finally got my custom guitar today!!!!

Discussion in 'Guitar Gear Talk Forum' started by shak, Feb 19, 2005.

  1. shak

    shak Harrr!

    i have this guy named ramon momcilovic who lives in birmingham.. he used to work in the burns guitar factory so he is an excellent luthier, six months ago i asked him to build a custom guitar for me based on the specification of my old gibson classic but with little "extras" ... today i got the delivery!!! yay!!!
    here goes the specifications:

    top: i chose my own flamed maple top for this guitar .. highly figured!!!
    body: 3 piece solid mahagony .. the best we can get from lumber yard
    neck: two piece mahagony
    fretboard: indian rosewood
    inlays: green abalone
    binding : body and headstock 3 ply ... neck 1 ply
    hardware: all gold
    pickups: gibson's "BurstBucker Pro" pickups with Alnico V magnets
    controls: 2 volume 2 tone and one 3 way selector switch ...
    electronics: on-board black ice preamp :) :)
    special: he couldnt do my signature on 12th fret so he did on top of my headstock ...

    the tone is just excellent ..even better than my gibson (on the bridge pickup) ... a dream come true...finally i have a figured top les paul :)

    P.S: dont mind ma goofy smile in the last pic... iwas so adrenaline rushed!!
  2. shak

    shak Harrr!

    will post some pics as i have to reduce them in size to save the webspace .. wait for it :)
  3. Mr. Scary

    Mr. Scary Bass-tard Child

    awesome! looks like ***.
  4. Mr. Scary

    Mr. Scary Bass-tard Child

    dont get me wrong i mean looked like s*x...its a beauty.
  5. shak

    shak Harrr!

    some more pics........
  6. apratim.mitra

    apratim.mitra You can call me apro

    i have to agree with scary on that one ... that is one good looking guitar :shock: ...

    well u r one lucky guy dude to get ur hands on that sorta guitar ... that too all custom-built just the way u want it ... but just wondering ... how much did it come for ?????
  7. nebuchadnezzar

    nebuchadnezzar G34r G33k

    Its awesome dude!:nw:......I am turning green....:p:
  8. shak

    shak Harrr!

    the material costs added upto 350 pounds and ramon charged me 400 pounds for the labour and consultations... guess i'll be paying off ma debts for next 2 years now... :(
  9. apratim.mitra

    apratim.mitra You can call me apro

    ok so that comes to 750 pounds for a guitar that is totally unique ... i ould say that's a small price to pay :p:

    and btw what's a luthier ???
  10. shak

    shak Harrr!

    ^^ 750 pounds is a huge thing for me tho!! hehehe ... and a luthier is a craftsman who takes guitar building as a profession...
  11. rabi_sultan

    rabi_sultan <Bulla Ki Jana>

    750 is a good price, i'm sure that guitar you just built would retail to about 1000 or 1250
  12. h4f0n

    h4f0n New Member

    Really nice LP man! Nice choice in colour,hardware and that black pickguard :p:

    Any pics of the headstock?
  13. dharmatma

    dharmatma Banned

  14. deathdr_87

    deathdr_87 Awesome Guitarist

    im going to steal ur guitar.... beware of me.....

    i want it......
  15. aleric

    aleric New Member

    Awesome Guitar dude...........
  16. apratim.mitra

    apratim.mitra You can call me apro

    the more i see it the more i like it ... :)
  17. ronnieanand

    ronnieanand n00bier th@n th0u

    Ooooooppppppssss. Did god make it.
  18. shak

    shak Harrr!

    hehehe ....thnx guys !! ..
  19. fictional_real

    fictional_real Pyaasi Jawani

    @shahrukh.....dats one piece of beauty. really amazing...
  20. 6String_assasin

    6String_assasin The Painkiller

    nice guitar.

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