CT624X vs XM7 Race

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CT624X vs XM7 Race

Postby Chelydra » Wed Nov 27, 2019 6:21 pm

Slimy and I are IRL friends. So, of course we could both confirm our builds at the same time for a bit of fun. I fully expect to "lose" the race, but imagine it'll be more than worth it.

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*warms up screaming voice*

CT624X - 24 FRET CARVED TOP-CONTOUR

CS - CLEAR SATIN MATTE FINISH

FDC6 - DEEP CLEAR STAIN ON FLAME

BBE - NATURAL BODY BINDING EFFECT

CSF - CUSTOM SHOP FINISH (wide flame, purple denim Jeff, transblackburst edge & entire back, rtf headstock, gold & silver pickup poles see photo)

CMB - CHAMBERED BODY

3MM - 3PC MAPLE W/MAPLE STRIPES

THNN - THINNER NECK PROFILE

TN - TUNG OIL FINISH BACK OF NECK

H33 - POINTED 3+3 HEADSTOCK

FPH4 - FLAMED HEADSTOCK ANNIVERSARY

NPH - NON-PAINTED HEADSTOCK

FMF - FLAMED MAPLE FINGERBOARD

NIN - NO TOP INLAYS-SIDE DOTS ONLY

STF - STAINLESS STEEL FRETS

408 - BLACK COILS W/CREAM BEZELS

PPG - PICKUP POLES GOLD

G - GOLD PLATED HARDWARE

ABL - ABALONE LOGO

SL - STRAPLOCKS BY DUNLOP

5WAY - INSTALL 5 WAY SWITCH

/GD - TRUSS COVER DELETE

*shoutout to Chris Hong for putting up with me - I owe you a beer*
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Re: Chelydra and Slimy's Guitar Build/Race

Postby Slimy » Wed Nov 27, 2019 6:23 pm

XM7 - Type-X 7 Multiscale HEADLESS

RTF - RAW TONE ULTRA-THIN SATIN

AAT - ANTIQUE ASH TREATMENT

ASH - SWAMP ASH BODY

RMN - ROASTED MAPLE NECK

RMF - ROASTED MAPLE FINGERBOARD

STF - STAINLESS STEEL FRETS

ISOD - STAGGERED OFFSET DOT INLAY

IAB - ACRYLIC BLACK INLAYS

KLN - INSTALL Lithium Neck P.U.

KLB - INSTALL Lithium Bridge P.U.

PPB - PICKUP POLES BLACK

CC - <Custom Control Layout>
CC-cust supplied stacked pots. VOL:bottom KLB. top
KLN. PPB on bottom coil pickups only-PPC top coils

DSLS - DROP SHADOW LOGO SILVER

SL - STRAPLOCKS BY DUNLOP

I feel for Chris--I've been putting up with this nut for a long time. Hopefully I was a bit easier on Mike with my order.

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Re: CT624X vs XM7 Race

Postby spudmunkey » Wed Nov 27, 2019 9:10 pm

I expect the CT to "lose."

There are a short list of specs that make for faster builds, and the X has two:
Bolt-on
Headless
Raw tone

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Re: CT624X vs XM7 Race

Postby Naked Ape » Thu Nov 28, 2019 5:14 am

I like a good race. Thanks for adding some excitement around here.
Those both look like great specs. Can't wait to see pics.
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Re: CT624X vs XM7 Race

Postby helldorado » Sat Nov 30, 2019 12:26 pm

spudmunkey wrote:I expect the CT to "lose."

There are a short list of specs that make for faster builds, and the X has two:
Bolt-on
Headless
Raw tone


Except, it's also a Type-X and Jeff said 12-16 weeks from the time they opened up ordering until delivery. So at best, maybe 10-12 weeks? Otherwise, it's definitely the type of build that suits itself to a fast turnaround, even when the shop is busy.

But the CT also has a finish done by Jeff, and those result in maximum build times...

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Re: CT624X vs XM7 Race

Postby Chelydra » Tue Dec 03, 2019 2:48 pm

Tell 'em the news, Slimy...
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Re: CT624X vs XM7 Race

Postby Slimy » Tue Dec 03, 2019 5:29 pm

And the Type-X forgot to turn at the first hairpin.... :wall:

It would seem they can't roast necks long enough for the XM7, which has resulted in some emails back and forth and a renewed sense of option overload on my part while trying to adjust the specs to my liking.... Oh the joys of ordering a custom build!

I'm open to suggestions. I think the front runner right now is 3-piece walnut and bloodwood, royal ebony bloodwood board, and pearl black inlays.

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Re: CT624X vs XM7 Race

Postby spudmunkey » Tue Dec 03, 2019 6:19 pm

Aww, that sucks. They much be juuuuuuust that little bit longer than the Vader, or perhaps just when paired with the slightly-wider neck blank of a 7-string.

I know they said the Vader necks would fit, but only the 25.5" scale...so those might be *right* on the cusp of fitting.

I like the walnut/bloodwood idea. Alternatively, the 3-piece maple was also a free option for Black Friday/Cyber Monday. Pair that with the royal ebony and the AAT? That could look cool, too, if they'd still honor it. But again, the walnut/bloodwood sounds killer, and unique compared to most other guitars.

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Re: CT624X vs XM7 Race

Postby Slimy » Wed Dec 04, 2019 6:58 pm

Yeah, the oven fits scales up to 25.5", but the multi-necks are at least 1.5" longer, according to Mike. (I guess I believe him, and it's not just the world out to get me.)

But, after some extremely rough Photoshop mock-ups, I'm liking the idea of walnut/bloodwood. It's sharp, and, like you pointed out, it's not something you see every day. I also think I'm going to change the logo to black, since the black markers don't pop as much on bloodwood, and pearl just doesn't look right on it.

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Re: CT624X vs XM7 Race

Postby Chelydra » Thu Dec 05, 2019 11:28 pm

"Rough Photoshop" :lol:

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