Say you could have a sig guitar

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  1. richieG

    richieG New Member

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    Say you were offered a sig guitar, which company and what specs would you choose.

    I would probarbly go Gibson scale length, with a light body and maple cap, no flame, Big neck, locking tuners, set neck, LP type body, recessed heel for upper access, roller nut, Trem that can lock to a hard tail , and some electronics that can flip from HB to a convincing single coil tone, maybe a single in the middle if it did not look ridiculous. Plain colour with nickel hardware.

    Not sure how it would look, probarbly pretty weird, but it would work for me.
     
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    bulldozer1984 Everybody's Favorite Member VIP Member

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    i like where your going with this.

    It would have to be a Gibson LP with 24 frets. Somewhere between a 50's and 60's neck profile. Kluson tuners, hard tail, coil spilt on the neck PU, flametop with an orangey burst going out to dark brown around the edge. LP Custom binding. Nickel hardware.

    Fuck yeh !
     
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    poeman33 Well-Known Member

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    PRS. Oops, sorry...alternate universe again.

    Strat of course.
    Ash body. Various colour options, but colours not available on any other guitar (but black available too...gotta have a black one)
    1 piece quartersawn maple neck. 9.5 radius, C shaped
    LSR nut
    Schaller locking tuners
    2 point, bent claw bridge and tremolo
    Electrics would be RS Guitar works
    pickups are Lindy Fralin Blues Specials
     
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  4. brandoz28

    brandoz28 New Member

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    Jackson RR with mahogany body, maple/ebony neck, FloydRose, and probably Duncan pickups.
     
  5. drgordonfreeman

    drgordonfreeman Well-Known Member

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    I'd basically get a Heritage Cherry Sunburst LP with a few modifications.

    • Gibson LP body style.
    • Alder body.
    • Quilted maple top.
    • Q-sawn maple neck.
    • Ebony fretboard.
    • MOP inlays.
    • 22 frets.
    • Locking tuners.
    • SD JB in bridge
    • SD Alnico II (NOT THE SLASH SIG) in neck
    • TOM bridge with string-through body
     
  6. Dogs of Doom

    Dogs of Doom Moderator Staff Member

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    a Sky guitar...

    w/ Floyd Rose

    like the original, I'd like the 46 fret version w/ the last 10 being fretless.
    piezo pickups @ all harmonic points, SD Blackout Heavymetal p/u'.

    A burl top...

    here's one of the Dean ones: (30+ fret)

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  7. Phildog

    Phildog Active Member

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    It would be an Epiphone Les Paul Custom. I love those bound headstocks on the Epi's. I'd want the 50's neck profile, Ebony board, Mahogany body with a Walnut cap. Decorate it with Gold Tone Pros hardware, DR Pure Nickle size 10's, Switchcraft toggle and jack, 50's wired and SD 59's neck and bridge. Oh, and strap locks would be stock equipment.
     
  8. Wycked Lester

    Wycked Lester Well-Known Member

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    my sig guitar would actually be exact coppies of my 1998 Jackson Soloist that I had built to my personal specs. It is the sweetest guitar i've ever held, and has been my #1 since the day I got it.

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    I really have to think about this one, but this photo reminds me of this vid.

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1AHnQtY1bg4]Brad Paisley - Water - YouTube[/ame]
     
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  10. alhayesmusic

    alhayesmusic New Member

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    Built by Carvin or Gibson. It would be a semi hollow, single cut design with a contoured heel for upper access. This would be possible using a single piece back and sides (Carvin single cut, Vox Virage style). Deep tenon, set neck, compound radius (12 at the nut, 20 at the 24th), 24 frett, 3+3 banjo tuners (21:1 ratio, locking). Pickup selector up on the horn (LP style), 2 volume, 2 tone. Pickups would be Alnico V's, covered. Fretboard would be Ebony, Back/sides Walnut, mahogany neck, Bubinga top-highly figured. Finish would be translucent black, created by charing the wood with a torch, and then coated in a light nitrocell coating. Matte finish, no shine! All hardware and pickup covers, and nut would be aged matte brass. The inlays would be aged brass inset into the ebony. Binding would be abalone, and be continuous-no breaks anywhere (like a mobius strip). It would be strung with Dean Markely Blue Steels 10-46's. Back of neck would be satin, like the body, but be hit with 300 grit for smooth feel. Frets would be medium jumbo. Logo would be matching abalone. Ahhhh....I'm drooling.
     
  11. richieG

    richieG New Member

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    Les,

    How do you find the EMGs?? I have never owned a guitar with them, and had an uneducated negative attitude to them for a long time. But a lot of players say they are great (as you do) and can get the same feel out of them as you can with passive pickups.
     
  12. EndGame00

    EndGame00 Well-Known Member

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    Sig made by Fujigen Guitars.

    Body shape similar to Ibanez FR, Korina/Koa.... Maple 25.5 scale neck. 24-fret medium... 2 humbuckers (DiMarzio Evo) - push/pull volume pot to split the coil... Gotta have a Floyd...

    Color choices: blackburst or mother-of-pearl.
     
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    Durden Well-Known Member

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    exactly what i picked up recently. Made In an old Epiphone factory. someone high up the chain from Gibson & another party got together (either D'addario or Dimarzio, i can't recall the story, it was a more private deal) and they produced these out of gibsons old Epiphone factory. Gibson stopped the production due to them being so hot, and capable of taking sales away from Gibson/epiphone (Lovers quarrel separation between the two)

    ..... I picked this one up from Old shop stock from my local music shop. you can't order or find them very much. Flawless in everyway, tried many epi's and gibbys... but these have some love being only a small amount produced

    Mahogany body with Flamed Maple top, Mahogany deep set neck, Rosewood fretboard, Full body/neck/headstock binding, Alnico 5 EMG Open coil Passive HB SRO-OC1 16.9k-B/ 7.35K-N , Gold Hardware....
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  14. HeHasTheJazzHands

    HeHasTheJazzHands Well-Known Member

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    EDIT: Forgot the company. Would most likely be ESP.

    Available as a 6 string or 7 string:
    ESP Eclipse shape (Full thickness)
    Gibson-esque headstock
    Alder body with maple top (plain on solid finish, figured on trans finish)
    Multi-ply binding on headstock and body
    25.5'' 6 string or 27'' 7 string
    24 frets
    Maple neck
    Bound ebony board with no inlays
    Single bridge pickup (Emg 85 for the 6 string and 85-7 for the 7 string... Yes, the 85-7 is real. it was recently released)
    Gotoh tuners
    Gotoh Floyd Rose
    Locking nut
    Black hardware
    Single volume knob (speed knob)
    Mini killswitch
    3 finishes:

    White burst
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    Trans pink burst
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    Trans purple burst
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    I planned this shit out, yo. :rofl:

    EDIT: Maybe something a bit more classy?

    Les Paul shape with a really deep, sharp cutaway
    Same Gibson-esque headstock
    Mahogany body with quilt maple top
    Natural satin finish
    Single-ply binding on body and headstock
    24.75'' scale
    22 frets
    Bound maple board with no inlays
    Maple neck
    H/S/H config
    Duncan SH-5 bridge, SSL-5 middle, Jazz neck
    Gotoh tuners
    Gibson TP-6 or Schaller Fine-tuning stop tailpiece with ToM (unsure)
    Graphtech nut
    Gold hardware
    2 volume knobs
    5-way blade switch

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    Lowlife Well-Known Member

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    It would be so close to the Gibson Slash AFD guitar...since that just looks and sounds absolutely amazing. I'd have it in faded though, if it isn't already.

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    I would probably order a custom designed guitar instead (me, getting offered a sig guitar, not likely...)


    6 string
    Mahogany body with a 3 piece plain maple top (top not centered, natural finish, double bound)
    Set mahogany neck, baritone scale, bound
    2x P-Rails + tripple shots
    2x vol, 2x tone

    Inlays shaped like:

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    50WPLEXI New Member

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    That's easy. Gibson scale, tobacco burst/plain top, slightly hot PAF's 2 tone/2volume w/3 way. Chunky neck, meduim frets. Hey, I already have it...
     
  18. hellride

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    Inferno Stormblade (Explorer type)
    Mahogany body w. quilt maple top + bindings
    3 piece maple/mahogany/maple neck
    Set neck sanded down for a neck through feel
    Ebony fretboard
    Split diamond inlays
    Dragonfire Sreamers pu (HB/HB)
    T.O.M + Stoptail
    Grover tuners
    One volume knob + 3-way toggle switch
    Black hardware
    Finished like this:
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    And one Inferno Comet (LP) same specs as above.

    I wouldn't mind some versions with floyd rose and chrome hardware in the same burst only white instead of the red.
     
  19. ^AXE^

    ^AXE^ Well-Known Member

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    When it's finished. I'll show it to you. :thumb:

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    JayCM800 Well-Known Member

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    My signature superstrat would be made by Fender Custom Shop:

    Mahogany body, trasparent cherry color
    Black Moto pickguard with 2 EMG 81's,
    Three position switch, 2 volumes, master tone
    Black dome knobs
    Black Floyd Rose and lock nut and string retainer
    Rosewood figerboard
    Abalone dot markers/inlays
    22 Stainless steel Jumbo frets
    bone nut
    Black Schaller tuners and straplocks
    AAAA figured (flamed) maple neck, 12 radius, soft v profile
    Micro tilt adjustment
    9 volt battery compartment
    My signature in the back of the headstock! :dude:
     

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