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  • I agree, that neck looks worth keeping if the faults can be worked around. Your patience to sand out the hole is a sign of great workmanship. Well done!
  • Cheap, easy, quality - pick whichever two are most important for you and the remaining one will be the opposite of what is written.
  • I would suggest you look at Reaper, a proper DAW. It is open-source and thus only 60 US dollars. You can try it for 60 days free of charge. There is also a dedicated forum for its users. The NT3 should serve you well. My experience has been that s…
  • Just to say that a forummer is interested in the guitar. I am just waiting for the deposit we agreed. Edit: now paid. Behind him is someone who is waiting for Richard to approve his registration to the forum. He has contacted me via YouTube and is …
  • Indeed, beautifully flamed maple. I wonder how thorough MS is in his inspections.
  • Nick, I hope my experience can give you some inspiration as I have walked a similar path to you. Years ago I got into creating my own MIDI backing tracks because I couldn't find anyone that wanted to meet up to play together. Occasionally I was ask…
  • I am too impatient - and don't like beer - so I took the plastic top from an empty milk bottle, cut out the flat part, then cut out a dot from the middle and then an extra sliver. Can you tell I grew up watching Blue Peter? The aperture is larg…
  • That nut does look interesting as well as whiter than white.
    in Fancy nuts... Comment by Lester June 18
  • That is a spalted maple cap on what looks like a swamp ash body. If you take an unusual shaped guitar, like Megi's self-designed Wave for example, and make one with a spalted maple top it can look as spectacular as it is unique.
  • That white PRS looks gorgeous. Everyone says that. If Miss World walked into my life tomorrow, despite her amazing looks, I would have to say that my wife, although not perfect, is in fact perfect for me, and that is why I am letting the 305 go and …
  • I decided that after all these years I should treat my Strat to a better case, it having had to put up with being transported about in a gig bag for the last 28 years! I bought a Gator hard case which is great as the Strat fits it precisely, no …
  • It sounds, Nick, like you could be heading in a Spinal Tap direction with a Strat!
  • Must...look...away.... Jedi mind trick: This is not the guitar you are looking for. Perhaps I can interest you in something a little more ... well, you know ... tempting! Why do we advertise guitars for sale to other guitarists, the people who alr…
  • 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 g…
  • The CV Tele has a 9.5" radius neck. That is one more thing for me to bear in mind for the future. Thanks for mentioning it, Megi. I noticed your bridge and on some other Teles. I have often wondered whether it is more comfortable. Another reason to…
  • I do find that CV tele quite appealing, and with sensible specs for a tele. What are the things about that one you're not keen on? I think ultimately it comes down to personal preference if you want to be polite, or my being fussy if we are going to…
  • I prefer the slimmer neck of the Fender Strat to the chunkier neck of the PRS 305. I never expected to want to sell the 305 but it gets left in favour of the Strat, so it can go, sadly, as it is such a quality instrument, but with no regrets. …
  • Interesting project, Megi. You have gained lots of knowledge and experience with your guitar builds and mods; I am impressed. I will enjoy following this topic.
  • Okay, to the third and last major decision I wanted to make right now - because I will be driving to the UK in July with the ones I want to sell. The Gibson Custom Shop ES-339 (on the right) was my first Gibson. I have never really bonded with it…
  • Shoot me down in flames! Why? Just because some may disagree with you that is no reason to be unreasonable. I thought you made your point well. I made mine above.
  • I understand; I walked the same path 10 years ago.
  • Since we moved to the new forum software the images in imported opening posts no longer display. Here are the non-displaying images from my OP with a brief recap. Fuller story in the OP, if you are interested. Missing image no.1: Zenta (sold), Jed…
  • Do you really need to think about whether it is ethical? A company, Fishman, contracts another, a Chinese factory, to do a job. The contract will be to provide Fishman branded products to Fishman and its authorised OEM producers. For the factory to …
  • I would like to sell a few guitars that I don't need. It has been a joy and a privilege to be able to buy and live with them; far better than a few minutes in a guitar shop. Here are a two easy decisions. The £300 gold top Burny RG with P90s vers…
  • Sounds like a legit model, Just Tel, just illegally sold individually.
  • From a gigging perspective, as part of planning and preparation, the question for each player is: Do you want to have a spare guitar in case something goes wrong or would you prefer to use one guitar and if something goes wrong make it part of the e…
  • ... and you need a new guitar for each day of the year! My years contain lots of Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Seven is probably the right number of guitars for me!
  • Gibson (guitars) and Warwick (basses) spring to mind as examples of Dave's point. Both makes gained great respect for their instrument designs and quality. Nowadays, both brands insist on shops holding a certain amount of stock which, from what I he…
  • I thought there was. What happened? This is the link. Mrs. Lester is a pianist and piano teacher which is why a music room works well for both of us. I am not sure whether she needs a different pair of shoes for each piano.
  • Derek and Kevin, that is indeed sensible thinking and a scary thought. The landlord was open to negotiation and agreed to everything upfront, which showed when he replaced all the windows in the building; I got different windows to everyone else as …