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 #86574  by playingdead
 Sun Sep 12, 2010 11:52 am
The Phantom ...

Bookmatched Ebony top and back. Maple core with Paduk laminates. Volume, tone and FX loop blend knobs. Push/pull Op amp buffer on Volume (pre loop). Push/pull FET preamp on Tone (after loop), and FX loop bypass on blend knob.
Total weight- 7 lbs 13 oz

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 #86580  by CoolBreeze
 Sun Sep 12, 2010 5:29 pm
Check the location of the bridge and (way cool) tailpiece- it's almost at the bottom-most part of the guitar. Almost set up like a bass .. ..
 #86602  by keirweir
 Mon Sep 13, 2010 7:01 am
I talked to Scott about this guitar over email. He mentioned he had a chance to hold and study Kimocks Ebony Cripe guitar. This one has that tasty Flame Maple core.
Nice nod to Cripe.
 #86610  by tcsned
 Mon Sep 13, 2010 8:14 am
myoung6923 wrote:I love the guitar! But I don't love the tuners though...
yeah - they look like a holdover from his Santa Cruz guitar days. I like the look of em but they're a bitch to change strings on. My Del'Arte acoustic has them and they are not much fun. Sweet guitar.
 #86617  by strumminsix
 Mon Sep 13, 2010 9:09 am
myoung6923 wrote:I love the guitar! But I don't love the tuners though...
I wonder if they get you a good string break-angle without the need to arch the headstock.
 #86622  by jester536
 Mon Sep 13, 2010 9:45 am
Scarlet wrote:I don't if it's just me, but the neck looks really wide on that photo.
At the very least it's you and me. I'm thinking it has more to do with the headstock...not sure what. The body is beautiful but the scale of the neck and headstock give it a clunky look to me. Still would love to own it.
 #86629  by Rusty the Scoob
 Mon Sep 13, 2010 10:07 am
jester536 wrote:
Scarlet wrote:I don't if it's just me, but the neck looks really wide on that photo.
At the very least it's you and me. I'm thinking it has more to do with the headstock...not sure what. The body is beautiful but the scale of the neck and headstock give it a clunky look to me. Still would love to own it.
Looks wide to me, too. Almost like 6-string bass width, and not narrow spacing like Phil's moduluses. Not bad, necessarily, but a slimmer neck might be nicer.

Love the ebony, love the shape, love the simplicity of the style, not sure about the headstock.