John Nathan Cordy & our Millimetric Instruments MGS2

John Nathan Cordy & our Millimetric Instruments MGS2

John kindly reached out to me due to our mutual friend, Jon from Loaded For Bear Audio cables whom I've begun working with. 
An absolutely astonishing guitar player, and after meeting at this weekend's Guitar Show proved to be an absolutely lovely person too! John is kindly working on some videos for me with our beloved Millimetric MGS2 demo model and good lord, has he come up with the goods mere hours since handing the guitar over! I genuinely had to pick my jaw up off the floor when I heard this, unreal sounds and even better playing. I'm in awe, John! Those lead sounds!!

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Millimetric Instruments MGS2 Spec run down

Millimetric Instruments MGS2 Spec run down

Following on from my visual taster video of what the MGS2 has to offer, it's good time to run through some of the real nitty gritty with the technical specifications of our demonstration model here to enjoy.

I want to say a quick thank you to those of you who watched the aforementioned video, I had so much fun making it and it marked a really special occasion for me personally and for the Home of Tone. Working towards that moment was the culmination of over a year's work, from myself and Florian deciding to work together, to dialling in how is best to represent the brand, to seeing the build come to life and so, so much more in between. It meant a lot to me to mark the occasion with a video I really enjoyed making. So thank you for watching it!

Now, as promised, let's get into the specs!


#MGS2Build - Natural oil, fretting and assembly

#MGS2Build - Natural oil, fretting and assembly

First of all, apologies for the delay in my MGS2Build updates here on the blog. Guitar Show 2019 prep absorbed all of my energies through the past month but enough with the excuses and let's get on with the Millimetric!

Things moved rather quickly through February as Florian was very much hoping to have the guitar to me in time for the Guitar Show. One of the most wonderful aspects of Florian's builds is the fretting, his unique fret end shaping style is as much an aesthetically pleasing addition as it is pure playable joy. Florian kindly filmed and shared some updates of the fretting process on this build on his Instagram stories, but sadly I don't have any photos other than the main image above. 
#MGS2Build - Oxidation!

#MGS2Build - Oxidation!

This is an update I've been really excited to see and share with you. If you've been following the #MGS2Build updates, you'll remember that Florian and myself decided on an oxidized finish for the walnut body and neck. Oxidation you ask?! A more recognizable example of oxidation if you're not already familiar of course! is that of rusting. We're not here for a school lesson, so simply put, Iron combining with Oxygen, forming 'rust'. Wood oxidation is commonly used to give a worn, patina'd or old look, but it can also be used to greatly darken the grain colour, and can be achieved with a vinegar and steel wool mixture applied to the surface. We've seen this technique/finish used many times on Millimetric necks predominantly, but Florian was very keen on trying it on a matched body and neck and who was I to say otherwise when it looks this good?!
#MGS2Build

#MGS2Build

The last update saw the body shaped out, which leads to sanding and a hint at how this is going to look in the end. Here's a couple of photos Florian sent over showing the wet sanding process, raising the grain to flatten it for a beautiful finish. The walnut body looks stunning! This is going to be oxidized, so I cannot wait for that lovely walnut to turn black, it's going to have so much character.