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Matt Moriarty does it again! 1-off masterpiece

PostPosted:Fri Jul 11, 2014 2:05 pm
by drkstrcrashes

Re: Matt Moriarty does it again! 1-off masterpiece

PostPosted:Fri Jul 11, 2014 6:24 pm
by tcsned
Wow! That is a piece of art! I love his body style and the inlay is stunning. How does she sound?

Re: Matt Moriarty does it again! 1-off masterpiece

PostPosted:Fri Jul 11, 2014 6:36 pm
by drkstrcrashes
sounds as good as she looks. Unfortunately, you can't see the contour on top or back. I'll try to get a couple more up there. next step; THE BAND

Re: Matt Moriarty does it again! 1-off masterpiece

PostPosted:Sat Jul 12, 2014 6:00 am
by Searing75
Looks like Metallica meets the Dead. Sorry, not a fan of the design, but I am sure it sounds wonderful. And yes, the inlay is amazing!

Re: Matt Moriarty does it again! 1-off masterpiece

PostPosted:Sat Jul 12, 2014 7:14 am
by tcsned
To each his own, I love the lines of that guitar. Doesn't seem metal-ish to me, not that it would be a bad thing :cool:

It looks to me like a killer Tiger/Wolf hybrid with some other cool stuff in there.

Re: Matt Moriarty does it again! 1-off masterpiece

PostPosted:Sat Jul 12, 2014 7:55 am
by broesau
Very similar to the one he made for Stu Allen. Beautiful.

Re: Matt Moriarty does it again! 1-off masterpiece

PostPosted:Sat Jul 12, 2014 12:29 pm
by James-T
That's one bad ass axe. I love Matt's ebony look. The black is friggin amazing against the maple and inlays. This one is every bit as nice as Stu's. A masterpiece for sure.

And I'd take the Wolf shape over the Tiger body any day of the week. Less ornate and it's really fitting for the richness of the black finish.

Peace,

James

Re: Matt Moriarty does it again! 1-off masterpiece

PostPosted:Sat Jul 12, 2014 5:23 pm
by drkstrcrashes
maybe this will show the contour better:
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Thanks for allowing me the space to share everyone! Not everyone is going to love the black ebony and that's fine! I love it and the guitar plays and sounds great. Gunna jump head first into the studio and hopefully find some like-minded folks to play out with. Thanks again!

Re: Matt Moriarty does it again! 1-off masterpiece

PostPosted:Sat Jul 12, 2014 5:56 pm
by gr8fulbluz
Sweet!
The cyclops has always been one of my favorites. The feather in the inlay looks almost 3-D. {{It was also one of the first stickers on my first car.}}
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. . . Love the cyclops inlay.

So the black is ebony, not a stain or whatnot. Looks great.

Re: Matt Moriarty does it again! 1-off masterpiece

PostPosted:Sat Jul 12, 2014 8:07 pm
by Searing75
Well, the light shined a new opinion on me. It is stunning all around.

Re: Matt Moriarty does it again! 1-off masterpiece

PostPosted:Sun Jul 13, 2014 2:52 am
by mkaufman
Is it hollow or chambered?

Mk

Re: Matt Moriarty does it again! 1-off masterpiece

PostPosted:Sun Jul 13, 2014 6:56 am
by Pete B.
I like the look!... And really love that Inlay.
Just curious... The Saddles appear to be nearly straight across (in the top-down pic up top it looks like string-5 and maybe 4 are out of their saddle-slots). Is the Intonation set?

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Re: Matt Moriarty does it again! 1-off masterpiece

PostPosted:Sun Jul 13, 2014 8:00 am
by Searing75
Do the strings clear the back of the bridge? That tail piece looks very close to the bridge. I ask because on my Phiga it is set up similar, and I can't use the harmonica style bridge because of this.

Chris

Re: Matt Moriarty does it again! 1-off masterpiece

PostPosted:Sun Jul 13, 2014 10:35 am
by SpaceYrface43
Great looking instrument. How long was the build and did you do anything different with the electronics or is it the basic Garcia wiring style? Really dig the body style bottom end almost has a little fender jag/jazz style to it. Enjoy it I bet it's a blast.

Re: Matt Moriarty does it again! 1-off masterpiece

PostPosted:Mon Jul 14, 2014 5:12 am
by hippieguy1954
Awesome and stunning!