Hey guys. I dont own a 6'er and i'v been jonsing for one. So I'm going to make one.
I'v hammered out the designs. Its kind of a hybrid of a few designs and I finally get to try out a headstock design i'v been wanting to do for a while.
Heres a little photoshop mockup.
Obviously its a strandberg body. I was wanting something ergonomic, but elegant looking. I would have tryed to design something, but honostly this shape is so comfy to play in so many positions, theres no way i could top it.
Its one thing to design for asthetics, its another to design for functionality, and even harder to blend the 2. Strandberg did it well, so thats why i'm going with that body design.
The headstock is a parker/blackmachine amalagam i had come up with quite a while ago. I'v been dying to use it, but A. i didnt want to do it on a 7, but i'l risk it on a 6 and B. it has a modern look to it, and i thought it was the perfect oppurtunity to use it with a modern body design.
For the bridge i'm shooting for a schaller-hannes. I'v been interested in this bridge for a bit, but i havnt made a 6er since they came out and i'm going for it. Once again, its a modern styled bridge that will match the rest of the choices.
I'm thinking set neck. Set necks have always been tonally superior in my experiences and they just feel the best to me.
Anyway, my prospective spec are:
Flame top, mahogany back
mahogany or walnut neck with a rosewood board
Schaller-Hannes bridge obviously
24 monster jumbo frets, stainless steel
not sure on pups yet. looking for something versital
Red for the color, (my fav) but i'm thinking of doing a dark to bright red stain job, or a burst of some sort.
heres a pic of my woods,
One of the things i'm on the fence about are the pickups. I'm wanting this guitar to be able to play metal, but also beable to play great cleans(which i normally dont worry as much about).
Also, i'm leaning toward mahogany for the neck, but i want some snap to the guitar, so thats why i'm considering walnut. So once again, the pickups and neck woods will alter each other when i finally decide.
Anyway, i thought i would throw this up here and see if you guys have any suggestions or what you think about it.
looks sweet, reminds me of a carvin for some reason.