New 24 Magnum Build in Memory of My Son

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  1. mangus

    mangus Senior Member

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    I'm rendered speechless... Beauty in the form of a guitar.
     
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  2. Skyjerk

    Skyjerk Meatbomb Silver Supporter

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    Thanks Mangus :)
     
  3. KP11520

    KP11520 Senior Member

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    Beyond Museum Quality! Every detail! You should be QUITE proud that you could put this up against any guitar ever built and it would easily go toe to toe (removing collection skews). ANY guitar!

    And if it gave you 10% of peace of the way it looks, you've come a long way through the mess of feelings. Congrats.

    The icing on the cake will be us hearing the song with this guitar, and the son you built it for, singing!

    Timeless and endless! You will always have that with the loving memories!

    When do you plan to start taking orders? What? $4K to $5K range? :naughty::naughty::naughty::naughty:

    Magnificent Chris! Truly! :h5:
     
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  4. Skyjerk

    Skyjerk Meatbomb Silver Supporter

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    Thanks for the kind words :)

    I'm not sure what I'd charge, honestly, but I dont think it would be in the range you mentioned. I dont really have a name that would command a price like that. Maybe 3kish without the inlays from the back. Those were just for me.
     
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  5. JMT Guitars

    JMT Guitars Senior Member

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    Maybe not on the commercial end, but this one here, not just to you but I think everyone on here would agree, priceless. What it symbolizes is beyond monetary value, I'm sure your son would be both proud and honored to have such a tribute. Not to mention it is particularly pretty ;)
     
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  6. Skyjerk

    Skyjerk Meatbomb Silver Supporter

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    Thanks :)

    In point of fact this particular one isn't for sale at any price.

    I'd make one like it for someone else though, minus the special inlays.
     
  7. charisjapan

    charisjapan Silver Supporter

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    Yes.
     
  8. JMT Guitars

    JMT Guitars Senior Member

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    And quite right too!
     
  9. Skyjerk

    Skyjerk Meatbomb Silver Supporter

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    As an afterthought, I debuted this guitar with my band Sunday night. It plays great, but in a band setting I felt the bridge pup (SD custom custom) lacked balls and the neck pup (SD Sentient) sounded kind of sterile. The bridge pup is definitely lacking in bottom end and the neck, well it just didnt please me. So the next day I swapped them out.
    I put a Seymour Duncan TB-6 Distortion trembucker in the bridge hole, and a Seymour Duncan SH-PG1n Pearly Gates neck in the neck hole.

    Jammed again last night and what a difference. The distortion in the bridge of this guitar is nothing but balls both playing rhythm and solo's, and the pearly gates was magical.

    NOW its my guitar :)

    Recording coming up in October.
     
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    failsafe306 Senior Member

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    PG in the neck position is heavenly. Pun intended. Goes well with a JB in the bridge.
     
  11. Skyjerk

    Skyjerk Meatbomb Silver Supporter

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    I do the JB/Jazz combo in my 22 specials, as well as my LP. I'm a big JB fan.

    The TB-6 has the same high output as a JB, but is EQ'd with a lot more mids. A much beefier tone, which is exactly what I was looking for :)
     
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    Skyjerk Meatbomb Silver Supporter

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    Phoenix has won GOTM (Guitar of the month) for September on Projectguitar.com :)
     
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    jkes01 Senior Member

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    Congrats Chris! Any of your builds are worthy, but especially this one. :thumb:
     
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    lowatter Senior Member

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    Awesome Chris! You deserve any and all accolades for this fine tribute guitar. Though it's a very sad background story, your strength and persistence truly produced a Phoenix guitar. Carry-on brother.
     
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    mux164 Senior Member

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    Congrats again, there was no competition compared to the Phoenix, what do you win apart from bragging rights? Should put it as your signature on here
     
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    charisjapan Silver Supporter

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    Well,

    yeah ...
     
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    Skyjerk Meatbomb Silver Supporter

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    Theres no actual prize. They feature your guitar on the front page of the website for the month and you are entered in the guitar of the year contest (which also has no prize). It has no real recognition other than the builders that frequent the website, but its just nice to be recognized by your peers and feels good. Same way you guys make me feel here on MLP :) My 22 Special won it back in December last year as well.

    I believe Andrew (Knightro) has won it a time or two as well
     
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    Hey @Skyjerk, congrats on the Guitar of the Year over at ProjectGuitar.com!!

    Just had to post that here, know how shy you are ... ;)

    Seriously, a well-deserved win with a guitar that has looks AND a story. Rest in Peace to Chris ... a wonderful tribute from Dad.
     
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    Skyjerk Meatbomb Silver Supporter

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    Thanks Randy :)

    Wasnt really expecting to win. Guitar of the month was cool, but of course in guitar of the year you are up against stiffer competition, and more of them as well so it didn't really occur to me I'd win. Have to admit it feel nice :)

    Everyone should be able to actually hear this guitar (and a couple of my other builds too) in a couple weeks when I finish this recording with my son Chris.

    Cant remember if I mentioned it on the forum here, I had recorded a vocal track of Chris singing. This was about 3 weeks before he died and was the last time I actually spent with him in person. Over the last few months I got a bunch of family and friends that play instruments to record all the other tracks for the song. Drums, bass, keyboards, acoustic and electric guitars. All thats left is the guitar solo which I will be recording next week using this Phoenix guitar. So it'll be my son Chris, and family and friends, all playing together. Kind of a fucked up Partridge family ;)

    I'll be posting the song once I complete the mixing and mastering.
     
  20. rockinlespaul

    rockinlespaul Oxblood Addict V.I.P. Member

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    Wow!!! What a beautiful tribute to your son Chris. Absolutely incredible!
     
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