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A couple of Io Customs

PostPosted:Tue May 08, 2018 9:01 am
by milobender
Hello all. It's been a while since I posted anything. Here's James' blue build:

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Re: A couple of Io Customs

PostPosted:Tue May 08, 2018 9:04 am
by milobender
And Keith's is in Australia soon to be delivered "o)
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Re: A couple of Io Customs

PostPosted:Tue May 08, 2018 9:50 am
by milobender
I should include these to describe the electronics: DP104s throughout

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Re: A couple of Io Customs

PostPosted:Tue May 08, 2018 12:48 pm
by mkaufman
Very nice!

How much does each guitar weigh?

tx,
ace

Re: A couple of Io Customs

PostPosted:Tue May 08, 2018 12:50 pm
by milobender
:o) I didn't think to weigh them. I'd say 10 - 11 pounds... That seems to be the average. The Walnut build is lighter than the Maple build.

Re: A couple of Io Customs

PostPosted:Tue May 08, 2018 2:44 pm
by augustwest1
Beautiful guitars Brian. I love the rose inlay!! :cool:

Re: A couple of Io Customs

PostPosted:Tue May 08, 2018 2:52 pm
by mkaufman
Any way to get the weight down to 7-8 lbs and keep the tone?

I know I'm asking for a miracle...

ace

Re: A couple of Io Customs

PostPosted:Tue May 08, 2018 3:03 pm
by milobender
mkaufman wrote:
Tue May 08, 2018 2:52 pm
Any way to get the weight down to 7-8 lbs and keep the tone?

I know I'm asking for a miracle...

ace
I honestly don't know. My bet would be no, you won't get the same tone. I notice the difference between neck-through and set neck designs.... I would think it's unavoidable. I don't mind the weight myself. My back is pretty bad, and just standing, holding nothing, hurts me after a while. I started using the small bass model of the Comfort Strapp and it's really the same as if I'm standing with nothing, it's really outstanding. I used a wide leather strap for 20 years, with an Ibanez that weighed a ton, and it was pretty much non stop misery after an hour or two "o) I don't mind the 10 - 11 pounds at all.

Re: A couple of Io Customs

PostPosted:Wed May 09, 2018 8:45 am
by tcsned
They look amazing! I need to shake the money tree and get you that piece of koa soon :D

Re: A couple of Io Customs

PostPosted:Mon May 14, 2018 2:05 pm
by MattMan
Dig the countersunk pup plate screws. Just did that for my pup plate using 1/4" countersink bit and #4 sheet metal screws.

Re: A couple of Io Customs

PostPosted:Mon May 14, 2018 6:12 pm
by strumminsix
Love the Winterland rose!

Re: A couple of Io Customs

PostPosted:Tue May 15, 2018 6:17 am
by Jon S.
milobender wrote:
Tue May 08, 2018 3:03 pm
My back is pretty bad, and just standing, holding nothing, hurts me after a while. I started using the small bass model of the Comfort Strapp and it's really the same as if I'm standing with nothing, it's really outstanding. I used a wide leather strap for 20 years, with an Ibanez that weighed a ton, and it was pretty much non stop misery after an hour or two "o) I don't mind the 10 - 11 pounds at all.
Thanks for the strap tip!

Re: A couple of Io Customs

PostPosted:Wed May 16, 2018 1:20 am
by chinacatbundaberg
The 'Blue Rose' weighs in at 8.6 lbs on our notoriously vague scales. So give or take.

And photos don't do the Rose any justice. Colours wash out a bit and the real thing pops. A completely beautiful instrument.

And Brian, your packaging skills leave me in awe:) Speakers arrived beautifully packaged.