OK, this is still in the build stages but I can't hold back any longer and there is enough to show off now too.
My second Vik and after Vik showed off the top he had I pretty much had to have it.
I had ideas in my head that I wanted swamp ash and a snakewood fingerboard, and then Vik offered my the Brazilian rosewood fingerboard too and it's all fallen into place nicely.
Suffice to say, one of the more extravagant builds you are ever going to see.
ViK model: Duality 7
neck/body system: ViK ISNC set-in
neck wood: brazilian rosewood
body wood: swamp ash
top wood: burl redwood
headstock shape: new "split" reversed 7
fretwire type and gauge: stainless steel/jumbo
binding type: BE maple with black 0,5mm stripe
inlays: glow in the dark side dots
hardware color: black(cosmo black)
bridge: Hipshot fixed
tuners: Gotoh 510 locking 7 in line reversed, plastic buttons
pickups: ViK custom pickups (snakewood/redwood burl bobbins)
controls layout: vol /3 way toggle switch/ mini swith for coil-tap
knobs: Gotoh speed black
strap buttons: dunlop straplocks
Premium swamp ash body
Brazilian (!) Rosewood neck
and last, but not least by any means, this insane redwood burl top. UNF
Top glueing after long deliberation about the bookmatch by Vik
cutting and more glueing
routing and shaping
At this point Vik and I discussed for a long time the binding that was going on this, it was originally birds eye but I like flamed maple bindings he put onto some other guitars so much I kinda wanted that. Vik toyed with a few ideas, such as flamed bubinga IIRC, different configurations with the different plys and I said that Vik should do as he feels best because he clearly knows wtf he is doing.
He came up with a FIVE-ply flamed maple binding which is just insane, it was originally 4-ply and then he went ahead and added another accent black strips between the body wood and the maple of the binding. amazing.
Body shaping! He couldn't help himself and had to immediately shape the body. I sure as fuck am not going to complain!
omg that top
and this is where we stand as of today!
I'll update the thread as much as possible. Vik had some awesome ideas regarding the bobbins for the pickups, but you'll have to wait and see. Suffice to say it will go very well with the body binding
I cannot wait to hold this guitar in my hands!