Dave I Posted April 27, 2008 Report Share Posted April 27, 2008 This is for my King V project. I am thinking of making it all-Mahogany. However, I would like the fullness and low end of Mahogany that I get with my Les Paul with maybe a touch more high end; I still want a smooth/round/non-shrill high end, but maybe a bit more treble. A few factors: 1) I am using some Sheptone custom hand-wound pickups. They are a set of his BK pickups which are hotter with more low/mid/body in the bridge and the BK neck will be clearer and brighter than his vintage PAF-style. 2) I am using a 25.5" scale. 3) I will probably get the wood from Gilmer woods. I had a great experience buying from Marc at Gilmer so I trust him to get me what I need. 4) I am planning on a Mahogany neck with Maple stripes in a set-neck design. 5) I am installing a Floyd Rose 6) I am thinking of going with a golden-brown color As such, I think my options are to either go with all-Mahogany (maybe ask for a blank that is likely to have nice low end and a good amount of top end sparkle), Mahogany body with a Maple cap (for a vaguely LP-in-a-V setup), Alder body, or just tell Mark what I am looking for and see what he comes up with. My first option is to go all-Mahogany and then the hotter/brighter BK pickups should add some high-end, but I am open to other ideas. Any votes of confidence or better ideas? -Cheers Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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