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Hah!

Well, David is obviously a very well-learned and experienced luthier who is more than capable of applying himself to almost every aspect of building, and if he isn't then i'm sure he understands what he cannot do as well as what he can do. Many amateur builders and even some "pro" builders end up learning and looking back on builds with hindsight, whereas "master" builders know the end point, the steps and goals along the way, and therefore the processes, procedures and have the experience to avoid any of the pitfalls in advance. I would like to see what David would consider a real challenge, and what would truly push his skills to their boundaries.

But yeah, superlatives are cheap despite being a very good way of overstating something.

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I guess i'll just list off the ones I've always wanted

King V

Rhoads V

Double Rhoads V

Reciently I've wanted to build a Les Paul style, and I wanted to do it professionally with a flame maple top, black - amber/black - white/black burst.

A while ago, I wanted an explorer/warrior/ML, but the treble horn on all 3 of them has always turned me away after playing them.

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I wasn't going to rant about it but... since you asked and you are a mod, here goes....

Obviously, it has a flame maple cap. The guy I bought it from said the back was ash but it looks like alder to me. The neck is solid macassar ebony, which is fantastic. (I have since started to retrofit my other guitars with it) It has Duncan black back pickups, Sperzel tuners, Tone Pros bridge and tailpeice and push/pull pots. It gets a full range of sounds from a tele to a les paul and everything in between. I now have three of these and have unloaded my Custom 24 and Modern Eagle... which don't even come close to these. I know Ed Roman gets bashed a lot for various reasons, but I have to say, he builds an awesome guitar!

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know Ed Roman gets bashed a lot for various reasons, but I have to say, he builds an awesome guitar!

Romen does not build these...he has people with talent that do it for him.

neither does Leo Fender, Paul Reed Smith or Les Paul....

Both Leo and Paul started out building them on their own, I don't believe Ed ever built one. And Les is a player that Gibson built a model for/after, there was never any suggestion that he did build.

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Some cool shapes in the last few posts, the Schecter and Roman look lush, I am trying to give a flying *%#@ who makes them, mmm no it's not working. If you want someone to respect that really was responsible it would have to be Leo, that man had talent and vision.

I have never met a V I didn't like, especially the new one George Lynch endorses, except this one

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I like my Roman Quicksilver

I don't see where that's significantly different from a Strat shape.

I like the look of some of Zachary's designs too. But when you see someone holding one, they always look too small to be comfortable.

Anyone mention Scott French's designs? I think he puts a lot of care into his models.

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I wonder what it's like to sit in on those Gibson design meetings...those guys must be either 90 years old or 12 years old...because every single one of their "innovations" is a complete and utter failure.

I would love to see them take the flying V of theirs and offer it in a neck through with no pickgaurd and with a Kahler trem WITH a locking nut...and put the bottom strap button further in towards the V to correct the balance.

I guess until then I will just have to do it myself.

They should also offer the LP studio with the 500t/496r pickup combo....

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i love them too, but they are very similar to the teisco spectrums that were the teisco top range model in the 60's

Wow, you're right. I'd never seen one of those before. Even the headstock is similar.

Is that pickguard material on the headstock?

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i dont have a problem with it being so similar, its just something i noticed because i own a spectrum bass. i know it usually happens with any new design - they quite often have some resemblence to something thats gone before or been done at the same time by some one else. I had my recent baritone deisgn compared to guitars i have never seen almost suggesting i had ripped somone off.

but i always wonder with those schecters because its so similar in shape and they even stole the headstock!!

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There is nothing new under the Sun.

That is just something that uncreative people say.

Not true. Dang near everything you see or do that is supposedly new or inventive takes it's inspiration or can have it's roots traced to something that already exists. The completely original ideas are so few and far between they are virtually non-existent. Everything draws from something else.

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Not true. Dang near everything you see or do that is supposedly new or inventive takes it's inspiration or can have it's roots traced to something that already exists. The completely original ideas are so few and far between they are virtually non-existent. Everything draws from something else.

That is just something that uncreative people say when they are confronted with their uncreativity.

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