NGD 7-strings + 28.5" Scale = My Sig Guitar

Discussion in 'Sevenstring Guitars' started by Carl Kolchak, Aug 17, 2020.

  1. Carl Kolchak

    Carl Kolchak Last of the famous international playboys

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    I placed a full custom order a little over three months ago with Dood Craft Guitars for a 7-string baritone. These were the specs...

    Iceman basswood body and maple neck
    28.5" scale
    Hipshot locking tuners & Ibby HM bridge
    Single Seymour Duncan Black Winter bridge pickup
    Volume and tone pots
    Fat C-shaped neck
    Small SS frets

    Here are some pics Dood Craft, aka James Nelson, sent me.
    https://www.mediafire.com/convkey/90c6/w6pb5poood26dpa6g.jpg
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    https://www.mediafire.com/convkey/31d2/yw0ltqkgwvqxfjl6g.jpg

    Quickie sound clip recorded raw with no post processing.
    https://soundcloud.com/user-669582196

    Must say this has been a 100% positive experience from start to finish. James kept me updated throughout the building process with regularly sent pms and pics on the status of my build. What's more, he made the exact guitar I'd asked him to in the time he said he could do it in.

    As for the guitar itself, quality is on par with my Kiesel DC700. Which says a lot, as that guitar is really nice. Tuning stability is, so far, excellent. Frets are smooth and polished. Ergonomics spot on for my personal tastes... Everything just feels right on this guitar, especially that Hipshot Ibby HM bridge. The only thing I was apprehensive about was how the Black Winter was going to sound in the basswood body/baritone maple neck combo. Turns out it was a really, really good choice.

    for any interested parties here's Dood Craft/Jame's link.
    http://www.doodcraftguitars.com
     
  2. Shawn

    Shawn ESP • Ibanez Forum MVP

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    I love it, I’ve always loved the Iceman shape. Beautiful finish and color on that. :yesway:
     
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    KnightBrolaire only the dead have seen the end of GAS

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    niiice
     
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  4. steinmetzify

    steinmetzify CHUG & SLUDGE

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    That’s sick, the that flame on the neck is DOOOOOPE.

    Good choices all around. HNGD man!
     
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    mlp187 Burrito Master Contributor

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    Oh my hell that is glorious. You've some great taste.
     
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    Mathemagician SS.org Regular

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    Everything about that is cool. Overall such a unique build.
     
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  7. erdiablo666

    erdiablo666 I'm from Canada...and they think I'm slow...eh

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    You have magnificent taste. This could not be more perfect.
     
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    akinari SS.org Regular

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    Holy shit! I've been wanting an Iceman bass and was literally just about to check prices on the used market and then I see this. That's gorgeous, dude. Congratulations.
     
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  9. Carl Kolchak

    Carl Kolchak Last of the famous international playboys

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    @steinmetzify
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    This pic was taken before it got buffed. But yeah, that flame really popped once it got hit with the stain.

    Here are a couple of pics I took of it at home which I hope will show off that flat, smooth finish.
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    And thank everyone for the likes and the kind words about the build. Turned out to be a great experience all around. So much so that I'm planning my second build with him now. ;)
     
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    -niko- SS.org Regular

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    Wow! Great color. The back of the neck is SICK!
     
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  11. Carl Kolchak

    Carl Kolchak Last of the famous international playboys

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    I should add that I didn't come up with that color myself. I'd seen it used on another of his builds, and told him I had to have it on mine. I like to call it seaweedburst. The grain structure of the basswood really makes it pop too.
     
  12. budda

    budda Do not criticize as this Contributor

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    Ah that's cool as hell man. Enjoy!
     
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    Zhysick SS.org Regular

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    It's an Iceman doooooooooode...
     
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    sleewell SS.org Regular

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    looks amazing, sounds great too!!!!!!!!!

    HNGD!!
     
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    jephjacques BUTTS LOL

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    Looks great! How's it balance?
     
  16. Carl Kolchak

    Carl Kolchak Last of the famous international playboys

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    @sleewell I'm not really digging mahogany and ash for lower tunings, as they tend to sound too flubby and mid-honky to me. Basswood though.... ;)

    @jephjacques Balances pretty well actually thanks to the relatively wide spacing of the strap knobs.
     
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    77zark77 SS.org Regular

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    WOW ! stunning ! I don't use to be a love/hate guy, but I have to admit this one is sexy !
    Good taste as said before isn't underrated
     
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    Love it. Savage choices.
     
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    eggy in a bready SS.org Regular

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    i've been mildly interested in this guy's guitars, but i had no idea he was willing to do a baritone 7 iceman. very cool, very sick
     
  20. Spicypickles

    Spicypickles Sweeps & Mops

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    Very nice. My cousin had gotten a messed up iceman from a local store and when he took it in there, they let him keep it as a wall ornament, and let him pick out something of equal value. Always loved that guitar, even though it was unplayable
     
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