Some of you are familiar with my ET Guitars baritone neck project. I have recieved the neck, and it truly is a beauty. I have no intention of insulting this neck with a my horrid bare RG7321 body, so I've pulled the trigger on the other half of the project: the RG7 body.
- 7-string RG shape (no monkey grip)
- routed for 2 humbuckers; 1 potentiometer (3/8" hole); 1 toggle switch (1/2" hole) - in the JPM layout (volume and switch reversed)
- high grade quilted maple top
- black burst (this style)
- back and sides painted black
- purple dye finish (this shade) (thanks, Rob_I! )
- glossy clear coat
- drilled for strap locks
- fixed bridge and ferrules installed (I will send these - they're of the Hipshot variety )
- black cavity covers and screws
- black AANJ screw set
You may notice that I haven't stated what the back wood is to be. That's a decision that I'm leaving up to Ernie. I asked him which wood should yield the most "balanced" sound. I've also asked him about the positioning of the bridge pickup; several replacement RG7 bodies (from another maker) have been routed with the bridge pickup too far from the bridge.
By the end, it should look something like this... (thanks Randy! )
To all those who might want to know the price, I ask that you contact Ernie directly for a quote. He's great to deal with.
My experience with ET has been nothing less than stellar. Ernie has always been very helpful with any questions that I had, and is very quick to respond, too. I'm sure that this half of the project will be an equally big success.