GOTM September 2010 - Darren's Decibel Javelin

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    Join Date: Sep 2008
    Location: Woodbridge, VA
    ME: KxK ProtoVii-7
    MA: Martin D-28
    Rig: Mesa/Boobies Stiletto

    iTrader: 2 (100%)

    GOTM September 2010 - Darren's Decibel Javelin

    Congratulations to Darren, for winning Guitar of the Month for September 2010! It's not every day that one of our own members builds his own guitar from raw wood and parts, but that's exactly what Darren did.

    Quick specs:

    • Body: 1-piece curly walnut
    • Neck: 3-piece east Indian rosewood; scarf-jointed rosewood headstock (11 tilt)
    • Fretboard: east Indian rosewood, 27" scale; 24 medium-tall frets; 16" radius
    • Bridge: ABM Wilkinson-style fixed
    • Tuners: Sperzel Trim-Lok
    • Nut: Earvana Compensated Tuning System 48 mm shelf nut
    • Truss Rod: Stewart-MacDonald Hot Rod dual-expanding, wheel style, adjustment at heel
    • Neck Attachment: Connector bolts into threaded T-nuts under fretboard
    • Pickups: Nordstrand Custom
    • Electronics: Free-Way 6-way toggle; master volume; master tone; Neutrik locking output jack
    • Strap Locks: Schaller
    • Strings: Elixir, 10-56
    • Inlay: No face dots; side dots are Luminlay 3 mm luminescent dots
    • Finish: Hand-rubbed polymerized tung oil (body) and lemon oil (neck)

    Division: American Metal without the suck.

    So live for today,
    Tomorrow never comes.
    Die young, die young,
    Can't you see the writing in the air?
    Die young, gonna die young,
    Someone stopped the fair.

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    Join Date: Sep 2008
    Location: Toronto On Canada
    ME: Ibanez JBM100

    iTrader: 2 (100%)


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    Join Date: Sep 2008
    Location: Montreal / QC. / CAN.
    ME: ESP Maverick
    Rig: 6505~(some pedals)~Orange

    iTrader: 2 (100%)

    Well deserved.
    President - Reverse Headstock Lover's Club

  4. #4

    Join Date: Sep 2008
    Location: Black Swamp, OH
    ME: Rich Mahogany
    MA: Godin A6 Ultra
    MB: SR500
    Rig: Massive/Boobies

    iTrader: 16 (100%)

    I got to play this, but it didn't have any strings on it yet

  5. #5

    Join Date: Oct 2009
    Location: CT
    ME: PRS Custom 24 Artist
    MA: Yamaha FG-400
    Rig: Blackstar HT-5

    iTrader: 0

    Rosewood necks
    Amazing work.Congrats Darren

  6. #6

    Join Date: Oct 2008
    Location: Manhattan
    ME: Warmoth Warhead
    MA: Blueridge BR-40
    MB: Dingwall ABI, Kubicki
    Rig: Budda SD30

    iTrader: 12 (100%)

    Quote Originally Posted by Leon View Post
    I got to play this, but it didn't have any strings on it yet
    This. I need to remedy that.

    Congrats Darren!
    Too much focus leads to tunnel vision
    Too much faith leads to religion
    Too much knowledge leads to confusion
    Too many guitar lessons lead to jazz-fusion

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    Join Date: May 2010
    Location: Portland, OR
    ME: Les Paul
    MA: Les Paul
    MB: Les Paul
    Rig: Mini Rec

    iTrader: 10 (100%)

    Making metal every night and day.

  8. #8

    Join Date: Jan 2009
    Location: Canadia
    ME: none
    MA: Seagull!
    MB: None.
    Rig: Hd500->V300->Mesa 212

    iTrader: 0

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    Mouth watering..

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