Charles Cilia is one of Australia’s finest luthiers who has been making amazing custom guitars for about 15 years. The CGA 7 and has been designed from the ground up as a 7 string rather than simply modifying one of his 6 string designs. This particular guitar has an Alder Body with a private stock quilt Maple top, a 5 piece Wenge/Walnut neck, Ebony fretboard with custom Maple wing inlays, 24 Stainless Steel frets, Dimarzio Tone Zone 7 and Air Norton 7 pickups in the bridge and neck respectively, a Hipshot bridge and Sperzel locking tuners. The volume pot is a Push/Pull control for splitting the coils and the tone control Push/Pull is a kill switch for the neck pickup so once engaged you can use the 3 way toggle switch for your Tom Morello impressions.
The workmanship is flawless on this guitar, it is very easy to play and quite light too. I have recorded the demonstration above to show how the pickups clean up as well as Metal settings to show the versatility, I had a TC Electronic Spark Booster (clean boost) before my Ceriatone Chupacabra which was set to 60′s mode.
I just want to point out this isn’t my Cilia CGA 7 which is currently being built but a guitar that was created for the Winter NAMM 2013 show.
The Cilia Custom Guitars website is currently under construction but if you want to get in contact head over to the site where you will find contact details: http://www.ciliaguitars.com/