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  • Guitar Of The Month - February 2016

    Afterimage Guitars - MSR6 "Catalyst"

    After completing my first multiscale build aroung a year ago I was hooked with the concept and decided I needed a 6-string equivalent to complement the original 7-string build. Again, sticking to my theory that each build should be an excuse to try new ideas, I decided to throw in a few extra features and construction methods to the mix. The chambered body reduces the total weight to a bantam 3.5 kilos. The bound body and neck, along with the brushed chrome covered pickups give off an aged edge, while the use of fan frets, active electronics and an ultra-slim neck mean that this is anything but a vintage rocker.

    • Body - Chambered Tasmanian Blackwood
    • Top - Figured Eucalyptus with cream binding
    • Neck - 5-piece Tas Blackwood and Celery Top Pine with Jarrah accents, carbon fibre reinforcement
    • Headstock - 3x3 configuration, with matching figured Eucalyptus headplate, cream binding
    • Fretboard - Gidgee with Cheesewood "ring" fret markers, cream binding
    • Scale length - 26" - 25", 9th fret perpendicular
    • Radius - 16"
    • Trussrod - Allied Lutherie
    • Tuners - Hipshot Open Gear Grip Lock in chrome
    • Frets - Medium nickel silver
    • Nut - Bone, artificially aged to match binding
    • Pickups - EMG 57 bridge, EMG 66 neck in brushed chrome
    • Bridge - ABM independent saddles in chrome, through-body strung
    • Electronics - 1x vol, 1 x 3-way toggle
    • Finish - Danish Oil

    Build thread located here


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    • 9

    Killer grain in that Eucalyptus.  Danish oil is amazing if you are willing to put the work into it.  Most folks stop after four wet sand apps.    

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