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  • Guitar Of The Month - October 2017

    "Hi, I´m Sebastian, 31 years old, living in Germany near Cologne. I have started building electric basses 2 years ago. This one shown here is my first electric guitar. As most of us, I'm already completely obsessed with the topic. Currently I'm building in a small 4sqm cellar room at home.

    My past and actual build projects are shown on my Facebook page. Do not hesitate to have a look and to tell me what you think:

    https://www.facebook.com/KaemmerGuitars/

    'Model 222' is a special guitar dedicated to a special person. On February 22nd my first son was born and my grandfather died. With that in mind I've designed and built this guitar with great passion and dedication.

    The idea of the design was to combine the following aspects:

    • classical, but not a thoughtless carry over of old habits
    • elegant appearance, but not overloaded
    • ergonomic playability and lightweight, without a "freaked out" ergonomic shape
    • expressive and flexible tone range

     

    Building time: 02/17 to 08/17

    ProjectGuitar.com forum thread of the building process

     

    'Model 222' specifications in short:

    • Scale length: 25.5"
    • Body: Mahogony, chambered
    • Neck: Mahogony, 3 pieces, scarf joint headstock
    • Fretboard: Mahogony, 12" radius, hardened, pore filled and lacquered
    • Top: "flamed" pear wood
    • Pickups: handwound
    • Tuner: Schaller M6
    • Bridge: Hipshot hardtail, string through
    • Nut: Bone, compensated
    • Pickguard: Aluminium
    • Finish: 2K PUR high gloss
    • Total weight: 2.9kg / 6.4lbs

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    • Flamed pear wood top
    • Mahogony fretboard
    • Custom '222' inlay at the 12th fret, aluminium fret dots
    • Aluminium pickguard

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    • Drop top at the armrest:
    • Thickest part of the body is 37mm

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    • Custom control knobs recessed in the aluminium pickguard
    • Volume pot with push-pull for SC split
    • Tone pot with push-pull as cap switch (gives a warmer, mellower mid range tone)

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    • Contour shaped backside for a pleasant feeling
    • Matched electronics cavity cover

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    • Three piece mahogony neck, the middle strip is turned over for a improved neck robustness towards weather changes
    • Asymmetric medium v-shaped neck profile
    • Scarf jointed headstock with volute and veneer on the backside

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    • Compensated bone nut
    • Matched headstock veneer
    • Aluminium trussrod cover
    • Photographs made by Martin Christ

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    I've filmed myself assemblying the guitar and made a short time lapse video of it - enjoy:

     

    Let me know if you like the guitar.

    Best regards!

    Sebastian


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