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Phil C
Hello all - Im a guitarist and was taken by the status bass design in the 80's. I was not aware of the 6 strings Rob was building until today when I discovered this great site!
I thought it may be of interest to share my workaround with you :-) I designed and had professionally made a Guitar based on the Status bass.
It features rock maple through neck, ebony board, alder body 'wings', hybrid steinberger trem (for anyone in the know on steinberger its an R-Trem top & Jam trem bottom so it can lock to fix bridge on the fly with the trem arm - pretty cool), Kent Armstrong pickups and a roland GK internally fitted.
I designed it in 1989 and it was completed in March 1990 - its been my main guitar since that day.

does anyone have experience with the status guitars, (playability & sound) both GMT and slipstream?

Edited by Phil C on 12-06-2007 15:47
Phil C
This is the Guitar...
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Phil C
closer shot....
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That's rather pretty - what are all the controls?
Status S2 5 String Fretless 'Moo-wood'
Status S1000 rebuild
Fender Strat - Fretted
Shadow Superstrat Guitar - Fretless
Ibanez RG Electric of some sort
Avalon As-101CE Electro-Acoustic Guitar

I've owned 5 Statii so far, with 2 at present....
Hello Phil, actually it's good to hear about guitars on this forum! I have both a maple top guitar (now called Slipstream) dating back to 2004 and a GMT guitar (small, small) dating back to 1982.

Congratulations on your project!
Phil C
The controls are (from the top down)
5 way std pickup selector
3 way synth / mix / guitar selector
rotary passive tone with push/push switch for coil tap
rotary volume for synth
rotary volume for guitar
two momentary buttons assignable but I use them for patch change on synth.

It was built by Steve Clark Guitar Luthier in Nottingham UK (Tel 0115 9313916) - he is an excellent Luthier but he is really in demand and has long lead times, especially on full builds (worth the wait though).
Edited by Phil C on 12-06-2007 15:48
Phil C
what do the Status guitars sound and feel like?

Hi Phil, well this needs a lengthy reply, so as soon as have a few minutes I will do it with pleasure!

Meanwhile, trust me, they are both great instruments!

I'll be back,
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