View Full Version : NGD - Singlecut with 408 P-ups & Ziracote Neck......

06-26-2012, 07:10 PM

06-26-2012, 07:20 PM
That's a gorgeous guitar!!!

06-26-2012, 07:48 PM
Congratulations Markie.

06-26-2012, 08:01 PM
Congrats Markie, the Private Stock crew knocked it out of the park!

06-26-2012, 08:38 PM
Excuse me while I pick my jaw up off the floor. Congrats on a beautiful guitar.

06-26-2012, 08:59 PM
Ive always wanted a Ziricote board, but I've never played an entire neck. How would you describe it as a neck wood?!

That thing is killer though, a total wowza.

06-26-2012, 09:09 PM
Another beauty.

06-26-2012, 09:13 PM
I'm surprised one of your trees didn't run down there and try to mate with that guitar. :o That is one sexy beast!!

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06-26-2012, 09:23 PM
Wow, Mark! That came out better than I had imagined. The flame maple binding is perfect. The figure in the 'hog is exceptional. The [lack of] color is perfect.

06-26-2012, 09:56 PM
That neck is amazing. Beautiful instrument.

Hopeful Sinner
06-26-2012, 11:07 PM
WOW! What a beauty!! I just want to echo Mike's question about the neck. How's it feel? Have a big effect on tone?

Dirty Bob
06-27-2012, 09:34 AM
Markie that is just amazing...congrats!

06-29-2012, 08:41 AM
Wow Markie That ROCKS!!!
I didnt know Ziracote was a Private Stock Option!! Congrats...

04-18-2013, 08:23 AM
Wow ... Just, wow!That is my kind of guitar: unique, tasteful - just let the quality wood shine through.

04-18-2013, 09:42 AM
One word


04-18-2013, 09:57 AM
Like themike said. It's Ziricote not Ziracote.
Anyway, I see lots of it (Ziricote) as acoustic guitar backs and sides but never seen it on an electric before. It IS stunning..and pricey.
I understand why it's used on acoustic guitars but what is the purpose of having a ziricote neck on an electric? I understand why people want rosewood...or maple or hog but why ziricote? Is it purely cosmetic?
Hey, most people don't see the back of an acoustic guitar either..well most people in the audience or who are watching the musician..from the front..won't see it but with acoustic guitars the backwood is a major tone contributor (people also do buy certain backsets primarily for cosmetic reasons..but..) to the guitar's voice.
Electric guitar necks also contribute somewhat to the guitar's voice but it's pretty minor in the grand scheme of things...isnt it?

I am NOT trying to be a dick, I'm genuinely curious. Is the ziricote neck primarily a cosmetic upgrade?

04-18-2013, 10:10 AM

04-18-2013, 10:21 AM
Killer! Congrats

04-18-2013, 10:47 AM
Purty! I don't remember seeing this one last month. Do you still have it?

04-18-2013, 03:03 PM
Oh my.............. Wow.

04-18-2013, 03:12 PM
Fan-freaking-tastic!! A natural beauty! I am also curious about the tone/feel of the ziricote neck; don't think I have seen that before!

John Beef
04-18-2013, 03:24 PM
with acoustic guitars the backwood is a major tone contributor to the guitar's voice.
Electric guitar necks also contribute somewhat to the guitar's voice but it's pretty minor in the grand scheme of things...isnt it?

In my experience, at least in more scientific situations like with a bolt-on neck where you can bolt the same neck on to several bodies, the neck IS the major contributor to an electric guitar's tone. I keep saying this and wish I could find the original link... there was a guy a few years ago on one of the forums who had two Suhr S type guitars. One was an alder body with a maple neck and rosewood fretboard, the other was an ash body with an all maple neck and fretboard. Everything else was identical, electronics, frets, finish (not color, but finish type and thickness). There were some noticeable differences to the tone when played side by side, same riff, same amps and mic, etc... The he swapped the necks between the guitars and played them side by side again. It was amazing being able to A/B/C/D them, and to hear what changed. 90% of the tone went with the neck.

So, if Ziricote is a sought after tonewood for acoustic backs, I would not be surprised if it sounds great as an electric guitar neck. Sure looks good! :)

04-18-2013, 06:34 PM
wow! neck wood aside this would be my idea of a perfect guitar for me. Single cut with just 2 knobs. the 408 set up. the two pice bridge. Now if it is the 25" scale and pattern neck it would be perfect for me. I like the PRS singelcuts but don`t want one in 24.5 scale or 4 knob set up. the knobs are all in the wrong place but withthe two knob the volume is perfectly off the treble PU for pinky ease of adjusting volume. could a person special order say a 408 but in a singlecut style?

04-18-2013, 06:44 PM
I don't remember seeing that one before; what a guitar!

Everything about it is cool, tasteful, perfection. I love the 408s and the 2 piece bridge, would like to hear how that thing sounds with both!

04-19-2013, 03:35 AM
A Natural Wonder!!!

04-19-2013, 01:10 PM
Ohh great, there goes my GAS again.... Congrats Markie. It sure is pretty!