Rodbuilding, I get really diverse projects, from the simplest ones to projects that really activate my imagination to be able to finish them. The vast majority aren’t dificult to realize, other than higher attention to details and finish, but now and again I get this amazing projects, that really get me going, testing my dexterity and ingenuity at the same time, especially in designing the grip, or wrapping the guides.

Even though these cool rodbuilding projects are the rarest, these are the ones I like most. In the end, this is the essence of rod building, and this is how the idea of a new concept came to birth. A concept that targets only the projects that I feel that are truly  special. The concept’s name is A.SAVA – CustomX, that will appear in the form of a logo on the rods that I will build, the rods that I’ll find remarkable, from the design point of view.

To initiate this concept, A.SAVA-CustomX, I had to build a rod. It so happens this is my rod, a rod built on a Phenix K2 TX-736H-C blank, with a handle with lots of “improper parts placement”. By “improper” I mean that about 60% of the parts on the split grip, were intended for something else than what I’ve used them for, starting with the buttcap, and finishing with the rosette like winding checks on the split grip. Other than the unusual handle, the rod was built using Fuji SiC KR concept Micro guides, with not very complicated wraps, that also contribute to the aesthetics of the rod. This is a rod with a handle that’ll set it apart from the crowd :).

Matisaj restul inelelor Fuji EKBSG 4.5, micro

The last few guides Fuji EKBSG 4.5, micro

Matisajul celui de-al 3-lea inel, Fuji EKBSG 4.5, micro

The 3rd guide, Fuji EKBSG 4.5, micro

Matisajul celui de-al doilea inel, Fuji KWSG 5.5

The second guide, Fuji KWSG 5.5

A.SAVA - CustomX logo

A.SAVA – CustomX logo

Pluta split grip, cu winding trim ringul pentru front grip transformat in winding check

Cork Split grip with a front grip trim ring transformed in a winding check.

Pluta split grip, cu winding trim ringul pentru front grip transformat in winding check

Cork split grip with a front grip trim ring transformed in a winding check.

Eva split grip, cu winding trim ringul pentru front grip transformat in winding check

EVA split grip with a front grip trim ring transformed in a winding check

Buttcap improvizat din mai multe componente de la Matagi

Improvised buttcap with Matagi components

Foregrip vedere fata Phenix TX-736H-C dupa matisare

Foregrip front view Phenix TX-736H-C after wraping the rod

Foregrip vedere fata Phenix TX-736H-C inainte de matisare

Foregrip front view Phenix TX-736H-C before wrapping

Foregrip Phenix TX-736H-C dupa matisare

Foregrip Phenix TX-736H-C after wrapping the rod

Foregrip Phenix TX-736H-C inainte de matisare

Foregrip Phenix TX-736H-C before wrapping the rod

Maner TX-736H-C dupa matisare

TX-736H-C complete handle after wrapping the rod

Maner TX-736H-C dupa matisare

TX-736H-C handle

Maner TX-736H-C inainte de a matisa

Phenix  TX-736H-C before wrapping the rod