My Dream Custom Electric Guitar – Full Specifications
My Dream Custom Electric Guitar
This is about my fifth list of specifications for my dream custom electric guitar. It has been costed (including options) in early 2014 based on 2013 prices by Perry Ormsby from Ormsby Guitars Perth Australia at around AU$6000.00. Since then the Australian dollar has fallen by about 20% and prices of parts have gone up quite a bit.
Please Note: The featured pictures of the guitar in this post are mock-ups. This guitar has not yet been built!
I have prepared a PDF document to help you start mapping out the specifications for your Custom Electric Guitar. Use the button below to get access!
6 String Custom SX Multiscale
Wood: One piece Swamp Ash
Carving: Carved Top and rear Belly Carve
Top Color: Turquoise Blue Burst (grain filled for black grain highlights)
Rear Color: Same as top color, sunburst (grain filled for black grain highlights)
Cavity Cover: Ebony with Gold Screws
Wood: Flame Maple 1-piece
Construction: Machine screw bolt-on using gold hardware
Number of Frets: 29
Scale Length: 25.5″ – 27.5″
Finish: Clear Satin
Shape: as per sample to be provided
Nut: SX Multiscale Standard
Fretboard Inlays: Turquoise Paua Sharks
Fretboard Material: Black Ebony
Fretboard Radius: 14″
Position Markers: SX Multiscale Standard
Fret Material: SX Multiscale Standard
Fret Size/Dressing: Medium Jumbo
Fret Colour: Gold
Shape: Raven headstock with dual layers as per picture below
Colour: Flame Maple and black Ebony as per picture below
Logo: ‘Ormsby’ Overlay
Truss Rod Cover: Flame Maple as per picture below with gold screw
Neck Pickup: Single-Coil sized Old School+ Humbucker black with gold blades
Bridge Pickup: Blade Style Nunchucker Alnico 8 Humbucker black with gold screws
Volume Control: Master Volume
Tome Control: Master Varitone using standard gold knob with direction indicator.
(as shown below).
Switching: Mini toggle switch Neck pickup – coil-tap on/pickup off/coil-tap off
Mini toggle switch Bridge pickup – coil-tap on/pickup off/coil-tap off
Mini toggle switch Master – in-phase/all off/out of phase
Tuners: Spretzel Trim-Lok Locking Tuners gold-black-anodized
Bridge: SX Multiscale Standard
Strap Locks: Shaller Style Gold
Knobs: Metal Gold with direction indicator (also for Varitone)
Mini Toggle Switches: Blade Top Gold
Jack Access: Regular Side Jack Plate Gold
String Gauge: .010 – .046
Control Position and Layout
Note, mini toggle switches should operate left to right rather than up and down. Humbucker mode and in-phase should point to the left.
I asked Perry to quote the difference in cost for each of the options below while allowing for the removal of the respective feature included in the specifications above.
Neck: Flame Maple 3-piece book matched and ebony veneer pinstripes instead of 1-piece maple
Bridge: Kahler 2236 6 String Multi Scale Gold instead of SX Multiscale Standard
Custom Guitar Research
Do you feel overwhelmed by all the features listed above and are you unsure whether a custom guitar is something for you? I recommend you read what others have to say about why you would want a custom guitar. Some time back I was asking some questions on a Facebook group related to buying a custom guitar. You can find some interesting thoughts there.
You can also refer to the Ran Guitar custom build list for inspiration or get my custom specification check list via the button below:
What I Think of Custom Made Guitars
I put together a post to highlight how a custom guitar can be of benefit for you. If you are considering buying a custom guitar then I recommend that you ready as much as you can from people with experience buying a custom guitar. Go on, click here!
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