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Gil Yaron Bone Darkburst 2

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In Gil Yaron's words:
"After 5 years of dedicating myself to the study of golden age models such as pre-CBS Strats, Teles, Basses and late '50s Les Pauls and ES-335s I finally feel comfortable enough to clear my mind and try to design something that I believe might bring some freshness into my work..."

DESCRIPTION:

In Gil Yaron's words:

"After 5 years of dedicating myself to the study of golden age models such as pre-CBS Strats, Teles, Basses and late '50s Les Pauls and ES-335s I finally feel comfortable enough to clear my mind and try to design something that I believe might bring some freshness into my work.

"The big question for me always was 'why invent something new when the old stuff is so perfect' and the truth is, no matter how much I struggled with the idea of a new design I just couldn't think of anything that would be seriously meaningful in tonality yet simple and different in a good way.

"Sure, I could have taken a '59 LP, changed the outline, headstock, inlays, etc. and called it 'my own' but this is not good enough. Visual shape doesn't really change anything. On the other hand, building something that is way out in terms of construction materials, pick ups and building methods might be a mistake for me because I'm still a vintage purist in my soul and my entire experience is based on the old guitars, be it the lumber, glues, shapes, pick ups, methods; I find the old school stuff magical and consider it a base for anything I do.

"So, the recent idea was simple (as always). I made a list of the attributes I find important in an exceptionally good sounding guitar and another list of the things that I don't like. If I'll be able to suppress the bad and emphasize the good the outcome might just be 'my own.' Why 'my own'? because this is reflecting the way I, as a player and a builder, can control the result and create something that has roots in the past but is still different.

"It's common knowledge that not all of the original bursts sound exceptional. Some are great, some are not so much, but when you play one of the great ones you can understand why it has become an iconic instrument.

"I've been doing my best to build my 59 LP replicas to the highest standards and I believe I gathered enough experience by now to be able to control the outcome and achieve consistency where every guitar that leaves my shop is great sounding. Making a long story short, here's the good and bad lists:

GOOD:
1) Tight balance of frequencies across the entire range
2) Even bass and treble response across the entire fingerboard
3) Strong and well defined midrange with depth and sweet articulation
4) Enough brightness but no harshness
5) Wide dynamic range
6) Perfect balance between pick ups
7) Sustain
8) High resonance and high acoustic level
9) Low weight for comfort

BAD:
1) Not very comfortably played while sitting down
2) Weight of the average LP can get a bit hefty
3) Some PAF's just don't cut it
4) Headstock gets broken easily
5) Inconsistency - some are killer some are not
6) Some design factors don't contribute to maximizing tone quality

"If I can make some changes to emphasize the good stuff and diminish the bad it would be a good starting point. The only question is how much emphasizing is just enough and not over the top? This is where a proto build is needed. I'll be messing with the above attributes the way I see fit and judge the changes with my hands and ears."

SPECS:

BONE-1
- Extremely resonant and lightweight instrument with a wide tonal range
- Will cover the classic vintage tonality and feel of the '50s LPs with a stronger than usual amount of the “Tele On Steroids” effect
- This model is equipped with the new patented Bone PUs as a standard feature to compliment the wider tonality range of the instrument

BONE-1 BASIC BUILD INCLUDES
- Solid lightweight old growth mahogany body shell
- Solid paulownia or balsa inner body fill
- Rosewood board
- New patented Bone PUs, based on the '50s PAF with wider tonality range
- '50s LP type circuit with CTS pots and repro BB caps
- Celluloid nitrate dot inlays
- Nylon nut
- 3 ply body binding W/B/W
- Average flamed eastern maple top
- Resomax lightweight wrap around bridge
- SE510-06M-N open back tuners
- Black plastics with Bone style 3 ply pickguard B/W/B
- Black M69 rings
- Thin nitrocellulose finish
- Black headstock with pearl logo and gold script
- Hard shell case
- Express air shipping insured up to 25000 ILS (~US$7000)

PRICING INFO:

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