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Dmitry Sushkov

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About Dmitry Sushkov

  • Birthday 05/24/1977

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    Prague, Czech Republic
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    Guitar building, playing, listening.

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  1. From my side: almost all builds are great. My personal criteria: don't vote for myself, don't vote for clones (especially fender clones). so only one meets all criterias.
  2. Hi! Dmitry Sushkov here and I proudly present the Wahlgaard mk. II - a 9 strings electric guitar made for Ragne Wahlquist of Heavy Load band, Swedish heavy metal pioneers. The purpose of second build is some design and functional improvements after playing some concerts with first one, which I posted here some time ago. Main improvement is shorter scale for better behavior of first .007" string, originally supposed to tune in Ab. But we're also updated the look with more inlays and new custom designed top lock. This build took me whole year 2019. Most of the time was spent on inlay job, my favorite part. About me. I'm building custom guitars since 1999, I don't remember exact numbers but I can say I have built about 150 guitars in total which are living all around the world now. The Wahlgaard II is my 5-th guitar built in my own small shop in Prague. Here is the link to build progress thread And here are the specs: Guitar construction: Headless, 9 Strings, double cutaway, special archtop design, set-neck Body material: Korina Top material: 16 mm American black walnut bookmatched top Body construction: LP style archtop front with back comfort contours and bridge tuning pegs cavity Neck construction: 3 piece with carbon stripes (total 5 parts), no headstock Neck angle: 3 degrees to body Neck material: Korina, 3 parts Neck reinforcement stripes: carbon fiber Truss rod: Double-action 500 mm, adjustable nut under string holder Fretboard material: Ebony 85mm width Fretboard radius: 20” (508mm) Fretboard width at nut: 66 mm Nut: Black TUSQ (Hipshot) Fret marker inlays: Black ravens, walnut leaves, sword and Wahlquist symbol Frets: 20x2.5 mm + 9x2mm SINTOMS Stainless steel frets Scale length: 671 mm Neck thickness: 1 fret = 20 mm, 12 fret = 22 mm Strings: First string (.007) is a special type of string from Octave plus The other strings are Ernie Ball 9-String 28" Scale string No size tuning first .007 Ab second .009 Eb third .012 Bb fourth .016 Gb fifth .024 Db sixth .034 Ab seventh .042 Eb eighth .056 Bb ninth .080 F String spacing on nut: Equal string spacing calculated as 6,361 mm, standard 4 mm from string to edge String spacing on bridge: 10,4 mm Bridge: 9 individual Mera Submarine III (rev. 2) Gold plated Top-lock: 9-string custom made solid locking nut, gold plated Controls: 3 pots V+V+T Active electronics: JFET high quality low power adjustable preamp to boost volume by 2-6dB Pickup selector switch: 3-way 4PDT switch Additional active/passive control switch: 3-way 4PDT switch Neck pickup: Custom made vinatage PAF inspired 9-string pickup without covers bobbins both creme, including creme pickup ring Bridge pickup: Custom made vinatage PAF inspired 9-string pickup without covers creme/black bobbins, including creme pickup ring Pot knobs: Metal regular sized dome knobs GOLD Output jack: Gold switchcraft long threaded barrel jack Strap buttons: Gold Schaller Strap Locks Body art: Customer's signature on the lower part Body binding: Mother of Pearl stripe Finish: Modern high-gloss polyester Case: Molded plastic hard case with custom interior Some sound clips: And some completed pics:
  3. Arrived. Together with her 2 years older sister at home.
  4. Thank you! One more pic while preparing detailed and ilustrated story.
  5. Waterproof molded SKB iSeries case interior update to perfectly fit the Wahlgaard for safest journey to its owner Ragne Wahlquist.
  6. It's not me. It's Jan Janson Kudinov. Hope today I'll have some time to capture couple DI samples. Hard case interior is still in progress but tomorrow i need to send it to the customer.
  7. Those aren't separate details. It's 3d routing into the wood.
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