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  1. #1

    Join Date: Jun 2012
    Location: Australia VIC
    ME: Searls SS7
    MA: Churchill
    Rig: Marshall (yes, I'm old)

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    Satin Black Searls SS6RT

    I've just finished up this guitar, which happens to be the first time I've built a guitar with a Satin Black 2k finish. The customer wanted the grain to be 3D, he also wanted the "autograph inlay" to not stand out too much, so we did a relic type thing there.

    There are a couple of very slight body redesigns for 2016, not enough that people would notice but it solves a couple things I wasn't happy with.

    I'm keen to hear any feedback as I'm always trying to evolve everything I do, anyway, I'll let the pics do the talking but lets start with the specs:

    Oak Body - Satin Black 2k finish
    Maple neck
    Cocobolo Fingerboard
    Indian Ebony Fingerboard binding and maple purfing
    Autograph Inlay of customers design - relic appearance

    Bareknuckle Painkiller pickups
    Hipshot hardtail bridge
    Gotoh tuners
    Schaller Straplock system

    26.125" scale
    16" radius

    Mini kill switch for each pickup
    Mini coil split switch for neck pickup
    0.022uf capacitor
    Switchcraft output jack

  2. #2

    Join Date: Nov 2014
    Location: Norman, OK
    ME: SG / Strat
    Rig: Laney IRT60H, Blues Jr.

    iTrader: 0

    That is just gorgeous, man.

    I love the bevel on the back in the lower horn cut and that exposed wood grain is spectacular. Between the headstock, the color, the direct-mount pups and the bridge, there just isn't a thing I don't like about the look of this guitar.
    Last edited by Assault Bacon; 02-04-2016 at 01:30 AM.
    All I can ask is that I suck a little less each time I pick up my guitar...

  3. #3

    Join Date: Oct 2008
    Location: Jacksonville, FL

    iTrader: 1 (100%)

    Wirelessly posted

    That looks very nice

  4. #4

    Join Date: Jan 2013
    Location: Louisiana
    ME: Jackson DK27/DKMG
    MB: Yamaha RBX775
    Rig: Randall V2/Mesa OS 412

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    Raw wood look and baritone?

    5 s out of 5.

  5. #5

    Join Date: Jul 2011
    Location: St.L
    MA: Alvarez FDT243C
    MB: Spector Euro4LXStarr
    Rig: 6505+ / SVT-II Pro

    iTrader: 1 (100%)


    Man you should make a bass now and then.

  6. #6

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

    iTrader: 5 (100%)

    Awesome looking guitar, seriously.

  7. #7

    Join Date: Jun 2012
    Location: Australia VIC
    ME: Searls SS7
    MA: Churchill
    Rig: Marshall (yes, I'm old)

    iTrader: 0

    Thanks guys, I really appreciate the kind words!

    Given its a "pointy" styled (for a superstrat) guitar and then add satin black it could've easily gone the way of a cheap teenage tacky looking thing, but I attempted to steer it to a overall classy style.

    The American White Oak is heavier than a a typical "tonewood", but with this body style there is so much timber removal, both front and back it enables me to use heavier timbers that would simply be out of the question in a traditional guitar.

    Before anyone asks, the American Oak sings like a bell.

  8. #8

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

    iTrader: 5 (100%)

    What's the tone like, relative to other more common tonewoods? I just noticed it was oak, I would have thought it was ash looking at the grain

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