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PostPosted: Sat, Mar 02, 2019 11:18am 
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I'm considering selling a few things and ordering a McNaught X5 (the explorer shape).
I've heard nothing but good things about his guitars and I was wondering if anyone here has any
experience with them.
You know $3500 is a lot for the base price on a guitar, at least for me it is. I'm super happy with my Kiesel Cs6 that I had built and it was only $2200.
I'm not trying to compare Kiesel and McNaught I'm just saying are his guitars worth the extra $?

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I currently own my 5th McNaught, and have never been disappointed! I’ve always bought used so can’t speak to the ordering process. IMO one of the best built guitars.


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I've owned 5 in the past 10 yrs. I currently have 2 of his newer neck joint VSCs and thought about trying to get one of my old ones back :). He builds an overall great guitar! I too have bought used or already made and at a dealer, so don't know much about the ordering process. Dave has always responded promptly on Facebook when I've had questions about his guitars.

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Great guitars I have 2, a G5 and a DJ+. I got the G5 used, but custom ordered the DJ+ directly from Dave. He was great to work with, but the guitar did take a long time to be completed (about 2 years). I would go through a dealer next time that already had a build spot lined up. I sold my custom ordered Suhr Modern to pay for the build, never regretted it. When my build was happening he would post pictures of the build on his forum which was cool. Wouldn't hesitate to order another one, and it would be an X-5


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Killer axe's
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Nitrous ,double diamond top with Lynch Bomber graphics and a glow in the dark Rising Sun flag on the 12th fret.
Starr, diamond top with hot rod flamed stained top. too much other custom touches to list.

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You won't go wrong with David. Top shelf luthier and good people. Just had another VSC delivered. He can get a little backed up at times but won't BS you.


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thanks for the input guys

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I had a Phoenix years ago, and my buddy currently has four Mcnaughts.Every one of them are/were absolutely amazing. I’m talking like, can’t get much better amazing. The quality and craftsmanship is absolutely jaw dropping. Each one has played, sounded, felt and looked top level. My buddy’s latest one is a custom ordered V, and the whole process from ordering to receiving the finished product exceeded his expectations. IMO Mcnaught is the master. :worship:


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I remember drooling over all the crazy McNaughts from the Roman years back when I first got internet in the 90s.

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I have one, a Nitrous XD, Fantastic guitar! Incredibly high quality workmanship and great tone.

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I’ve never read a bad thing about them. Ever.

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Man I have WICKED McNaught GAS. Sully Raven is high on the list as well

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JerEvil wrote:
Man I have WICKED McNaught GAS. Sully Raven is high on the list as well

I would go McNaught over Sully. I had five or six Mcnaughts. Flawless builds with impeccable fretwork. I did not love the Sully.
Just depends what you are looking for. There are many great builders out there as you know.

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Too bad your not looking for a VSC


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Marykelly wrote:
I remember drooling over all the crazy McNaughts from the Roman years back when I first got internet in the 90s.

Haha me too. I ended up getting one as a result.

Absolutely great guitars.


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When his shoo was in CT I made an appointment and went. It was my first time seeing all those great builders under one roof. It started me on that journey of handbuilt stuff.


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David makes a fine guitar... My VSC has sustain for days! And he is a stand up human being!!!

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No personal experience, but stunning visuals. I know Splawn used some of McNaught's flame top for his headshells. I believe Tony Rombola had one of the first like that.


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bikerdude2 wrote:
Too bad your not looking for a VSC


why are you selling one ?

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splatter wrote:
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Too bad your not looking for a VSC


why are you selling one ?

Yes had it listed then changed my mind. Back to selling it. Currently on the gear page. VSC with a super rare Rosewood Neck. She’s a bad bitch. Probably trading it Saturday so if your interested let me know ASAP!


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Do you owners feel your McNaughts have a unique tone and response, due to their proprietary set-thru neck construction ? Its kind of half way between a traditional Gibson set neck and BC Rich inspired neck through. To me there's a huge difference in how set neck and neck through designs "breathe" and resonate. I like them both but they each have their own unique vibe and feel. The McNaught design must feel unique as well.

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thegame wrote:
Do you owners feel your McNaughts have a unique tone and response, due to their proprietary set-thru neck construction ? Its kind of half way between a traditional Gibson set neck and BC Rich inspired neck through. To me there's a huge difference in how set neck and neck through designs "breathe" and resonate. I like them both but they each have their own unique vibe and feel. The McNaught design must feel unique as well.

I’ve played it back to back with a friends LP Axcess ( I know, Floyd makes a difference) and it was def different tone wise. I personally think they are LP killers and love the sustain they produce


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thegame wrote:
Do you owners feel your McNaughts have a unique tone and response, due to their proprietary set-thru neck construction ? Its kind of half way between a traditional Gibson set neck and BC Rich inspired neck through. To me there's a huge difference in how set neck and neck through designs "breathe" and resonate. I like them both but they each have their own unique vibe and feel. The McNaught design must feel unique as well.

I had a Phoenix. It had a very wide sound soundstage with a smooth, sustaining tone. That’s what always stuck out to me with that guitar. It had a bit more sustain than most set-neck single-cuts i’ve played. Clean tones and leads were pretty stunning. It sound good for rhythm playing too, but it lacked some bite & in-your-face aggressiveness compared to my favorite LP style axes.


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Do you owners feel your McNaughts have a unique tone and response, due to their proprietary set-thru neck construction ? Its kind of half way between a traditional Gibson set neck and BC Rich inspired neck through. To me there's a huge difference in how set neck and neck through designs "breathe" and resonate. I like them both but they each have their own unique vibe and feel. The McNaught design must feel unique as well.

I had a Phoenix. It had a very wide sound soundstage with a smooth, sustaining tone. That’s what always stuck out to me with that guitar. It had a bit more sustain than most set-neck single-cuts i’ve played. Clean tones and leads were pretty stunning. It sound good for rhythm playing too, but it lacked some bite & in-your-face aggressiveness compared to my favorite LP style axes.


Do you recall the full wood compliment and pickups of that Phoenix ? I agree that LP style set necks are the most in your face type. They just bark more and have a raunchier, rougher rock edge to them. I like it but if I had to choose, I prefer the smoother sustaining character of neck through designs and from the sounds of it, the McNaught character. I don't really care for bolt ons, FWIW.

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I used to own this “Halloween Orange” Phoenix. It sounded amazing and would sustain for days. You could actually feel the vibration of the strings resonate through the guitars body into yours. I have a Bacchus SG That also does that, as does my friend’s Phoenix. Amazing guitars.


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thegame wrote:
fearhk213 wrote:
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Do you owners feel your McNaughts have a unique tone and response, due to their proprietary set-thru neck construction ? Its kind of half way between a traditional Gibson set neck and BC Rich inspired neck through. To me there's a huge difference in how set neck and neck through designs "breathe" and resonate. I like them both but they each have their own unique vibe and feel. The McNaught design must feel unique as well.

I had a Phoenix. It had a very wide sound soundstage with a smooth, sustaining tone. That’s what always stuck out to me with that guitar. It had a bit more sustain than most set-neck single-cuts i’ve played. Clean tones and leads were pretty stunning. It sound good for rhythm playing too, but it lacked some bite & in-your-face aggressiveness compared to my favorite LP style axes.


Do you recall the full wood compliment and pickups of that Phoenix ? I agree that LP style set necks are the most in your face type. They just bark more and have a raunchier, rougher rock edge to them. I like it but if I had to choose, I prefer the smoother sustaining character of neck through designs and from the sounds of it, the McNaught character. I don't really care for bolt ons, FWIW.

Mine had a korina neck and body, quilted maple top, an ebony board, TOM bridge. Mine supposedly had Duncan black backs. I’ve never been able to determine if those actually were something different than an off the shelf Duncan or just a custom custom with a painted back like many suspect.


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I have a mcnaught bolt on. Great guitar, and dave is an artist. Buy with confidence


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