A little lefty love, courtesy of MotorAve

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  1. iansegal

    iansegal Member

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    Hey folks,

    New here, well, as something more than a frequent reader and spectator to this fine community. I figured best to kick off with a bang, and here are two photos courtesy of Mark and Kate at MotorAve (shipped today!). It's a goldtop McQueen to go with my LeMans—and I've got nothing but the best things to say about them both personally and about the build quality on their instruments. So I'm adding my voice to the chorus.

    Take care, all—

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  2. esoteric pete

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    The McQueen is my favorite single-cut shape. Very nice.
     
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    Yea its up there for me too. Its a brilliant design!
     
  5. Scottone

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    Very cool.

    I've had my black McQueen for a couple of years now and I've toyed with the idea of getting Mark to make me a goldtop with P90's at some point.
     
  6. iansegal

    iansegal Member

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    Awesome. You couldn't go wrong there.
     
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    It's backwards but good lord... Congrats, shes a beauty
     
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    I love all the Motorave designs/models...great, original stuff.
     
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    Being a lefty that loves "GOLDTOPS" I have to say that is one "AMAZING" looking guitar! WOWSER! Love the body style of this McQueen from Motor Ave!I have to ask what you paid for this "BEAUTY"!:omg

    Mac
     
  10. iansegal

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    Thanks for the kind words. I just put it down for the first time since pulling it out of the box. I'm sort of in a delirium. The price lists are at Mark's site: motorave.com—though I had some of my own hardware that went on this one.
     
  11. Scottone

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    I just noticed that your McQueen has a dot neck. I think that all of the others have been block inlays, but the dots look really good.

    What neck carve did you go with?
     
  12. iansegal

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    Yea I'm a dot man—I love rosewood under the fingers, especially on bends. That being said, Mark did aluminum dots, which I think is a brilliant way for the neck to 'keep pace' with the body. And '59 neck carve. I've barely put it down all day.
     
  13. enharmonic

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    That's very nice! About 10 months away from getting my BelAir.
     
  14. Scottone

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    cool, and I love Mark's '59 carve.
     
  15. scott

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    Love these guitars....this one looks great
     
  16. enharmonic

    enharmonic Old Growth Gold Supporting Member

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    I think you made a good choice w/ the dots. I personally like it better with the dots. That's how I'd spec it out. :dude
     
  17. iansegal

    iansegal Member

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    Amen. Now just try and forget that for 9 months and 3 weeks.
     
  18. dewman

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    Wow beautiful guitar!!
     
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    Beautiful!! My belaire starts next month!!
     
  20. enharmonic

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    Alright, so it's been a week. Give us an update! :dude
     

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