Waghorn Sauria S 8 build thread

Discussion in 'Luthiery, Modifications & Customizations' started by KnightBrolaire, Sep 27, 2018.

  1. KnightBrolaire

    KnightBrolaire Drink Sunny D, pet kitties.

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    I put in an order for a waghorn sauria 8 about a year and a half ago and the build was actually started in june of this year.
    Currently waiting on the burl maple top to be fitted, and the fretboard, etc.
    specs:
    Model Sauria
    Strings 8
    Body Wood: white Korina
    Top Wood Burr Maple
    Carve Top/Flat Top Violin Carve
    sunset burst
    Construction Neck Through
    Scale Length Multi 29"-27.5"
    Carbon Fibre reinforcements
    Wenge/Maple 3 pc neck
    Fingerboard Macassar Ebony
    Nut Width 54mm
    Headstock Shape Sauria Reversed
    Headstock Veneer Macassar Ebony
    Bridge Type ABM 3210 (chrome)
    Elysian Trident II pickups
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  2. pott

    pott SS.org Regular

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    Nice! Saurias are just an awesome shape with great, flowing lines.
    Tom is building my second guitar right now, though I paid the deposit in February 2017 and it seems less far-along than yours. It seems they're being very busy!
     
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    ikarus SS.org Regular

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    wow nice, gonna follow this. I am interested in a Sauria S for years. I hope someday I can order one.

    The hardest part for me would be to choose the top carve. ;)
     
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    This will be a monstrous sounding guitar with those scale lengths.
     
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    KnightBrolaire Drink Sunny D, pet kitties.

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    I know, I'm very excited to have an 8 string with a bit longer scale lengths. 28" just doesn't feel like quite enough for some of the tunings I like to mess around with.
     
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    KnightBrolaire Drink Sunny D, pet kitties.

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    I put in my deposit around october of 2016, I was told it'd be about a 15 month wait at that point and they were relatively close with that estimate. Tom just sent me an email this morning about the burl maple top getting imported into the uk from the states, so hopefully I'll have some pics of the top soon.
    yeah, I had to chat with tom about which carve was which, since i didn't really understand the difference between them. Violin carve should like tasty with this guitar though. i thought I should try and keep this guitar "classy" compared to my other guitars :lol:
     
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    Mwoit SS.org Regular

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    Nice! I'm getting my Waghorn soon. Hopefully by the start of November.
     
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    KnightBrolaire Drink Sunny D, pet kitties.

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    update: Tom is waiting on the pickups from Elysian, then he can get to routing this monster :eddie:
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  9. Albake21

    Albake21 "Just get a used Ibanez Prestige."

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    This is going to look fantastic once it's done. Such a good selection of woods.
     
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    Always forget how much I love that shape until I see another Waghorn.
     

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