My custom 8 is coming along nicely!

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  1. Gmork

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    Went for another meeting with my luthier today. Shits getting serious!!! Hipshot messed up the angled bridge order and sent the wrong one and has been dropping the ball on getting the right one to us. Oh well, im in no hurry. Pretty damn excited though. Got the fishman tosins ready to go in. Trying to get the perfect worn black/greyish finish, tests are getting close!
     
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    Defyantly Aspiring Builder

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    Interesting headstock design! Is that a one off or a signature of the luthier?
     
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    I designed every curve and tiny little bit myself!
     
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    KnightBrolaire Build the Wall of Sound™

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    chickenhead knobs? really?
     
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    Bass tuners. That's a good idea.
     
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    Haha what can i say, im a weirdo with weird tastes and theyre not JUST chicken head knobs,...... Theyre VINTAGE chickenhead knobs lolol also i switch out my knobs every now and again. Good chance some grotesque eyeball knobs will go on at some point like my current guitar
     
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    I really dig that headstock
     
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    nice dude, I've been umming and ahhing over wether to go for wenge neck with maple laminate or purple heart laminate for my next build but seeing this neck has decided it for me!
     
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    Seen a few wenge-with-maple necks recently and I'm thinking the same thing! Such a good look.
     
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    Looks like a hybrid :drool:
     
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    Makes sense for those lower strings. Don't have to worry about getting the right tapered strings or anything to fit the tuner.
     
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    ElRay Mostly Harmless

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    There's also something about the dual Chickenhead knobs on the burl that is also :drool:
     
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    He chomnk. Looks like it's coming together well!
     
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    who are you getting to build it? or if you don't want to share, what area are they operating out of?
     
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    Vigilant guitars out of victoria bc
     

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