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Discussion in 'Sevenstring Guitars' started by HeHasTheJazzHands, Oct 11, 2013.
Yeah that is an excellent top!
Build delayed now by at least 2.5 months (maybe 3.5?), but at least there’s progress.
Man, that is nice-looking...I wish Schecter had done a 7-string version just like that one, sans fanned frets, because I would probably have to pick one up. Or failing that, a baritone version, also with normal frets, because IMO, fanned frets are the debil.
I am surprised they don't have a non ff version of the Reaper 7.
An H-H Tele with guard and plate and decked Floyd? Good job, dude.
8 strings as well. Really excited for it; bummed it’s been pushed back but I suppose it’s not a big deal as long as they get it right.
Sorry it's been pushed back. Did they give a reason?
The stated reason was that they are having to create a lot of the templates from scratch.
I have a hardtail PT8 that they built years ago, so I assumed this would be fairly straight forward for them to just tweak those templates. But the Floyd 8 has caused some definite differences in the two builds (radius, neck width, neck angle, etc.) that has caused some definite differences between this build and that PT8, so I’m coming to realize that all their prior templates probably weren’t terribly useful.
So I get it. It’s definitely not off the shelf or even differences that quickly can be tweaked with a few minutes on a belt sander.
But Schecter usually has a solid presence at Winter NAMM, so I suspect that the target February date is going to slip as well, since come mid-December or so I wouldn’t be surprised if all work stops unless it’s on a NAMM piece.
It's good to hear they're being so forthcoming with what's going on.
I'm sure things are hectic this close to NAMM as well.
The thing I learned ordering from Suhr was to try and get your build in by spring so they'll get it wrapped up (hopefully) to clear space for NAMM builds. Shops like this still work around NAMM so expect it before or after, rarely close to or during.
Yeah, the Schecter shop and Drum City Guitarland have been great so far; really big props to both. I wish I had the guitar yesterday and it sucks its taking longer than I'd hoped, but really as long as there's progress and communication, it's fine. Tetsu Yayuma is roundly considered one of the most talented builders on the planet, so I have no doubts that he's going to get it right and it'll be worth the wait in the end.
It's looking great so far. I'm excited for you, dude.
What color were you thinking? Assuming solid/opaque due to the plain top.
Sorry if you've listed the specs already. I don't follow this thread too closely.
This looks is just one of my favorites:
So I'm shooting for something like that, but with 8-strings, two nickel-covered humbuckers, and chrome Floyd Rose. A guitar like that should fit in with any type of country/R&B/rock/metal thing I get into. I practically never do custom orders, but I took the plunge for this.
Said it before, and I'll say it again. You got impeccable taste.
Have ZERO fear when dealing with Jason at DCGL. I am in there all the time and kudos to building a custom shop Schecter. I dont' think they can be outdone by anyone, especially the fret work. I am lucky because I get to play lots of cool stuff there, and there are even guitars that don't get posted up because they are pre-sales.
Speaking of DCGL, they set up all guitars before giving it to the buyer. Ross Lawson has been the set up man there for like 30yrs but he is currently in some serious medical trouble. Jason has a few guys filling in for him and Ross works when he is strong enough. He has a go fund me page for anyone that is interested. Bottom line, DCGL has never let me down from semi expensive to very expensive, top shelf customer service all the way. I can't wait to see you post up your new axe when you get it...it WILL be amazing.
Oh? You have my attention...
This thing is calling me. And it's a damn problem.
I don't even need another modern strat.
Give it to me, in either sonic blue or fiesta red...!!!
You want a sonic blue? oh well......
Was tha the original USA model or the new standard? That's got a baked maple neck.. and it gave me GAS.
I use to hate the Schecter cross inlays, but for some reason they are kind of growing on me.