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SH550 white/white

Postby gumbynotpokey » Mon Aug 07, 2017 1:39 pm

Back in the waiting room. It's been a little while.

The last custom shop instrument we got was the incredible Claro SH550 for my wife. :)

Ok, so here's an SH550 for the youngest - for turning 25.

We got GAS, cravings, and a bunch of other symptoms. Plus, with time passing, we got the itch. For newbies, the itch is a bad/late stage sign. I figured with him still doing 3 services a week plus a practice (no rotations, only guitar in the band, and guitar-led for the last few years rather than keyboard led) he is well worth it.

MIKE JONES did the call with me. I was surprisingly a bit nervous on the call. It's still exciting for me! Mike was wonderful (but we already knew and expected that).

Specs:
Standard neck and body wood
14 radius
Metal covers
2 volume, 2 tone
White/white in gloss, including headstock
Standard headstock
White painted neck and back of body
Hard tail
Gold hardware, gold logo
Black painted body binding stripe
Black ebony board with less variation
No inlays
Stainless medium jumbos
Ebony back cavity cover
White truss rod cover engraved: 25

I asked for one special request. Mike then asked, and the answer was "YES". It's nothing crazy in terms of the build, just something special for the 25th birthday. I'll show the request in pics when it arrives. The YES on this request is the kind of amazing closeness we get with this family and their employees building our instruments for us.

We continue to love this shop, and their product, and their process. And in the midst of major changes over the years, the bottom line of Quality/Cost is still totally amazing.

THANKS MIKE JONES, and THANKS JEFF for the YES. :)

We continue to love you guys.

...........and now, the wait...............
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Wife: C350, Claro top SH550, Vintage 16
Oldest: DC400M greenburst, C980TMW
Youngest: C750, GK1, CT624M Deep Black Cherry on flame, V3MC Celestion,
SH550 white/white, black binding, gold hardware
Me: LB70P jet black, LB70PF Claro BEM HAN, MB 10

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Re: SH550 white/white

Postby skully13a » Mon Aug 07, 2017 3:43 pm

Indeed. :ninja:
Sounds like it'll be a good one. I'm looking forward to checking it out. :)
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Re: SH550 white/white

Postby arahobob » Mon Aug 07, 2017 4:26 pm

Looks fantastic!

One question why do you have white / white AND white back and sides?
I'm not that familiar with the model, but the web page says
The back of the guitar and neck are finished to match the top, but you can choose to have the back unfinished to allow the mahogany to show


Of course I know better than to completely trust the website :roll:
I figured I'd at least mention it.

Can't wait to see the results - enjoy the wait!
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Re: SH550 white/white

Postby gumbynotpokey » Mon Aug 07, 2017 4:40 pm

arahobob wrote:Looks fantastic!

One question why do you have white / white AND white back and sides?
I'm not that familiar with the model, but the web page says
The back of the guitar and neck are finished to match the top, but you can choose to have the back unfinished to allow the mahogany to show


Of course I know better than to completely trust the website :roll:
I figured I'd at least mention it.

Can't wait to see the results - enjoy the wait!
:mrgreen:


In short, he wanted the back of the neck, the back of the body, and the top of the body ALL WHITE. Except for that black painted binding stripe.

Why? Not sure.

He built an all-tung kit and played that for years. Now he likes color on the back? His CT with a deep cherry flame has a black back and back of neck. Anyway, yeah - all white is definitely what he wanted. :)
Wife: C350, Claro top SH550, Vintage 16
Oldest: DC400M greenburst, C980TMW
Youngest: C750, GK1, CT624M Deep Black Cherry on flame, V3MC Celestion,
SH550 white/white, black binding, gold hardware
Me: LB70P jet black, LB70PF Claro BEM HAN, MB 10

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Re: SH550 white/white

Postby spudmunkey » Mon Aug 07, 2017 5:25 pm

Well, for years the SH550 has only clear, or black back and sides or black sides and blackburst back. So I would just want to be sure, too. ;)

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Re: SH550 white/white

Postby arahobob » Mon Aug 07, 2017 6:31 pm

spudmunkey wrote:Well, for years the SH550 has only clear, or black back and sides or black sides and blackburst back. So I would just want to be sure, too. ;)


That's why I'm questioning it.
I went right to the builder to check out the model just to read up on it.
I quoted the website above (maybe it's wrong - that's what I'm guessing)

It reads like ordering a DC600 in black with black back and sides.
It's all ready all black.
You'd be paying for something that's all ready included.
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Re: SH550 white/white

Postby gumbynotpokey » Mon Aug 07, 2017 6:55 pm

arahobob wrote:
spudmunkey wrote:Well, for years the SH550 has only clear, or black back and sides or black sides and blackburst back. So I would just want to be sure, too. ;)


That's why I'm questioning it.
I went right to the builder to check out the model just to read up on it.
I quoted the website above (maybe it's wrong - that's what I'm guessing)

It reads like ordering a DC600 in black with black back and sides.
It's all ready all black.
You'd be paying for something that's all ready included.


Just my compulsiveness, but the builder didn't drop white back and back of neck when WHITE/WHITE was chosen for the basic color. So, making no assumptions, I told Mike we wanted the whole thing white, just to be clear (no pun on "clear"). :) We were not charged for saying it, so it does seem to be included as a color on the back, especially since neither RNC nor black back were chosen. :)
Wife: C350, Claro top SH550, Vintage 16
Oldest: DC400M greenburst, C980TMW
Youngest: C750, GK1, CT624M Deep Black Cherry on flame, V3MC Celestion,
SH550 white/white, black binding, gold hardware
Me: LB70P jet black, LB70PF Claro BEM HAN, MB 10

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Re: SH550 white/white

Postby Coda » Tue Aug 08, 2017 5:21 am

AWEB - All white except binding. Yes?

Congrats on being in the waiting room GNP. So this will be your son's second? I guess this proves that being a multi-Kiesel/Carvin owner may be genetically acquired...
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Re: SH550 white/white

Postby Treadplatedual » Tue Aug 08, 2017 6:09 am

Hoooboy, sounds awesome. Love me some WW, and semi-hollows are amazing :D
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Re: SH550 white/white

Postby ElfDude » Tue Aug 08, 2017 7:14 am

Oh man. That is going to be SO gorgeous! 8)
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Re: SH550 white/white

Postby Doctor Doug » Tue Aug 08, 2017 10:24 am

I love white guitars! Much yumminess incoming!!

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Re: SH550 white/white

Postby arahobob » Tue Aug 08, 2017 1:45 pm

gumbynotpokey wrote: I told Mike we wanted the whole thing white, just to be clear (no pun on "clear"). :) We were not charged for saying it, so it does seem to be included as a color on the back, especially since neither RNC nor black back were chosen. :)


Excellent! :mrgreen:
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Re: SH550 white/white

Postby gumbynotpokey » Tue Aug 08, 2017 3:13 pm

Thanks for the comments, everyone! Good to see you guys in here chiming in.

BTW, forgot to say, it's 2 volume, 2 tone as well. :)
Wife: C350, Claro top SH550, Vintage 16
Oldest: DC400M greenburst, C980TMW
Youngest: C750, GK1, CT624M Deep Black Cherry on flame, V3MC Celestion,
SH550 white/white, black binding, gold hardware
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Re: SH550 white/white

Postby gumbynotpokey » Wed Aug 09, 2017 3:15 am

Coda wrote:AWEB - All white except binding. Yes?

Congrats on being in the waiting room GNP. So this will be your son's second? I guess this proves that being a multi-Kiesel/Carvin owner may be genetically acquired...


yes, sir...all white except the black binding stripe :)
Wife: C350, Claro top SH550, Vintage 16
Oldest: DC400M greenburst, C980TMW
Youngest: C750, GK1, CT624M Deep Black Cherry on flame, V3MC Celestion,
SH550 white/white, black binding, gold hardware
Me: LB70P jet black, LB70PF Claro BEM HAN, MB 10

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Re: SH550 white/white

Postby gumbynotpokey » Mon Aug 14, 2017 7:37 pm

Week one is behind us.

:)
Wife: C350, Claro top SH550, Vintage 16
Oldest: DC400M greenburst, C980TMW
Youngest: C750, GK1, CT624M Deep Black Cherry on flame, V3MC Celestion,
SH550 white/white, black binding, gold hardware
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Re: SH550 white/white

Postby gumbynotpokey » Mon Aug 21, 2017 6:14 pm

Week 2 is behind us.

:)
Wife: C350, Claro top SH550, Vintage 16
Oldest: DC400M greenburst, C980TMW
Youngest: C750, GK1, CT624M Deep Black Cherry on flame, V3MC Celestion,
SH550 white/white, black binding, gold hardware
Me: LB70P jet black, LB70PF Claro BEM HAN, MB 10

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Re: SH550 white/white

Postby gumbynotpokey » Mon Aug 28, 2017 5:56 pm

Week 3 is behind us.
Wife: C350, Claro top SH550, Vintage 16
Oldest: DC400M greenburst, C980TMW
Youngest: C750, GK1, CT624M Deep Black Cherry on flame, V3MC Celestion,
SH550 white/white, black binding, gold hardware
Me: LB70P jet black, LB70PF Claro BEM HAN, MB 10

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Re: SH550 white/white

Postby gumbynotpokey » Mon Sep 04, 2017 4:17 am

Week four is behind us.

(Dear Passengers: we have now entered the "doldrums" phase of the journey. The Captain recommends reading a good book, binge - watching dash cam bad driving compilation videos on YouTube, etc. And remember to please be kind to fellow passengers.)

Ugh. The Wait.
Wife: C350, Claro top SH550, Vintage 16
Oldest: DC400M greenburst, C980TMW
Youngest: C750, GK1, CT624M Deep Black Cherry on flame, V3MC Celestion,
SH550 white/white, black binding, gold hardware
Me: LB70P jet black, LB70PF Claro BEM HAN, MB 10

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Re: SH550 white/white

Postby slayer » Mon Sep 04, 2017 11:50 am

Can`t wait to see this one!!
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