Innovative Custom and Semi-Custom Electric Guitars
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Black Mesa Signature Custom
Built for Monty Addair of Glen Allen, Virginia
Body:chambered 1-piece khaya (African mahogany)
Top: bookmatched franquette walnut
Neck: TorsionLogic™ 3-piece sapele, 25.5" scale
Frets: jumbo stainless steel
Pickups: Suhr DSV/DSH+ humbuckers
Controls: 3-way pickup selector, volume, tone with pull-push coil tap, blend
Hardware: Hipshot Hardtail bridge, Schaller locking tuners, Dunlop flush-mount Strap Locks
Monty had this to say:
"I have several other custom guitars from big name high end builders and I can say that this one matches,and in some cases exceeds, the craftsmanship and quality of those guitars.
The sound is well balanced and has extended, but not accentuated, highs and lows that are not present in a different guitar that has the same pickups. It is also is very resonant and has an 'organic' nature to the tone that transmits the subtleties of your technique nicely giving you the ability to coax out a wide variety of sounds. The woodwork is superb and the craftsmanship in the body/top is a piece of art.
Also, the attention to details, from the wood back plates to the string through block and wood pickup rings, are well appreciated and helps differentiate it even further.
So, thanks for all of your work crafting a beautiful instrument that has already made it to the top of my collection. I'll let you know when it's time for a Logicaster but now I have to run as I have playing to do :-)"
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