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Discussion in 'Electric Instruments' started by Tag, Sep 13, 2018.
Tonally, I don’t have a scooby, but as far as grain pattern, Ziricote gets my vote, it just looks so good!
Wondering because Sweetwater has almost the identical hb 594 ps I would order but with a ziricote neck and fretboard. Never played one.
David Wren took a bunch of measurements when considering ziricote as a replacement for Braz on acoustics and all came out virtually identical.
11top probably knows how it translates to a PRS neck.
What I can tell you from recent involvement with a Ziricote fretboard, is that it appears harder than rosewood, less open grained and sexy as h€ll to look at!!
While I like both, I’d choose Brazilian over anything. It seems to sustain better to me. But again, I’d be happy with either; I like dense necks.
If you like it, I wouldn’t let Ziracote stop me.
Ziricote can have some insane figuring. I bought a Warmoth neck for a project, roasted flame maple with figured ziricote fingerboard, 59 profile. Plays amazingly well. No idea how it compares to Brazilian rosewood, but it's beautiful to look at.
What he said!
I’d take a flyer on that!
That's hot! Totally would!
Nothing wrong with a little Cocobolo either... hehehe (thread hijack)
Speaking of Ziricote.... how about top and fretboard???
I checked in with a friend who has identical LPs, one with ziracote. He prefers the ziracote. It seems to have some nice physical properties as well.
Yes sir. That TOTALLY does it for me. Off the charts stunning. I would probably get along fine with the Ziricote, but the one thing stopping me is those damn internal braces. Same thing with a few of the HB 594 hollowbody run of 60. Stunning guitars, but being a jazzier player, I want it to ring acoustically as loud as possible.
I think I have to go for a PS built to McCarty HB specs, not HB 2. I am sure Paul Miles knows exactly what I want. Hes the one who actually went back to the blue prints of the original Artist 3 semi hollows to get my Pomegranate built right.
Another thought I had was to go for the deeper, original archtop build. That guitar above keeps calling me though. What a killer. Hmmmmm....
I’m all about that due diligence!
And I’ve been called worse
I’d say go with what you really want, less trading in the long run (looks at own guitar collection debating hypothetical trades yet again)
If you don't like the acoustic properties of the HBII, I agree. I wound up flipping mine for similar reasons.
Did you ever play a McCarty HB, pre bracing??
25% louder acoustically and very resonant.
It took me a while after sending my HB 2 back, but eventually found a beauty. Would still LOVE to try an early archtop!!!!
Lol!! I have looked at that guitar so many times Im surprised the finish is not starting to fade a bit....A different kind of spooky action at a distance.
Has to be one of the most beautiful guitars I have ever seen. Has everything, but does not look like it. Amazing build. Someone should buy it right away.