#1
Ok UG, ive been researching....a lot and posted mabye 5 or 6 threads regarding specific guitars and stuff relating to this topic. basically in a couple months im going to have some decent dough to splurge on a guitar. probably somewhere around $700-$900 for me. this is a lot of money for me and i reaally want to spend it on a nice guitar considering im really happy with my other gear. so heres the options ive conisdered:

#1- Charvel SoCal in Snow White
#2- Building an explorer type guitar (ide be cutting the body, then getting the neck from warmoth. i plan to build a wood grain finished one with gold hardware and OFR)
#3- Or just searching around for a guitar that has a nice finish and an OFR.

what do you guys think my best option is here. (btw the reason i would be cutting the body for the custom build explorer is cause i want to have some part in its creation :P)
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#3
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Charvel



can you vouch for it? any experience? (nice amp btw)
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#4
The Charvel is a very nice guitar. I've played it. I also don't know if you're any good at cutting and routing, because it's a VERY precise art/science and if you **** up, you may have to start over.

And I don't know what this guitar is for. Genre?
#5
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The Charvel is a very nice guitar. I've played it. I also don't know if you're any good at cutting and routing, because it's a VERY precise art/science and if you **** up, you may have to start over.

And I don't know what this guitar is for. Genre?



i could handle the cutting, its no problem. my dad wants to help me out and hes been cutting shit for like 30 years. hes a carpenter kinda dude. as for the genre....i would like to play metal out of it sometimes, but im mostly looking for something to shred on , and get nice cleans out of.
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#7
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So more of a neoclassical, bright tone?


not necessarily too bright, but somewhere between warm and bright....leaning a little on the warmer side. something that will work for rhythm if need be
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#8
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i could handle the cutting, its no problem. my dad wants to help me out and hes been cutting shit for like 30 years. hes a carpenter kinda dude. as for the genre....i would like to play metal out of it sometimes, but im mostly looking for something to shred on , and get nice cleans out of.


So, do it as a "Father and Son" project.
Bonding with your father will be good.
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#9
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not necessarily too bright, but somewhere between warm and bright....leaning a little on the warmer side. something that will work for rhythm if need be


But mahogany would be a little too warm for you, no?

I'd recommend basswood or alder or maybe ash with a maple neck and rosewood/maple fretboard.
#10
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But mahogany would be a little too warm for you, no?

I'd recommend basswood or alder or maybe ash with a maple neck and rosewood/maple fretboard.



well again, i do want to leave a natural wood grain finish, and ive heard basswood can be quite the eye sore
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#11
Just drop a fancy-arse top on it if that's a problem. You'd still be able to see if from the sides/back, but it'd fix the main problem.
#12
Ash often has a pretty nice grain

Here's a pretty sick idea that would help balance warmth with brightness:

-Basswood body
-Cocobolo top (it is a bit expensive though, so if you can't get it, go with walnut, bubinga, or wenge)
-Maple neck
-Maple fretboard

Maybe make either the neck or fingerboard some birdseye or flame maple.

And a great neck would be birdseye/flame maple with wenge/walnut. MMmmmm
#13
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Ash often has a pretty nice grain

Here's a pretty sick idea that would help balance warmth with brightness:

-Basswood body
-Cocobolo top (it is a bit expensive though, so if you can't get it, go with walnut, bubinga, or wenge)
-Maple neck
-Maple fretboard

Maybe make either the neck or fingerboard some birdseye or flame maple.

And a great neck would be birdseye/flame maple with wenge/walnut. MMmmmm


was thinking about the flame maple neck, and bubinga body cause i love that look
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