For sale: Ran 'Crusher' 6-string, €750

serpentinegtarsserpentinegtars Posts: 69Member
edited August 2016 in Used Guitar Gear For Sale
FOR SALE: Ran 'Crusher' 6-string Mint condition. Specification: 25.5" scale length
Mahogany body
Mahogany 3-piece neck
Macassar Ebony fretboard with 15" radius
24 frets (Dunlop 6100)
42mm nut width
neck thickness at 1st fret: 19mm/12th fret: 21mm
GraphTech Black TUSQ nut
Hipshot Fixed bridge
Schaller M6 Locking tuners
Schaller Straplocks
Bare Knuckle Pickups 'Warpig' pickups (neck and bridge)
1 volume/1 tone
3-way pickup toggle switch
Black Stain & Oil finish  Waiting for more photos. €1300 (approx. £1099) new, selling for €750 (approx. £620) plus shipping.

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  • Duraes87Duraes87 Posts: 3Member
    hello, any interested in trades? and can you send me some pics? cheers
  • nicholaspaulnicholaspaul Posts: 619Member
    Serpentineguitars.com states that you've moved. Do you have a new URL?
  • LesterLester Posts: 1,520Member, Moderator
    edited June 12
    Matt Kemp (serpentinegtars) is no longer on this forum. He left in 2015 because I think he couldn't find enough 7-string metal players here, ie. players that would become customers.

    In 2016 he rebranded Serpentine Guitars to focus more on his own guitars. You will find him at http://www.kempguitars.co.uk/

    PS. Almost all the OPs will have an edited date between August 2016 and April 2017 because the data imported from the old forum software did not display too well and so each topic had to be edited by hand.
  • nicholaspaulnicholaspaul Posts: 619Member
    7 string metal players? Here? Oh what a surprise!

    Oh I see, so this is an old post? Sorry to bring it up. But thanks for the background, Lester.
  • MegiMegi Posts: 6,792Member
    For what it's worth, I did enjoy the Serpentine Guitars threads Matt posted on here, and admired the quality of his work and designs, even though I wasn't really in the market he was aiming at. The current Kemp Guitars website is here: http://www.kempguitars.co.uk/ and he does seem to be doing nice stuff. I've sometimes thought if I was in the market for a custom guitar, he would be one of the places I'd at least consider to do it.
  • nicholaspaulnicholaspaul Posts: 619Member
    I took a look at his new site and the guitars are pretty nice. I've been looking at seven strings for a while but want more of a jazz type thing rather than a metal thing. It's good seeing uk luthiers doing well.
  • MegiMegi Posts: 6,792Member

    I took a look at his new site and the guitars are pretty nice. I've been looking at seven strings for a while but want more of a jazz type thing rather than a metal thing. It's good seeing uk luthiers doing well.

    Have you seen Waghorn Guitars Nick? They do beautiful stuff, covering a pretty wide range of styles and intended music types. They make Alex Hutchings' guitars, including his own signiture model.

    http://www.waghornguitars.com/

    https://www.facebook.com/waghornguitars/



  • nicholaspaulnicholaspaul Posts: 619Member
    I have, yea, but not THAT one... Blimey that is gorgeous! I'm going to have to hunt one down now!

    I spent an afternoon at Guitarguitar and fell in love with Strandberg guitars, which tick a lot of boxes for me and really do fill a need - ergonomic, incredibly comfortable to play and portable. But £1800 doesn't fall out of the back packet of my jeans too often so I'll have to wait.
  • MegiMegi Posts: 6,792Member
    That blue semi hollow Sauria 7 string is a gorgeous thing I agree - I exchanged a few emails with Tom Waghorn last year, and told him so. Silly, but I've wanted a blue guitar ever since I saw that - who knows, one day I may have my own Waghorn custom guitar. It would probably be some kind of semi hollow/semi acoustic, but I'd want a 22 fret neck to get the neck pickup placement as I like it. Almost certainly two humbuckers, maybe a middle single coil, and probably some sort of blend-able piezo. Really sexy combination of natural woods on display, satin finish, but with a deep sky blue stain for the top.

    If I could change one thing about the above guitar, I'd lose the traditional shape f-hole and go for something more modern in shape. But I do very much like his Sauria design, so might try to keep to that generally. He told me the guitar in the video has quite a thick top to reduce feedback (it's more of a rock guitar) and if I wanted to have a thinner top to bring out a bit more woody acoustic quality, then flame or quilt maple would be a better choice than the burl, which can split if cut too thin. And my guitar would be a humble 6 string - having tried a 7 for a while, it would be too much for me to take on in my "advancing" years - I'm not really into all that djent metal riffing stuff, and 6 seems to cover things otherwise for me. In the bands I play in, I'd probably just get in the bass player's way with a 7 string too. :D
  • MegiMegi Posts: 6,792Member
    Strandberg look nice too, but somehow not for me. Great things though I'm sure. Having said that, £1800 is a lot of dosh - I'd go a bit more still lol, and get my Waghorn beauty ordered... :D
  • nicholaspaulnicholaspaul Posts: 619Member
    I like all your ideas for changes, G. Normally I like the trad f-holes, but a modern shape would definitely look better on that model.
    Yea, you don't want to djent. Ever! But who knows, maybe the bass player wants to take a quick break - another slurp of beer, a closer look at the music he stuffed in his pocket...

    Strandbergs are funny (odd) things in that the shape is not conventional, but when you start playing, it feels so familiar. It's uncanny. The neck shape is trapeziod, with slightly rounded off edges instead of a gentle curve like every other guitar, but somehow it just feels right.

    Do you know how much the Waghorns go for?
  • MegiMegi Posts: 6,792Member
    Re the Waghorns, of course the price would have to be agreed in advance, and would reflect the exact specs you decide on. In my case, I think at the beginning of 2016, I was quoted roughly around £2500 for the kind of thing I was thinking of. I guess probably a bit higher now, maybe more like £3000 - but I'd have to talk to Tom again. One day I will! :)
  • MegiMegi Posts: 6,792Member
    If I ever get the chance, I'll have to have a go on a Strandberg and see what I think - they sound interesting for sure. I still have a hunch not for me, but things do have to be tried don't they?
  • nicholaspaulnicholaspaul Posts: 619Member
    whoa. Yea, that aint cheap! I'm sure you'll be very very happy with it though.

    Oh definitely. And worth a weekend trip across the country just to try them :)
  • MegiMegi Posts: 6,792Member

    whoa. Yea, that aint cheap! I'm sure you'll be very very happy with it though.

    Oh definitely. And worth a weekend trip across the country just to try them :)

    Not cheap certainly! The sort of thing where one wants to be sure all the specs and details are going to be just right. But I did think surprisingly good value all the same - compare to what one pays for a high end PRS/Gibson/Suhr etc. etc. and it seems very reasonable to me, if still a lot of money... :D
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