So, I just got a filthy wad of inheretance cash, and after paying off all the debt my wife and i have, grabbing a new laptop for us, and having a nice nest egg in the bank, my wife and I split 10% between us for personal money.
So that brings me to my 28 5/8'' warmoth project.
I'm going to be making my order in the next few days here and am kind of up in the air about what wood choices to go with. I have a bright amp, and i'm looking for a bit of a darker guitar, but alot of the woods i like are toward the brighter end.
As it stands, i'm thinking of a wenge neck with an ebony or zircote board, probably ebony because alot of the zircote i'v seen them use for boards doesnt have the beautiful white streaks in it that i like.
For the body, i'm thinking either swamp ash, mahogany, or walnut body and depending on which of those, possibly a veneer of something else. Maybe mahogany with a walnut veneer so its not too bright but has the classy look of walnut. OR maybe a solid swamp ash body, but i'm not as fimilar with swamp ashes qualitys. Reguardless of what woods I go with, i'm going to stain it a natural color and give it a tru-oil finish.
Hipshot bridge, sperzels or schaller mini locking tuners, and as far as pickups go, i was thinking about trying something different. Perhapse a norstrand(which i know nothing about) or a lundgren.
Has anyone played a wenge neck? I have always wanted a dark wood neck. From warmoths description, it says that the large grain pattern of wenge actually leaves less surface to contact with, hence making it smoother.
Thoughts? Any recomendations?
Edit: Here is a thread from the warmoth forums. This guy has one that is very similarly speced to what i was thinking, so you get an idea for looks.http://www.unofficialwarmoth.com/ind...?topic=10002.0
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Are you doing a baritone 7 or 6? What tuning?