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  1. Ugh I don't like wenge. It looks good and smells good, but I'm allergic to it. I get hives whenever I breathe/smell it. But I can't deny that it does look nice. Nice progress!
  2. Thought it would be interesting to get to know people's work environment more. So... The title says it all - Do you listen to any music when you're working at your shop? (or wherever you build your guitars). And if so, what type of music do you usually listen to? And how - portable MP3's, boomboxes, or built-in speaker?
  3. Where do you live?? Toronto?? I'm ordering stuff from StewMac this weekend.. If you want.
  4. [quote name='Mattia' post='343430' date='Aug 8 2007, 04:40 AM']playability is about string and setup, not acoustic or electric. Honestly, I'm surprised folks are going for factory guitars. I don't even own any guitars I didn't build any more, and the only ones I see myself owning in future (if any) are old/interesting/vintage ones I can learn from and enjoy in their own right. And/or trades. One guitar: self-built acoustic, Cocobolo/Bearclaw Euro, Grand Auditorium. For electrics it'd be a chambered singlecut, maybe doublecut PRS-ish thing. Self-built. Probably blue. Or tiger eye.[/quote] The strings and the neck profile especially in the upper frets were what I meant.
  5. This is a really tough question. I really like acoustic, but want the playability of an electric as well. So it's Taylor T5 for me. (Although... [size=1]PRS's are pretty tempting too.)[/size]
  6. I love my Damage Control Demonizer Tube Distortion. It's got a lovely Mesa Boogie-ish grain, also has a boost.
  7. Nice one! Haven't seen a spalt project in a long time!
  8. Nice Guitar. Very pretty =) I got a question though: You said that neck was a bolt-on? AND it's angled? How did you manage that?
  9. what kind of neck/headstock joint is that? that's not scarf is it? it seems like a block of wood just angled and glued? if so, is that stable?
  10. Hi, I'm a university student in Toronto, and it looks like I'm going to move out in a year or a bit longer.. next August by latest I have a garage at the moment with some power tools and drill press, band saw, etc. all the small stuff But as I move out, I was wondering.. If there's any place in Toronto where I can pay hourly and use machines and tools? Also, this would actually save me lotta time as well, as I think my guitar building would go lot faster if I had a planar, circular saw, and variety of sanders I tried searching through Google like.. "toronto wood-shop" but nothing.. Any ideas? Thanks.
  11. Razorback! But you need a good paint job.. no solid color. If you can't do any graphics.. then Alexi with contour outline
  12. you know.. I have a Jackson Kelly with a Schaller Floyd Rose Trem I bought for $200US.... now I'm trying to sell it, but man people really don't like the shape... I'd suggest you look around for one, their retailed prices are high, but the used ones sell really cheap and js30ke was like what.. $300 new?
  13. Hey I currenly have a PRS copy at work, but I don't like the neck I built, so I'm going to cut it off and add a set neck OR... http://prsguitars.com/swampashspecial/img/main3.jpg Something like that (PRS double cut Swamp Ash Special But that looks dangerous.. Any ideas on how deep that should be and the neck heel - does it have to be longer than normal to be stable? I don't think I've seen any guitar with a bolt-on action right under a humbucker. Making a bolt-on neck on an existing guitar body will be easier for me, but stability?? Any ideas? Thanks
  14. Hey GregP If I had to choose a guitar for my engagement, I'd go with a Larrivee And since you're in Canada, it's relatively cheap too I actually know someone whose also thinking of getting a guitar for engagement He's thinking of Taylor 600's or around that ballpark While I think Taylor's are nice, I think they're overpriced
  15. Wow you certainly didn't hold anything back, amazing features and and they compliment each other very well. I'm sure Matt Bellamy of Muse would even be a little jealous. One of a kind! Nice
  16. Edit* (Mickguard below has a better answer) The wraparound will have to be angled just like the bridge of a TOM, but yes like Wes said, the tail-piece isn't angled. The StewMac site has a fret calculator that calculates where you bridge should be placed. http://www.stewmac.com/FretCalculator/
  17. I think you're talking about the fretboard? I'm assuming you stored it in the wrong place. Either too moist or dry. I have mine wrapped in bubble wraps and have 2 in my basement for a year now, and haven't cupped/bent.. Thing is, you have to glue in the fretboard as soon as you can. And yes, it tends to warp inward (looking from a side point of view of a rightside up placed fretboard). The top part of fretboard will expand, but because of the gaps in between, it won't 'stretch' the wood, whereas the bottom will expand making the fretboard expand on the bottom part, but keeping relatively same on the top part. So each end will "rise". Sometimes just holding them down with clamps on a flat surface will get it back to normal. I had never had to deal with warping luckily as Toronto has a mild humidity level.
  18. Lol.. you can pick more than 1 option. I'm 19, attending Uof Toronto And hey man.. creativity is Everywhere. If I truly believed that design art was where true creativity was at, I would have went for graphic designs or something, but here I am studying how brain works and functional anatomy. The thing is.. if you look at the most "creative" people in the history.. they were never JUST an artist. Michaelangelo, DaVinci, Descarte, Einstein, Aristotle, just name a few. They drew, painted, did math, experimented with physics/chemistry/biology, wrote books on variety subjects, all very philosophical. Of course, as the world progresses, everything becomes more specialized and you just don't have the time to learn as much branches of subjects, but if your statement was true about all the creative people are in design art.. how the hell did we make cars? light bulbs? a computer screen with a 1600:1 contrast ratio within less than 2 inches of width of space? iPod? They certainly weren't accidents (well few were actually, but 99% not..) I'm sure when you see the Big Ben, you won't go it was all design artists. I'm sure when you see the Eiffle tower you won't go it was all design artists. Sure they can come up with cool ideas in their renderings, but they have to meet the laws of nature - and that's practically the ME's. It has to be compromised, everything. Sorry, but I get heated when people say such things. I'm not an engineerer and probably never will be. But there's a school where my brother goes to University of Waterloo, it's in short an "engineering school" it's globally famous and I hear Bill Gates himself goes there once in a while and select people to work for him from Systems Engineering (anecdotal but I wouldn't be surprised). I tell you this because I'm on the more "geek" spectrum; although I do dress a little fashionably I think.. but the students there share a different kind of humor. And I can tell you this since I kind of share that humor, that they're nothing but dull and uncreative. Rather I'll say that my university (UofT) is rather dull and very dry in atmosphere. The people in UofWaterloo have a great conceptualizing skills and abstract thinking. Now if you don't understand the language, of course you're bound to neglect it - I mean it's always easier to just make fun of them/make them look like they're going "wahh wahh wahh" than to humble yourself and try to learn the language. Now, you could argue back that it's HARDER to be creative in ME than in design art And if you do, I'll be here to argue back again I'm not sure how much of this sentence you'll understand but.. here: Truth is everywhere you look. Pees (spr)out!
  19. Wow. I love the design. That's one *handsome guitar. The design flows so well and the color and texture as well! I'm sure it'll play like butter. Having no fret-marker was a good move.
  20. If you're interested I might want the Buy them off of you, but how much would you list them for?
  21. Lovely, wasn't so fond of the headstock shape at first But looking at it for the 2nd time, it looks nice, it really adds that Custom-look, Nice!
  22. Daaaayyyyummmmm... Nice! I really love the heel - very smooth transition. Ah, do you have a picture of inside the semi-hollow? Would love to see that also. If that's 'alright' I wonder what your 'awesome' is..
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