Tuesday, January 25, 2011

more sketches

I've been working more on the last baritone model, curving the straight lines and now I'm getting really happy with it - the H drawing being the best one... I'm also quite sure with the pickup being in middle position - it's a Kent Armstrong double HB Motherbucker that I first thought I would put in neck position, though it's made for bridge... I've been also playing with the idea of having a piezo bridge - a tune-o-matic then because the other ones are only with trem - but a quick search shows that to have a serious one plus a pre-amp is roughly the price of the new Epiphone Nighthawk that I'd be happy to have too... Still I will check if the alu front can be used with a piezo for acoustic instruments - 10 times cheaper! 

Thursday, January 20, 2011

more sketches

Friday, January 14, 2011

more sketches

Have another project to add to my long list, but like the Doppelcaster, something concrete and not overly difficult to do - it requires just a little bit of money...

After the Doppelcaster I have some leftover gear that allows me to make another telecaster, I always loved the idea of the Ikea Butcher Block Tele created by Zachary, and I discovered recently that Rockinger proposes sitar bridge saddles for teles, so I was almost ready to make a Butcher Block Sitarcaster, but something didn't work: I don't see the point of just copying a tele since I'm mostly interested in guitar design. So I've been playing for a while with tele variations, unsuccessfully until I finally found what I want to do, it's the model H above.

I found this idea of the double lower horn a while ago and it didn't feel promising until now - I'm very slow in my process but it's not a waste of time after all!

more later...

Monday, January 10, 2011

About guitar blueprints and blog stuff

Several people ask me regularly about the blueprints I posted 18 months ago (tele, strat, SG, LP - courtesy of Paul's guitar blog) since I proposed to send the real size ones to whoever would request it (couldn't manage to make them downloadable) - I sent many, but so far it doesn't seem that any guitar has been built from them unfortunately, or I wasn't told...

Anyway, there's been some mess in the blog's comments lately so if I didn't answer you, ask again, because usually I send them right away (the only way not to forget...) Also, some people post comments about the blog then ask for the blueprints and give their e-mail address - if you do that, I can't publish the comments otherwise your e-addresses would be exposed, so it's better to add the e-address in another comment. 

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

more sketches

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