New Rusti guitars Paradox 7-string 27 fret shredder build!

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  1. Simic

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    Hey!

    A while ago I had some extra cash and wanted to grab a nice used 7 string and somehow got into contact with Claudio from Rusti guitars and a simple discussion about some specs that I'm looking for in a guitar quickly turned into an order.

    I must say that the communication so far has been superb and Claudio has been very patient and helpful when discussing and changing some specs to get this guitar as close to the idea that I have in my head.

    My goal with this build is to finally satisfy my GAS for a 27 fret trem equiped guitar (which Kiko Loureiro sig ignited years ago) but to also make this instrument as classy and clean as possible. I hope the specs I chose won't make the end result too busy but we'll see when the build gets there :)

    I paid my deposit a few months ago and now the build has finally started - there was a huge delay with getting the custom colour bridge and finding a pickup maker that agreed to make a neck single coil with gold pole pieces. Anyway here are some specs and some pics (I'll upload better quality pics when I get them, some of them are quick cellphone pics):

    Model: Paradox 7 string
    Scale length: 26'
    Frets: 27 Gold Evo frets with rounded fret ends and hidden fret slots
    Body wood: 1 piece Honduran Mahogany
    Top: 1 piece curly Koa
    Tremolo and electronic cover: Rosewood
    Neck: 1 piece Rosewood
    Fretboard: Flamed ebony with half scallops from 25-27
    Radius: 20'
    Inlays: Custom Koa fret markers
    Side dots: Blue luminlay with black ring
    Headstock cover: Flamed ebony matching fretboard with gold Rusti logo
    Bridge: Mixed black/gold hipshot tremolo
    Tuners: Mixed black/gold sperzel locking tuners
    Bridge PU: Zombie Dust humbucker with Flamed Ebony bobbin covers and gold poles
    Neck PU: Zombie Dust single coil with Flamed ebony bobbin cover and gold poles
    Controls: 1x volume, 1x tone (push-push split coils), 3 way blade
    Finish: Natural Satin

    Current blueprint, pickups are still a sketch
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    Body blank
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    Neck
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    Headstock (and probably pickup bobbin) cover
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    Bridge, the gold arm is still at the customs
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    Beautiful koa top
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  2. KnightBrolaire

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    gorgeous piece of koa. this is going to be a sweet build.
     
  3. Simic

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    Here's the fretboard, the middle one with inlay slots :)

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    The more I see of Rusti the more I love, this looks sick!
     
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    Anything Rusti does is golden! That Koa top & 27 frets = :bowdown:
     
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    Go! We are waiting! :)
     
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    Gorgeous! Can't wait to see this one come to fruition.
     
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    Some progress on the body, the pics are taken with a phone but that's ok :) I also got a video showing the tap tone (which is awesome) but I don't know how to upload it to here haha.

    Should update this thread with some koa top pr0n soon ;)

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    Claudio is a true master!
    the taptone of that piece is hilariosly awesome!

    btw that pale moon ebony fretboard is mine, much love!
     
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    The woods look great, those Koa tops he got are sick. All the 1 piece south American Mahogany body guitars I've played have had a really thick tone.
     
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    lawwwd jesus that top is amazing
     
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    This thing looks sick!
     
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    Little update, didn't get time to add all the photos but this pic speaks for itself. Can't wait :)

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    Update: the guitar is finished :D
    Follow the rusti guitars facebook page for a full photoshoot but for now here’s a teaser;
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    That turned out amazing! Rusti is knocking it out of the park on these recent builds.
     
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    Absolute beauty
     
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    Wow! Now that's a beautiful guitar!
     

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