KxK 8 string runs spec thread

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    As soon as its finalized..ill leave post it up
     
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    deposit in

    alder body/maple neck
    Buckeye burl top
    stripped ebony fingerboard
    clear gloss finish
    dimarzio pickups

    Elg got me to thinking about a 12th fret area inlay as well. i dont know what i would really do though, but i have always liked just that
     
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    I'm waiting to hear back, but did you get your top & what's stripped ebony? Aesthetics only?
     
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    im supplying the top wood.

    striped ebony is just ebony not stained, so you can see the natural grain.
     
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    Thanks man, we've shot one email back & forth. So is it more like Madagascar ebony visually? I see some acoustics use it for the back when doing a general search.

    Specs I talked were:

    • Alder Wings and Maple Neck-thru
    • Bubinga Top but I want a Redwood Burl (I asked, waiting on reply)
    • Ziricote Fretboard (striped Ebony sounds cool though)
    • Oil finish
    • Stainless frets
    • KxK pickups wound to BK Painkiller resistance
    • off-set dots or wood blocks, depends on the fretboard wood.
     
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    mphsc lover of fine woods

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    techno - you getting an 8 as well? I shot mightisright a pm about getting in on it, trying to spread the love.
     
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    technomancer Gearus Pimptasticus Super Moderator

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    Probably not though I am tempted... depends on what happens in the next couple weeks. I've realized that while 8s are cool, I play 7s and 6s WAY more often. I do have to admit the thought of an 8 Scale version of the Grape 8 is appealing (either in the same purple or blue)

    Also cleaned up my bitching, not the place for it :lol:
     
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    Deposit sent!

    Specs

    • Alder Wings and Maple Neck-thru
    • Redwood Burl
    • Ziricote Fretboard, still undecided here
    • Oil finish
    • Stainless frets
    • KxK custom pickups
    • off-set dots or wood blocks, depends on the fretboard wood.
    If I get the Ziricote the inlays will have to be so that they do not take away from the wood. Suggestions?

    I've realized that in a dark room I cannot see the top abalone dots on my 7FF, so I may request white dots.
     
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    KxK 8 Scale
    25.5”-28” Scale
    Mahogany Neck-thru (oiled)
    Mahogany Body (carve2)
    Mahogany Truss Rod + Electronic Covers
    Ebony Fretboard
    24 Stainless Steel Frets
    KxK Pickups (wound similar to BKP Aftermath)
    1 Volume, 1 Push-Pull Tone, 3 Way
    Dunlop Flush-mount Strap-Loc
    Sperzel Locking Tuners
    Black Hardware
    Engraged KxK Logo (no inlay)
    Semi-Transparent Black Finish (face of body, trussrod cover + headstock only)
    Satin Finish
     
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    well rob got my top wood today and it came damaged... :(
     
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    WHAT?! That's terrible! Did you have it shipped directly or was it from you? Was it insured?
     
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    i had it shipped to rob and it was shipped from the same state he is in! i don't believe it was insured but even so, getting UPS to reimburse, i have a better chance of getting a guitar from Sherman! i am going back and forth with the supplier right now, he has agreed to send me another slab, so we will see. rob also believes the current slab might still be usable.
     
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    That's a bummer :(

    Glad it sounds like it's going to work out ok though :yesway:
     
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    Damn brotha, hope it works out. Maybe you could use that wood for another part of the build, or another build altogether. :hbang:

    On another note: I'm still working the woods in my head.

    Alder Wings and Maple Neck-thru
    Redwood Burl Top, matching headstock
    Purple heart fretboard, if not some good figured ziricote or bocote, cocobolo or snakewood. I want something warm with good horiz striping. Input?
    Inlay for sure if I go Purple Heart.
    Oil finish
    Pickups: I'm so torn here as well. I was originally thinking KxK wound to Bk Painkiller specs, but I was going Lundgren on another build I never started. Tthen agian I heard great things about the D Activators & Lace. I play heavy melodic metal, love feedback, I like my cleans crisp, but always warm, not sterile... I'm from the south. :lol:
     
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    ^I think snakewood is one of the most dense and heavy woods available, not a good choice if you want warmth :2c:
     
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    mphsc lover of fine woods

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    ^ thanks, plus all that I've seen has had both vert & horz figuring. Making me think it would be too busy for my liking.
     
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    Have you asked Rob what he's willing to source / has available? That might narrow it down some (or it might not, not sure what he has at the shop right now :lol:)

    For warmth you're probably going to want a rosewood... IIRC ziricote, bocote, purple heart, and snakewood are all brighter. Cocobolo would work from a tonal perspective, as would most other rosewood varieties.
     
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    ^ Yea, I've talked to Rob he's looking at his stash & I have a while to ponder so I wanted some input.

    Thanks guys.
     
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    mphsc lover of fine woods

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    I sent this to Rob earlier, thought it would help me make a decision:

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    He sent me this in return, made my decision for me:

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