Hey everybody, new to the forum here, but what better way to start then to announce my custom Waghorn guitar! For anybody who didn't know, Tom Waghorn of Waghorn guitars is a fully custom UK luthier who will do anything you want on a guitar, he even taught Dylan of Daemoness everything he knows! So a couple days ago I visited the worshop and put down my deposit, here are the current specs, but they are bound to change with your opinions model: custom 'Zakir' shape (new design) construction: Neck-Through range: 7 string dexterity: Right-Handed body construction: Solid (thin) scale: Multi-Scale: 26.65 - 25.5 headstock shape: Misha Mansoor HT7 4x3 version slightly narrower for completely straight string pull, same length, space the tuners out slightly wider for easier access. neck construction: 7-piece neck: wenge/purpleheart/wenge/flamed maple/wenge/purpleheart/wenge other neck wood: Wenge secondary neck wood: Purpleheart tertiary neck wood: Padauk centre piece: Flamed maple body wood: Swamp ash (ultra light) Strong, straight grained (refer to pic) body top: 12mm mastergrade quilted maple (explosive bubble/popcorn white) fingerboard wood: super black rippled/flamed ebony number of frets: 24 headstock face wood: Quilted maple carved top: Sloped carve with more aggressive horn scallops starting from neck pickup edge radius: Round edge of binding for comfort, same on rear neck reinforcement: Carbon fibre neck reinforcement truss rod: Spoke wheel adjust with small opening on fingerboard 22-23rd fret (parallel to frets) position markers: 6mm Alu Hollowpoints with 5mm Luminlay centre inlay material: Luminlay (Blue) side dots: Luminlay Glow-In-The-Dark with black surround compensated ala misha mansoor strandberg #5 fret size: Jescar stainless Jumbo body binding: Bound Front only neck head binding: Bound fingerboard and headstock binding material: Plastic binding 3-ply ivoroid/ black pearloid/ ivoroid control mounting: Rear Loaded Controls pickup mounting: Direct Mounted pickup layout: H - H bridge pickup: Instrumental SFTY3 7 string slanted black inside poles, black spiked outside coil poles, neck pickup: Instrumental SFTY3 7 string slanted black inside poles, black spiked outside coil poles hardware finish: Black (matte) bridge other: ETS single bridges With piezo Inc string through ferrules (Or ABM with Graphtech Ghost) nut type: Graphtech Black TUSQ XL with zero fret (parallel) No fingerboard extension fingerboard radius: Compound 14-20r nut width: 46mm neck width at 24th: 66mm machineheads: Gotoh SGS510Z-MGT rear locking black chrome 4X3 L5 zinc buttons strap buttons: Dunlop Flush Mount strap locks (refer to pic for position) vol tone controls: Refer to diagram, treble bleed on vol output jack: Electrosocket on side, black. Pure Tone jack control knobs: Luminlay knobs 2x (1 to 10) MA19B-BK 1x (-5 to 5) MB19B-BK knob recesses: Yes slight electronics: Refer to list and diagram control covers: Quilted maple pinkish-purple to match the purple-heart, thumb notch on control cover, brass inserts and machine screws. shielding: Copper foil body finish type: Gloss Front, Flat Satin Back and sides body front colour: Trans colour stain with burst body front colour details: Thin black edge to a rich dark purple to a lapis coloured dark blue and then a clear ocean bright turqoise(more towards the blue side). body rear colour: Natural with warming tint neck/headstock finish type: Flat satin natural headstock face finish colour: Match body colour gloss logo style: Modern Logo plus Zakir in black pearl case: Hiscox liteflite with red velvet interior strings/tuning: 10-52 D'addario NYXL set with a Separate 0.64" NYXL string on the seventh (GDGCFAD) action: Super low Here is the controls configuration: Controls Layout: 5 way blade switch, recessed into the body with recessed screws. Bank 1 1: Bridge humbucker 2: Bridge inside coil + neck inside coil 3: Bridge hum bucker + neck humbucker 4: Bridge outside coil + neck outside coil 5: Neck humbucker. Bank 2 1: Bridge inside coil 2: Bridge humbucker + neck outside coil 3: Bridge inside coil + neck outside coil 4: Bridge inside coil + neck humbucker 5: Neck outside coil. Recessed magnetic volume with push/pull potentiometer with capacitor (treble-bleed mod) to change 5 way switch between bank 1 and bank 2. Pushed down = bank 1 Pulled up = bank 2 Recessed EQ boost and cut with a -5 to 5 knob with push/pull to bypass and engage it. As it is rolled from 0 to -5 it takes out the high end as a traditional tone knob or a low-pass filter does. As it is rolled from 0 to 5 it takes out the low end like a high-pass filter. When it is at 0 it sounds like a tone knob rolled to 10. Pushed down = bypassed Pulled up = engaged Recessed Master piezo volume knob with push/pull to toggle between series and parallel wiring when any two (or more) coils are selected. Pushed down = Series Pulled up = Parallel Iron Age Momentary kill-switch (Push to Break). Recessed 2 way toggle switch for a Guthrie blower. 1 = Bridge humbucking pickup, full volume, bypassed tone and nothing more 2 = Whatever parameters have been selected 3 way toggle, recessed into the body similarly to the music man majesty. 1=magnetic (bypasses all piezo parameters), 2=piezo and magnetic blend (keeps both magnetic and piezo parameters engaged), 3=piezo (bypasses all magnetic parameters). So there it is guys! Super pumped for the build to start in 6 months and cannot wait to see how it turns out in a year! I am very open to any suggestions at all, so comment away at anything you would reccommend! I am currently deciding with the ETS single with their own piezo saddles and the ABM single with the Graphtech Ghost saddles, so any help would be greatly appreciated! Also, I can either get a compensated multiscale graphtech black tusq nut be handmade by Tom himself, or a stainless steel zero fret with a tusq nut behind it, let me know of your opinions! I have also drawn out a custom shape, a asymmetrical pointy superstrat, which should look killer with the master grade quilted maple carved top; If you guys express enough love for it to Tom, he said he will even add it to his website!