Japanese Phantom

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Japanese Phantom

Postby Murray Kuun » Tue Jun 26, 2012 2:22 am

Other than faulty bridge saddles, this project is now almost complete. Still don't like plastic binding on my guitars but ....
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Re: Japanese Phantom

Postby Robert Smallwood » Tue Jun 26, 2012 7:35 am

..form & function..by design..

What's the switching set up Murray?
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Re: Japanese Phantom

Postby Steve Senseney » Tue Jun 26, 2012 11:10 am

Nice! Always with great design and tastefully done!
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Re: Japanese Phantom

Postby Dan Hehnke » Tue Jun 26, 2012 3:27 pm

Ooh, classy! Nice work as always.
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Re: Japanese Phantom

Postby Chuck Tweedy » Tue Jun 26, 2012 10:23 pm

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.
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Re: Japanese Phantom

Postby Markku Nyytäjä » Wed Jun 27, 2012 5:12 pm

Beautiful. How does it sound? You must have tested it to find the saddles faulty.
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Re: Japanese Phantom

Postby Murray Kuun » Thu Jun 28, 2012 3:56 am

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.
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Re: Japanese Phantom

Postby Mark Swanson » Thu Jun 28, 2012 10:18 am

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.
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Re: Japanese Phantom

Postby Murray Kuun » Fri Jun 29, 2012 3:01 am

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 ....
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Re: Japanese Phantom

Postby julian gifford » Sun Jul 01, 2012 12:17 pm

Classy! I like it.
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Re: Japanese Phantom

Postby David Schwab » Sun Jul 01, 2012 1:16 pm

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!
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Re: Japanese Phantom

Postby Matthew Lau » Mon Jul 02, 2012 2:58 am

I'm drooling.

Your first guitar was great, years ago.
They just keep getting better and better.
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Re: Japanese Phantom

Postby Murray Kuun » Mon Jul 02, 2012 7:12 am

Kind words fellows, thanks. Here it is in it's custom case, just about ready to fly ....
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Re: Japanese Phantom

Postby Tristan Williams » Tue Jul 03, 2012 12:26 pm

Thats a lovely guitar! I really like your style - its modern but avoids being tacky.
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