Custom Waghorn FF7 Build thread!

Discussion in 'Luthiery, Modifications & Customizations' started by Arshu123, May 6, 2017.

  1. Lemonbaby

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    I'd go with set 2, just because it's more lively towards the edges. The lighter middle stripe will at least be partly covered by the bridge...
     
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    Agreed on #2, the parts of the quilt that will be most visible look nicest there IMO.
     
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    One is AAAAA for sure!
     
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    Only 5a's? Wow man. what a great injustice to that piece...
     
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    Yea, we're not in Kiesel territory where, on a scale from 1-10, things get scored from 10-15.
     
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    I'm just joking!

    It is probably around 5A though...
     
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    gonna be sweet!!!!!!!!
     
  9. Arshu123

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    Thanks! I am really excited!
     
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    Confirmed: we are going for #1!
     
  11. Arshu123

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    Okay guys, it has been a while.

    I have the shape sorted and some more pictures of the carve top we will be using:

    https://photos.google.com/photo/AF1QipOKAnApMhnwSzl8k5_y2W4PbBx6SOLH4Exbtws8

    https://photos.google.com/photo/AF1QipNNSTOoOx2zb8DCSrDlK-ZVjeT_NybjyY2HcO7P

    https://photos.google.com/photo/AF1QipPDwpTvwhG_vBB9u5CKLMFCfCF_CSCUPSeNQ_ma

    I love the shape we have gone for; it is a corax, but with the horns sharpened, giving it a much more unforgiving, metal look, something which i adore. I have changed quite a lot on the guitar, including the 7 piece neck to a 5 piece wenge/pupleheart/indian rosewood/purpleheart/wenge neck and the scale to 25.5-27. I have also essentially simplified everything else like the controls as i want the guitar to be very versatile and well versed in any genre. I am going for a pair of Elysian Hellfire Custom pickups with black dyed flamed maple bobbins and slanted to match the scale of the guitar. The flamed maple can be seen here:

    https://photos.google.com/photo/AF1QipPGnqbNey6IaHMpZBhlDghSX0VA565c8xcZSSkG

    Finally, I have removed the purple from the finish and stuck with a turquoise to dark blue to solid black burst, kind of copying this skervesen shown below:

    https://photos.google.com/photo/AF1QipOJhZaEOsbDyylLSXnVoS3MgenQapCRGrZa7ide

    Imagine that on top of some nice 5A quilted maple and an arched top. Gorgeous.

    Anyway, thanks for sticking around, the build process will be starting very shortly and more pics will follow!
     
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    Hah, forgot the pics didn't upload! Here they are again, in the same order as above.

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  13. Arshu123

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    Also, what headstock should i go for? I was thinking of a 4x3 jackson style, but a reversed inline corax is also a possibility. Or any other designs. Please post pictures.
     
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    It's a bad idea for anyone to advise people what do on a custom guitar:
    * you're investing several thousand dollars/pounds into YOUR design. If you're not 100% sure of what you want, spend some time doing the research/mock-ups
    * if people give you advise you follow, and end-up regretting it, this could lead to some uncomfortable situations

    So go through the Waghorn gallery, see what headstock they offer and picture your own mental model, or actual mock-up, of your guitar.
    It's your money, your axe, your custom experience.
     
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    Will do man, thanks.
     
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    I have been given a choice between 2 tops and I am torn:

    Top A:
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    You guys have all seen top A, but it is top B that is making things difficult for me to choose. Let me know what you think. Top A is the same one that I have been planning to use for the past few months. Top A seems to have stronger figure, but it isn't as consistent, however, it can be seen as unique as it starts off as long tubes then goes to popcorn quilt and ends at a faint blister at the horns. Top B is hard to describe as it is very consistent yet the quilt seems to fade and not be as pronounced in some areas other than others. Please try and help me out:)
     
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    Both are great. I personally prefer the topo map vibe in A, though it's a shame the cool shit going on around the neck pocket is getting axed.
     
  18. Arshu123

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    I don't think there was anything cool in the neck pocket. Oh crap. It looks like a lion.
     
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    this was the beast i tried out :)

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    was killer.
     
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    Bro, all Waghorns are. that particular one had crazy low action and played like butter, but it had immensely heavy wood choices and only a bridge pickup. I just love the Corax design so much and I think it looks even better with the pointed horns. You should totally get Tom to build you a 14 string corax/sauria. I mean, if the guy can handle a 9 string then...
     

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