INCOMING - NOW NGD! MYSTERY REVEALED! (Custom Electric XII content)

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Re: INCOMING! MYSTERY REVEALED! (Custom Electric XII content)

Post by SignoftheDragon » Tue Oct 20, 2020 10:24 am

(Site crash- lots of cool comments, more slow reveal of the pics, and lots of drama and compelling content lost) :bored:

Here's the rest of the photos- It's supposed to arrive here TODAY!

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Post by Square Daddio » Wed Oct 21, 2020 5:54 am

He shoots! He scores!

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Post by BoringPostcards » Wed Oct 21, 2020 5:59 am

Amazing!!!!!!
"Can you please pass me a jug of winter light?" - Lee Ranaldo 2000
Det er mig der holder træerne sammen.

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Re: INCOMING - NOW NGD! MYSTERY REVEALED! (Custom Electric XII content)

Post by SignoftheDragon » Thu Oct 22, 2020 9:49 am

Ho. Lee. Dayumm. :w00t:

Even better in person- this thing feels amazing! I am truly in awe of the whole thing. Nice and light- I'll get a true weight on it but I'd be surprised if it is over 8lbs.

Fit, finish, and QC are immaculate- exactly what I hoped from a boutique builder.

Tuned it up for some dry strumming- got to let the neck settle in with tension.

Haven't had a chance to plug in yet- I'll run it through the paces tonight if I have a sec.

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Post by SignoftheDragon » Fri Oct 23, 2020 7:39 am

Ever get a new guitar, but also have a day-job and family/personal obligations that keep you from exploring it?

This is almost more torturous than waiting for it to arrive!

Such beauty... such distance... such longing... might have to write a song (or a fecking album) about it.

Making some time (in my mind) to plug it in over the weekend.

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Post by Veitchy » Fri Oct 23, 2020 3:59 pm

A very sophisticated instrument there.

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Post by kamillebidan » Fri Oct 23, 2020 5:00 pm

I love that TVL-inspired paint job, really suits the XII's shape well.

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Post by mackerelmint » Fri Oct 23, 2020 5:06 pm

Damn, if it plays half as good as it looks, you're one lucky dude. :?
This is an excellent rectangle

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Post by FEXII » Sun Oct 25, 2020 3:25 am

Did it come with a hard shell case? If so what case are they supplying?

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Post by SignoftheDragon » Mon Oct 26, 2020 9:27 am

Oh wow- I'm just blown away. I never thought I'd cheat on my number one, (1994 Surfcaster 12 in metallic burgundy- my 'First Lady') but so far this one is a contender! The first guitar to ever put up a serious challenge. We'll see when the band can reconvene-

Full specs:

Body - Alder (confirmed)
Neck - Figured maple. Amazing swirl, depth & birdseye. Chris said he picked the best piece that they had, and I believe it. Slightly more golden/amber than the pics show.
Fretboard - I asked for "darkest rosewood or ebony" and whatever ended up on there (confirmed- ebony board) I couldn't be happier. MOP Block & White Binding to Fender's vintage pattern.
Finish - Oxblood Metallic with matching headstock. Beautiful sparkling depth and perfect color.
Guard - Red tort with great figure & depth. I think we landed here (rather than a darker tort) to offer contrast for the black switch & pickup covers when it became apparent that white ones were going to be unavailable. I also had him cut me a MOP guard just in case I wanted to switch it up.
Pickups - Novak "FAT" XII at the bridge, standard XII at the neck. The FAT bridge is definitely worth the $40 upgrade. Nice and strong, with great clarity and definition. Everything I'd hoped for and more sonically. Novak has discontinued the covers in white, so we settled on the black covers.
Knobs - Black Witch Hats on mirror acrylic plate
Switch - Black Daka-ware on 4-way rotary switch- wired to vintage switching format
Bridge - Gotoh-style 12-string bridge with mirror acrylic surround. Basically the same form & function as the Alternate Reality XII
Tuners - Hipshot locking tuner set

Am I forgetting anything?

No case yet- Our original agreement had a case included, but the one he ordered for it didn't fit, so we agreed on an exception from the order.

If you can't tell, let me be clear here- Chris at Texas Toast couldn't have taken better care of me throughout this whole process. Concept to completion, the communication was straightforward, hurdles & roadblocks were clearly and collaboratively dealt with, and the product meets & exceeds my hopes & dreams for the project. Start-to-finish in 6 months, with the pandemic plopping down right on top of it. (Chris was worried that I'd get frustrated with delays, but I told him that I'd rather have it done correctly than rushed through. Like I said- good communication was the key.)

*EDIT: updated to correct info*

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Re: INCOMING - NOW NGD! MYSTERY REVEALED! (Custom Electric XII content)

Post by ludobag1 » Mon Oct 26, 2020 11:58 pm

nice XII :)

you make me go under the bed and pick up mine ;)
for the cover try shapeway they are printed and need a bit of work but you can have them in white(but for me it is perfect like this)

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