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Offline rikkitzo

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« on: April 21, 2006, 02:41:05 PM »
I'd like to address this question to the Washburn peeps.  I've been using the N2 for years.  I am just bothered by the Stephen Cutaway Design.  It is smooth and stuff but I would really like to see a neck through body N Series Guitar.  I imagine it to look exactly like an N4 with a pull-pot like an N2, Original Floyd rose, Maybe a louder neck pick-up.  How much would it take to have this guitar made?  How about coming up with one and maybe a hardtail version.  This would be the coolest thing in the world next to a Van Halen Frankenstein 5150 graphic designed dress tie.

I have never played anything but an N2, well in fact I did but I liked the N2 better so why bother.
Smaller body, one knob. reverse headstock.  Now that's beautiful.

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« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2006, 03:30:32 PM »
The Stevens cutaway is one of the main draws and benefits of the N series guitars, without it, it wouldn't be a N series guitar really.  

Maybe you should check out an X series guitar?
http://www.washburn.com/products/electrics/x/index.aspx

They're a somewhat similar style body guitar (without the reverse headstock) and don't have the Stevens Extended Cutaway.



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Originally posted by rikkitzo

I'd like to address this question to the Washburn peeps.  I've been using the N2 for years.  I am just bothered by the Stephen Cutaway Design.  It is smooth and stuff but I would really like to see a neck through body N Series Guitar.  I imagine it to look exactly like an N4 with a pull-pot like an N2, Original Floyd rose, Maybe a louder neck pick-up.  How much would it take to have this guitar made?  How about coming up with one and maybe a hardtail version.  This would be the coolest thing in the world next to a Van Halen Frankenstein 5150 graphic designed dress tie.

I have never played anything but an N2, well in fact I did but I liked the N2 better so why bother.

 

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« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2006, 08:51:38 PM »
Come to think of it, you are right.  I tried the Face Eraser once but it just doesn't feel the same, or maybe I'm just infatuated with the reverse headstock.  So I guess that means I will never own my dream guitar.

How about a reverse headstock Face Eraser with a smaller body?

I have never played anything but an N2, well in fact I did but I liked the N2 better so why bother.
Smaller body, one knob. reverse headstock.  Now that's beautiful.

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« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2006, 11:34:58 PM »
Ive got one n2 that i changed the neck pup to a bill and becky(lawrence)500r and my other n2 ive switched the stock neck with a 59(s.d.)[:D]
 

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« Reply #4 on: April 22, 2006, 07:28:03 PM »
a 59 PAF? I had an old Washburn Shadow Strat copy that I fitted with a classic PAF and I liked the sound.  How was the change in the N2?  I like the full sound of the stock N2 neck pickup in single coil mode.  Can you describe the change in the tone that you got from the new pickups?  Thanks.

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« Reply #5 on: April 22, 2006, 08:37:48 PM »
Well the bill lawrence 500r in the neck is good.The seymour 59 in the neck is absolutely the best it really kicks arse!The sound is enough to just live off the neck pup alone .Geat tone full humbucker,and split it is good also,but not as trebly as the B.L. in the neck.Great classic rock to blues to full on metal...when playing the n2 with the 59 I live off of it alone!![:D]
 

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« Reply #6 on: April 23, 2006, 07:08:37 AM »
Im not sure how you can critisize the Stephens Extended Cutaway if all you have played is an N2, as that model doesnt even have it...........
 

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« Reply #7 on: April 23, 2006, 08:45:47 PM »
I am not actually criticizing the Stevens Extended Cutaway.  I know it works and It effectively fans out tension to a larger area in the body from the neck and it really makes access to the highest frets a breeze.  It is just that I would like to own a neck through body guitar that has the N Series body scale.  Its like a personal wish thingie.



I have never played anything but an N2, well in fact I did but I liked the N2 better so why bother.
Smaller body, one knob. reverse headstock.  Now that's beautiful.

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« Reply #8 on: April 23, 2006, 08:50:08 PM »
mrmudcat,  

I think I will take your word for it & get the Duncan 59.

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« Reply #9 on: April 23, 2006, 09:08:36 PM »
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Originally posted by rikkitzo

mrmudcat,  

I think I will take your word for it & get the Duncan 59.

I have never played anything but an N2, well in fact I did but I liked the N2 better so why bother.



For me personally ive got 3 washburns with the 59 in the neck......a dime v(his original setup was this combo with the B.L.500L/S.D 59)Also an idol 65-c with a custom custom/59 combo ..and lastly an n2...I think some of the higher end nunos came/come with the seymour 59 in the neck also [:D]
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« Reply #10 on: May 30, 2006, 03:36:36 PM »
I actually though about an N-Series (probably best N4) based model with a neck-through construction as I do own besides an N4 an ESP Krik Hammet KH4 which has neck-trough construction. I'd actually prefere this kind of neck joint to Stephen's Extended Cutaway. The reason is, that you might get much easier access to higher frets without using a thumb behind hand position.
The problem is, that a neck-though neck, as it says, goes from the very end of the head right thorugh the body to the strap holder at the bottom while the actual body consists of to pieces of wood which are attached glued) to the neck part. As al Nuno guitars don't have a finish you will notice that the guitar is put together as the colour of the body parts and the neck construction will differ. The only way to solve this problem would be either to paint the guitar, so it will probably not look like a classic N-series guitar, or put a to on it which is more difficult to make and so more expensive. This would also afflict the sound of the guitar.
A solution might be using some kind of glued on neck like on a Les Paul, maybe with a different neck joint to emulate a neck thorugh construction.
Hope I was able to help you.