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  1. #1

    Join Date: Jul 2011
    Location: St. Louis
    ME: Aura Guitars EGS
    Rig: AMT Stonehead

    iTrader: 0

    NGD: Aura Guitars EGS Ergonomic Headless 7-String

    Kershaw Leek for opening!

    A quick note...
    Ebony knobs were ordered and instead the company sent black stained plywood. The knobs on there currently are temporary, especially the gold one. Also, the cavity cover isn't done yet.

    Don't think that Adam sends out unfinished guitars. I am in the process of recording a full length album and needed it quick. They will be send in the mail soon.

    -Two piece Black Limba body (HOW IS THAT TWO PIECES? LOOKS LIKE ONE!)
    -Ziricote fretboard
    -Rosewood neck
    -26.5"-25.75" scale length(s)
    -Bareknuckle Aftermaths, Black
    -Strandberg Guitarworks Headless hardware
    -One volume--push-pull--coil tap on neck pup, one rotary five way pup switch
    -Recessed output jack
    -Tuned Drop G# for Cloudyhead action

    This is a Strandberg EGS by Aura Guitars, built by one Adam Gravett of Texas. This is clearly Ola Strandberg's design (and his hardware) and he is fully aware of this guitar being built and in fact was a great help in the development stages. He's a great guy and everyone knows how good his work is. Now Adam has become a very good friend of mine and he does really, really great work. I tried to have the pictures display the craftsmanship present in this instrument.

    Where do I start? The fretwork is immaculate and the action is just as I requested it--medium low. The only words I have to describe it is that this guitar just begs to be played. The neck profile is very, very much like my Ibanez 7 strings I've had in the past, but the back of the neck is less flat. It's more round. The neck is so comfortable that I didn't notice the profile when I started playing.

    The guitar is pretty heavy for being so small (due to the wood choices) but I don't mind that. I find that these dense woods result in a loud and very resonant guitar, both plugged in and acoustically. The guitar couldn't be more comfortable to sit with, especially in classical position.

    This guitar sounds mad. If I had to compare it to anything it would be to an angry mountain lion--it just purrs and purrs and sounds smooth and mad. A video will be posted very soon to exhibit this.

    I am hugely pleased in the results of this custom build and, honestly, as an undergraduate engineering student and pretty average bedroom musician I'm really not worthy of something of this caliber. But fuck it. It's mine and I love it. Aura Guitars really knocked it out of the park.


  2. #2

    Join Date: Jul 2011
    Location: St. Louis
    ME: Aura Guitars EGS
    Rig: AMT Stonehead

    iTrader: 0

    Dat access!

    This attention to detail is what I'm talking about. The inlays change as the ziricote's sapwood starts making an appearance. Classy.

  3. #3

    Join Date: Sep 2008
    Location: Austin, TX
    ME: 90 RG570
    Rig: Digitech GSP2101

    iTrader: 5 (100%)


  4. #4

    Join Date: Sep 2010
    Location: flagstaff
    ME: Suhr, Warmoth, rg550
    Rig: Mark V:25 & Mark II

    iTrader: 4 (100%)


    the whole thing is really gorgeous. how does the black limba sound as a body wood? i've only ever had it as a top.

  5. #5

    Join Date: Jul 2011
    Location: St. Louis
    ME: Aura Guitars EGS
    Rig: AMT Stonehead

    iTrader: 0

    To me it sounds like mahogany.

  6. #6

    Join Date: Nov 2008
    Location: St.Louis USA
    ME: Parker MaxxFly DF824
    Rig: Dual Recto

    iTrader: 3 (100%)

    Fookin nice!

    Quote Originally Posted by JamesM View Post
    To me it sounds like mahogany.
    That was my experience with limba aswell.
    Confront and Cry

  7. #7

    Join Date: Jun 2012
    Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
    ME: Ibanez RG2228
    MB: Schecter Stiletto Studio
    Rig: Fractal Audio AxeFX II

    iTrader: 0

    Gorgeous man!! Not a fan of rotary switches though, too easy to mess up live, but at least you've got way more options. Congrats!
    Ibanez RG2228, RGD2127Z, RGA121 // Fractal Audio AxeFX II // Avatar V30 2x12

  8. #8

    Join Date: Sep 2008
    Location: Ohio
    ME: Schecter Loomis 7
    Rig: Boss GT-8

    iTrader: 0

    Very nice. What options does the rotary have?
    The only proof he needed for the existance of God was music.
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