The run of basses coming through the shop rolls on with this super clean Modulus five string! It was set up with a set of Ken Smith Slick Rounds medium stainless (44-62-84-106-130). The carbon fiber neck and Aguilar 18V OBP-1 preamp deliver the punchy signature sound that Modulus is known for.
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An interesting dreadnought cutaway in for a new bone nut and saddle. All of the braces are made of carbon fiber. Even the neck block is carbon fiber! The neck is a bolt-on and one of the inserts split the stacked heel and needed to be repaired. This guitar got two spots on the vlog - one video on the saddle and another on the nut.
Custom bridge for an underset neck :: 1961 Guild M-65 3/4 CW [4.7 lbs]
A long time ago, someone sat on this guitar at a party and broke the neck joint. The owner decided to repair it himself, but under-set the neck slightly. The bridge I am replacing here is a tuneomatic that was too tall to get the strings down enough for decent action. A new low profile rosewood bridge was fabricated to compenste for the low neck angle. I ended up inlaying a carbon fiber beam though most of the bottom of the new bridge for rigidity. The single P90 on this guy is nasty (i.e. awesome). And yes, another unfortunate casualty of the hardware store refinisher.