Matt's newest custom order - Oni 7-string Fanned Fret Carbon Fiber \m/

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    This looks absolutley stunning......Cant wait to see the black burst around the carbon fibre that sounds totoally unique...
     
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    What's the rational behind using Sitka Spruce as a tonewood for an electric guitar? I know it's used as tops on acoustic guitars, along with cedar, but I've only seen a handful of other electrics made out of it. What does it sound like? I think it's relatively dense and heavy, (correct me if I'm wrong) so is it comparable to more common woods such as hard ash or maple? :scratch:
     
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    Bump: Inquiring minds want to know!

    I can't wait to see this :) Oni guitars make me want to rub one off in public.
     
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    Never played an entirely spruce electric personally (I meant I love the aesthetics of spruce tops), but I know Parker makes the Fly Artist model ($3K+) out of Spruce and all accounts I've heard is that it sounds killer. I've played guitars with thick spruce tops (like jazz boxes) that resonate like mofos and sound killer, so I figure that's a good start. Plus Dan made Bostjan's Oni 8 out of spruce and said it turned out killer so if the recipe is good I'm not looking to mess with it! :wub: Maybe Dan can chime in to explain more?
     
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    that looks like itl be really cool going on the pics of the 8 :yesway:

    also, way to say fuck you to the credit crunch by ordering a new custom :lol:

    *disclaimer* the above post is light hearted and not to be taken seriously.
     
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    No worries man, I sold a bunch of gear to get the money ready for this purchase (hence why I'm down to like 4 guitars... :eek: :lol:) so I'm still sitting in the green! :D Job security + selling off gear = new custom 7! :yesway:
     
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    pffft, "down to".

    :fawk:
     
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    For some reason i always thought Oni was based out of Belgium :lol:

    Anyways the final product should look sick, congrats highgain.
     
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    or a ounce of cocaine and steady supply / demand :lol:

    isn't that how the band Dope got all their gear, sellin dope? :lol: dumbshits
     
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    Spruce is light and, like other conifers, very stiff for it's weight. With Bostjan's spruce was what I figured would most likely give him the tone that he wanted based on my experience with acoustic guitar construction, and I was keen to exploit the relative stiffness of a conifer over other lightweight materials. I'm also interested in trying cedar and redwood, and I have some high grade balsa here ready to go. The other obvious core choice is foam, which would be the ultimate in weight reduction, but I've never really worked with shaping the stuff.
     
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    Thanks for the info Dan! :metal:
     
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    Cool, thank you for letting me know! :yesway:
     
  13. HighGain510

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    Dan sent me a few update pics, he's been working on some CNC programming and here's what we're looking at thus far:

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    Yummy spruce!!!! :yum:
     
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    Sweet! That looks awesome. Spruce isn't a grain I'm used to seeing :)
     
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    ^Ditto, but it sure is beautiful - I love the tight grain it has. Would make a beautiful fretboard if it were up for the job.
     
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    :agreed:

    Too bad carbon fibre isn't transparent.
     
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    I will have to make a trek and see this creation with my own 2 eyes.
    Fucking nice work Dan. :yesway:
     
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    looks like a confusing instrument to play :scratch:
     
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    tres coolee!
    cant wait till you get it so i can come over and try it out hehe!
     
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