Entry for March 2018's Guitar Of The Month is under way!
Hi, I'm new to the forums and I've been watching it for over a year now and I'm going to try and tackle my 2nd guitar design. Before I start pulling the trigger on materials I wanted to see if I might be able to pick the brains of more experienced luthiers out there. My biggest worry is that I'm setting my guitar to not be acoustically pleasing. From the characteristics of the materials and practices I've read I think it may have a lot of low's and mids. I don't need twangy snap but I do want it to be sharp enough for lead and good cleans. I know this is a matter of perspective but what I have so far isn't really traditional and I know there's folks out there who have experimented more. Anyways here's my main specs and design so far. Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated. Mako Neck - 5 piece laminate - maple, wenge, mohogany 24 frets Set Neck Body will be a carved flamed maple top on Mohogany body (considering possibly Basswood as well) HSS Tom Anderson Pickups and wiring Will have a Schaller Non tremelo hard tail bridge (no tremelo cavity cut) I think those are my main attributes. Here's the design. Thank you guys in advance. Here's more of the conceptual vision: