Looking for a custom LP style singlecut!

Discussion in 'The Small Company Luthiers' started by Josh Savoy, Jun 7, 2006.

  1. Josh Savoy

    Josh Savoy Member

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    So I've been looking at LP style guitars, but I am having issues picking a company to stick with.

    Gibsons necks are too big, coupled with the fact that they are way too expensive for what you get. And no tremolo!

    PRS gets closer on the neck, but not really fast... just comfortable. None of the color options thrill me, I want some solid opaque colors. The trem is cool, and the locking tuners are [​IMG] . For the amount you pay, options are very limited, and there's an insane wait on production.

    I'm looking at buying three players to take on the road, but I just can't seem to find any places that'll do custom stuff. I was looking at the Gutierrez stuff, but I'm kind of turned off by the lack of contact, and hype is generally something I like to stay away from. Any other smaller builders that can satisfy my needs?

    $$$ isn't an issue, but I refuse to pay unnecessarily. I'd like to keep each piece around $2000-2500, but if I have to I'll shell out more. I'm looking for more PRS than Gibson, but PRS still isn't giving me what I want. It's not even that I have to pay a little more to get what I want, its that they just don't offer it, so I'd have to get a $6000 custom piece.

    Mahogany body
    Mahogany neck
    Maple or Ebony fretboard
    Extended scale neck would be sweet
    Opaque white finish, or a neon yellow
    Thin neck, but with a wide board, similar to a classical guitar, but without that extra chunky-ness
    Auto-Locking tuners
    Vintage style tremolo, something without a locking nut
    Some fun inlay options

    Is this too much to ask? ;)
     
  2. Josh Savoy

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    Oh yeah, and it doesn't have to be custom... if there was a production model guitar that offered flexibility, I'd be down for that too.
     
  3. Rusty G.

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    Josh, welcome to The Gear Page. I don't know how fast you need it, but if I were in your position, I'd check out Scott Heatley guitars.

    Check him out on the web. . .www.heatleyguitars.com

    Good luck!
     
  4. Josh Savoy

    Josh Savoy Member

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    They look great, but do you know if he does custom necks or if its the same profile every time?
     
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    he will do custom necks.
     
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    Im pretty sure Scott will customize a neck if you give him the measurements he needs ...
    give him a call just to verify..

    the nylon string guitar he's doing for me has a slightly different neck shape
    (wider nut and butt width's and i wanted a slightly thinner neck then found on
    a traditional Classical Guitars) and it wasn't a problem
     
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  8. Josh Savoy

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    Any other builders I should check out?
     
  9. Josh Savoy

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    I don't really like the look of their Singlecut. Its askew, visually, I'm looking for the traditional shape.

    Haha... I'm so picky.
     
  10. fretnot

    fretnot Gold Supporting Member

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    There are tons of great builders, especially lingering around on this site. I happen to own Scott Heatley guitars, and they are freaking awesome. He will do pretty much anything you want him to do...and he'll do it well. :AOK

    www.heatleyguitars.com

    www.heatleyforum.com
     
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    Pretty sure it is nearly the exact shape of a regular LP actually minus the relief on the back near the horn and the fan shaped frets.
    Oh well other builders that would come to mind that could do what you want. JG, Huber, Robin, Hamer, DTM ..

     
  12. Gauge613

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    (shamless plug)
    maybe you'd like my singlecutaway design

    if not, can't go wrong with Heatley and Thorn is now making singlecuts too
     
  13. Josh Savoy

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    The Hubers are the same thing. Where the upper left of the guitar merges to the neck, it forms a slight horn. I always find that a little odd looking. :jo
     
  14. Josh Savoy

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    Whats your website? Pics? Email? I have to head to work, but I'll email you tonight or tommorow.
     
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    if you have the money and the time, jg is your go to guy.
     
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    sorry - it used to be part of my signature before the server crash

    www.gaugeguitars.com

    gaugeguitars at yahoo.com
     
  17. Papajuice

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    How about a Tom Anderson Atom like this one.
    [​IMG]
     
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    Call John Bolin at Bolin Guitars www.bolinguitars.com. He'll build you exactly what you want to your specs. He has a lot of Les Paul experience with hacks like me and pros like Billy Gibbons and Jimmy Page. His LP's are like real LP's with the correct neck joint, scale, body shape and dimensions...

    [​IMG]
     
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    Try a Don Grosh set neck. It is everything that I always wanted a LP to be. He will do custom building but probably not as customized a maybe a Thorn. The Anderson Atom is a fantastic sounding single cut guitar. Very comfortable to play.

    http://www.groshguitars.com/

    http://www.andersonguitars.com/
     
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