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    Credit to XSSIVE for the awesome pictures, and of course the incredible guitar.

    This was really supposed to be my only new guitar this year. The build was started early this year, and I just kind of had a few extra NGD's between then and now. I wasn't planning on buying 3 PRSi, that just kind of happened. In the back of my mind though, I knew that there was only one guitar I wanted, and it was this one.

    Mike did an incredible job. This is a superb instrument, easily one of the best guitars I've ever played. The ebony board, stainless frets, and rosewood neck make this thing a speed demon. It plays like no other guitar I've picked up before. The body is incredibly comfortable, and on top of that, the whole guitar is only 7 pounds. Thanks to the high quality woods used on this build, it resonates like crazy. It sounds great plugged in - it's incredibly versatile with the chosen pickups, and that's without really even exploring the tap on the bridge pickup. For those interested, here are the specs:

    BODY STYLE: 1942 aka JD

    BODY WOOD: 1pc MAHOGANY w/ FLAME MAPLE CAP

    HEEL: CONTOURED

    BODY FINISH: DARK CHERRY BURST

    NECK WOOD: ROSEWOOD

    FINGERBOARD WOOD: EBONY

    RADIUS: 9.5" - 12"

    NECK SHAPE: C .820" - .880"

    NUT WIDTH: 1 5/8"

    FRETS: JESCAR 43080 SS (hidden tangs)

    NECK FINISH: NONE

    HEADSTOCK FINISH: BLACK

    TUNERS: LOCKING HIPSHOT STAGGERED

    BRIDGE: HIPSHOT HARDTAIL

    BRIDGE PICKUP: ZHANGBUCKER (T style)

    NECK PICKUP: ZHANGBUCKER (P90)

    CONTROLS: 250K VOLUME w/ TREBLE BLEED, 250K TONE w/ COIL TAP, 3 WAY TOGGLE ON LOWER HORN

    HARDWARE COLOR: BLACK

    Best of all, Mike was incredibly easy to work with. If you want a hands down incredible guitar that plays like BUTTAH, drop him a line. I'm sure I'll be getting another guitar from him in the future.

    Oh and I thought I'd toss one more picture in, just to show off the INCREDIBLE top on this guitar a bit more.

    BA-BAM!

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    You just had to get another one of Mike's guitars, didn't ya? LOL (ooops, it's your first)

    I dig that body shape. Very cool. Nice mix of modern and vintage.
    Last edited by ErikH; 10-02-2014 at 02:29 PM.

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    Gorgeous!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ErikH View Post
    You just had to get another one of Mike's guitars, didn't ya? LOL
    Hmm? This is the only one I own. I think you've got me mixed up with Ayrton.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Agileguy_101 View Post
    Hmm? This is the only one I own. I think you've got me mixed up with Ayrton.
    Yeah, you're right. It's that screen name starting with "A" thing..lol.

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    LOL...

    What a freakin' great choice of guitar!

    The whole thing just came out great.
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    DAYUMM!
    That's sexy as Barry White playing in the background,
    champagne on ice,
    strawberries dipped in chocolate,
    lit candles,
    and your favorite hottie wearing nothing but whipped cream and a smile.

    Good job, X!

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    DAMN




    just damn

    that is beautiful.

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    Glad you like it, it's one I'm VERY proud of. It looks crazy in the sun....


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    Never seen an offset tele body before... I like it...
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    Beauty.
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    Wow

    That is amazing!

    No surprise considering who made it.
    I'm an internet person. All we do is waste time evaluating things that have next-to-zero real world significance.

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    WTF!! That is ridiculously hot. Did you win the Powerball Jackpot...c'mon fess up.

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    Soooooooo jealous. I love Mike's work. Huge congrats, and helluva job Mike!
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    Finally! I am so pumped for you buddy. Now get the hell off line and rock that beast.

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    I'm really lucky that most days, my boss doesn't care when I start working as long as I put in the work. Because if I had to have started work today at a certain time, I would have been ****ed. I played this thing for a good hour and a half before leaving for work, and once I got to work I played it for another two hours. It's addicting.
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    1989 MIJ 1962 RI Strat
    1995 PRS CE24
    D'avanzo #8
    Breedlove Solo Concert
    1996 USA Dean Baby Z
    1991 40th Anniversary Les Paul
    1968 Fender Bassman, Egnater SW45, Mesa Mark IIB Coliseum, Mesa ElectraDyne 1x12 Combo, Avatar 4x12, Mesa half back 4x12 Earcandy 2x12
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    That thing is XSSIVELY GORGEOUS! Awesome score! Awesome job Mike, you should be very proud about that one!
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    I like the back of that thing more than the front. The neck is supremo looking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kramersteen View Post
    I like the back of that thing more than the front. The neck is supremo looking.
    One of my goals for this guitar was to make the back as awesome as the front. That 1 piece body and dark finish (both Mike's suggestions) really make it pop against the rosewood neck and the front of the guitar.
    Custom neck-thru strat
    1989 MIJ 1962 RI Strat
    1995 PRS CE24
    D'avanzo #8
    Breedlove Solo Concert
    1996 USA Dean Baby Z
    1991 40th Anniversary Les Paul
    1968 Fender Bassman, Egnater SW45, Mesa Mark IIB Coliseum, Mesa ElectraDyne 1x12 Combo, Avatar 4x12, Mesa half back 4x12 Earcandy 2x12
    Roland RE-201 Space Echo, 70's Fender Reverb Unit

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    That is a sexy guitar.
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