So I ordered my guitar on April 9th, I talked to Chris Hong, who was very helpful and patient with me. I had meditated and decided on just about every spec, but being able to bounce some questions off of him definitely made me more comfortable about my build. Let's just say I'm glad I called instead of doing it all online!
Here's the build:
- Zeus Multiscale 6
Swamp Ash body
Raw tone satin Finish
Trans Aqua Blue (TQ) for the color
Antique Ash Treatment
One-Piece Maple Neck
Maple Fretboard with staggered offset acrylic blackdot inlays
Jumbo Stainless Steel Frets
White Pickups with Black Poles
White Pearl Inlay Knobs
I received the build confirmation e-mail on April 10th, in which he said they would begin tomorrow morning. So April 11th being the official start date. According to the site, the current estimated build time is 10 to 12 weeks. So I've steeled myself for a late june/early july completion date, with the secret hope that maybe it won't take that long, haha. One can dream!
I also went ahead and made a mock-up of what the final product should end up looking like using GIMP, a free photoshop type program.
Now obviously I can't know what the wood grain will end up looking like, and I don't know how accurate my coloring is to the actual Trans Aqua blue finish, but this is pretty much what I imagined in my head. Also that looks like birdseye maple, and I went with just normal maple.
So, a fairly simple build at the end of the day. I don't know if this could potentially make the build time shorter than usual, but either way I'm excited!