ZoldosCustom carved top single cut

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ZoldosCustom carved top single cut

Postby Andrew Zoldos » Tue Sep 11, 2012 9:27 pm

I just completed this build about a week ago. Specs are:
Neck: 9 piece Sapele/ Maple/ Wenge/ Jatoba
Jatoba bound Wenge fingerboard with Jatoba inlays
22 fret set neck
12 inch radius, 25 inch scale length
Bone nut with zero fret
Body: Jatoba top and back
Maple accent layers
Walnut core
Hand carved top
Hardware: Wilkinson tuners
TOM bridge with string through ferrules top and bottom
Schaller strap locks
Gold dome knobs
Jatoba pickup rings
Electronics: Goldenage Overwound humbuckers
Vol./ Tone/ Vol./ Tone/ 3 way selector/ coil cut mini switches
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Re: ZoldosCustom carved top single cut

Postby Andrew Zoldos » Tue Sep 11, 2012 9:29 pm

More pics
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Re: ZoldosCustom carved top single cut

Postby Andrew Zoldos » Tue Sep 11, 2012 9:30 pm

A few more
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Re: ZoldosCustom carved top single cut

Postby David King » Tue Sep 11, 2012 10:13 pm

I love it, it's got a little LinkLuthier vibe to it but much more attractive in my view. The "bottle opener" headstock design seems a little less connected here but I'm not sure anyone would notice. Great work on the carving and laminations, lots of hours in there I bet.
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Re: ZoldosCustom carved top single cut

Postby Andrew Zoldos » Wed Sep 12, 2012 5:31 am

I knew that the design was similar to something, and I couldn't place it, but now I see the Link connection. Yeah, there's a few hours invested. It's hard for me to track the actual hours because I do most of my building during breaks and lunches at work. I work in a custom cabinet shop so it's woodwork all day every day. Thanks for the kind words, definitely appreciated.
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Re: ZoldosCustom carved top single cut

Postby Markku Nyytäjä » Wed Sep 12, 2012 11:16 am

That's a very beautiful guitar with a nice choice of woods. I have heard a lot of good about the Golden Age pickups. Do you have any sound clips?
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Re: ZoldosCustom carved top single cut

Postby Dan Warren » Wed Sep 12, 2012 12:20 pm

This is nice -- I especially like the heel area. How do you like the wenge as a fretboard? The stuff I've seen seemed a little rough-textured to me.
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Re: ZoldosCustom carved top single cut

Postby Andrew Zoldos » Wed Sep 12, 2012 7:53 pm

The Goldenage sound awesome, sorry but no soundclips. You definitely can't beat them for the price. I tried a pair of the GFS humbuckers in a previous guitar and they just sound really flat. The Goldenage have a lot of character and great output. With the Wenge fingerboard, I sanded it all the way to 600 and then 0000 steel wooled it. After that I took a micromesh pad to it. I know that some of the fingerboards are a little rough, but i got this one as smooth as possible. Thank you all for the compliments, it is greatly appreciated.
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Re: ZoldosCustom carved top single cut

Postby Drew Ballantyne » Sun Sep 23, 2012 7:41 pm

I love that cutout at the tip of the headstock. It looks like a puzzle piece.
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Re: ZoldosCustom carved top single cut

Postby Andrew Zoldos » Sun Sep 23, 2012 8:43 pm

Thank you Drew. I am honestly still struggling with a headstock design that I am truly comfortable with. I always keep coming back to the notched design though. I do like it as well, but am not a 100% sold on it. I think it's just one of those things that I will always be tweaking and altering.
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