Well all very positive news so far. My requirements were all fulfilled by my friends in China. A stunning ebony board, beautiful finishing detail and wow what can I say about the work they have done on my logo? Check out the pics! This stage is possibly the biggest hurdle I should face so this is very exciting news.
I am in the throws of putting together my parts list to turn this guitar into a top end pro guitar with style!!
CTS pots are industry standard on top end Fenders and Gibsons as are Switchcraft 3 way toggles on Gibson. So they were a must. A couple of top end push/push coil taps are on order too. I LOVE push/push. You never seem to get them on any guitars these days purely because of the expense. They are so much easier to use than a pull type and have a re-assuring movement to them that feels classy.
Just as a customer could who was customising one of my guitars personally, I have contacted Aaron at Armstrong guitars about my personal pickup requirements. On this occasion I want the back pickup super hot, cutting - a full modern lead guitar tone and the front pickup as warm and fat as can be - super jazz territory. I want this guitar to go from chalk to cheese!!!
To top off these majestic hand wound pickups will be gold covers with the R logo engraved into each cover.
Oh man this is so exciting.... I am just so worried about how I will react to selling the damn things..... just have to remind myself they will be going to loving homes who appreciate them like I do!
Here are some pics for you of the guitar so far...
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