This one is made from narra, a paduk like wood that grows only in the Philippines which is were I made it.
This is a ergonomical guitar with a twisted neck and a single adjustable pickup. It's a joy to play.
I like to dig into the strings and hate fretbuzz. It kills sustain and attack. I'm sure I can set it up lower but that's not my to my liking. I'm not a shredder anyway. I built guitars that suit me. I don't use knobs for instance so I leave them away. I'm just a simple bedroom player. They are...
Action is low as normal. 1.75 mm at high E-string and 2.15 at low E-string. Radius 7,5". Since I am used to it, other guitars feel a bit awkward.
I will built a normal version as well. Thinking about a twisted strat with the body twisting as well.
Any of you guy's have some experience with twisted necks.
I just finished building mine and I can say it gives much more ease on the wrist. It just feels natural.
Here is the link for the entire building process...
What are the differences between a high output pickup going straight to the amp and a and a low output pickup followed by a booster going to the amp?
Thanks for sharing your experiences.
Let me have a guess... Your guitar has a bridge, a nut, 6 strings, 21 to 24 frets, 2 or three pickups, a body and a neck.
These things have all been designed by other people and they didn't bother to protect their intellectual property so you can build your guitar without anyone hassling you...
Is this exotic enough ?
I made it at the Philippines during my stay there. It is made of Narra. Narra is a paduk like wood that grows only on the Phillippines. It's stable and stiff. I treated it with danish oil and has an excellent feel. Don't know if Warmoth has it on stock though...
My experience with oak is that it has a lot of inner tension. I you have a perfectly straight shelf and saw it lengthwise in half you end up having 2 banana shaped pieces. No oak guitar for me.
I am at the Philippines at the moment and saw 2 good looking Ibanez JEM555 Steve Vai for about $280. List price is about $1200. I played them a while and they seemed alright but I am absolutely no expert. Can this be a real JEM555 or will it be an imitation.
In what way does a hollow guitar sound different from his solid twin?
What exactly changes to the sound if a solid body guitar gets hollow spaces in it and does it matter if there are openings in the body (f-shaped holes for instance).