Had to share my latest purchase - Verrilli metal top...

Discussion in 'Other T-Types and Partscasters' started by RKHIII, Oct 6, 2014.

  1. RKHIII

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    I don't usually run out and post my gear binges on the web but after 2 months in the making, I felt compelled to share this one with y'all. It's a T-style metal top model by a local artist/builder here in Atlanta who has made a quite a name for himself the last several years building custom guitars and relicing (Frank Verrilli). This is his first foray into a metal top lineup and I was immediately drawn to it (you either love the metal top stuff or you hate it...I love it). Just took delivery of it last week and it's really quite an amazing guitar. Thanks Frank. --RKH

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    I never saw or heard one before. Its a great looker for sure!
    Congrats
     
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    Thanks Bobby. I'm loving it. I spec'd out a Bigs on 'er...I could have a Bigsby on just about everything I own, with the exception of my D-35. --R
     
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    I love the alternative material offerings. Plexi, aluminum and the rest. Really nice acquisition. A sound clip would be cool...
     
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    10-4 Dan...will try and carve out some time this week to lay something down in Logic. Also trying to get it over to my friend's studio and in the hands of a "real" player for a proper video demo. Just too cool lookin' not to see it in action. --R
     
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    That is exquisite. Congrats!
     
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    Very nice, congrats.
     
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    Ironbird & Steve, thanks for the props! Started to lay down a track or two last night but what used to take me 15 minutes in Pro Tools takes a lot longer in Logic. Which begs the questions, why did I switch to Logic again? --r
     
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    Wow...very cool looking! What's the weight?
     
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    With the metal top and Bigsby, it's a tad under 24 lb's. :D Joking there...it's 8 1/2 - 8 3/4 on the postal scale. Quite reasonable actually with the top and the boat anchor.

    One thing Verrilli does with his guitars (if you want him to) is some really wonderful aging. The aged neck on this guitar just immediately feels familiar and comfortable. I ended up liking the necks on Frank's guitars so much that I had him lightly age a Fender American Vintage '58 Reissue of mine. It's now an infinitely better guitar to me since Frank got done with it. Not because it looks fantastic (although it does) but because it feels like an old guitar that's been in the stable forever. And that's a cool thing to me because a). I don't get to spend the amount of time I'd like playing my guitars and b). most of 'em that were in "the stable" got put out to pasture during the '07-'12 commercial real estate collapse. Fun to be back buying new gear again that already feels like an old friend. --R
     
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    8 ish lbs is very nice for a metal top! I love the neck--it does, indeed, look super comfortable.
     
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    Seems to be in the LP realm as far as weight goes. I'm really interested in it's sound, though. Are you making any headway in that regard?
     
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    HotDan!, sorry...been slammed at the office. I'll get something up soon. --RH
     
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    Sorry for the delay...better late than never. Below is a little sound clip I recorded as promised. Still planning on getting it in the hands of someone that can do it justice. Will try and get a vid when I'm able to coordinate. Take care, --Roy
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    That guitar looks Great!
     
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    Wow. Just wow.
     
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    How does it compare to a Trussart?
     
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    Great looking!
     
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    I honestly have never played a Trussart. Gotten close to buying one a time or two but never got across the finish line. I can't say enough about the Verrilli though. The attention to detail he puts into what he does is really cool. I think a lot of that comes from the fact that he's a player and he loves guitars...so he gets whipped into a lather over this stuff as much as the rest of us. Heaven knows I do! --R
     
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