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Japanese Phantom

PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2012 2:22 am
by Murray Kuun
Other than faulty bridge saddles, this project is now almost complete. Still don't like plastic binding on my guitars but ....

Re: Japanese Phantom

PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2012 7:35 am
by Robert Smallwood
..form & function..by design..

What's the switching set up Murray?

Re: Japanese Phantom

PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2012 11:10 am
by Steve Senseney
Nice! Always with great design and tastefully done!

Re: Japanese Phantom

PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2012 3:27 pm
by Dan Hehnke
Ooh, classy! Nice work as always.

Re: Japanese Phantom

PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2012 10:23 pm
by Chuck Tweedy
I don't know ... the white binding kinda' works.
It may not appeal to your sense of style Murray, but it has a very "guitar" look to it.

Re: Japanese Phantom

PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2012 5:12 pm
by Markku Nyytäjä
Beautiful. How does it sound? You must have tested it to find the saddles faulty.

Re: Japanese Phantom

PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2012 3:56 am
by Murray Kuun
No I could not test it, the saddle height adjustments did not work (4 saddles) so some of the strings are almost flat on the fretboard.
But, the new one has arrived so I'll know soon. I do not expect it to sound much different to my previous phantom with the same pickups (bare knuckle mules) and same wood.

The client asked for a mini switch to be fitted to each pickup for the coil splitting.

Re: Japanese Phantom

PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2012 10:18 am
by Mark Swanson
The client asked for a mini switch to be fitted to each pickup for the coil splitting.


Murray, in my opinion I think you should ask him if he would consider using push/pull pots to do the coil switching. Adding miniswitches will clutter up the guitar, and the same thing can be done with the pots. I love a clean design and I can see you do too.

Re: Japanese Phantom

PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2012 3:01 am
by Murray Kuun
Although the basic design is mine, this client was very specific about the exact specs and he was not negotiable.
I'd prefer almost no switching myself, this is just extra clutter - but then I don't have to play it :-). In fact, if it
were for myself, I'd only have a neck pick-up.

I have one of the pull-switches in stock and I'm not sure that there is enough depth in the cavity for this kind
of switch?

Anyway, the new bridge is now fitted and the connections will be done this week-end ....

Re: Japanese Phantom

PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2012 12:17 pm
by julian gifford
Classy! I like it.

Re: Japanese Phantom

PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2012 1:16 pm
by David Schwab
Chuck Tweedy wrote:I don't know ... the white binding kinda' works.
It may not appeal to your sense of style Murray, but it has a very "guitar" look to it.


I agree! I love plastic building. Looks like a "real" guitar. :)

Great looking guitar Murray!

Re: Japanese Phantom

PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2012 2:58 am
by Matthew Lau
I'm drooling.

Your first guitar was great, years ago.
They just keep getting better and better.

Re: Japanese Phantom

PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2012 7:12 am
by Murray Kuun
Kind words fellows, thanks. Here it is in it's custom case, just about ready to fly ....

Re: Japanese Phantom

PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2012 12:26 pm
by Tristan Williams
Thats a lovely guitar! I really like your style - its modern but avoids being tacky.