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Category Archives: Cilia Custom 7 String

A collection of posts about my custom Charles Cilia CGA7, 7 string guitar build. Documenting the build process of my custom 7 string Cilia Guitars CGA7.

Gear Demo: My Cilia Custom Guitars CGA7

Written on September 6, 2013 at 12:58 pm, by Jon


I finally got around to putting together a little demonstration and explanation of my new Cilia Guitars CGA7. Despite playing guitar since 1988 this is the first 7 string I’ve ever owned and it is both visually stunning as …

NGD – Cilia Guitars CGA7

Written on August 27, 2013 at 10:36 am, by Jon

If you follow Guitar Noize either here on the web or on Facebook or Twitter you will probably be aware that last year I decided to order a custom 7 string guitar to be built by top Australian luthier Charles

Charles Cilia Custom 7 String Build: Staining

Written on July 10, 2013 at 4:25 pm, by Jon

Today was a very exciting day for me as I witnessed my Cilia Guitars CGA7 starting to really look like a finished guitar. I’ve seen and posted about the progress of the build but seeing some colour really made me …

Charles Cilia Custom 7 String Build: Maple Top Bending & Shaping

Written on April 18, 2013 at 9:45 pm, by Jon

Time for another update on my Custom 7 String build from Charles Cilia Custom Guitars here in Australia. First up a reminder of the amazing piece of Maple that I chose for the top:

JB-Top

And here is the template for …

Charles Cilia Custom 7 String Build: Neck Part 2

Written on February 14, 2013 at 8:59 am, by Jon

In my last post about my Custom 7 String guitar that Charles Cilia is currently building I showed you some photos of the rough neck shape and Rosewood fretboard being glued to the beautiful Big Leaf Maple (http://guitarnoize.com/charles-cilia-custom-7-string-build-neck/). …

Charles Cilia Custom 7 String Build: Neck

Written on February 11, 2013 at 12:00 pm, by Jon

You may have seen that Australian Luthier Charles Cilia is currently building a custom 7 string for me, if you haven’t start here: http://guitarnoize.com/my-cilia-custom-7-string-build/. The neck is actually complete and has the final shaping has been finished and the …

My Cilia Custom 7 String Build

Written on November 13, 2012 at 8:33 pm, by Jon

This year I have spent quite a lot of time visiting one of Australia’s finest luthiers Charles Cilia. I had Charles and his team fix a couple of guitars including my 1994 Patrick Eggle that I thought was beyond repair …