I got in contact with Chris Delia last year after seeing some of his guitars on FB just to say I really liked his work and ended up talking a lot about guitars and throwing around ideas for a build. I was already knee deep in builds at the time and I wanted to try his work first before committing to a build. Chris lives near Feline Guitars so I flew over to England with my Koa Ibanez to drop it off for a SS refret and check out the Carillion Guitars workshop. Chris put all my doubts to rest since his guitars were top notch and he is extremely knowledgable in guitar building, not to mention a really cool guy. He has quite an extensive wood stash so we spent a few hours picking out pieces and going over every millimetre of the guitar making sure everything was the way I wanted.
After getting my Daemoness I know exactly what I want in a guitar nowadays but that means going custom. This build is very similar just with a few differences like the neck woods swapped, oil finish, slightly smaller fan for B standard tuning etc
So here is the beginnings of my Carillion Polaris Multiscale 7 string.
I looked through about 20 Quilt Maple top, it was a very hard choice but I picked this one out because of the curving figure around the arm rest.
Flamed Black Limba Body
5 piece neck: Honduras Rosewood with flame maple inserts
I opted for the new REAVER headstock as soon as I saw the prototype, I've grown to like 4 over 3 headstocks more than inline.
A set of Lundgren "The Ones", Alnico V pickups wound to about 15k and slanted at 14 degrees. They are the same set as in my Daemoness but with black allen screws for minor adjustments.
Great wood choices!