Purple Elegance in the Pipeline

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Purple Elegance in the Pipeline

Postby SilkyHotLicks » Tue Nov 14, 2017 6:20 pm

Hey Folks,
I haven't visited the community in a bit but I've officially got build #4 in the oven in honor of my mom who passed away on October 21st. Her favorite color was purple and she was a woman who loved her bling so the theme of this guitar is purple and gold. Here are the specs.

SH7X
Deep Purple Quilted Top
Deep Purple Quilted Headstock
Gold Painted Binding
Rear Matches Top Color
Painted Satin Back Of Neck
Black Ebony Fingerboard
Diamond Shape MOP Inlays
EVO Regular Gold Frets
C26N & C26T Pickups
Center Position AP13
Acoustic Saddles
Custom Pickup Wiring
Gold Hardware
Gold Logo
Dunlop Straplocks
Etched Truss Rod Cover
L1: Purple
L2: Elegance
Ultimate Soft Guitar Case

My only concern is the custom wiring and the super switch that I ordered and sent to them. I hope that they get it right.
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Re: Purple Elegance in the Pipeline

Postby spudmunkey » Tue Nov 14, 2017 6:26 pm

Whoa... purple with gold painted binding? That's going to be one sexy sonofasemi-hollow!

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Re: Purple Elegance in the Pipeline

Postby arahobob » Tue Nov 14, 2017 6:32 pm

Great call on the pups! My favs!
Can't wait to see this one - looks great
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Re: Purple Elegance in the Pipeline

Postby skully13a » Tue Nov 14, 2017 7:20 pm

Yeah man...Gold on Purple Looks regal as a mofo. 8)
That will be a cool guitar. :ninja:
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Re: Purple Elegance in the Pipeline

Postby gumbynotpokey » Wed Nov 15, 2017 2:49 am

Tell us about the switch and wiring. I'm curious.

Coda will dig this color scheme.

I can't wait to see the gold binding stripe. Wow!
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Re: Purple Elegance in the Pipeline

Postby SilkyHotLicks » Wed Nov 15, 2017 5:14 am

gumbynotpokey wrote:Tell us about the switch and wiring. I'm curious.

Coda will dig this color scheme.

I can't wait to see the gold binding stripe. Wow!

Well I'm mostly a neck pickup or neck / center pickup type of player and I believe that this pickup wiring offers the neck pickup sound(s) of a Carvin (PAF-ish) of course, but also a Les Paul, A Strat and a Tele. I've got a similar setup on my C66 with C22's in an HH configuration and it works well for me.

Current_5-Way_HSH_Pickup_Selection%20(IC).jpg

I'm using the Oak Grigsby Super Switch with the following wiring.

Switch_Diagram.jpg

I've seen someone else on this forum do something like this so I'm hoping that it is not a problem.
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Re: Purple Elegance in the Pipeline

Postby Terry Tibbs » Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:01 am

Can’t wait to see it. Purple and gold go together like peas and carrots.

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Re: Purple Elegance in the Pipeline

Postby ElfDude » Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:13 am

spudmunkey wrote:Whoa... purple with gold painted binding? That's going to be one sexy sonofasemi-hollow!


Agreed!
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Re: Purple Elegance in the Pipeline

Postby MarshallTSL » Sun Dec 10, 2017 3:10 pm

I just refinished and refurbished my 1977 Les Paul Pro Deluxe with 2 P90s.

Instead of using a stock 3-way toggle, I used a 6-way Free-Way Switch switch and it turned out amazing. Really, truly.

https://www.freewayswitch.com/

You can get them at Stewmac. I was thinking of using it on my last Kiesel build, but there was already too much going on with an HSH Aries.
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Re: Purple Elegance in the Pipeline

Postby ilyti » Tue Dec 12, 2017 2:09 pm

This is going to be like if Prince was a 7-string. Not "if Prince played a 7-string". If Prince was a 7-string.

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Re: Purple Elegance in the Pipeline

Postby Doctor Turn » Tue Dec 12, 2017 3:34 pm

I'm tellin ya, man... Frampton-wire a 3 way (need 3 volumes) is the best way to deal with a triple pickup guitar. That will look on the surface just like a LP. Then throw two mini switches for the splitters and you will have absolutely every single possible combination of those pickups in single and bucker with nothing excluded at all.

That purple and gold sounds so much like one of my favorite Carvins of all time, Coda's semihollow double cut (a 445 I believe) w a Big trem. Extraordinary.
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Postby wickid » Wed Dec 13, 2017 8:56 am

ilyti wrote:This is going to be like if Prince was a 7-string. Not "if Prince played a 7-string". If Prince was a 7-string.


This is what it sounds like, ... when Jeff cries. :wink: nyuk
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Re: Purple Elegance in the Pipeline

Postby SilkyHotLicks » Sat Feb 17, 2018 7:27 pm

She's here!
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Thanks Kiesel!
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Re: Purple Elegance in the Pipeline

Postby ElfDude » Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:59 pm

Whoa!!! :shock: :shock: :shock:
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Re: Purple Elegance in the Pipeline

Postby Azbats63 » Sun Feb 18, 2018 8:05 am

Oh. My. Gawd!

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Postby Doctor Turn » Mon Feb 19, 2018 6:44 am

Wickid is going to be drooling!! (He of the purple CT)

That came out freaking spectaclunuclear.
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Postby wickid » Mon Feb 19, 2018 7:56 am

SilkyHotLicks wrote:She's here!
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Thanks Kiesel!


This - :drool: :drool: :drool:
... and then I just passed out!!
:lol:
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Re: Purple Elegance in the Pipeline

Postby Doctor Turn » Mon Feb 19, 2018 8:09 am

(as I was just saying :laughhard: )
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Postby wickid » Mon Feb 19, 2018 8:32 am

Doctor Turn wrote:(as I was just saying :laughhard: )


Yeah, I saw that. :mrgreen:
twoo, so twoo.
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Re: Purple Elegance in the Pipeline

Postby brooks.kaplan » Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:14 pm

Sheeet.... maybe I shoulda done purple quilt on my order. that looks amazing


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