O'Vadka Flying V Stratocaster 1998 Walnut. Handmade. Boutique. Only 1 Custom Porter & Fishman puphma

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O'Vadka Flying V 1998 Walnut. Boutique Handmade Porter pickups. Only one. RARE. Fishman pup. Unique.

About This Listing

O’VADKA

FLYING V STRATOCASTER

CUSTOM Boutique GUITAR

ONLY ONE.

Incredible TONE.

Walnut & Mahogany Body.

Includes FISHMAN ACOUSTIC BRIDGE.

ALL ORIGINAL.

PLEASE HAVE A LOOK AT OUR OTHER LISTINGS FOR MORE GREAT GUITARS FROM MY PERSONAL COLLECTION. I ONLY BOUGHT THE BEST SO NOW I AM ONLY SELLING THE BEST.

 COMMENTS:

As I have noted in other ads, I am always in pursuit of the ultimate handmade custom guitar that is modeled on a well-known piece such as the Telecaster, Stratocaster, Les Paul, SG, Explorer, et al. Here is another one that I bought in the search for the ULTIMATE FLYING V and STRATOCASTER.

It is A VERY UNIQUE ONE OF A KIND PIECE HAND MADE BY DAN O’VADKA.

Look at the photos.

 It is well crafted. Dan has successfully combined the beauty of fine woods with their tonal qualities while merging the features of the Gibson Flying V and the Fender Stratocaster to create this unique instrument.

 

 

As to SOUND, read the details in the ad. Dan has done an amazing job of making this the ULTIMATE TONE MACHINE.

This is an outstanding opportunity for a collector/player to get a CUSTOM HANDCRAFTED GUITAR that is in VERY GOOD CONDITION.

 

ABOUT THE INSTRUMENT:

This FLYING V was custom made by DAN O’VADKA. According to a previous owner, it was a commission piece built to his specifications. This is what we know about this fine guitar:

 

The BODY is made of very high grade MAHOGANY with a WALNUT top (we were informed that Mr. O’Vadka handpicks his wood). In this case, the wood is outstanding in color and depth.

The BODY is HOLLOW which gives it a great sustain and deep tone.

The NECK is “like a Strat” and is three piece MAPLE.

The FRETBOARD is ROSEWOOD and has 22 FRETS.

The FRETS are made of a “tall medium wire”. They are very well dressed.

PICKUPS are beautiful handmade PORTER “Smooth-Classic” Set in Open Nickel Covers with Nigerian Satinwood Inserts
The Smooth-Classic is Porter’s bestselling humbucker set. It goes great in a wide variety of guitars and gives a great range of tones from neck to bridge. The Smooth (AlNiCo 2) humbucker is great in the neck for blues, Jazz chord work. It stays clean without getting too flubby, and has just the right amount of low end. The Classic (AlNiCo 5) in the bridge gives you a great lead tone, and can cover several styles. The middle position is a nice blend of low and high for a snappy tone.

The BRIDGE (recessed) is a FISHMAN ACOUSTIC (features an onboard Fishman Pre-Amp for the PIEZO equipped FISHMAN VIBRATO BRIDGE). There is a control knob to add this “acoustic sound” to the other two pickups which provide a “wall of sound”. The “electronics are ACTIVE”

The TUNERS are GOTOH.

 

Additional information about the KNOBS (superb pots) and SWITCHES:

 (It is helpful if you look at the picture of the GUITAR showing the knobs and switches from the bottom of the guitar from LEFT to RIGHT).

1. First knob from back of guitar is for TONE.

2. Second knob is VOLUME for the FISHMAN Acoustic Bridge Pickup.

3. Next TOGGLE SWITCH is for coil splitting on BRIDGE PICKUP which allows you to “toggle” between a single-coil sound and humbucking sound.

4. The next LARGE TOGGLE SWITCH is the PICKUP SELECTOR. Up is for Bridge PU.

5. Next small TOGGLE SWITCH is IN PHASE/OUT OF PHASE (can only be used when both pickups are selected and active). Gives you the ability to set one pickup “out of phase” with the other when both are selected. (Brian May trick).

6. LAST KNOB is MASTER VOLUME for NECK and BRIDGE PICKUPS.

 

This RARE combination of electronics (pickups, switches etc.) allows you to make this guitar sound any way you want it. The TONE can go from a Les Paul to a Strat and everywhere in between. This is an AMAZING guitar.

The combination of Walnut and Mahogany wood for the body gives this guitar incredible sustain.

NOTE: This is not a perfect guitar cosmetically. It shows seams where the body wood was glued together. And the finish is spotted in some places. That is not unusual for a handmade guitar built by one person. Structurally and electronically, it is in excellent condition. And the sound is superb.

ABOUT THE MAKER:

 Information taken from public sources available on the internet.

“O'VADKA GUITARS are individually hand made for serious musicians and professionals according to the principles and techniques proven by master builders. They are uniquely constructed by DAN O'VADKA using the best materials and finest craftsmanship of the luthier's art.”

“It's the sound quality that makes the difference to the discriminating musician. DAN O'VADKA makes classical, acoustic, electric and bass guitars having exceptionally good sound quality as well as beautiful construction. There is a sense of wonder and joy when you first run your fingers over your new O'VADKA Guitar.”

“Instruments are made to order according to individual specifications of the artist. Construction time when made to order is 3 to 6 months. Dan also specializes in Amplifier building and repairs.”

From Dan O’Vadka himself:

O'VADKA GUITARS

BUILDING AND SERVICING SINCE 1991

“For me, building a great instrument requires more than the application of my knowledge and skills to the materials that I begin with. It is an evolving process where I must blend the best elements of contemporary design, function and traditional craftsmanship. Each time I build an instrument, there are new challenges that come from the specific design and materials that I am using. These modify the routine processes of guitar making and change craftsmanship into the art of building a fine, unique instrument.”

“There are many elusive characteristics that define a fine instrument. I strive for rich quality, evenness and flexibility of tone, tonal reserve, superior projection and ample volume.”

“In addition, my instruments must be uncompromising in their structure, details and finish. They must satisfy their owners by being beaut” Signed: “ DAN O'VADKA.”

The case is original and very large.

Please remember to read our policies and procedures listed below.

The guarantee.

1.             Buyer has 72 hours to try this guitar out. If you are not happy with it, you are return it for a full refund.

2.              The guitar is in GOOD cosmetic condition and is as described in this ad. The back shows lots of belt rash but hard to see because of dark finish. Lots of scratches on front as well that show up because of dark finish.

3.             The guitar is in fully operational condition.

4.             In the case of damage during shipment, Buyer shall immediately inform seller of such damage and will maintain all original packing materials and box for inspection by the transportation company.

5.             If other problems are discovered, Seller will either arrange for repair etc. at a location near the Buyer or request that the Buyer return the guitar to the Seller (Seller will reimburse Buyer for cost of shipment of guitar back to Seller).

6.             Seller will correct indicated problems and ship the guitar back to the Buyer within 7 days of receiving it.

7.             In the event that the guitar cannot be repaired or replaced with a similar item from Seller’s inventory, the Seller will give the Buyer the option of a Credit against current or future inventory of Seller or refund.

For buyers outside the continental USA, please ask for shipping quote before buying this item. Thank you.

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