FDP Forum / Reverse slant bridge pickup on a right handed guitar/ 11 messages in thread.

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VooDoo68



USA

May 16th, 2016 10:43 PM        

Hi everyone, I have a question about a custom shop order.<br /> <br /> I want to have a right handed body (no upside down guitar for me) but I want the bridge pickup to have the reverse slant direction.<br /> <br /> So, can the custom shop route out just the bridge pickup slot in the reverse direction or do they need to cut out a swimming pool worth of wood?<br /> <br /> Thanks!



LeftRightOut

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Australia

too many guitars and not enough hands
May 17th, 2016 01:50 AM        

They can do a reverse route but it would be a master built guitar with the masterbuilt premium price.<br /> <br />



VooDoo68



USA

May 17th, 2016 09:01 AM        

I guess I will be getting my very first masterbuilt guitar!<br /> <br /> Thanks for the reply



VooDoo68



USA

May 17th, 2016 03:38 PM        

I put my request in to fender...they said they are checking to see if it can be done because there are artists names involved...Hendrix, trower, srv etc.<br /> <br /> hmm...seems like some of my requests may be stepping on some big toes.<br /> <br /> we'll see.



stratcowboy

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USA/Taos, NM

May 17th, 2016 03:53 PM        

Just get it routed like a standard American Strat is these days...no big deal. Those have a small rectangular rout for both bridge and neck pups and a standard slot for the middle pup (NOT a universal rout). That way, all you have to worry about is a different pickguard. Paying a Masterbuilt price for a small adjustment like that is using a sledge hammer as a fly swatter.



VooDoo68



USA

May 17th, 2016 04:22 PM        

yes, that will be an option if it gets to that.<br /> <br /> My last teambuilt cost me 4k...my friend got a masterbuilt for around 5k.<br /> <br /> I might take the plunge just to say I have a masterbuilt guitar<br /> <br />



stratcowboy

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USA/Taos, NM

May 17th, 2016 07:06 PM        

"I might take the plunge just to say I have a masterbuilt guitar"<br /> <br /> That's a different issue entirely. If what you want is a showpiece with bragging rights, then Masterbuilt is certainly an option. It may, or may not, actually be a better guitar. Too many variables to be sure...mojo being the elusive thing it is...<br />



VooDoo68



USA

May 17th, 2016 07:29 PM        

Well, I just pulled the trigger on a masterbuilt.<br /> <br /> Its going to take 8-14 months to complete. Tomorrow Fender is letting me know which masterbuilder will take my project. They said its between John Cruz, Dennis Galuszka, and Greg Fessler.<br /> <br /> They quoted my price at 7k includes tax and shipping.<br /> <br /> I can let you know my specs if you want.



stratcowboy

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USA/Taos, NM

May 17th, 2016 09:31 PM        

They going to throw in a car for extra measure?



VooDoo68



USA

May 17th, 2016 11:09 PM        

its pricey...<br /> <br /> well see if I like it.



Peegoo

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May 18th, 2016 05:39 AM        

The custom shop can do anything at all. <br /> <br /> It's like with racing: the fastest you can go has a whole lot to do with how much money you are willing to spend to get there.



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