode" engraved tuners
    Dual 9v battery box (wired in parallel for 9v output, long battery life)

    Tuned in Drop A# with just Ernie Ball Slinky 10s strung. Planning something beefier, like Mammoth Slinkys.

    Words alone cannot describe the otherworldly tone that emanates forth from this instrument.


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    Congrats, looks killer:agreed:
     
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    Thanks man, I appreciate it. I made this thing as a sort of "what would a maple bodied baritone sound like?" thought experiment. Turns out it sounds really, really good.
     
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    Yeah, it seems very un-Tele like in specs (all-maple, dual hum, etc.) but is very good looking and cool specs nonetheless.
     
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    I definitely went way off the beaten trail with the active pups. I regret nothing! This is my first guitar with Fishmans and it gave me an excuse to set up a wholesale account with them. Worth every penny in tone.
     
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    Damn the Image is broken for me can you repost?
     
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    Trying this again.

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    Nice! Loving the gold!
     

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