BlobWeird wrote:Sounds great. Not to be a ball buster but doesnt that one horn on the body look off? It looks to fat and not carved in deep enough. Anyone else see this?
If you only knew how much I obsessed over the carve on this guitar ... LOL.
It's not exact, but I think it's close. The upper horn on the real Tiger is pretty thick. I think mine is more off where the two sides of the body meet the neck; mine touch at about the same fret, while Irwin's original has the lower side higher on the neck.
The story behind the guitar is I wanted the tone of the guitar but at a more "budget" price than a true replica, if there is such a thing in regards to price. I had Resurrection do a cocobolo top over a stripe of maple, stripe of mahogany, then a maple core with another stripe of mahogany and a flame maple back.
The neck is maple with padauk. There is also the stronger valute at the peghead, a la the Bolt guitars, for strength and, in theory, a little more sustain. I also didn't do the brass inlays; I had the neck bound in ivory because I can see the fret markers a little clearer on stage if they are black on white. The bridge and tailpiece are just standard Les Paul style; the tuners are locking Schallers. I didn't do the brass plate on the pickup selector or the jacks, either; I think the wood is so beautiful I didn't want to hide it.
The guitar is heavy ... about 12 pounds or so, more than the Les Paul Custom I used to own. I'm used to it now, though. My back up Strat with the Jerry electronics feels like a feather in comparison.
Electronics are the usual Jerry issue. The Tiger inlay is simpler, as well. Total price for the guitar was about $3600 ... or about $2200 less than the full-on Tiger replica ... enough money saved to almost buy the entire rig.
The finish is nitro, because while the Alembic replicas look like glass, they have a polyurethane finish (many, many coats) and the folks at Resurrection feel that deadens the tone a little bit.
Oh, and it came with a Coffin guitar case, which I found too creepy to keep the guitar in ... LOL. Got a nice tweed one instead.
I think the folks at Resurrection have scaled back for the time being, getting set up again and aren't building guitars at the moment. It took about a year and two months to have it delivered, and it was a long, hard wait, but it was worth it in the end. Anyone who comes to one of our gigs is more than welcome to check it out.
At some point, I will ditch the brass and gold hardware and redo the whole guitar with nickel, I think it will look really nice that way and probably wear better.
It would look like this ... thoughts?