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Unread 03-29-2006, 10:19 AM   #1
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If I could have a custom shop guitar...

For those of us that can't afford this sort of thing, what would you get if you could have one?

For me:
Body: Schecter Tempest, no idea what wood
Pickups:
-Neck: DiMarzio PAF Pro
-Bridge: DiMarzio SuperDistortion
Hardware: Chrome
Neck: Maple
Fingerboard: Maple
Inlays: Something cool, no idea what yet.
Paintjob: Green with mountain dew logo around the pickups
Other mods:
-Bigsby trem unit
-E/D detuner on the 6E string

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Unread 03-29-2006, 10:28 AM   #2
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go check out www.carvin.com although what you want sounds more "custom" than what they do.
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Unread 03-29-2006, 11:08 AM   #3
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go check out www.carvin.com although what you want sounds more "custom" than what they do.
I would do that, except for one thing... I love Schecters.

Those are all things I could do to my current guitar anyway... well, except for switching the neck out. Set necks... blarg. Like, I've already got the SuperDistortion, and I really just need to get the PAF Pro and the detuner.

Speaking of detuners, where the heck can I find one?
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Unread 03-29-2006, 11:31 AM   #4
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If it were me?

Gibson Les Paul Custom Florentine Deluxe.

Body-Honduran Mahogany (Semi-hollow)
Top-AAAA Grade Maple Cap. "F" Holes.
Finish-Standard Gibson "Wine Red"
Neck-Honduran Mahogany. '59 Profile. LONG TENON.
Fretboard-Brazilian Rosewood. 6105 Fret Wire. Pearloid Trapezoid
Electronics- 2 Duncan Mini-HB, 1 WCR Darkburst (Townshend Config.)
Other-Locking Grover Machines, Bone Nut, 3 Volume, 1 Master Tone, 3-Way Selector Switch, 2 Mini-Toggle.

....Since you asked....
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Unread 03-29-2006, 12:25 PM   #5
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For me, I would have Gerard Melancon of Melancon Guitars make me a Classic Artist (Strat copy) in Koa (not flamed, but with the natural grain) with a nice birdseye maple neck with a rosewood fretboard, MOP or Abalone dot markers and medium frets. I want a satin finish on the neck with no glossy finish (it's all about the neck). No binding or pickguard - keep it simple, yet elegant. I'll take his handwound pickups and his standard switching. It will be worth every penny!
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Unread 03-29-2006, 12:54 PM   #6
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for me,
carvin CT6M
chrome hardware
dunlop straplocks
abalone block inlays
stainless steel frets, med-jumbo
deep green stain on quilted maple
no idea what i'd do for pickups yet, but i probably won't stick with the stock ones.
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Unread 03-29-2006, 01:10 PM   #7
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It's be a lot like this...

*revives old design*

My custom made idea... At least, I would if I had the cash

1” thick mahogany topped with a 0.5” 5A quilted maple bookmatched top, carved arch-style top



Birds-eye maple neck, Fender C shaped
Matching maple headstock w/quilt maple veneer, angled back 13 deg.
Brazilian rosewood fingerboard
24 fret neck, 25.5” scale length, 12”-16” radius
Fret spaces scalloped after 12th fret
Bolt-on neck with all-access joint
Body black/green/blue 3 tone sunburst, black dyed headstock top w/ white logos
Neck w/ natural satin finish
Cream binding around body
Vine-style full-fretboard inlay, in Abalone

Schaller locking tuners (Gold)
Wilkinson Tremolo (or similar), installed with GraphTech GHOST saddles (Gold)
Gold pickup rings
Earvana nut
Jumbo frets
Schaller Straplock-ready buttons (Gold)
Gold dome knobs with abalone caps
Gold square jack plate, LP style

Seymour Duncan JB in bridge position
Seymour Duncan Jazz in neck position
Fender Noiseless in middle position
GraphTech GHOST Acoustiphonic & Hexpander preamp
Push/Push “mid/dark” switch pot for GHOST preamp
GHOST Quick Switch
GHOST Hexpander volume
StewMac Super Switch w/ this wiring...

3P3T mini switch to split coils in neck and bridge pickups
DPDT mini switch to reverse phase of middle pickup
Master Volume for mag pickups, w/DPDT push/pull to split bridge and neck pickups
EMG-VMC and EMG-BTC tone circuits
Stereo phone jack to Acoustiphonic Preamp
MIDI Volume
Midi jack
AXON synthesizer
COMPLETE INTERNAL SHIELDING
which basically turns into this:


And the finished product will look something like this:



Either that, or something that looks kinda like the state of Utah.....
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Unread 03-29-2006, 08:22 PM   #8
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Either that, or something that looks kinda like the state of Utah.....
Ha.


For me it would be either some kind of Gibby les paul (i don't know enough about guitar to know all the specs, but) It would have the finish at that it shows at the bottom. My other one would be a Gibby SG (Its not that I am like in love with gibson or anything, I just like these guitars.) It would look like te SG pic that is eattached, but it would have a distressed finish. I don't know about pickups for both of them. They would all have strap locks (duh) and maybe Semour JB pickups I dn't know. One other that I would get (if I was famouse and had alot of money) would be a white with two hot rails in the neck and bridge pos., and a strat noiseless in the middle. Maple neck. Ahhhhhh... Ilove dreaming.
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Unread 03-29-2006, 10:13 PM   #9
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ATM I dont really want a customer guitar, I want one of these:

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a floyd equipped all mahog fat strat

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Unread 03-29-2006, 11:06 PM   #11
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If it were me?

Gibson Les Paul Custom Florentine Deluxe.

Body-Honduran Mahogany (Semi-hollow)
Top-AAAA Grade Maple Cap. "F" Holes.
Finish-Standard Gibson "Wine Red"
Neck-Honduran Mahogany. '59 Profile. LONG TENON.
Fretboard-Brazilian Rosewood. 6105 Fret Wire. Pearloid Trapezoid
Electronics- 2 Duncan Mini-HB, 1 WCR Darkburst (Townshend Config.)
Other-Locking Grover Machines, Bone Nut, 3 Volume, 1 Master Tone, 3-Way Selector Switch, 2 Mini-Toggle.

....Since you asked....
I always wished they would have kept those around long enough for me to have the money...
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Unread 03-30-2006, 04:34 PM   #12
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Assuming that you're talking about the standard deluxe...Gibson Custom Shop will both make you one, and eliminate your QC woes. Musician's Friend also strangely has the LP Deluxe RI for order, despite the fact that they went out of production several years ago...I would love to pick one up and maybe go "Townshend" on it. Or maybe finding a way to switch out the Mini's to P-90's. Yummy.
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Unread 03-30-2006, 04:42 PM   #13
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Mine would be a set neck seven string telecaster built by John Suhr
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Unread 03-30-2006, 08:38 PM   #14
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I'm pretty easy to please, and yet very few companies make anything I'm really interested in. But here goes:

Super-strat style body (similar to my Hamer Diablo)
Alder wood
Maple neck, either low profile bolt on, or set neck like Schecter
Ebony fretboard, 24 frets
25.5" scale length

Floyd Rose trem, with recess
Medium jumbo frets
Dual humbuckers, either a JB/59 set, or Air Zone/Air Norton setup
Push-pull pots to split the coils
Master tone control, individual volume controls

That's be it. All I really want is a super-strat with a custom wiring scheme, but very few companies make decent, attractive super-strats now-a-days. Ah well....
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Unread 03-30-2006, 08:48 PM   #15
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Hmmm.
Strat-shaped to some extend, but probably a bit different.
Swamp Ash body with a cherry burst type finish.
Birdseye maple neck and fretboard. No glossy finish on neck.
Locking tuners.
Graphite nut.
Tele-like bridge, only no slot for a SC pickup.
White pearloid pickguard.
SD JB at the bridge and '59 at neck.
Fender Texas special in the middle position.
Some sort of piezo system, maybe one of the Graphtech GHOST ones.
Probably wired so that both humbuckers are splitable and can be used at the same time.
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