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Old 10-11-2011, 01:13 AM   #1
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Fanned Fret Vik Guitar Custom Build!!!

Hey guys, thought I'd post a little thread here with updates as my build progresses. Enjoy!

The specs I have now are:

ViK model: Saviuor
strings: 7
scale: fan-fretted 25-27"
frets: 24
neck/body system: bolt-on
fingerboard: ebony
fingerboard radius: Compound 16"-20"
neck wood: 5 piece birdseye/rosewood/birdseye/rosewood/birdseye neck
body wood: mahogany
top wood: Burl maple
fretwire type and gauge:stainless steel jumbo
binding: All contour
binding type: black ABS plastic
inlays: Sikh Khanda symbol with a very basic vine going across the fretboard and the symbol
hardware color: black(cosmo black)
bridge: ABM
tuners: Gotoh locking
pickups: ViK slanted with wooden bobbins (ebony and burl maple)
controls layout: vol, 3 way toggle, push pull to split pickups, tone
knobs: Gotoh speed
strap buttons: dunlop flush mount straplocks
color: natural
finish: high gloss front satin back

...and of course, glow in the dark sidedots!




Anyways, here's the schematic type thingy.





Birdseye maple for the neck.



And the slab of burl maple to be used as the top.





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Old 10-11-2011, 01:14 AM   #2
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Nearly forgot, a closeup of the BE neck.

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Old 10-11-2011, 01:33 AM   #3
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I like those pieces of wood.
one question though. Why not two volumes so you can blend the two pups?
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Old 10-11-2011, 01:40 AM   #4
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I like less knobs, I wasn't going to have a tone knob originally but decided to so I can mimick Masvidal's lead tone.

You post on ss.org too right? It's stealthtastic in case you haven't figured it out already :p
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Old 10-11-2011, 01:43 AM   #5
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How much is she worth?

Looks like it will be really nice though. Hopefully as good as the last Vik that came through here.
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Old 10-11-2011, 01:52 AM   #6
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I got in the 5 guitar run Vik did so it is in the mid-lower 3k region, which for a guitar with crazy ass woods, fanned frets, a crazy inlay, etc... is a pretty amazing price.
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Old 10-11-2011, 01:57 AM   #7
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The burled maple is gorgeous; seems like you have got a great list of ingredients for one hell of a guitar. Looking forward to the NGD.

BTW, fanned frets are........?
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Old 10-11-2011, 02:00 AM   #8
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I came hoping for Final Fantasy. Except for that burled maple top, I was disappointed.
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Old 10-11-2011, 02:04 AM   #9
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Your wood gives me wood, but this belongs in Guitar Building & Customizing.

I'll report it for moving.
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Old 10-11-2011, 02:06 AM   #10
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The burled maple is gorgeous; seems like you have got a great list of ingredients for one hell of a guitar. Looking forward to the NGD.

BTW, fanned frets are........?


Thanks man!

Fanned frets mean that the guitar incorporates multiple scale lengths. So instead of having say....a 25.5" scale length you would have the lowest string (the 7th in my case) with a scale length of 27" and the highest string (1st) with a 25" scale length.

Longer scale lengths let you use thinner strings for lower tunings, which (imo!) sounds better and you get a more guitar like sound instead of that super fat chunky almost bass like sound you would get with say...a 24.75" guitar tuned to drop Ab.

Now, usually the problem you get with a longer scale length such as 27" is that the higher strings sound more piano like and lose their, "sweetness". To retain that sweetness and avoid a shrill high end, the fanned fret/multiscale uses that 25" (in my case) scale length.

Additionally, a slight fan like the 2" one on this Vik feels awesome. Super ergonomic and it just feels like your hand should be there. The only issue with larger fans like 4"-5" fans is that things start feeling super weird and palm muting is harder.


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Hang around and there will be moar porn incoming

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I'll report it for moving.


Ooops, my bad.

Thanks!
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Old 10-11-2011, 05:34 AM   #12
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Old 10-11-2011, 07:36 AM   #13
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Vik makes awesome stuff man
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I'll definitely be keeping an eye on this one. Vik guitars are awesome.
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Vik makes awesome stuff man


As do you man! You did that fanned strat a while ago right? That looked ****ing awesome!
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Old 10-18-2011, 07:06 PM   #16
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Received some more porn from Vik yesterday! The mahogany to be used for the body as well as ebony boards.



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Old 10-18-2011, 08:56 PM   #17
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As do you man! You did that fanned strat a while ago right? That looked ****ing awesome!



thanks man, yeah i made that, im currently rebuilding it, and i got a 5 string ff bass in the works as well.
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Old 10-21-2011, 03:29 AM   #18
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Psyched to see that, fanned frets just look so right, btw I'm in Brampton once ever 2-4 years, maybe I'll drop by
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Old 10-21-2011, 08:54 AM   #19
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yeah sure, let me know lol

hopefully you come at a time when i have ltos of guitars in my house, instead of sold or rented.
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Old 11-02-2011, 06:18 AM   #20
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Would love to man!


Also Vik said the build should within the next two weeks. I'm pretty stoked, he's been awesome with time guesstimates.

I was originally told he'd start mid-october or late november yet he sent out loads of pictures and whatnot back in September. I can't recommend him enough especially seeing as most luthiers have a tendency to say 2 weeks but really end up taking 2 months.

Super psyched to see things really get rolling. He also takes very little time to build.

Did I mention I'm excited?
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