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Ben Higgins
post Jul 21 2011, 07:06 PM
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QUOTE (Mike RR24 @ Jul 21 2011, 06:14 PM) *
Ben those are awesome. I love the bare wood look. That explorer rocks as well.
I like my Jackson RR24 but I can hardly sit with it. The Ibanez is better cause it will rest perfectly on your leg.
It's a little Dean ML looking. I have a question for you. I bought that Ibanez cause I heard all this talk about how good they are and I wanted an entry level one to try. Do they get alot better in the $1500-$3000 range?? I was thinking of getting a little better one. I bought my daughter one for $500.00 but was kind of cheezy for that price. I say that because if you look at a $500.00 Schectre it is alot nicer I thought. Of course the schectre is heaver. I love the thin body of her IBANEZ. Does the Prestige model get a little better ???


I don't have a lot of experience with Ibanez aside from a few RG's.. I know nothing about the Prestige but I've heard brilliant things about Schecter. There was a thread a while ago by a member about buying a new guitar and he went for a Schecter over an Ibanez and LTD (can't remember where the thread is or who it's by)

Schecters look like they have a bit more substance to me.. but Ibanez's are nice and light (although I don't dig the tone)

I would try and visit a music store with both axes in and feel and hear for yourself because it's a very personal thing smile.gif


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post Jan 6 2012, 08:46 PM
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Beautiful axes Ben! wow man those rock!! smile.gif

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post Jan 6 2012, 09:15 PM
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QUOTE (pikman @ Jan 6 2012, 07:46 PM) *
Beautiful axes Ben! wow man those rock!! smile.gif


Thanks Homey, glad you like 'em ! wink.gif


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post Jan 6 2012, 11:16 PM
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Hey Ben, does you dad do figureheads too? I'd love to had a custom guitar built, with a figurehead on the bottom wing of the cutout- something like this! laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif






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post Jan 7 2012, 11:53 AM
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QUOTE (SirJamsalot @ Jan 6 2012, 10:16 PM) *
Hey Ben, does you dad do figureheads too? I'd love to had a custom guitar built, with a figurehead on the bottom wing of the cutout- something like this! laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif




Whatever you meant to include in the post didn't show up sad.gif I imagine it's probably a cool ship masthead thing.. some elgegantly shaped woman ! wink.gif

But no, he's never done anything like that before.


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post Jan 7 2012, 12:07 PM
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QUOTE (Ben Higgins @ Jan 7 2012, 10:53 AM) *
Whatever you meant to include in the post didn't show up sad.gif I imagine it's probably a cool ship masthead thing.. some elgegantly shaped woman ! wink.gif

But no, he's never done anything like that before.



biggrin.gif I'd be curious to see the photo SirJamsalot wanted to post!


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post Jan 7 2012, 12:37 PM
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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Jan 7 2012, 12:07 PM) *
biggrin.gif I'd be curious to see the photo SirJamsalot wanted to post!


I think it was this one.


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post Jan 7 2012, 12:46 PM
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I would trade my rg550 in for one of those woodenstyle jacksons man.
how long did it take him to make one of them ?


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post Jan 7 2012, 03:47 PM
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QUOTE (snackajacks @ Jan 7 2012, 11:46 AM) *
I would trade my rg550 in for one of those woodenstyle jacksons man.
how long did it take him to make one of them ?


It varies.. sometimes months, sometimes weeks... to be honest, I don't know !! rolleyes.gif


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post Jan 26 2012, 08:44 PM
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I custom designed my own headstock but I prefer a traditional 'soloist' shape. Whacky shapes aren't my thing, ya dig? hahah.

You're dad and I have something in common... here is the axe I just built... I am working on her twin now smile.gif

She has different pickups and I've added a sustainer/eq unit instead of a tone knob... but she's getting worked on because I didn't drill the holes for the bridge right and had some tuning stability issues. Once she's back together I'll take new pics.

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post Jan 26 2012, 08:56 PM
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QUOTE (metaldan @ Jan 26 2012, 07:44 PM) *
I custom designed my own headstock but I prefer a traditional 'soloist' shape. Whacky shapes aren't my thing, ya dig? hahah.

You're dad and I have something in common... here is the axe I just built... I am working on her twin now smile.gif

She has different pickups and I've added a sustainer/eq unit instead of a tone knob... but she's getting worked on because I didn't drill the holes for the bridge right and had some tuning stability issues. Once she's back together I'll take new pics.

Hope you don't mind if I show ya...







Wow, she's a beaut ! I love the dragon inlay wink.gif

Is that a flame maple fretboard ?


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post Jan 26 2012, 08:57 PM
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Thanks Ben!
The fretboard is bird's eye maple. Looks much better in person, that pic is kinda blurry...


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post Jan 26 2012, 09:23 PM
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QUOTE (metaldan @ Jan 26 2012, 07:57 PM) *
Thanks Ben!
The fretboard is bird's eye maple. Looks much better in person, that pic is kinda blurry...


Bird's eye.. even nicer ! biggrin.gif


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post Jan 27 2012, 05:51 AM
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Wow I didn't know you had 2 same guitars.. smile.gif It reminded me of saying my friends I have 7 very same jeans and I change everyday when I had only one and they were asking why I wore the same jeans always. biggrin.gif biggrin.gif


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post Jan 27 2012, 06:49 AM
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Truly killer guitars there! Does your Dad sell custom guitars or were these one off jobs just for you? What a cool Dad! If he does do custom guitar work, does he have a web site/price list etc?

When is he going to make you the Samurai sword guitar? Soon!




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post Jan 27 2012, 10:37 AM
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QUOTE (maharzan @ Jan 27 2012, 04:51 AM) *
Wow I didn't know you had 2 same guitars.. smile.gif It reminded me of saying my friends I have 7 very same jeans and I change everyday when I had only one and they were asking why I wore the same jeans always. biggrin.gif biggrin.gif


Haha, jeans are so good though aren't they ? wink.gif

QUOTE (Todd Simpson @ Jan 27 2012, 05:49 AM) *
Truly killer guitars there! Does your Dad sell custom guitars or were these one off jobs just for you? What a cool Dad! If he does do custom guitar work, does he have a web site/price list etc?

When is he going to make you the Samurai sword guitar? Soon!


These ones were just one offs really. He made them because he had some spare parts and wood lying around. He does it mainly through word of mouth and is more of an occasional thing rather than full time so no web site or anything smile.gif


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Really cool Soloist style guitars your Dad built. Really like them. I always wanted to own a custom Soloist. You're so lucky Ben


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post May 30 2012, 09:40 AM
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QUOTE (Yash @ May 30 2012, 05:48 AM) *
Really cool Soloist style guitars your Dad built. Really like them. I always wanted to own a custom Soloist. You're so lucky Ben


Yeah I love these guitars. Just so easy to pick up and play, no messing around smile.gif


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post Jun 11 2012, 12:04 PM
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Updating this thread with pics of the Epiphone Gothic V I've had for a few years.

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post Jun 11 2012, 01:22 PM
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Woah !! You have radiators in England. tongue.gif



Just kidding !

Nice axe and good looking thru-neck. But that cable output is in weird place. blink.gif

What are the pick-ups ?

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