Another Mouldy self made guitar.

Discussion in 'The Small Company Luthiers' started by DamianP, Aug 6, 2006.


  1. DamianP

    DamianP Member

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    Here is my take on the Mahogany/Maple, Humbucker format.
    All my other guitars are sort of telecasteresque, so I wanted something that sounded like a Les Paul but was perhaps a little more comfortable ( to me).
    I wanted something with the aesthetic of a `50s LP but without being a replica.

    All comments/ constructive critisism welcome.

    Some specs:
    Body...44mm I piece Black Afara
    Cap... 16mm maple
    Neck... 2piece Black Afara
    Pickups... Bare Knuckle, Mule
    Bridge... Tone Pros


    With apologies for the picture quality:

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    ,Damian.
     
  2. emjee

    emjee Supporting Member

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    :drool :drool :AOK :dude

    The smilies say it all!! You did an EXCELLENT job!!!! Every bit as cool as the best makers who are mentioned on TGP all the time. Do you plan on building them for sale? If so, you would probably garner many potential customers just by the photo's!! Big props!!!!

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  3. JingleJungle

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    Awwww ... sheesh...

    $350 +1

    Another good deed done right :)

    Nice guittie... I'll echo the previous comments re. the "commercial" availability of said fiddles...

    JJ
     
  4. big mike

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    Great job! Very cool looking.:AOK
     
  5. HHB

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    nice job on the burst and I love the top, classy and understated, you got skills!
     
  6. bek

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    DANG nice!! Great to see the shape and that's quite the finish.
     
  7. clemduolian

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    Freaking gorgeous...and everything in the right place. Shape is perfect. Well done,
    Clem:BEER
     
  8. 6thstringmusic

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    Nice one! Keep up the good work!
     
  9. EunosFD

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    It has a Briggs meets Stevens meets Koll vibe to it that I REALLY dig. Like splatt I too love the irregular shape as it gives it an organic vibe that just looks downright comfy. Plus the burst is just right...warm and natural looking. Very nice job!
     
  10. Avenger

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    Very nice. I also like the irregular shape. I like the position of the switch too. No chance hitting that while strumming. :D Any pictures of the headstock?
     
  11. John Hurtt

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    Nice job, you've got some skills!:RoCkIn
     
  12. hemlock

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    Excellent design and execution. I, too, love the shape, top, and finish. Well done!
     
  13. esoteric pete

    esoteric pete Supporting Member

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    nice job mouldy!


    PS....ive always liked you GP handle..."mouldynudger"...lol...it sounds dirty...lol...
     
  14. Unburst

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    Nice job Damien
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  15. enharmonic

    enharmonic Old Growth Gold Supporting Member

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    That looks very sweet!. How does it balance? :)
     
  16. DamianP

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    Wow. Thank you all so much for your kind words. I am honoured.

    I am pleased with the shape, it seems very comfortable, although I only strung it up on friday so playing time has been limited.
    It doesn`t play too badly considering the frets haven`t been dressed yet.
    ( It`s off to the Plek machine next week)

    I`m certainly very happy with the Koll, Briggs and Stevens references as they are possibly my 3 favourite builders. I like to aim high!

    I have built all my guitars for myself, although having recieved positive responses both here and elsewhere, I am considering making some for sale.
    I have some details to sort out ( and I am wary of this post becoming spam) but............maybe sometime soon.

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  17. suttree

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    i was just gonna ask for some headstock shots.

    nice looking guitar, all around. very "together" design-wise, and that's no small affair. there's some major manufacturers that can't do that very easily. as mentioned, the sunburst is great. great job. they look very saleable, i think you're justified in moving ahead.
     
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    Love the headstock shape too. Fits the overall look perfectly. The stinger on the back of the headstock is a great touch too. :)
     
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    I like the headstock as well. This is certainly one of the better looking variants of the lp theme.
     
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    ,Damian,

    Another great piece! Would love to try it out. Shape different, with hints of Briggs and Koll but sufficently different - balance good? You scored with the headstock shape too. You need a "Mouldy" logo too.
    Very classy indeedy.
    Mule? What do they sound like?
    Scale length?
    Wish I could drive down, share some beer and play it through your Juke.

    Best, Pete.
     

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