Thanks for the input, Drew. All valid points.
Thanks for the input, Drew. All valid points.
I dig the semi-hollow idea of V2 but I don't own a guitar with 408s so V1 appealed to me more (with ebony board even more so).
I think to attract the most people to the idea, it's got to be familiar, not way out there but also feature something not available to the general public. If somehow we could a special run of Deep Dish IIs wound and specced into the guitar, the line might be longer. Even get them specially wound with a bass version as well and call them Deep Dish IIIs. We all know Hans loves them and let's face it, we all want some because of that!
Obviously custom pickups will cost more, but if the other specs are kept fairly standard it may not be too bad.
Who'd be up for some Deep Dish action?
p.s. My vote is for 5-way blade and coil tap (middle pos selects both humbuckers)
I liked Rev 2. Oh well.
I really liked the semi-hollow part. It seemed a number of people didn't. I don't want to add complexity to the project as I'd likely buy regardless of what we do but having seen that I'd love to see it as an option.
I also really liked the idea of a traditional sized pickup that exists just wound differently. Easily replaced due to routing, unique enough to sell, special enough to keep. It has it all.
Regarding the rest of the specs I thought they were spot on. You know how to build 'em Hans.
Last edited by jfb; 05-02-2013 at 05:05 PM.
Man you guys almost had me contemplating Rev 2.... and if it was a Santana shape?..... there goes my DeLorean money.
Whatever we decide in it would be nice if they were ready to pick up at the Experience......
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Last edited by jfb; 05-02-2013 at 05:29 PM.
Loved the semi hollow. Loved the pickups. Loved the fingerboard and headstock materials (though hand signed would be weird on ebony IMHO, it should be inlaid but wouldn't be a deal breaker). Loved the option to not have piezo. Dig the body style. Don't care about the neck material either way. Don't care about the direction the birds fly.
But big love for the semi hollow idea, and I think the Starla pickups would be awesome, too. Loved the scale length.
In fact, this is the kind of guitar I would love to own. This is different enough to warrant putting another guitar in the studio. PRS does a GREAT job with the semi-hollow models.
I was reluctantly on board before. But this was a great idea.
Last edited by LSchefman; 05-02-2013 at 05:28 PM.
Here's a crazy idea...many seem to like the 408's (I sure do), but are worried about the non-standard size. We know they can make 408's either bigger or smaller than a standard pickup...what about a set of 408's (with the extra windings engaged in single coil mode) in a standard sized pickup? That would combine three concepts...one of the most popular pickups, the versatility to change and something unique to the forum guitar.
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I liked rev2.
24.5 is the Santana scale so I don't feel it is off course. Semi hollow is nice - I like the one I have (so will jfb when he comes to visit it).
If it goes to rev3 I most want to keep the neck and fingerboard.
That rev2 really caught my attention....awesome specs. The revised one I dig as well as I love the 25inch scale. It isn't the end of the world if Hans makes a "REV #3".....there really isn't any rush and we can always vote on final revisions anyway.
I'm just going to throw this out there, and it's just my opinion, and we know what that's probably worth lol
But wouldn't this be a bit more accessible if we went with something based on a current SE model? I know I'll probably get flamed by some of the Maryland purists, and that's fine (trust me, I wish I had that kind of money to spend on a guitar), but I think something a bit less expensive, say, in the 600-800 range would attract a wider audience based on price alone.
I currently own an SE custom in Tobacco Burst, it's absolutely gorgeous besides the zebra pickups (hate them), and it sounds very nice. So I've been thinking about what we could to to an SE to make it "special" for a forum guitar:
Looking at the polls, it looks like people want a double-cut, ebony fretboard, with a black rectangular case.
So why not a CU24 or Santana body, in a color not currently offered on either of those models, say flame red or black gold, etc. Then add the winning TRC design, Pauls sig on the headstock, and bird inlays that match the body color (sure the inlays would have to be a less expensive material, we can't expect something like red coral on an SE)
We would still have to make a decision on pups, trem/hardtail, control scheme, etc. , but at the very least we would end up with a unique guitar that looks and sounds great and wouldn't cost a fortune.
If we wanted to get crazy, maybe a quilted veneer top instead of the standard flame veneer? I'm not a woodworker, so I don't know if this is possible, but it would be very unique to the model.
Hell, just sitting here typing these random thoughts got me to thinking what my current custom 24 would look like in flame red with a quilted top, ebony fretboard, red birds, black knobs with nickel or even gold hardware....or maybe a double-cut variation of the SE 245 soapy, with maybe a 25" scale instead of 24.5
Enough of my random thoughts...back to the discussion