Sold Custom built EXPLORER project guitar - sold locally

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  1. thegame

    thegame Member

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    I'm calling this a project guitar simply because the buyer can use their own pickups & pots of their choice. Everything else is included & the control cavity has the pertinent ground & jack wires ready to go for pickup installation (jack has 3 prongs in case active pickups are used).

    Mahogany body & neck
    Rosewood fingerboard
    Rosewood pickup rings, truss rod cover and rear back plate, & all necessary screws included
    Abalone inlays
    Sperzel locking tuners
    25" scale
    Nitrocellulose finish
    Straplocks included
    KTS Titanium saddles included (in the package) for tonal exploration, pardon the pun

    Guitar ships in the wood box pictured & will be packed well for maximum protection with zero interior movement. Then that will go in another cardboard box.

    Further notes : This guitar has a very tight, defined, punchy & aggressive tone while remaining on the warm side of the sonic spectrum. It is almost 20 years old & was made by Freddys Frets from Canada.

    $750 USD OBO shipped/PP - No trades wanted
    I can also include a set of EMG 57/66 pickups in brushed chrome to complete the guitar for $150 more.

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  2. paul p

    paul p Supporting Member

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    What's the nut width, neck size and profile?
     
  3. thegame

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    Nut width = 1 11/16"
    Neck size/profile = specs were cloned from a 1992 Gibson Explorer I used to own. Current Gibson literature says the Explorer neck dimensions are a hybrid of 50's rounded & 60's slim taper profiles, but this one (& the 92 Explorer) are definitely closer to the 60's slim taper.
     
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  4. paul p

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    Thanks!
     
  5. HoboMan

    HoboMan Silver Supporting Member

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    WOW!

    You may want to post a link to Freddy's website so people can see the quality of his custom guitars.
    Alex Lifeson allowed loaned him his Hentor Sportscaster so that he could build exact replicas.
    If I had the money I'd be all over this.
     
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  6. thegame

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    Sold locally, not here. Thanks for the positive comments.
     

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