Yamaha Wes Borland Signature?

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  1. googoobaby

    googoobaby Supporting Member

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    Anyone play one of these in real life? I know almost nothing about the man, but the guitar really appeals to me (long scale, semi hollow, sidewinder pole pickups, and a really cool looking trem and lock nut).

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  2. RJM/rydog2223

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    I think I read a article a couples months back where they had a pic of him with one. Looks intresting.
     
  3. skyblue

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    That thing should be able to make you do it all for the nookie.
     
  4. kovachian

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    Why did they have to put a Floyd Rose-ish steaming pos on it? This is why metalheads should be flogged for trying to design hollow or semi-hollow bodies.
     
  5. Hackubus

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    Wut the heck is that thing at the top of the nut?
     
  6. Ron Thorn

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    The nut is a "lateral locking" nut. The strings are pinched side by side instead of clamped down as on a Floyd or Kahler nut. The gizmo hanging off the side is an adjustable lever that does the pinching. It only requires a quarter turn between locking and unlocking all the strings.
    I've seen ToM / Stoptail versions too, I believe they were just for Wes though.
     
  7. Shredcow

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    Actually... This flody rose design is quite cool. Mainly because you don't need allen keys (and any other gears) to clamp/unclamp it. The nut also uses a lever at the side to lock it - no allen keys needed. If I am not wrong, you don't need to cut off the ball ends too, just feed the string thru the trem.
    However, non-locking trem posts and a really thin/small trem block... ugh... Gimme the old please.

    The guitar itself retails for a whooping 3500 Singapore Dollars here. You can buy an Ibanez JEM, or 2 Ibanez Presteiges, or a Gibson and a half with that kind of $.

    Youtube wes borland for some vids where he demos the yamaha guitar, or at least plays with the yamaha. He uses the floyd is quite an... un-metal manner I would say.
     
  8. Antero

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    Question.

    Wouldn't a Floyd bridge defeat the purpose of having a semi-hollow body? I mean, wouldn't the strings be attached to this floating bridge, removing the impact of basically all the body resonance?
     
  9. Darth Tater

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    Might be an oddly designed guitar, but then again look at who designed it:

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