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post May 30 2014, 04:44 AM
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I'm lucky enough to be building my very own custom guitar from scratch with one of Australia's well known luthiers Perry Ormsby In October.
Anyway I've been thinking long and hard of what would be the perfect guitar in my eyes and while I have a ton of ideas I'm always intrested in more.

There are a few limitations such as it is a bolt on design (Tho it is a one peice neck) and its none carved top but almost anything else is good to go.

My idea so far is
Body: Soloist Style, Swamp ash, flame maple Vaneer (No caps in this course)
Neck: One piece Rock Maple
Fretboard: Ebony. No inlays (maybe 1 at the 12th)
Bridge: Licenced Floyed

Pickups have me a little stumped since my old favorates use to be EMG 60/81 combo but my new current Fav guitar (86 Charvel) has 1 jackson humbucker and 2 jackson singles. Have to think of what aftermarket passives would be similar.

Anyway long story short. What would be your dream guitar?


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post May 30 2014, 04:57 AM
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If you are paying for an ORMSBY custom, egad man get a real floyd!!! smile.gif It's worth the little bit more. I'd prefer maple to ebony fretboard but to each his own smile.gif

ORMSBY makes some killer guitars, do you have a mockup pic?



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I'm lucky enough to be building my very own custom guitar from scratch with one of Australia's well known luthiers Perry Ormsby In October.
Anyway I've been thinking long and hard of what would be the perfect guitar in my eyes and while I have a ton of ideas I'm always intrested in more.

There are a few limitations such as it is a bolt on design (Tho it is a one peice neck) and its none carved top but almost anything else is good to go.

My idea so far is
Body: Soloist Style, Swamp ash, flame maple Vaneer (No caps in this course)
Neck: One piece Rock Maple
Fretboard: Ebony. No inlays (maybe 1 at the 12th)
Bridge: Licenced Floyed

Pickups have me a little stumped since my old favorates use to be EMG 60/81 combo but my new current Fav guitar (86 Charvel) has 1 jackson humbucker and 2 jackson singles. Have to think of what aftermarket passives would be similar.

Anyway long story short. What would be your dream guitar?



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post May 30 2014, 05:40 AM
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did I say licenced. man I must need to sleep more. yeah its totally going to be origonal. And its a guitar I'm litrally building myself with him. (The workshop is only like 30 min away from me). Each yr he does a few guitar building courses where u work with him for a week in his workshop and he shows you how to do it and then you start making it. If you get to a point where u don't wanna do something then he will do it for you.

I've attached a picture of what I'm thinking about doing.
The biggest bit I'm stumped on is pick ups. I like playing everything from blues to Black Metal but I want this guitar to be in the hard rock/metal kinda feel. Kinda want to avoid actives since I really want this guitar to be able to sing and keep its dynamics.

Have you seen his multiscales?


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post May 30 2014, 06:34 AM
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I'd look at the Suhr Aldrich pickups, but it depends on how naturally bright or dark your guitar is to find suitable pickups to suit it


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post May 30 2014, 07:48 AM
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I've never really looked into them. should have a looks see.

Really temped to try some Bare Knuckle Pickups. Sure they are expensive but really wanting this guitar to be speced out. hell I'd consider one of those titanium floyeds if they came in black (tho I never got how they are meant to be better. Isn't more mass= more sustain?)

One to look at it is I already have the H/S/S setup on my Charvel I could go H/S/H or even just 2 humbuckers

Main thing is I like a big tone diffrence between the bridge to neck pickup


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post May 30 2014, 09:12 AM
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Great news! Perry is a very skilled Luthier! I would love to be able to do a week with him. I did a week over here with a guy called Mark Bailey quite a few years ago. Even though I'd been building guitars for about 10 years or so I still learned a whole lot from it!! Worth every penny!!
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As for your pickups? You could get in touch with Bareknuckle and chat to them about what you want and the materials you're building with. They're amazingly helpful and will make great suggestions for your particular needs.
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post May 31 2014, 12:08 AM
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PICKUPS ARE CRUCIAL!! smile.gif Based on your description, 2 sets come to mind.

1.)JUGGS!! Bareknuckle Juggernauts.
*From Blues to Periphhery, these are amazing.

2.)Homewrecker PUNISHER
*Hand built like the BK and great for Metal. I've got a pair of these.

3.)Budget option: Duncan Alternative 8 Paired with a 59 Bridge in the Neck position.



QUOTE (Mith @ May 30 2014, 12:40 AM) *
did I say licenced. man I must need to sleep more. yeah its totally going to be origonal. And its a guitar I'm litrally building myself with him. (The workshop is only like 30 min away from me). Each yr he does a few guitar building courses where u work with him for a week in his workshop and he shows you how to do it and then you start making it. If you get to a point where u don't wanna do something then he will do it for you.

I've attached a picture of what I'm thinking about doing.
The biggest bit I'm stumped on is pick ups. I like playing everything from blues to Black Metal but I want this guitar to be in the hard rock/metal kinda feel. Kinda want to avoid actives since I really want this guitar to be able to sing and keep its dynamics.

Have you seen his multiscales?


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post Jun 1 2014, 08:30 AM
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Well bare knuckle got back to me and recommended the ceramic warpig in the bridge and 63 veneer in the bridge and mid

Basically from me wanting to play super clean passages to crazy heavy rhythms in the one song lol


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post Jun 2 2014, 02:00 PM
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QUOTE (Mith @ Jun 1 2014, 08:30 AM) *
Well bare knuckle got back to me and recommended the ceramic warpig in the bridge and 63 veneer in the bridge and mid

Basically from me wanting to play super clean passages to crazy heavy rhythms in the one song lol

Sounds like a good choice to me!!
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post Jun 3 2014, 12:56 AM
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Congratulations, that is going to be an awesome looking guitar - very similar finished look to the one I attempted not long ago.

You're going to have a great time.
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post Jun 4 2014, 04:39 AM
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That'll work!! smile.gif Just make sure you like ceramic pickups before putting the money down. Some folks LOVE ceramic Magnets. Some folks Love alnico smile.gif It all comes down to your ears.

You can find plenty of demos on youtube to give you a general idea smile.gif The warpig is a great pickup for high gain, aggressive tone. But it does sound like a ceramic pickup magnet because it is a ceramic pickup smile.gif

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Well bare knuckle got back to me and recommended the ceramic warpig in the bridge and 63 veneer in the bridge and mid

Basically from me wanting to play super clean passages to crazy heavy rhythms in the one song lol


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post Jun 4 2014, 05:18 AM
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yeah in 2 minds about that. I know the alnico is meant to bigger sounding but ceramic is meant to be a little cleaner and tighter when driven.

Lesson is - No matter what you chose there is always a trade off


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