NGD: Skervesen shoggie Spartan build

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  1. TheInvisibleHand

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    I've been eyeing headless guitars for a while now, and after trying a bunch of Strandbergs decided to get something higher in quality. I like pretty basic, "Spartan" type guitars, and I placed an order for this Shoggie at the very end of April. I took delivery just a couple days ago making the build time from deposit to receipt about 6.5 months. Pretty damn quick.

    I know this model is pretty polarizing with regard to its looks, but for me, I think it's a really beautiful instrument, especially in person.

    Specs:

    -Swamp ash body
    -Wenge Neck
    -Ebony fretboard
    -BKP Silo pickups

    Their pics are way better than anything I could take, so these are those:


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    Love the finish
     
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    Beautiful finish, works stupid nice with the black hardware and chrome (nickel?) pickup covers. Need to see more purple guitars.

    Not directed at you specifically, but has Skervesen been moving their bridge pickups further away from the bridge over the past years? Just looks really different compared to their older stuff.

    I remember their 8s in particular were extremely close to the bridge, but even the 6s look like they've moved back like a half inch or more.
     
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    Maybe to get more cut and attack out of the heavier bass side strings? Killer Shoggie by the way, still desperately want one.
     
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    looks to be in about the same spot as you'd see on a guitar with a Hipshot, or very close to it at least. I think they used to put them close to the bridge to compensate for fanned frets, back when BKP was only offering a 10 degree slant. Love that matte purple, excellent choices on this one!
     
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    Pickup covers are brushed nickel.

    Yes, we are moving bridge pickups further away from the bridge. So far we did it for only for 6 string non-multiscale guitars. Multi-scales, 7,8,9, 10 strings have their bridge pickup still close to the bridge. Someday we'll experiment with them but for now we have too little time due to amount of orders that we have in production + less people in our Skervesen Guitars team.

    Here you can find some more information about why we decided to do it:
    http://www.till.com/articles/PickupResponse/
     
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    Looks nice! Haven't seen many 'plain' colour tops on a Shoggie before - suits it really well.
     
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    Congrats man !! How's the neck profile ?
     
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    It's really great. Flat Fretboard, neck is just thick enough to fill the hand nicely. The neck is my favorite part, honestly. If I had one gripe it would be the body sits so far back on the right leg (if playing that way) that the picking hand is at an odd angle.
     
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    Where have the times gone where people say something about tonal characteristics? ;)

    I would be particularly interested in whether the silos are beefing up this thin construction (and swamp ash) enough?

    Happy NGD!
     
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    I'm still messing with tones, but off the bat, I don't LOVE the Silos. I sort of took a chance on them because I love Rabea's playing and tones, and also, why not? To me, they're missing a little....something. My only other experience with BKP was a set of aftermaths in an ESP, and I really enjoyed those. So much that I almost put a pair in the Shoggie. The Silo's on the other hand are mostly unremarkable, nothing bad, but nothing really interesting either. Just kind of there.

    All that said, I'm going to try some different amps to see if I can find the right marriage for this guitar. It's a fun one to play and it remains inspiring in its own weird way.
     
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    am i crazy? i could have sworn i saw this on reverb today...
    Could have been a spoof ad, but if not, and it was you that put it up, what prompted the listing?
     
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    It was me.

    I had loosely planned on turning it loose just about the time it was finished. A lot of things change in 7 months. But c'est la vie.
     
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    dat purple....

    She's a beaut man
     

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