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So, not so much on MY bench but some pretty f-ing exciting shit going down shortly!

First- a quick update on the Burrito siblings. (yeah, I named them Burrito 1 and 2. I'm weird like that)  Burrito 1 has left Shane's bench and is now in the talented hands of our own Stike and will be getting a beauteous SFG treatment.

Burrito 2  is on Shane's bench getting a few exciting additions and modifications. I've been LED to believe that the changes will be most illuminating. ;) In addition to some inlay changes, it will be getting new frets, and a better carve on the neck. Then it, too, is off to Stike for a different finish.

And speaking of Shane, (I better get a f*cking holiday card or something for supporting his ass like this- 🤣) I've commissioned him for two new builds!

One will be a slightly modified version of the balls-out, f*cking amazing Spitfire he built for me last year. This one will have a different head stock and a few additional features than the original SF and will feature a Warbird finish. If this maintains the playability of the first one, it promises to be a total incendiary stunt guitar!

The second will be a Diablo-adjusted version of the Phantom A-5 that I call the Specter. Shout out to @murkat and @cmatthes for the Phantom body to use as a template to create the Specter. And a shout out to @Stike for the kick ass paint job he is certainly going to impart to it. Suffice it to say, this will check all of the boxes I need on my axes but it will pay homage to the Phantom in both build and finish.

Stay tuned.

 

 

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WOO HOOO! The neck arrived yesterday afternoon! I spent a few hours of the afternoon, evening and a few this morning prepping it for attachment- new Gotoh tuners and the locking nut installed. It look

Oh hell yeah!    

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Going for a 3-Fer Shane builds with a double neck??? 😮

Why not.  😁

 

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1 hour ago, Studio Custom said:

Alls it takes is time and money.  

Fortunately, got both of those. One more so than the other.

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2 hours ago, scottcald said:

Mixing it up with a Washburn Wonderbar? 😆

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2 minutes ago, gtrdaddy said:

Nice! The body shape came out great! Can’t wait to see the finished product :rolleyes:

Jeez, for a split second, that looked like an eye-roll emoji...

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3 minutes ago, diablo175 said:

Jeez, for a split second, that looked like an eye-roll emoji...

Nah! Supposed to be looking up in envy; a multi-use emoji.                   

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Better?

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52 minutes ago, gtrdaddy said:

Nah! Supposed to be looking up in envy; a multi-use emoji.                   

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Better?

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On 1/13/2020 at 12:12 PM, diablo175 said:

Specter progress!!!!

 

 

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Oh god...  that looks amazing...

ive always loved the phantom body shape but never pulled the trigger on one. Is this a project that could be available to others...?

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7 minutes ago, Travis said:

Oh god...  that looks amazing...

ive always loved the phantom body shape but never pulled the trigger on one. Is this a project that could be available to others...?

I would imagine after Shane gets this completed, he'll have templates and the finer points of it stored in that steel trap of a mind of his. Producing additional Specters should be no problem.

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17 minutes ago, diablo175 said:

I would imagine after Shane gets this completed, he'll have templates and the finer points of it stored in that steel trap of a mind of his. Producing additional Specters should be no problem.

I mean, maybe using one of Mann’s sustain blocks and a proper non-reverse headstock... 😜

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1 hour ago, Travis said:

I mean, maybe using one of Mann’s sustain blocks and a proper non-reverse headstock... 😜

You'd better specify standard 24.7" scale, too 'cause mine is 25.5" scale.  ;)

 

 

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22 minutes ago, diablo175 said:

You'd better specify standard 24.7" scale, too 'cause mine is 25.5" scale.  ;)

 

 

Currently all of my guitars are 25.5”

I am aligned with your reasoning...

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50 minutes ago, diablo175 said:

Reversed Boomers, anyone? 😁

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YES, please...

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