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jhyang549 wrote: Tue Aug 02, 2022 7:58 pm I'd like to thank this forum for documenting these fantastic guitars built by Ash Customworks.

Earlier this year, I was looking for a guitar with P90s. I was lucky to have found this Radian Les Paul selling on Trademe by Nik (who has said he posts on NZGuitars.com). It came installed with Mr Glyn's "Black Sand" pickups and Hipshot tuners. Neck thru design. I was surprised how light it was.

If it wasn't for this thread, I wouldn't have bought this (I would have probably settled for an inferior Epiphone SG Special P90 Faded for around the same price). I was also lucky that the seller categorised the auction under 'Guitar -> Other' instead of 'Guitar -> Electric Guitars', possibly limiting the number of page visits by a significant amount.
Hey man, cool to see you bought this guitar. I, among a few others on here owned this for a time. You definitely scored a good deal there, especially with the pickups included. Miles ahead of any Epiphone I would imagine.
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StratMatt wrote: Tue Aug 02, 2022 8:14 pm Hey man, cool to see you bought this guitar. I, among a few others on here owned this for a time. You definitely scored a good deal there, especially with the pickups included. Miles ahead of any Epiphone I would imagine.
Hahaha I never knew this guitar had such a history of promiscuity! It's probably been fingered by more men than my wife!
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Thankfully, for both of our wives, I've only fingered your guitar.
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without disrespecting the beautiful comments from jhyang549......

Adrian was/is a real inspiration for me. Seeing his work still thrills me....
I cherish the Radian tele he built for me....northern Ash hollow body, rio Grande P90s....great instrument.
so thrilled to have suggested the name Radian.....maybe my biggest claim to fame :lol: :clap: :clap:
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jhyang549 wrote: Tue Aug 02, 2022 8:21 pm
StratMatt wrote: Tue Aug 02, 2022 8:14 pm Hey man, cool to see you bought this guitar. I, among a few others on here owned this for a time. You definitely scored a good deal there, especially with the pickups included. Miles ahead of any Epiphone I would imagine.
Hahaha I never knew this guitar had such a history of promiscuity! It's probably been fingered by more men than my wife!
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ash wrote: Sat Dec 15, 2012 12:45 am Number three in down-tuning week - hailing from the Light side of The Force...

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Radian JM
~ Mahogany body in gloss white
~ Maple Modern neck, 22 jumbo frets, satin natural lacquer
~ Bareknuckle Nailbomb through a single volume pot
~ Strung 13-62, tuned to Drop-B
~ Playing its first gig tonight - not sure where or the band name, but it will be loud and heavy.

More/bigger: http://www.flickr.com/photos/ashcustomworks/
Far out, if anyone owns this and wants to sell let me know... i remember seeing this back in 2012 and being impressed as.
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A very welcome dredge! Great look back. Definitely a big loss to the world of guitars (his happy place seems to be making and flying model aircraft now). This particular thread was the wrong year to catch my own Ash made Fireman replica -need to hit 2011 for that:
ash wrote: Thu Mar 01, 2012 12:40 pm For nostalgia's sake, you can check out the 2011 lineup here: http://www.nzguitars.com/forum/viewtopi ... 93#p461116
And 2010 here: http://www.nzguitars.com/forum/viewtopi ... 27&t=15959

As always, more and bigger pictures can be seen here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/ashcustomworks
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matman wrote: Wed Aug 03, 2022 1:44 pm A very welcome dredge! Great look back. Definitely a big loss to the world of guitars (his happy place seems to be making and flying model aircraft now). This particular thread was the wrong year to catch my own Ash made Fireman replica -need to hit 2011 for that:
ash wrote: Thu Mar 01, 2012 12:40 pm For nostalgia's sake, you can check out the 2011 lineup here: http://www.nzguitars.com/forum/viewtopi ... 93#p461116
And 2010 here: http://www.nzguitars.com/forum/viewtopi ... 27&t=15959

As always, more and bigger pictures can be seen here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/ashcustomworks
And here: https://www.facebook.com/ashcustomworks
Nice, I'll check it out as Im looking for that silver grey? 7 string Suhr type strat he did. I'm sure its been up for sale since but I need the inspo.
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There's a body of his being sold on TM, looks killer even without a neck or hardware.
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It's great going back and looking at all those amazing Ash/Radian guitars, seeing the history and build up to a couple that I now own.

funny seeing a post on FB from 7 years ago of me admiring one new release which now hangs on the wall behind me :)

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sty wrote: Wed Aug 03, 2022 2:45 pm It's great going back and looking at all those amazing Ash/Radian guitars, seeing the history and build up to a couple that I now own.

funny seeing a post on FB from 7 years ago of me admiring one new release which now hangs on the wall behind me :)
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hamo wrote: Wed Aug 03, 2022 2:34 pm There's a body of his being sold on TM, looks killer even without a neck or hardware.
The big thing I found with his guitars, which were impeccably well made and effectively engineered to the highest standard rather than crafted, was the way he set them up.

Even Paul Gilbert recognised and appreciated Adrian's set up skills.
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Danger Mouse wrote: Wed Aug 03, 2022 3:39 pm
hamo wrote: Wed Aug 03, 2022 2:34 pm There's a body of his being sold on TM, looks killer even without a neck or hardware.
The big thing I found with his guitars, which were impeccably well made and effectively engineered to the highest standard rather than crafted, was the way he set them up.

Even Paul Gilbert recognised and appreciated Adrian's set up skills.
All while being a bloody good bugger. Honestly the amount of tyre kicking that man put up with would have destroyed a Hilux.
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there are some great guitars in this thread, everyone a winner!
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