Japanese Phantom

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Murray Kuun
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Japanese Phantom

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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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Robert Smallwood
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..form & function..by design..

What's the switching set up Murray?

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Nice! Always with great design and tastefully done!

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Ooh, classy! Nice work as always.

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

Murray Kuun
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Post 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.

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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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Murray Kuun
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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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Classy! I like it.

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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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I'm drooling.

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

Murray Kuun
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Kind words fellows, thanks. Here it is in it's custom case, just about ready to fly ....
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Tristan Williams
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Post by Tristan Williams »

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

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