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New Aries Flamed Redwood

Posted: Sat Nov 18, 2017 2:43 am
by MarshallTSL
Waiting on my first Aries!

I ordered it with a Flamed Redwood top and no bezels. This was the look I was going for:

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Re: New Aries Flamed Redwood

Posted: Sat Nov 18, 2017 6:56 am
by gumbynotpokey
Good seeing you on here - seems like it's been a while.

WELL THIS should be a real looker, eh?

:applause:

Re: New Aries Flamed Redwood

Posted: Sat Nov 18, 2017 8:22 am
by spudmunkey
Do you mean no bevels?

Can't wait to see it!

Re: New Aries Flamed Redwood

Posted: Sun Nov 19, 2017 1:05 pm
by RockCrue
Sounds like it will be a beauty!!!

Re: New Aries Flamed Redwood

Posted: Sun Nov 19, 2017 4:44 pm
by gumbynotpokey
Crue!

(Go look at our SH550 NGD!)

Sorry, back to the thread.

Re: New Aries Flamed Redwood

Posted: Sun Nov 19, 2017 7:03 pm
by skully13a
:hijack:
It's all good. T'was temporary, lads!

I'll be stoked to check out your NGD when your redwood Aries gets there. Until then, I hope the wait ain't too bad for you. :wink:

Re: New Aries Flamed Redwood

Posted: Sat Dec 02, 2017 11:21 am
by EL_SUPER_BEASTO
You're going to love it, I have a flame Redwood top and it's dead gorgeous from any distance.

Re: New Aries Flamed Redwood

Posted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 9:25 pm
by peoplearestrange
wow i didn't even know they offered redwood tops! should look amazing

Re: New Aries Flamed Redwood

Posted: Sun Dec 10, 2017 2:33 pm
by MarshallTSL
Um. Yeah. Thanks for the linguistic checkup!

spudmunkey wrote:Do you mean no bevels?

Can't wait to see it!

Re: New Aries Flamed Redwood

Posted: Sun Dec 10, 2017 2:46 pm
by MarshallTSL
Getting to know the team in Escondido really helps. Being a courteous, enthusiastic good guy, with exceptionally realistic expectations helps.

I flew in from DC to meet with Flock my last three guitars. It helps to go in person when you're doing a really special build. When I ordered the Ziricote SH65 (the last one they ever made), I got a personal tour from Jeff and we went through his wood closet. Don't expect that, unless you let them know well in advance that you're coming and that you're trying to buy something really exceptional and are ready to pull the trigger while you're there. Expect your showroom order to take longer than you think it will. In other words, plan for more than 15 minutes, even if you know exactly what you want.

It was in Jeff's personal closet I saw some of his flamed redwood, and when I saw this Melancon, it all just clicked.

BTW, here's my SH65 from Facebook. What you can't see is a ridiculous "Baked" Kiesel Treated Flamed Maple neck, and a Mother Of Pearl Logo. And the hefty price tag. It is the sexiest neck I've ever played. Maybe the completely sick Flamed Koa Neck on this Aries will top it!!!

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peoplearestrange wrote:wow i didn't even know they offered redwood tops! should look amazing

Re: New Aries Flamed Redwood

Posted: Sun Dec 10, 2017 2:54 pm
by MarshallTSL
Thanks Gumby! Hope you're doing well.

And it has been a really, really long time. Thanks for remembering me!

Merry Christmas.

Mark

gumbynotpokey wrote:Good seeing you on here - seems like it's been a while.

WELL THIS should be a real looker, eh?

:applause:

Re: New Aries Flamed Redwood

Posted: Sun Dec 10, 2017 4:48 pm
by gumbynotpokey
MarshallTSL wrote:Thanks Gumby! Hope you're doing well.

And it has been a really, really long time. Thanks for remembering me!

Merry Christmas.

Mark

gumbynotpokey wrote:Good seeing you on here - seems like it's been a while.

WELL THIS should be a real looker, eh?

:applause:


LOL! Remember?!? LOL!!! Of course!

Bro, I beg you to look at the SH550 NGD thread I put up. :)

Re: New Aries Flamed Redwood

Posted: Fri Mar 09, 2018 5:16 am
by MarshallTSL
Sorry for not posting this earlier, but we didn't end up with the product we were hoping for. It's not Flock's fault.

SO. I had a decision to make. Do I keep this build? Do I start over? So, I did both. It took some time to rethink it, but I just pulled the trigger yesterday. First-world problems, no doubt.

I'm going to keep this build, but have ordered a White Limba neck (HR33 headstock) for it and am moving the Flamed Koa neck over to a new Aries A6X build.

The new Aries build will have a beveled Koa body, Master Grade Quilt Top and, (insert drum roll), Jeff's going to do a Red Candy finish. It'll be the first Red Candy Jeff's been willing to do. I love the Blue Candy, but I already have a CT6 in Deep Blue (see below) and I wanted something different. It'll also have an HSH layout with Acoustic Saddles and a Contour Trem.

BTW, I ordered White Mother of Pearl logos for both of them. You guys know it's a thing now, right? Not frequently requested (maybe because it's not on the builder), but definitely available and costs the same as Abalone.

Here are some of the pics. You can see that it's not what I was going for, but she's pretty. And red.

Flamed Redwood, Raw
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Finished Top
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Rear View, still on the rack. Sick Flamed Koa Neck
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Body and Neck Side. You can see the 3pc Maple slice
Aries Body & Neck Side.jpg


Truly a sick Flamed Koa Neck
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Ebony Headstock overlay with Mother Of Pearl Logo
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My first Carvin! A Deep Blue CT6
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And, the Ziricote SH65 stunner
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Re: New Aries Flamed Redwood

Posted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:06 pm
by MarshallTSL
Update: The Red Candy is way too "pink" for my tastes, so I went with a Hawaii Blue on the new build and wood knobs. I'm not sure what I was expecting, but maybe something between Candy Apple Red and Deep Red, but it's not...

Also ( :roll: ) Jeff called me out on the wall of shame video from a couple of weeks back, and it sorta bummed me out, especially since that build was ready in December; I've been waiting for the new build to swap necks ever since.

Re: New Aries Flamed Redwood

Posted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:11 pm
by Doctor Turn
Methinks therewith abideth a Sick Koa Neck.