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New custom guitar order day...

Postby guitarcats » Tue Jun 05, 2012 8:42 pm

This is a bit OT from the Dead but I figured there have to be some Phish fans here as well. I would put Trey right behind Jerry as my favorite guitarist as well as his guitar choice. Having a problem justifying $10,000 for a Langeudoc guitar for a non gigging, hobby playing musican led me to find another reasonable source. So my search led me to Equator Instruments who makes a very fine tribute for a great price and its all hand made. Here is a picture of one he made and mine will look the same except for the wood. My guitar will have ribbon mahogany for the top and bottom, african mahogany for the sides and a flame maple neck. It is also his mini hollowbody model which has a body that is 7% smaller. Its going to take 6 months to complete but David updates his sites a few times a month so I will post progression pictures as they come.
http://www.equatorinstruments.com/

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Re: New custom guitar order day...

Postby bluemule » Wed Jun 06, 2012 2:34 am

Beautiful. Play it in good health :cool:
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Re: New custom guitar order day...

Postby strumminsix » Wed Jun 06, 2012 5:40 am

Beautiful guitar! Wow!!
bluemule wrote: Play it in good health :cool:


Love that expression! It's very common in my family!
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Re: New custom guitar order day...

Postby Maybeck09 » Wed Jun 06, 2012 7:56 am

Wow- thats beautiful. Thats the guitar I'd want-very light and smaller than my current (339 size). Good luck and thanks for posting!
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Re: New custom guitar order day...

Postby guitarcats » Thu Feb 21, 2013 11:02 am

Here is an updated picture of my guitar. The body is done, carved and all body binding now he is just finishing the neck and then the finish.

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Re: New custom guitar order day...

Postby Jon S. » Thu Feb 21, 2013 12:43 pm

I can barely begin to tell you how sweet your guitar looks. Keep us apprised of the build!
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Re: New custom guitar order day...

Postby Dozin » Thu Feb 21, 2013 1:52 pm

Beautiful guitar
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Re: New custom guitar order day...

Postby paulinnc » Fri Feb 22, 2013 6:01 pm

Nice. Equator guitars have improved greatly over the past few years so you are probably in for some good times.
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Re: New custom guitar order day...

Postby WildEye » Fri Feb 22, 2013 11:03 pm

It looks F-holing cool :cool:
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Re: New custom guitar order day...

Postby cSuttle » Tue Jun 25, 2013 10:01 am

Really sharp looking guitar. Congrats!
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Re: New custom guitar order day...

Postby furguscustom » Mon Sep 02, 2013 7:01 pm

I see your last pic update was in june. got any more or is it finished now? It is a beauty for sure...
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