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  • Spalted Maple Iceman

    Here is a few pics of the guitar from my painter; I build but stink at painting.

    This one is for one of our forum members. My camera stinks, the paint job is beautiful in person. I still need to do final buffing, fretboard cleaning and oiling, assembly and set up.









  • #2
    Spalted maple makes me feel like I'm insane ... must find my pills ...
    Vote ~! GOM
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    • #3
      its not finished yet, save it for GOM

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      • #4
        Cool looking guitar. The fret board near the neck joint looks super wide. At first, I thought the guitar was a 7-string. I had to count the tuning head holes to make sure it was only a 6.

        joe...

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        • #5
          I know what I'll be voting for next month lol! NICE.

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          • #6
            Cool looking guitar. The fret board near the neck joint looks super wide. At first, I thought the guitar was a 7-string. I had to count the tuning head holes to make sure it was only a 6.

            joe...



            It is somewhat of an illusion - the guitar is a 3/4 scale body, about 11" x 17". There definitely is room to bend, though.

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            • #7
              Assembled!!









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              • #8
                Wow~! Congratulations ~! I'm gonna be sick ...
                Sorry spalted make me motion sick ... kiddin'
                That's one of a kind for sure gonna be up next month for GOM
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                • #9
                  The customer received it and loves it.

                  After I fine-tuned it Friday, I played it for ... awhile.

                  The sustain was incredible. I think it's the smaller, but thick body (1-15/16"). I also use long-shaft pots and do not route the control cavity deep - maybe that helped it. Tone was fantastic.

                  The customer is a forum member, maybe he'll chime in with a review.

                  It's a good feeling. I'm the only lefty guitar player I know, so no one has been able to demo my previous builds.

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                  • #10
                    is that the hipshot bridge?

                    i have it on my vee and the corner of it really digs into my hand when i'm palm muting

                    how'd it hold up for you?
                    Originally posted by metalchurch
                    I had my ball sack appraised one time.
                    Originally posted by metalchurch
                    ??Apparently ball sack and ball sack are synonymous.

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                    • #11
                      I only played it for two and a half hours before shipping it out and I really liked it. I didn't find any issues with it.
                      I tried to set the neck so the saddles would not have the allen screws popping through and you could clear the edges. That may have helped. I could see where there might be issues with a guitar where the fretboard is right at 1/4" or a little less higher than the body surface.

                      I think it is a little pricey for what it is. I liked it enough to make it the standard on all of my fixed bridge builds. The sound and sustain I got out of this guitar were pretty amazing.

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                      • #12
                        nice ice!does it play like butter?what did you throw in for the bridge pickup?

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                        • #13
                          It played pretty good, nice low action - great sustain.

                          I stuck a Bill Lawrence L-500XL with a Q-filter in it. Accept no substitute.

                          I am losing to a Kramer in the Guitar of the Month Poll. Darn.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Anthony7 View Post
                            It played pretty good, nice low action - great sustain.

                            I stuck a Bill Lawrence L-500XL with a Q-filter in it. Accept no substitute.

                            I am losing to a Kramer in the Guitar of the Month Poll. Darn.
                            no shame in that

                            what's a Q filter?

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                            • #15
                              It's an inductor run in parallel to ground with the pick up. The tone control is set up as a voltage divider. As you turn it down it makes a humbucker sound like a single coil and all points in between.

                              HOt humbucker - PAFish - Hot single coil - Neck Single coil.

                              The onlt sound you can't really approximate is the P-90 sound.

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