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[quote name='Doctor J' timestamp='1326641821' post='1499823']
The Tyler?
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Oops. the Tyler - yep, it's the paint job and each one is unique. It's a Studio Elite Burning Water, check out the web site:

[url="http://www.tylerguitars.com/p-38-studio-elite-burning-water.aspx"]http://www.tylerguit...ning-water.aspx[/url]

Edited by alanbass1

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[quote name='Ancient Mariner' timestamp='1326561950' post='1498920']
Hi Ben - I had a shaftesbury that was very much like that (fitted a trapeze type stop tail because the top was collapsing under string pressure). Also my first guitar was an Eko.


One more I forgot - this is really rather special, but I can't say where I got it from:

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:lol: :lol:
Please tell me that's real!?

I've just noticed Proguitarshop have started uploading some demos of some new Ekos - I didn't know they still made them but they sound pretty good to me :)

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More BRX style guitars...

This is my Fretking Esprit V Custom:

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This was the first custom instrument I ever had especially made for me. I'd just started playing guitar in a band and had been lusting after a Firebird. I had found a reasonably good copy, but I wanted something a bit better and with a usable vibrato system. A guitarist friend suggested that I should check out the new Fretking Esprit. I spotted that they were going to have a stand at the 1998 Mad About Guitars show in Birmingham, so off I went to check them out.

The guitars were really nice and played and sounded fantastic, but they were are hard-tail and I really needed a good vibrato system that would stay in tune. No problem I was told, and so we put together a spec for my guitar. It's based on the 2-pickup Esprit V model but with the following upgrades - flame sycamore top with black-bust finish, Floyd-Rose locking vibrato, SD mini-humbiuckers. There's not another one like it in existence. Also it's one of the very early models from when Fretking were still associated with Patrick Eggle and being made in the factory behind Musical Exchanges in Birmingham.

It's a great guitar and was my main instrument for a year. However I had caught the custom guitar bug and at the following year's show I was putting down a deposit on my first Gus...

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[quote name='BigRedX' timestamp='1327432327' post='1511177']
More BRX style guitars...

This is my Fretking Esprit V Custom:









This was the first custom instrument I ever had especially made for me. I'd just started playing guitar in a band and had been lusting after a Firebird. I had found a reasonably good copy, but I wanted something a bit better and with a usable vibrato system. A guitarist friend suggested that I should check out the new Fretking Esprit. I spotted that they were going to have a stand at the 1998 Mad About Guitars show in Birmingham, so off I went to check them out.

The guitars were really nice and played and sounded fantastic, but they were are hard-tail and I really needed a good vibrato system that would stay in tune. No problem I was told, and so we put together a spec for my guitar. It's based on the 2-pickup Esprit V model but with the following upgrades - flame sycamore top with black-bust finish, Floyd-Rose locking vibrato, SD mini-humbiuckers. There's not another one like it in existence. Also it's one of the very early models from when Fretking were still associated with Patrick Eggle and being made in the factory behind Musical Exchanges in Birmingham.

It's a great guitar and was my main instrument for a year. However I had caught the custom guitar bug and at the following year's show I was putting down a deposit on my first Gus...
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Now this I LIKE.

I've hummed and hahhed over an esprit but one never came together at the right price at the right time. That would be my choice from the Fret King series.

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Thanks guys.

This was the guitar I bought when I swapped from being the band's bassist to being their guitarist. The bass I had been using up until then had bee an Overwater "Original".

I've played some of the newer Esprits, which are nice but don't quite have the quality or attention to detail that this one has - mind you this ended up costing almost twice what the standard Esprit V did at the time.

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New purchase today - it's an MIM. Plays very well, nut could use a bit of graphite but besides that very pleased. Sounds fantastic through the Vox.

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I was going to go for my usual combo, black/maple, but my friend persuaded me to try the surf green one. I'm glad he did :)

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Currently away for repair, but still my #1. She's a 1996 Godin LGX-SA (Synth Access)
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My most recent acquisition; a Vester Tradition Series Strat. Bone nut fitted and setup by our very own 7-String and now one of the nicest [s]strats[/s] guitars I've ever owned.
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Washburn HB-35 (mid 80's..?) given to me by a good friend so will remain with me for ever.
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Line 6 Variax 600 - Currently For Sale via a local shop, though I may get her back in the near future and reassess whether to keep or move on privately.
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These make up my current collection, but there have been many more over the years and I'm planning on checking out the new Roland/Fender GK-Ready GC-1 Stratocaster (catchy..!) when they become vailable later this year.

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I just remembered I've got another guitar lying around :lol: will have to get a photo up

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This is Ruby, my 1989 Squier Stratocaster (with an S9 serial number). She came into my possession through a friend. At some point, a previous owner installed a rotary switching system, which also adds series/parallel wiring, as well as neck and bridge together. Fantastic little guitar - Plays better than any American Standard I have tried. I would be absolutely lost without this guitar :')

[IMG]http://i54.tinypic.com/2k2f7d.jpg[/IMG]

Rosie is a 2003 Fender TC90. Unusual bit of kit - made in Indonesia, set neck, strange neck shape and SD P90s. Plays nicely and has a fantastic sound! This guitar was also bought from the same friend Ruby came from. It wasn't intentional, just pure coincidence!

[IMG]http://i41.tinypic.com/fyzl3n.jpg[/IMG]

At the moment I have really bad GAS for the new Gretsch Electromatic Double Jet in Gold! Just for the record, I'm a bassist who plays guitar as a Hobby. Bass always comes first!

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Well I decided since the death of my old guitar to get some of the parts I had lying around and stick them in a new neck and body. I went on ebay for them, 2 seperate lots, seperate sellers, turns out they're off the same bloody guitar! Neck fits nicely. Yes, I know it is plywood but oh well that's life.




I gave the neck pocket a bit of the "good news" with an angle grinder sanding attachment in order to give it that "sculpted" heel and right now the plan is to give it a refin. I'm thinking matte black B)

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[quote name='kingofthestuntmen' timestamp='1328309624' post='1525510']Washburn HB-35 (mid 80's..?) given to me by a good friend so will remain with me for ever.
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Same with this Washburn I was given.........


I thought it was an electro-acoustic, but it's incredibly quiet unamplified; MUCH quiter than my Ovation Applause. It's a shallow body, about the thickness of a Tele, & the soundhole is more or less for appearance only, lined with a hard coarse plastic. Thru an amp it's great, with a very wide pre-amp, but I just don't see a way to make it louder acoustically - anyone know anything about them?

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Modded Spear Gladius, neck thru, spalt maple top, mahogany body, 5 piece maple neck (all standard)

Mods:
Bareknuckle Nailbomb pickups, 5 way pickup selector (to switch between having the pickup wired series or parallel), 2 coil taps and a phase invert on the bridge (which acts as a killswitch when the bridge pickup is in series)

hardest bit of wiring i've done but SO WORTH IT in the end, the amount of sounds i can get from this one guitar is unbelievable!

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I was presented this for helping a friend move house. The mechanics need repair, but it is a very very fine souding steel string guitar, German make from 1953, Hopf. The manufacturer-family Hopf has been making instruments since at least the 17th century. I'm so happy (hence the prosecco bottle)!

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Hi EH,

I meant to say tuners. One off them had a broken knob, but I went to the guitar
maker 'round the corner and he sold me a matching spare part - because of
the age of the guitar, they were not standard size, so I was lucky. It has different
tuners on the two sides now, but I don't mind.



Also, on further investigation, I discovered a crack in the headstock, which i have
in the meantime glued. It is now re-strung, bridge adjusted, and the loveliest
guitar I have ever owned. And that's number... err... 10?

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Here's a few of mine:

My pre lawsuit Levinson Blade Texas Standard, modded with EMG David Gilmour pickups & tone circuit.




My Roland GR505 guitar controller with GR700 synth module. Guitar modded with a Kahler tremolo (now sold).




My stunning Fylde Orsino Custom - the only one made with the herringbone binding found on the more expensive Fylde models (according to Roger Bucknell himself).






My Gretsch Brian Setzer Hotrod, which is actually metallic purple but the colour never comes out right in photos (now sold).




1982 Hamer Special (now sold).

Edited by RhysP

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My luthier is going to drop this off in a couple of weeks and I'll be fitting the headless steinberger neck, R trem and sustainer kit to it after its received some finishing. NZ beech body (have no idea what that will sound like), quilted redwood top and wenge veneer.

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I'll doing the finishing myself - probably an oil finish but have to see what is available in the stores where I live.

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[quote name='Kiwi' timestamp='1332618139' post='1590853']
My luthier is going to drop this off in a couple of weeks and I'll be fitting the headless steinberger neck, R trem and sustainer kit to it after its received some finishing. NZ beech body (have no idea what that will sound like), quilted redwood top and wenge veneer.

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I'll doing the finishing myself - probably an oil finish but have to see what is available in the stores where I live.
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It's an interesting shape! Very hard to imagine what it's going to look like

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[quote name='Ben Jamin' timestamp='1326669055' post='1500372']
:lol: :lol:
Please tell me that's real!?

I've just noticed Proguitarshop have started uploading some demos of some new Ekos - I didn't know they still made them but they sound pretty good to me :)
[/quote]
Oh ....... I would play one of these. Deffo.

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[quote name='charic' timestamp='1332621133' post='1590900']
It's an interesting shape! Very hard to imagine what it's going to look like
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I would think it will look very similar to a Klein.

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[quote name='charic' timestamp='1332621133' post='1590900']
It's an interesting shape! Very hard to imagine what it's going to look like
[/quote][quote name='RhysP' timestamp='1332624476' post='1590972']
I would think it will look very similar to a Klein.
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Yes, absolutely. The Shuker shape kept sliding off my knee so I went for something that was a little more ergonomic.

Should look something like this when complete but H/S rather than H/H and redwood rather than maple top:
[attachment=103325:Canton-Klein-Custom-Guitar (1).jpg]

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