new ergonomic guitar

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    1/2 klien 1/2 breadwinner 5lbs 9oz

    blackguard version coming in a few weeks
     
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    Interesting partial headstock...is that for behind the nut bends? Other headless guitar usually end just after the nut.

    John
     
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    Cool looking but I'd be poking holes from cut strings in my hands trying to tune.
     
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    Really diggin' it, 'foosh. Is this one of your own builds? Can't wait to see it in 'proper' tele colors, though I like that warm burst a lot.
     
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    yes, one of my own builds
    the partial headstock is so the guitar can be hung and to avoid that "running off the road" feeling you get on other headless designs

    the next one will be a butterscotch blackguard with locking tuners
    and it'll be for sale
     
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    But is it enough to do behind the nut bends, a la Jerry Donahue?

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    not something i do.. but yes you can get 1/2 step bends behind the nut... i could make the headstock section a little longer to allow for that trick if someone wanted that way
     
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    Plugged in with the cord running over the strap button (the usual) is everything still clear and accessible?
    The tuners on the body is a very clever approach to headlessness.
     
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    Looking at that, I would say you could achieve similar results bending behind the bridge. Might actually be less awkward than bending behind the nut. Call me crazy.

    Steve
     
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    I don't like the position of the tuning machines. The guitar would constantly be out of tune. I practice in a classical position seated.
     
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    yes the tuners are still accsessible... just takes a little getting used to having them at that end of the guitar, i feel the trade off is well worth the savings in weight and better balance
     
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    tommorrow or tues i'll have a strat version {painted by my grand kids..}
    finished
     
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    I like the placement of the 5 way...
     
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    Looks like a good thing. My present solution is a Jazzmaster type body if I have to play a solid body seated. The offset really makes a difference. Never tried a Klein.
     
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    Good point!
    I am liking this, for the most part.
    The tuning problems usually associated with the tuners, straight pull, etc., are still a factor but now moved.
    The pup switch is sure not clear of the 'windmill' area, either.
    Probably 1/10,000 electric rock/country players use the classical knee when sitting, not my problem.
     
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    Cool! What's the scale length?
     
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    Like that design, I'm a big fan of ergo guitars.
     
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    Your guitar looks cool. I tend to prefer the cleaner look of Steinberger/Klein/Teuffel headstock ends, though. I have never personally experienced any tendency for my hand to go flying off the neck.
     

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