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  1. #1

    Join Date: Oct 2008
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    NGD: Rick Toone S2

    Rick brought this to Summer Slaughter when we played in NYC a few days ago.
    It really is just something else when it comes to guitar design and philosophy.

    Now I didn't tell him what I wanted so much as I told him what sort of aesthetic I was into, and from there he interpreted my answers and made a guitar that he thought I would like and that would be appropriate for me.

    Honestly I have never played anything like this before, in some ways I feel like this is Guitar 2.0. Everything about the guitar, from its shape to hardware and control placement is very deliberate. A truly ergonomic guitar, and thanks to the Swamp Ash body and fully Aluminum Neck, it has this insane attack to it.
    The pickups were custom made for the instrument by Steve Blucher from Dimarzio, as the Aluminum neck gives the guitar certain tonal properties that are different from a wood necked guitar.
    Very excited to keep using this on tour, it really is something else!

    Here are pics:

    For more info on Rick Toone and his incredible instruments, go here:
    Rick Toone | Luthier: S2 | Guitar

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    This is perhaps the most literal interpretation of "metal guitar". The headstock is a bottle opener.

    And despite the neck being absolutely absurdly thin, it's VERY playable.

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    I have no idea what I think of that guitar aesthetically, but I really want to play it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Abhorred View Post
    I have no idea what I think of that guitar aesthetically, but I really want to play it.
    This. All of this.

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    It looks sweet, like post-apocalyptic. I feel like I would find this guitar playing Fallout 3

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    Join Date: Nov 2008
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    I think it looks ugly as fuck. Most of the time, ergonomic stuff looks weird, but feels great. And while i think its ugly as fuck, it looks functionally pretty badass and looks like it would be comfy.
    Confront and Cry

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    I don't even understand this guitar. Definitely interesting though!

    Bit weird with the pot placements though.

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    What'd you tell him, post-industriual muscle car crossed with a WWII fighter plane, but for a beer drinker?

    Interesting guitar, though.
    "They can kill you, but the legalities of eating you are a bit dicier." - David Foster Wallace

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