Shanks question

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  1. BurstingOut

    BurstingOut Member

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    So, I'm unclear on this and I can't find the answer online.
    Originally made in 2013 to a number of (up to?) 300, but how many runs
    were there of the Shanks CC#7? I've read here that the second run wasn't up to par
    as the original run was, so the original run is what serial #'s?
    Also, if you own a shanks what did your custombuckers measure?
    I've read that the neck pu is typical hotter than the bridge on these?
     
  2. Sct13

    Sct13 Gold Supporter Premium Member

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    I heard there were two separate runs....with the number reaching close to 300, but not quite...This of course is unconfirmed as I don't have insider knowledge...

    However the two runs are very different. I was able to compare mine with another form the second run and they the aging is different....still an excellent guitar and similar in playability.

    The pickups on mine are 7.11 Bridge and 8.12 Neck ...they are reversed from the "norm" which I think is one of the special ingredients to a great sounding LP....its OK for opinions to differ...

    you can see my vids here (can't believe that was a year ago)

     
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    I forgot I have pics from that day....the aging differences are very apparent in this shot, mine is #101 closest to the lens


    The other thing is they dropped the grain "feature" that the real Shanks does have. Probably too hard to match up the tops. Mine is very close to the original 0 2189 in its grain presentation.

    My demo is below as well.

    from four years ago .....wow ...I still own it!

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    Thanks for the info, man. Cool, I have watched your videos before! Your Shanks sounds excellent. I just bought the one that's still up on Mark's site. I should get it Saturday!
    #015 , the aging is great. Subtle flame and grain pattern on the upper bottom similar to the original. The description says the custom buckers are bridge=8.01 & neck=7.87. Not reversed, this is why I asked.
     
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    You got a great looking Shanks! Congrats! I have #143. Part of the first run. I've seen many from the second run and the aging and choice of tops seems much different. Only thing I've done is change out the shiny modern Grovers with a set of aged Grover milk bottles. They fit with the look of the guitar much better. I've never measured the pickups but the neck is definitely hotter than the bridge on mine. The neck pickup sounds incredible. I absolutely love this guitar.

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    Not to mention the neck, on the first run of Shanks at least, is widely considered one of the best ever. When you get it come back and give us some pictures and a review! Merry Christmas :cheers:
     
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    I changed the tuners as well, 1960ish milkbottles

    Nice top!
     
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    Proud shanks owner here too, you'll love it
     
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    Never played one from the second run maybe it's a different batch of wood. I got #111 it's an outstanding guitar. Treble reads 7.28 rhythm is 7:88
     
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    Well I definitely looked out for a Shanks because of the praise it has gotten here. I always wanted an aged LP, and the CC#7 really is some of the best aging out there. The color is great on these too. The pics on Mark's site look really red but i know thats from the daylight.
    Yea I'm gonna get the aged milk bottles for it. That and a good harness.
    Can't wait to pop that case open tomorrow!
     
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    Its different in different lighting, but its definatly a dark cherry burst
     
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    I’ve had a few of these and the pickups are not consistent as is the case in most of the CC guitars. Bridge is the lower wind in some and higher in others. Most get Custom Buckers and they are no different than any other Custom Buckers reissue. No special winds for the CC guitars.
     
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    Mark supposedly the shanks was supposed to come underwound. Sure seems like mine is. As has the other 3 I've played. Very consistent run. I'm sure you've seen more but........ It's been the basis for the tone I look for in buying a guitar or replacing a pickups.
     
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    Always been interested in the "Shanks". If I get another Reissue it will most likely be a CC #7. I think I'm all set with the baseball size necks. My most comfortable neck in my stable right now measures in at 0.82" - 0.86". I guess that would be similar to a R0 v2 profile. But it does have the '59 "rounded" feel to it. It actually feels bigger than those numbers would suggest.
     
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    Sct13 will most likely have the neck measurements of his Shanks, I didn't measure mine IIRC, but I really liked the neck. Being used and comfortable with most of the R9 necks, the Shanks' neck is only a hair smaller (less deep and a little shoulder less) but nowhere close to a 60 neck

    Those are wonderful guitars and I regret having sold mine. Had the best middle postion sound in my book.
     
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    I do ...

    .900 and 1.00 1st and 12th, perfect shoulders

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    ^ Ok. Thought those necks were smaller than that. But I do know shoulders are a game changer. Shanks based on a '59 or '60?
     
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    Some are smaller...its a 59 ish neck ...

    It is based on an actural 1960, but that guitar was transitional "between the years model changes" of the typical R0 that we associate a 1960 LP.
    it still has all of the 59 attributes....neck, knobs and paint.
     
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    I got it! Oh my god, the neck is so comfortable. Like hand in glove! Now I know what all the talk is about.
    And it's a beautiful thing to behold. Wow, I'm blown away by it.
     
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    Pics or it didn't happen!
     

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