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PostPosted: Fri Jun 17, 2016 8:16 am 
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Location: Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Well, it's actually a Westone Spectrum, but you'll see.

Been wanting to make a reverse headstock Phoenix for a while now. Finding that neck is the tough part! I love the maple Phoenix necks.
So I had to settle for a Westone Spectrum LX neck instead. It should arrive Monday, ready to be cannibalized.

Ever wonder what a reverse headstock Phoenix/Spectrum would look like? Here's a rough mock up...


I may slap the lefty neck on the Red Burst '84 Phoenix I have, not sure yet. Thoughts?

"GREAT Googiley moogilie Jack...jumpin jehosephat, hot dang and all".
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 17, 2016 12:44 pm 
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Location: Hervey Bay, Australia
I like it... sort of!

All of the reverse headstocks I've ever seen have been canted back heaps, too, and as a design feature I have reservations simply because of ease of tuning on the fly...

I say tear into it!! :up:

Every guitarist I would cross paths with would tell me that I should have a flashy guitar, whatever the latest fashion model was, and I used to say, 'Why? Mine works, doesn't it? It's a piece of wood and six strings, and it works.'

Angus Young

PostPosted: Sat Jun 18, 2016 8:11 am 
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Awesome! Sounds like you think like I do: I'm always looking at pictures and thinking "I could put this part with that piece, and then add a different ...."

Lately I've been waxing nostalgic about a Kramer Focus I had back in the 80s. Partly because I found out that they too were made by Matsomoku! mine was white, with black pick guard, humbucker with coil split, plus two single coils. Also had a locking Floyd Rose. It also had the pre-melted-Hershey-bar neck, which I liked the style of much better.

At some point I gave it to my brother, and I'm not sure what happened to it after that.

Anyway, lately I find myself looking at Kramers, plus bodies and necks, on eBay.


:D X260n Blonde Invicta! (1980)
:) Gibson Les Paul Studio (2007, walnut with black hardware, active EMGs)
:) Alvarez Yairi (1992)
:) Art & Lutherie 12 String

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