Custom ViK Duality 7 build (INCREDIBLE timber + loads of pics!)

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  1. #1

    Join Date: Dec 2009
    Location: Bath, UK

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    Custom ViK Duality 7 build (INCREDIBLE timber + loads of pics!)

    Hi guys,

    I've lusted after ViK's guitars since he first started posting his builds on here, so I'm extremely excited to have commissioned a instrument from him. He has been awesome so far - his communication is excellent and he's been very patient while I have changed my mind time and time again on the details of the build, but we have finally decided on a spec and Vik has started work on it. Cannot wait to see this come into fruition!

    First off, here's the spec:

    7/24 frets, 652mm
    Black limba with Canadian curly maple top
    5 pieces Indian rosewood/flame maple set-in neck
    ViK new reversed “split-design” 7 headstock
    Madagascar Ebony fingerboard with compound radius
    Curly maple binding around neck
    Custom ViK H+H pickups (ebony bobbins)
    Gotoh SGS510Z locking tuners with ebony buttons (18:1 gear ratio)
    Hipshot 7 fixed bridge
    German fretwire
    CTS 500K pots
    3 way toggle switch
    Switchcraft long type input jack
    Schaller straplocks
    Gotoh knobs
    Buffalo bone nut
    Glowing side dots
    Nitro-cellulose satin natural finish

    And a mockup:

    (note the pickups will be uncovered, with ebony bobbins)

    So onto the build so far! First off, the timber:

    Flamed maple top:

    (note the timber is completely dry in those pictures )

    Epic black limba body:

    Lovely chocolatey Indian rosewood for the neck:

    Immaculate Madagascar ebony fretboard:

    So far the body is taking shape nicely:

    So yeah, very exciting times! ViK has posted a lot more shots of the build process on his forum here: ViK Guitars Duality 7 AG "Nolly" CS. In the interests of pornography I'll endeavour to keep this thread updated though


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    Join Date: Sep 2008
    Location: Boston, MA
    ME: JP6 / Carvin CS4
    MA: Martin DC-1E
    Rig: Axe-Fx II XL

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    I like where this is going.

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    Join Date: Apr 2009
    Location: Kansas
    ME: (2) Rgx610m
    MB: Yamaha RBX800
    Rig: IRT Studio

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    I've been watching all the builds going on over on his forum. I was excited when I saw your's pop up as I know your collection, so I knew it was going to be awesome. Although, everything Vik builds is awesome.

    Hopefully I can order one here in the near future. I'm already exchanging emails with him, but I'm not sure if his work is in my price range.

    Would you mind PMing me how much this build is running you?

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    Join Date: Sep 2008
    Location: London ONT
    ME: PRS Custom 22
    Rig: JCM800

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    Oh my word.

    Nolly, whatever your jobs are, I want them
    Sparrows (Space Punk, LOUD):

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    Join Date: Dec 2009
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    Orsusmetal - PM'd

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    Join Date: Oct 2008
    Location: Cracow, Poland
    ME: Camo COW7
    Rig: Behringer GM108 15W

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    This will be a really interesting thread
    The Industrialist

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    Join Date: Sep 2008
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    MA: Ibanez AJ307CE
    MB: Fretless Precision mutt
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    Join Date: Sep 2008
    Location: Austin, TX
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    ViK is one of my favorite builders

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