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Design your own signature model!

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Let's say hypothetically that you had the chance to design your own signature guitar. What would you come up with?

If you want to create a visual, here are a couple sites you can try (feel free to suggest others). If you just want to type out a description, that's cool too.

http://www.frankmontag.com/sc_guitar.htm <- LP-style
http://www.frankmontag.com/sg_guitar.htm <- SG-style
http://tctwp.com/kisekae/ <- Various (scroll down)

I'm looking forward to seeing what people come up with!

Here are two concepts signature Les Paul Custom models I've thought up:

#1 - Mahogany Burst

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All-mahogany body, mahogany neck with ebony fretboard
Gold hardware, including Grover tuners
Pickups: Seymour Duncan Seth Lover set (neck & bridge); Phat Cat neck (middle position).
Controls: neck volume, middle volume, bridge volume, master tone; you can switch between the neck & the bridge like a regular two-humbucker LP, and blend in the Phat Cat P90 as much or as little as you want.

Gloss finish in transparent...sunburst? Tobacco burst? Tea burst? I dunno. Since the finish shows off the mahogany underneath, I call it the "Mahoganyburst."

 

#2 - "Custom Deluxe"

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Mahogany body, maple cap, mahogany neck with ebony fretboard
Nickel hardware, Grover tuners, Bigsby trem + roller bridge (though the website doesn't have a roller bridge option)
Pickups: Gibson "Deluxe" style minihumbuckers (neck & bridge); Gibson vintage-style Firebird neck pickup (middle position).
Controls: same as above - n/m/b volume, master tone; switch between n/b, blend in the middle.

Matte finish in flat black.

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Oh, I do like the look of that one, m-e! No knobs, though? Controlled on the amp solely?

Pip.

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OK, This is pretty near what I would choose to have made to my specs;

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Or possibly something totally wacky like this;

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Or even a new version of the acoustic Les Paul;

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Yeah, I know. I'm so hard to please......[smile]......

Pip.

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21 hours ago, pippy said:

Oh, I do like the look of that one, m-e! No knobs, though? Controlled on the amp solely?

Pip.

 

Yes, I control volume using an expression pedal and have my tone set the way I like it (so I don't fiddle with knobs). 

Also I like the minimalist look, such as your 'acoustic' sig model at the end there. It reminds me of something else. I recall seeing the previous model of Line 6 variax and thought it looked very cool. No pickups! Well it did of course have the vital under-saddle digital pickup but that is entirely covert! 

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what I would like to have made isn't available option for this. I'd like a non-reversed Firebird (yea, the butt ugly one) in Seafoam green with standard 57 Classic & Classic plus humbuckers. a neck inbetween a 50's & 60's ... cream pickguard, aged/cream binding (with nibs), medium jumbo frets. block inlay on an ebony fretboard. and slightly thicker body than the standard non reverse.  Steinberger tuners. the Doug Bounds signature Firebird ... copyright infringe that ...

 

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56 minutes ago, merciful-evans said:

Yes, I control volume using an expression pedal and have my tone set the way I like it (so I don't fiddle with knobs). 

Also I like the minimalist look, such as your 'acoustic' sig model at the end there. It reminds me of something else...

 

I can see how a vol pedal arrangement could work well and the tone can be changed by different pick-attack. Nice solution!

As far as the acoustic LP is concerned I always liked these things - although the 'board inlay is a bit 'full-on' on this example.  I believe they were available sometime like 2001 / 2002?...

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Pip.

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The NHTom Signature model...

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Light aged lemon burst, Hum/P90 combo, ebony board, fairly traditional specs on the rest.

 

NHTOM

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2 hours ago, NHTom said:

The NHTom Signature model...

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Light aged lemon burst, Hum/P90 combo, ebony board, fairly traditional specs on the rest.

 

NHTOM

That is sharp looking!

I would swap out the placement of the pickups however.   I'd rather have the P90 in the bridge and the hb in the neck.

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Not much a fan on bare guitars that look naked.  I cant post a photo but I love the Bourgeois Advanced Acoustic guitar thats $8,703.00. Really love its tones. 

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