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    Katz Guitars Jaywalker Wiring prototype - first look and first impressions (Vendor)

    I should add that, as a wiring prototype, this has been thrown together! The body is straight off the machine, I haven't even sanded out the tooling marks (corduroy fans will enjoy the arm contour!) let alone applied a finish. The neck is a Squier Jazzmaster neck I had hanging around - my...
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    Katz Guitars Jaywalker Wiring prototype - first look and first impressions (Vendor)

    I just thought I'd make a post here about the status of the Jaywalker with all-singing-all-dancing wiring configuration. I managed to throw together this prototype towards the tail end of last week and brought it over to Jon (my finisher) for his thoughts :) The Jaywalker is my first...
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    That beautiful Tele shape

    Thought I'd throw this out there! This is my next (non-Tele) Tele design :)
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    Ian Anderson Flying V into the booth!

    Christ, I feel for you... There is no reason any build should take as long as this. You're in so deep now there wouldn't be any point in asking for your money back, best just to wait and hope it's all you hoped when it finally arrives. We're all waiting with you and can't wait to see it, if...
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    If I like Languedoc, I might want to consider...

    People may criticise this, but an Epiphone Casino Coupe?
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    "premium" wood vs regular wood

    The most important factors are humidity, grain orientation (to try to map how the wood will move over its life) and density. Nobody can measure how good a piece will sound before everything is built, and by that point any observation will be skewed by numerous other variables in the formula...
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    Why the wood sandwich?

    Neck thru guitars often have multi ply necks. This makes it easier to find pieces of wood that are long enough, since they can be much narrower. I can't say for certain what the tonal differences would be as every case is different, but it will certainly be more stable to have the multi ply. SG...
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    Ian Anderson Flying V into the booth!

    Or "All White, all-white, I'll do it. Jeez".
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    That beautiful Tele shape

    Technically, so is the 1/4" edge radius on that rather delicious Anderson!
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    Top Five Guitar Builders that have No Love on TGP

    Oh really? I didn't know about that. He does seem to take himself unbelievably seriously, to the point of pretension. I wouldn't be surprised if he's just too much of a perfectionist to ever get something done on time. It says on his website he has patent pending on the trapezoidal neck shape...
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    Top Five Guitar Builders that have No Love on TGP

    Top 5 that deserve more love on here: Rhoney Guitars Rick Toone BiLT Guitars (you do see them occasionally on here) Diemel (again, they do sometimes pop up) Versoul
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    Top Five Guitar Builders that have No Love on TGP

    Ok I never heard of them so I looked them up. This might sound harsh, I genuinely mean no offense and we all like different things, etc. I'm sure a lot of people who like these would hate my guitars, so let's get that out of the way first of all. Usually with guitars I'm not totally in to at a...
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    That beautiful Tele shape

    Thanks! It's my own design. I call it the 72 Customaster. It has a custom made swamp ash body and quartered maple USACG neck, Callaham hardware and Novak WRHB and Tele HC pickups.
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    That beautiful Tele shape

    Some really nice T styles here! I love gbe Asher with the gold foils and the Suhr TS hybrid is great. I love the bridge design and the bridge pickup of the classic Tele, for me though, I've never got on with the way they feel, so I came up with this:
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    Who's using Pau Ferro for their fretboards?

    So I am starting a small guitar company in the UK and wanted to source as many parts and raw materials as possible domestically. I'm fine with English Sycamore for the necks (a true maple variety that is very often figured) and some kind of composite pine / hard European Ash for the bodies (I'm...
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    What is THE most resonant and lively guitar you've ever played, and...

    Similar to mine - Gibson ES330 through my '73 Orange OR80. Huge sound!
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    Luthiers & Builders - show me your personal guitar!

    That looks like a sensible setup for a strat hater! You got the volume knob out of the way and have a decent Tele style combined position. And the fish are awesome!
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    Luthiers & Builders - show me your personal guitar!

    I love this! Those knobs look like you'd find on an orange amp. Cool that they are on the top bout, and I think it's a great idea to do a non-cutaway on a bass. What is SOGR? Edit: I don't suppose vintage RCA means RadioCraft Amp?
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    Luthiers & Builders - show me your personal guitar!

    Gorgeous, Doug! I love the term "current keepers"! Is that Arcturus a maple fretboard and set neck? Or a bolt on? What's the scale?
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    Luthiers & Builders - show me your personal guitar!

    There are so many talented builders and luthiers here, I'd love to see your personal guitars you made for yourself, and what distinguishing features you chose & why. Thanks!
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    Richlite fret material WTB

    I am very much in favour of these materials being used for guitars. I was as 'outraged' as anyone when Gibson started doing it on their LP Customs, but only because that model has heritage and is top of the line. They have since gone back to ebony on the Historic models, and let's remember that...
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    Versoul Raya - who owns one?

    I love the way these look, but there are a lack of videos, clips and information out there. What is a typical starting cost for a custom build? I know the pickups are humbucking under the covers, but is the design a traditional PAF type or something more unusual? What is the character of the...
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    Versoul Raya - who owns one?

    I love the way these look, but there are a lack of videos, clips and information out there. What is a typical starting cost for a custom build? I know the pickups are humbucking under the covers, but is the design a traditional PAF type or something more unusual? What is the character of the...
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    How would you go about designing a Gibson / Fender hybrid?

    Humour me if you will! I've been thinking about this recently- what scale length, body and neck woods, and bridge would you choose if the guitar had to cover Fender and Gibson ground? Let's say one guy wants a HB in the neck and a Tele pickup in the bridge and another guy wants a Strat pickup...
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    CAD Designers for Electric Guitars

    David, RhinoScript looks really interesting. It looks like it works similarly to design tables in SolidWorks. You should check out Grasshopper, I think it's still free. It's a plugin for Rhino that lets you do some really next-level insane parametric stuff, really good for 'emergent' design...
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