NGD: Siggery FF8

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  1. Andless

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    This guitar arrived to me Friday a week ago. It is a custom Siggery Heresy FF8.

    Body: Mahogany/Quilted Maple
    Neck: 5 Piece Wenge-Bubinga
    Fingerboard: Sonokeling Rosewood
    Scale: 24.75"-27", straight fret at 7th

    Personal commitments & day job have kept me from spending too much time with it yet, and a lack of 0.05" allen keys in my toolbox have kept me from intonating it properly after switching to a heaver gauged string set, so I'm not ready to give an all out review at this moment.

    However, first impressions out of the box:

    WOW! Its absolutely gorgeous!

    The pickups are really clever, picks up the range of the guitar really well (no pun intended).

    The neck is exactly as I ordered, which is great! It feels like a smaller jump from 7-8 than 6-7 was before. Will definitely take shorter time getting used to, and thats more the longer scale at the bottom than the number of strings.



    Now the pics (Marty sent me really good ones, but here is a couple of my own):

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    :eek: Wow that's gorgeous, Marty did an amazing job on that finish. HNGD!
     
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    mphsc lover of fine woods

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    Looks great & it's got the best(imo) Siggery headstock.
     
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    Holy crap, that's nice! You know who to call if you want to sell or trade it! :cool:
     
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    Majestic!!! Congrats dude!
     
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    Looks amazing dude!!
     
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    ^ They are cost more. But, they are better more, too, so it's no comparison.
     
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    I saw the pics of this on Facebook a few weeks back when Marty completed it. LOOOOOVE IT SOOOOO MUCH!
     
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    Speaking of which, is there somewhere (or a thread) where someone could give me an idea of Siggery's prices or estimates? (Someone aside from the OP-er since I feel that would be an inappropriate thing to ask direct in his thread.)
     
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    Oh sweet! That headstock is cool!
     
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    Thanks guys! Thrilled you like it too!
     
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    I'd recommend you to dropp Marty an e-mail to get fresh info. If you ask him for his base price I'm pretty sure he will respond fast. :agreed:
     
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    That body finish is like looking at the sea floor..

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    Either throw Marty a message

    or

    http://www.sevenstring.org/forum/luthiery-modifications-customizations/201604-siggery-guitars.html

    Dig here, I think a couple have mentioned estimates.

    And, HNGD to the OP. Damn that's one fine finish.
     
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    Looks absolutely stunning, she's a beaut :agreed:

    Can't say I'd have the headstock the same on mine, cool nonetheless.
     
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    Congrats and hngd!
     
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    Daf57 5 7s in 4ths

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    Yeah, man! That is beautiful!! Big congrats and enjoy! :)
     
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    Thanks guys!

    Its great to have something tailored to your specs, though there is defintely the uncertainty of not being able to see or play it until quite some time later when it finally arrives. Ever been to the local guitar shop to try out FF8's...?

    But the neck wood, finish and pickups has exceeded my expectations so far, looks great and tonal options are quite versatile.
     
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    Absolutely gorgeous.
     
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    That quilt looks so delicious, makes me want to lick it. I`m pretty sure you`re doing that as we speak. :hbang:
     

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