Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Chad, Sep 4, 2018.
I think all the 3100 and 3200's come with ebony board, right?
Like the guy at the Ferrari dealer told me: "If you have to ask, you can't afford it."
Ill have to ask him, Ill let you know.
I've heard that before an I get the schtick.
Not aimed at you Mickey, but a smug answer like that deserves a smack in mouth.
To be serious for a moment, I once asked a salesman at a Ferrari dealership what the payments would run on a specific car.
And he replied that he didn't know, sensing my reaction to that he continued, I've never sold one on time, everyone has always paid cash.
I only ask cause in the past the silverburst seemed to get a $50ish markup over other finishes.
Seems to me the markup was cause they are in high demand, not sure why they weren't regularly stocked like the CSB.
I would hope its $399 and $499.
Well Kurt has 3 silverburst 3200s left, so if you want one better jump now. Word from him is that he has some silverburst 3100s on the way too, but these will have the trap inlays and will not be double bound like I asked him to make them.
Silverburst ain't for me, but it's a widely popular finish... I don't think Kurt would have any problem selling Custom-style silverburst 3100s.
I think this is the first guitar I've ever seen that has both back binding and a belly carve. Unique!
The heel carve also gave the Agile binders some challenges.
I haven't seen any of Rondo's guitars with a wide/thin neck profile since mine. Mine has a 1 3/4" nut width (the wide part) and a thin profile (17mm at the first fret, 20.5mm at the 12th) and a 16" radius. Easily my favorite neck profile, but Kurt has since told me that it wouldn't be available again, even on a custom order. Wide/thin *was* available (prior to 2010) with a standard 13.7" radius on production guitars, but has since disappeared.
I'm not particularly enamored with the silverburst, but that's mostly because Gibson's version turns a pee-yellow thanks to their crap clearcoat lacquer.
In addition to my custom (neckthrough), I have a current version 3200 with the little upsweep. That's not what bothers me about the current 3200 -- it's that they changed the shape of the neck carve from the original, which had a deeper scoop beginning near the strap button. The current version isn't terrible, but it's not as good as the original. The tummy cut seems to have varied right along. IMHO, the deeper the better.
I know I've mentioned this before, but my ideal 3200 has that wide/thin profile, a 16" radius, the deeper neck profile and a Floyd. I wouldn't mind a 24-fret version. The old AL2000 Floyds (and a few AL3100 Floyds) managed it with a 24.75" scale by pushing the bridge, bridge pickup toward the neck pickup and extending the neck by about 3/4". This put the 24th fret about where the 22nd fret is normally. An even better solution would be a 25.5" scale neck with 24 frets (with the 24th where the 22nd fret is normally), because that would put the bridge and bridge pickup about where it is normally.
That 3200 with the binding on the back is insane; someone must have challenged the shop to produce it because the stop/start is really fun. You'll never ever see something like that from Gibson.
And somehow trans the silverburst front also I would be very intrieged. Don't think that has ever existed. For me spraying a silver outline on a black guitar won't do.
Interesting. I wonder what that looks like in person.
I will take more pictures when mine gets here.
You bought one? Nice!
I've seen strats with single binding on the contours. Too bad Rondo didn't have the skills.
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