Tuesday, February 23, 2010


I shot this short impro for a gear giveaway contest and I like it enough to post it here - guitars are just bulky objects until you play them...

Monday, February 22, 2010

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Thursday, February 18, 2010


Finally, after an almost 5 months break, I managed to start to work again on my 7-string guitar project - in the last two days I spent about 10 hours filing the alu front plate to put the pickup, knob and jack input... Quite a minimal guitar indeed, but still the humbucker is splitable with the push-pull knob. And since on all my guitars I mostly play on the neck pickup with the treble on 11, why should I bother with extra stuff?
Anyway, tomorrow I should get a machine to polish the alu front and then I'll put the neck and the bridge...

Sunday, February 14, 2010

more sketches

Sunday, February 7, 2010

more sketches

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

The Aluminium T-beam Guitar Blog

Amongst the guitar blogs and sites I follow, one is quite similar to mine, The Aluminium T-beam Guitar Blog, that I visit always with pleasure.

Alexander - the blogmaster - is working slowly but steadily (a little bit quicker than me though) on guitar innovations of his own, and his last post shows a new step in his current project that I find quite stunning.
He reconnected his humbuckers to phase-switch them, but decided not to hide the cables inside the body, and to let them run on the guitar table in copper tubes!
The constructivist sobriety of the result allows it not to fall in the easy steam-punk cliché and it's just beautiful (it will look better with the strings on).

There are many other things to discover on this blog - T-beam alu necks, plexiglas ultra-thin bodies, alternative tuners and really cool computer generated sketches (I wish I could do that, not instead of hand-made ones that are enjoyable to do, but to finalize projects...).

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