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Speculating I would probably go for:
The Beluga ZM8
Alder solid body (or maybe chambered with a maple or birch top)
Hipshot fixed bridge
White-White gloss body
White Kiesel logo, no shadow
Clear natural gloss (maybe satin) on the neck
Flamed Maple neck (or maybe a 5 piece neck for fun and added stability)
Ebony fretboard, no streaking
Abalone staggered/offset inlays
Stainless steel jumbo frets
Beryllium or Holdsworth bridge pickup with white bobbins, chrome pole pieces and screws
Beryllium neck pickup with white bobbins, chrome pole pieces and screws
White top hat knobs
Ebony (or purpleheart) rear electronics control cover
OP50: locate upper strap pin like HH guitars, behind neck heel
Other substitutions might include a purpleheart fretboard, just because (!). Maybe a light swamp ash body or anything that would give it a clear voice without sounding too fat or muddy in the low end. Probably the bolt-on neck will see to that anyway.
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gibvel wrote:Thought I heard, somewhere, that they wouldn't do a white logo on a white guitar or a black logo on a black guitar. Hmmmmm.
They will do a black drop shadow logo on a black guitar, one of my Ultra V's has it.
6 (yes, 6) Ultra V's, Aries A6H, NZ624M Neil Zaza Signature, CS3, GH3, Solo S6H
GH3 on order
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spudmunkey wrote:I feel like there was a specific call-out about black-on-black and white-on-white logos around the start of the new year when they were talking about paring down the 5-piece neck options, etc.
Yeah, I remember Jeff saying something on a video but can't remember which one.
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and i just wonder about the neck profile.
i didn't order the "thin neck".
my question is, the normal neck depth, is it to large or just still normal?
because i'm asian guy, i have shorter finger compared to USA man.
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Although, it would contribute to the individuals preference of neck thickness and profile.
Is there anybody who can be helpful, and give an accurate description between a standard 6 string neck thickness, and a standard 8 string thickness? I believe that was 'andriewi1005's question.
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I took a 'mostly' accurate caliper measurement of my V8 at approximately 22mm at the nut and 27mm or so at the heel (heel measurement was less accurate) - I say 'mostly' as my caliper doesn't have a rubber coating and I'm nuts about not wanting to mar the finish. As such, the 22mm and 27mm are actually slightly larger than the real thickness as I didn't want to grind up the finish nor loosen the strings.
I've got a LP with the fat C neck and it's dramatically thicker than both my Kiesels, both of which are 8 strings (V8 & KM8).
I also have some thin profile fiddles that obviously "feel" thinner than the Kiesel profile.
Even then, I feel you can 'learn' to compensate on just about anything, even with small hands. Play/practice for a while and you'll find your thumb more 'loose' on the back of the neck while your other arm holds the body slightly tighter to allow for less thumb pressure requirements. Practice more and you'll hit notes with your fret-hand thumb without even having any fingers on the back of the neck.
Check out Sarah Longfield on youtube - she plays an 8 string Strandberg with that Endurneck asymetrical profile which, I believe, still maintains a standard industry thickness even with its unusual shape. Longfield is rather petite and often doesn't use her pinky on tapping runs due to its shortness, but she has no issues with neck thickness from what I can see.
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