#1
So someone offered a custom 7 string by one Malaysian luthier, Jeffrey Yong. This was what was in the description he gave;

"Selected mahogany body and neck (kinda heavy, close to a Les Paul), Seymour Duncan Jazz neck and Distortion bridge, Gotoh bridge and machine heads, brass nut, ebony fretboard with abalone birdie inlay.
Superb guitar made by world renowned luthier in gorgeous green-burst finish."

And a photo of course,


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#3
Oh another Malaysian on UG... that's rare.

Serial number + call to Jeffrey Yong?
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#4
^ +1

fwiw that top doesn't really look like mahogany. might be a plain maple top. or might be ash or something like that.

good mahogany does have the sort of grain rings like that, but it also has the wee dashes (technical term, obviously ) too, and I don't see any of those there.

EDIT: i could be wrong, of course. I'd need to have the guitar in front of me (and even then i could still be wrong ). But based on the pic provided, it looks more like maple or ash or something like that. Also the light burst colour wouldn't really look like that over (normally darker) mahogany. EDIT #2: actually I say that but upon looking again the middle actually is quite brown. Not sure. As kitty says, email the luthier and see what he says.
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#5
The color is cool!!!
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#6
agreed, i love those blue bursts.
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#7
Looks like an ash top to me...

Perhaps a lighter colored malaysan mahogany??

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#9
That wood there is either ash or an unusually well figured piece of maple. It's not mahogany. But that doesn't prove much. A lot of guitars that have mahogany bodies have a layer of maple on top and ash is also a popular choice. Mahogany itself has a darker colour with not much grain figuring. Maple and ash are very lgiht-coloured woods and have nice grain patterns so most finishes look nicer when they're done on a layer of maple or ash instead of mahogany.

What you need is a picture of the back of the guitar.
#10
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agreed, i love those blue bursts.


I don't think you'd see that colour in many other places.
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I don't think you'd see that colour in many other places.


Carvin guitars sometimes have Blueburst finish
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#12
That clear-blue burst is called caribbean burst or ocean burst usually. Fender have done it very rarely and Warmoth offer it as a standard finish. Sometimes you'll see those names being used for a green-blue burst but really that's a kind of dragon burst. Actual 'blue bursts' are usually light blue to dark blue or just blue to black.
#13
^ yeah it's normally called aqua or something related to the sea. i just said blue as a cover-all term.

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#14
is it just me, or do those bridge studs looks off?

i mean its har to tell without being in person, but IMO that bridge looks crappy.

in fact, i dont see anything all that great about that guitar. for example, the 5 way switch has two POS looking screws in the body. a MASTER luthier wouldnt do that, or they wouldnt be a MASTER. counter sink them, use palted or gold screws, finish it better. that looks like a freshman highschooler in woodshop class. counter sinking a screw hole takes about 5 seconds and chome flathead screws cant be more than 30-50 cents a peice. i see a total lack of effort here.

again, i cant even se the whole guitar, but hte more i look at it the more i think its junk. perhaps not that bad, but i just checked out jeffry Yongs website and it appears his craftsman ship is better than what is pictured above.
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is it just me, or do those bridge studs looks off?

i mean its har to tell without being in person, but IMO that bridge looks crappy.

I agree! I don't like the tremolo looks...
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