Wild Customs The Fireowl

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The Fireowl, V/XPL/FB Shaped Guitar from Wild Customs.

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  • Manufacturer: Wild Customs
  • Model: The Fireowl
  • Category: V/XPL/FB Shaped Guitars
  • Added in our database on: 06/06/2013

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Average Score:5.0(5/5 based on 1 review)
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gotnotalent's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)"Wild Fuckin 'Customs rocks"

Wild Customs The Fireowl
Unique fully manufactured and assembled in France by Wild Customs.
The body is walnut colored Vintage Sunburst with nitro lacquer or similar compound hit. The neck is maple Panel -> Mahogany -> maple neck with ebony fingerboard, a crescent moon brass inlay at the twelfth fret marker. It has 24 frets and a bone nut.
The pickup configuration is composed of 2 SP Custom Heat Crusher from France.
In terms of settings, there are two volume knobs and a 3-position pickup selector.
At the bridge that is more classic with a pro Tone and String thru Body golden finish.
The tuners are intentionally simple: Vintage Kluson to also oil bath with a golden finish.
The head is different from others since it is derived Firewild Model The Vulture always imagined by Wild Customs. Nevertheless, it is bulkier to refer to heads of 70 guitars (eg series cs Strat) which says a lot about my musical influences.
The metallic plate head is a dove in the Obey graphic style. The plate pickguard is an owl, hence the name "Fireowl". The plaque at the base of the body is a wheel framing a balance of justice. Some find this style a bit too much towards the sober character of the rest of the guitar, but it suits me very well and then if I ever get bored, I can always go and see the guys again to Wild Customs and persuade me a little more than Reno, designer Wild Customs, is a real work of leadership.

nb: I want everyone to experience the joy of seeing happen to be such a gem. "This is yours." Damn, damn it a sacred slap. The guitar, brand new, was beautiful, the wood grain barely discernible in the beautiful painting ... short, finishing provided by Wild Customs is simply perfect.


The handle is quite thick but no more, it is slightly longer than the average seems therefore end in sight.
Level ergonomics is a skyscraper without concession, Wild Customs: one branch in a saturated channel and plays hard. By protecting the little ears of course. This block of wood weighs nice weight. Certainly it is not yet a Les Paul, but still, I was surprised for the template. As a result, the sustain is just inteeeeeeerminable. In terms of form, it suits me personally, but it may interfere with regular users Guitars stratoïde form. Access to acute is quite well optimized as a result of the Firewild form. The handle is not a highway but it allows all made flights and accelerations game One reason varnish has tendency to stick in contact with the sweaty hands. In itself, this is not a problem, but in concert, we must give him a little bit of polish between songs to find the slippery character. Anyway, I wanted so I had vintage vintage and I'm not bitching. But not to say that this guitar is perfect because it does not exist, we will put 9/10 on this point although 9,5 / 10 would be more justified.


It's simple, this guitar pulls brain shovel. SP custom pickups are very versatile, but are much better at hard-rock with an unspoken trend for big, gruff stoner, which does not displease me.
To try at Wild Customs, the day I received it after one year of waiting (the guys from work, this is normal) I make the mistake of trying almost only in its clean by exploring shyly. At the time I was disappointed limit "bouarf is not fufu". Well certainly the clean sound is not its strong but still very good. Warm, round and almost crystalline intermediate position ... always short of versatility. Once tested 10 minutes at Wild, we discuss a little bit and then go home to try it all over cold.
I plug the guitar after having given an Orange TH30 which despite its Chinese origins me more convinced than other British heads who were yet more legendary. The head is connected to an Orange PPC212 cab with two Celestion Vintage 30 12 inch (which by the way, is excellent).
Well, it heats, it heats, it heats up. I put the amp dirty position 30 watts with the gain at 6-7 and set the volume too high channel but who cares. It's hot! Come on, switch on!
I scratch and there ... nothing. Oh shit the guitar volume is zero.
Volume one, the neck position, and then BOOM fucking slap. The sound is absolutely HUGE. Rich in bass, in particular acute, it really sends the block. The solos are enhanced by the rich sound permitted by the overall quality of this guitar. It snores, this feedback if we want good and if the tone was perfect sound for a good rhythm blues rock on super creamy drop.
Intermediate position the sound is surprisingly sharp and bright, perfect for playing a wider range of music.
In the bridge position, it does everything. But most enjoyable is swinging very high level of syncopated rhythms gain. The addition of a distortion pedal convinces me that this guitar, despite its versatility, is tailored for the big big sound. In rehearsal, I found a VERY GOOD Les Paul was set equal to the heaviness of her with a course adjustment and proper configuration upstream. The sound is fat phony when you want and still remains very controllable, which is fun with a good tube amp. The sound is progressive and the attack of the guitar is never surdimensionée compared to the force exerted.

My favorite sound is the one obtained with the middle position. This is its originality. The sound is ultra versatile and definition is amazing.

I hate that ... frankly no. Fireowl The course has a weak point - the clean sound that is not at the height of its saturated>. But I said it is good and much better than on most other guitars that I had the opportunity to try. And by the way, non-rare gentlemen or ladies Audiofanzine comparing the clean sound of a massive guitar with large passive humbuckers stitched a guitar from the 60s to sound strat did not understand life . Bardaf, it upsets me.


I use it for 4 months now and I wanted to wait to be cold to deliver a test.
Before I decided to contact Wild Customs, I was hesitant to buy a "classic" Les Paul Custom. But what's so classic! A guitar made by French Auvergne cronies is more tempting when you want to let a chance to artisans from home. And for once I was right. The U.S. had better watch out.
The special feature of this guitar is its aura simply crazy. Nobody came home without at least one push "It disconnects the guitar" and jealous that would love this one is more "Oh, not bad." And a silly girl "Han is a power? It is used to rock'n'roll?". Now this poor soul will think acoustic guitars have pairs of microphones are full, connected to an amplifier and can produce its distortionné and the plug that connects my amp is for decoration.
The feature I like least is that if someone criticism I might want the break up and if it is stronger than me, I will lose.

With the experience I would do this choice yes. As being sober, I found that I quite liked the instrument.

Last thing: If you look at the models Wild Customs in general and you hesitate, stop immediately. Even their series guitars are of very good quality. Well obviously if you want something that beats the mother and that you can afford it, consider a feature project. It's stupid but just the act of going about scratching with guys who know thoroughly and are there to make you one of your dreams, it's nice. This is a little experiment that makes you want to stop work, studies or maternal school to put a plaid shirt and become manufacturer of guitars.

Stop joking, bravo Wild Customs, for my part I am very happy with my guitar, you can feel the work, passion, and it's nice to face the landscape standardized instrument sale. I hope you assign other projects in the future.
Hats off, long life Wild Customs.


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