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My Scott Walker Guitar

Postby jalevinemd » Sat Jan 19, 2013 8:59 am

Here's a few pics of my Walker Special. I've had it now for just over three years. The wood combination is rosewood/purpleheart/maple/purpleheart/rosewood. It's got two Dimarzio Super II's as well as an SD single coil in the middle. As for the electronics, they're fairly standard with just a few extras - a push pull tap on the tone knob, a Cutler preamp for up to 10dB boost and a switch that will turn on the neck pickup regardless of the pickup selector switch. There's no OBEL, though in retrospect, I should've had it built with one. An amazing instrument! I can coax just about any tone I need out of this guitar. With the pickups split, they draw from the thick maple core to give me a very convincing Strat sound that I can't get from my other tapped guitars (which all have mahogany or koa cores). Untapped, they draw from the thick rosewood top and back to get me into Les Paul heaven! His luthier skills aside, Scott is also the nicest person with whom I've completed a custom build. He's truly a good soul and that energy emanates from this instrument every time it's played.

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Re: My Scott Walker Guitar

Postby Dwarf Rat » Sat Jan 19, 2013 10:35 am

Damn!

What are you playing it through?
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Re: My Scott Walker Guitar

Postby jalevinemd » Sat Jan 19, 2013 11:13 am

I play through either a PRS Original Sewell or a '78 Hiwatt DR103, both with their respective matching 4x12 cabs.
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Re: My Scott Walker Guitar

Postby playingdead » Sat Jan 19, 2013 11:56 am

Beautiful. You should talk to Scott about his new booster circuit, it gives you an adjustable volume control for the boost which is very useful, as well.

I love my Walkers.
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Re: My Scott Walker Guitar

Postby Utah Joe » Sat Jan 19, 2013 12:19 pm

Scott is doing a build for me right now. Did he fabricate your tailpiece or did you get it from someone else?
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Re: My Scott Walker Guitar

Postby playingdead » Sat Jan 19, 2013 12:35 pm

He does a different tailpiece now ... I have one on my Special.

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Re: My Scott Walker Guitar

Postby tcsned » Sat Jan 19, 2013 1:11 pm

dang! that is a sweet guitar. Your's too Vic. Scott does some of the best work out there. [envy emoticon would go here]
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Re: My Scott Walker Guitar

Postby jalevinemd » Sat Jan 19, 2013 7:41 pm

Yeah...I've got the volume for the boost. A very nice feature, indeed.

As for the tailpiece. It was one of the last that Jack of Roses did. I love his W tailpiece. It wasn't available when we did the build. Otherwise I would've definitely gone that route. I might change the tailpiece at some point. Aesthetically, I've always preferred them to be slightly wider than the bridge.
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