NGD - Custom Jarrah Burl 7 String

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  1. KR250

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    Finally finished up this custom guitar for myself. I started it last August it seems, and finally finished up all the last details last night. Some minor imperfections in the build still, but it's by far my best work yet so I'm quite pleased and it plays and sounds amazing. Dialed in the action and intonation last night, low action and no fret buzz. My number one axe now.

    Check out the pics below and let me know what you think, comments/critique/etc. I'll eventually have some decent sound clips to share.

    Specs:
    • Style: 7 string Neck through
    • Scale: 27"
    • Bridge: Evertune F7
    • Tuners: Hipshot open gear griplock tuners - 4 bass/3 treble
    • Pickups: Instrumental SFTY4-7 (neck/bridge)
    • Electronics: 3 way Gotoh toggle, 1 volume (liberator)
    • Body: Padauk wings - burl cavity plate
    • Top: Jarrah Burl w/pearloid binding
    • Neck: 5 piece Katalox/Padauk
    • Fret board: Birdseye maple w/luminlay side dots
    • Head Stock: Custom 4x3 with Jarrah burl laminate w/binding
    • Nut: Black Tusq XL
    • Frets: 24 Jescar 51/100 stainless
    • Truss Rod: Spoke wheel at neck pocket
    • Finish: Solarez grain sealer for the top, plus Odie's oil and wood butter

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    VERY nice!
     
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    That is badass!
     
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    I really wish I could build such things myself, what a beauty. I need to add though - I am not sure whether I like the front or the back more :)
     
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    My god that is nice. Good work!!!
     
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    That's awesome!
     
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    that is some beautiful wood!
     
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    Cool shape, gorgeous guitar!
     
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    I'd play it!
     
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    Lorcan Ward 7slinger

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    The back is nice! Everything looks on point!
     
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    You said there are minor imperfections and I'll take your word for it but man this looks so clean and well made you'll probably be the only one that will ever know!
     
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    That looks killer! Very well thought out build as everything works perfectly from an aesthetic standpoint. Great work!!
     
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    Congrats, That's Sexy! and great photography skills.
     
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    Love that shape!!
     
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    Gorgeous! I have a custom 7 with the same neck woods, headstock shape & tuners! Great choices! Love the shape too.
    How did you find the Evertune install? No worse than installing & setting up any other bridge once the routing is done?
     
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    I bought the templates from Evertune which work great, with a few of them transferred to thicker MDF for the shallow routes. This is the 6th install I've done so far and other than a lot of careful routing and a bit of patience, it's really straight forward with their template system. I work a bit slow, so it takes me about 2-3 hours to make the complete route. Setting up goes a bit faster, about 20 minutes to do tuning/action/intonation, and once that's done it's essentially perfect until I need to re-string it, which I'll just do a quick check or minor tweaks. All of the adjustment points are also very easy to access and all use the same hex key.

    Thank you sir! It took a while to figure out the best complimenting woods.
     
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    I think I'm sold on an Evertune! Tempted to do a self installation too!
     
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    Great work well done!
     
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