#1
Hello guys,

I play in a progressive death/thrash band, where I play in clean parts, soft low gain parts (somewhat bluesy/jazzy sounding) and highly distorted metal riffing. Besides lead, i play also rhythm, from fast picking gallops and riffs to big 5/6 string chords.
Therefore, I am/was looking for a guitar that had a good sound and intonation, with a fast neck that isn't very thick, but that didn't fledge and was resistant to the string tension (to be played in Standard B tuning for a 7string, or Drop A at most), being the many focus to have a good distorted sound for rhythm and soloing, with the sound not getting too muddy and unclear.
I love Vs and since I play in the classic position, the V suits my playing very well.

After several contacts and several readings, I started talking with Marty Siggery to layout the specs for my custom-made Siggery V7 guitar. And here they are:

Body type
Based on the Ran InVader, right handed
http://www.ranguitars.com/images/galeria/part14/img/ran-guitars-14-078-invader.jpg
http://www.ranguitars.com/images/galeria/part14/img/ran-guitars-14-021-invader.jpg

Body Wood
Northern Ash

Neck wood
5pcs mahogany/wenge

Neck type
Bolt-on

Fretboard
Ebony

Number frets
24frets

Fret size
Dunlop 6130

width at nut
48mm

thickness at 1st fret
19mm

thickness at 12th fret
21 mm

Fretboard radius
17"

Scale
25,5”

Nut
Locking

Bridge
Official Floyd Rose

Straplocks
Dunlop

Tuners
Schaller M6

Pickups
Ceramic BKP Black Hawk set

Headstock Shape
V, 4-and-3 Dean style
http://www.ranguitars.com/images/galeria/part2/img/yIMG_1722.jpg

Knobs
2, volume and tone

Selector
3-way toggle

Hardware colour
Black

Finishes
Red flame maple top http://www.waghornguitars.com/gallery/electric/122.jpg, or
Cocolobo top http://www.edroman.com/general/images/qsg-K-glamour.jpg, or
Dark quilted top http://www.siggeryguitars.co.uk/siggery-8-string-heresy.htm

Headstock finish
Matching body

Back body finish
Satin/oil finish, dark

Binding
If possible, black

Inlays
Crescent moons
http://www.ranguitars.com/images/galeria/part13/img/ran-guitars-13-123.jpg
Initials logo on the 12th fret or between 11th and 13th frets
http://www.ranguitars.com/images/galeria/part15/img/ran-guitars-15-107.jpg

My questions/things i want to know are:
- Would this be a good guitar (spec-wise) or should I change anything?
- What's your experience with the Siggery guitars?

Please refrain from giving me the "you will never know if it is a great guitar without playing it" story: I've heard it a million times and have used it myself too. this is a custom-made guitar. That means it does not exist at the time being, so I cannot test it. What I wanna know is spec-related, if it is a good combination of woods, if the sounds properties will work for the band sound I'm looking for; and your personal experience with Siggery guitars.

Thank you very much in advance for all your opinions.
Last edited by LIPCoelho at Mar 3, 2013,
#2
nice looking guitar i like it in the black with those moon inlays but thats just me, if i was to have a cap it would be the flame red that just looks awesome - as for siggery never heard of em, never seen one either - have fun
what part of ride hard dont you understand.
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#3
My lord, that cocolobo top is amazing.

Why bolt-on though? Unless that's just your preference.
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#4
Our opinions don't matter.

If you have any concerns you need to talk to Marty about it. He is your builder and would be able to give you the best advice.

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#5
Quote by hobbit1066
nice looking guitar i like it in the black with those moon inlays but thats just me, if i was to have a cap it would be the flame red that just looks awesome - as for siggery never heard of em, never seen one either - have fun

thanks man.
in the black~? didnt get that part.
personally i love the flamed maple one.

Quote by thebestjoe
My lord, that cocolobo top is amazing.
Why bolt-on though? Unless that's just your preference.

preference and satefy: bolt-ons can be repaired/changed.
cocolobo looks awesome, but im not sure if it suits the rest of the guitar :P

Quote by Tom 1.0
Our opinions don't matter.

If you have any concerns you need to talk to Marty about it. He is your builder and would be able to give you the best advice.

i am in contact with Marty, and i have to say: the guy is as nice as it gets.
#6
a forum org user advised me to, if I want to pick a floyd bridge, to pick anything but a Floyd Rose.
from my research, I found that the OFR seems to perform better than the Kahler, since most of the OFR problems I have my bassist to work them out (set up and stuff).
are there any better alternatives floyd-bridge wise? Hipshot bridges for example?