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  1. #1

    Join Date: Sep 2009
    Location: Northern California
    ME: Thorn,KxK,Suhr,etc
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    Strandberg.* #25

    Swamp ash body.
    Walnut top.
    Rosewood neck with the endurneck profile.
    Ebony fretboard.
    Gigantic stainless frets.
    Some kind of pickups ( I honestly don't remember what I specced) and a Dimarzio 3-way with petrucci wiring.

    First off, it's an amazingly light guitar. I almost thought the gig bag was empty after pulling it out of the case. It's also very compact. The weight plus the size plus the body outline makes for a very ergonomic seated playing position. When seated I play in the classical style - where the waist of the guitar rests on the thigh of your fretting hand; but with this guitar an alternative playing position - the cutout near the jack resting on the thigh of your picking hand; is available. In this position the neck sits at a perfect angle (at least for me) and it take zero coordination or muscle tension to keep the guitar in that position. It's a fantastically ergonomic guitar to play.

    Choosing the endurneck was a bit of a risk on my part. When originally put on the waiting list, I had planned on a IPNP profile as I made a few fake necks from foam and had some confidence that that profile wouldn't be completely unsatisfactory. When Ola announced the endurneck I was intrigued enough to change my specs, it seemed like a logical extension to the IPNP profile; but I couldn't figure out a way to easily cut the profile in foam until well after I had committed. Any apprehension was unnecessary. When combined with the neck angle resulting from the body shape, it's a very natural neck shape.

    If you play with the guitar waist resting on your picking hand thigh or if you play with the neck relatively flat or if you play with your thumb over the neck, do not order this profile, it would be very uncomfortable IMHO.

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    Join Date: Dec 2009
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    Rig: Mark-V 25 1x12

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    Dibs!...Oh wait....lefty.

    Great guitar man!

  3. #3

    Join Date: Oct 2008
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    Interesting. I still want to try an Endurneck, as my technique changes depending on the song, the guitar, and the number of strings involved.

    How would you rate the overall build quality? No issues?
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    Join Date: Jan 2013
    Location: Edmonton
    ME: Kramer Proaxe
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    Rig: Mark V/5153

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    These are the only headless guitars I really like the look of grats man.
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    Join Date: Oct 2008
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    very sweet looking guitar.

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    Join Date: Mar 2012
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    That has some absolutely incredible wood grain IMHO. It looks like it would djent too.
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  7. #7

    Join Date: Sep 2008
    Location: NC, USA
    ME: RG550
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    Dat carve!

    Looks sweet man, even if it is horizontally flipped.

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    Join Date: Aug 2012
    Location: Chicago, Il
    ME: Strat
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    I wish I was your son in a backwards dimension.

    And by that, I mean you're old, and that's a fucking nasty nice guitar, dude if you could get a picture of the neck from cutaway to headstock, that'd be super awesome. And, of course, reverse the picture

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