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#2651121 - 12/31/14 02:53 PM Re: weird guitar appreciation [Re: hurricane hugo]
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Y'all showed some major love for Fred Carlson's work earlier in the thread, so I'm bringing you some more, courtesy of Alex DeGrassi:



...the headstock has 18 tuning pegs, but 12 of those are for sympathetic strings that run through the neck. Only 6 are actually played. smile
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#2651146 - 12/31/14 04:42 PM Re: weird guitar appreciation [Re: hurricane hugo]
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Originally Posted By: hurricane hugo
this is a Pegasus:



I've been looking at & buying Jon's guitars since 2003. He makes a headless bass guitar based on the Pegasus that fits in my dreadnaught case- I want him to make a baritone like that for me. 2016, maybe?

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Veillette makes acoustics?





Yup, and they sound incredible!
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#2652193 - 01/05/15 10:17 AM Re: weird guitar appreciation [Re: Dannyalcatraz]
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And here's someone making me feel like a hack:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KRps_zhAUpU&sns=em
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#2652277 - 01/05/15 01:34 PM Re: weird guitar appreciation [Re: Dannyalcatraz]
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There are guys that make me just want to pile all my guitars on a big bon fire stack and light it! Jan Laurenz is definitely on my list now! Very cool! cool
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#2652301 - 01/05/15 02:30 PM Re: weird guitar appreciation [Re: Larryz]
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I like that guy's playing and videos lots. Check out some of the other ones he's posted if/when you have the time. smile
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#2653371 - 01/09/15 07:26 AM Re: weird guitar appreciation [Re: hurricane hugo]
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Has anyone ever made a guitar with movable frets, like a sitar?
I remember watching Ravi Shankar move the frets when about to play a different raga, without any hesitation, like it was nothing at all to get it to the exact right location!

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#2653410 - 01/09/15 08:54 AM Re: weird guitar appreciation [Re: Eric Iverson]
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Originally Posted By: Eric Iverson
Has anyone ever made a guitar with movable frets, like a sitar?
I remember watching Ravi Shankar move the frets when about to play a different raga, without any hesitation, like it was nothing at all to get it to the exact right location!


A friend of mine has one, made in Germany. He plays a lot of microtonal music & this instrument is how you get these altered scales in a guitar. There's a separately moveable fret for each string at each fret position, so something like 100 little sliding frets, each anchored on a slot running under each string. The guitar comes with a little tool to tap each fret up or down the neck to fit each tuning system needed. My friend has used it to record some Harry Partch music here at my studio. Wild stuff.
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#2653473 - 01/09/15 11:52 AM Re: weird guitar appreciation [Re: Eric Iverson]
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Originally Posted By: Eric Iverson
Has anyone ever made a guitar with movable frets, like a sitar?
I remember watching Ravi Shankar move the frets when about to play a different raga, without any hesitation, like it was nothing at all to get it to the exact right location!


there's a video of one on page 1 of this thread. smile
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#2653631 - 01/10/15 07:28 AM Re: weird guitar appreciation [Re: hurricane hugo]
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OK, not so much weird appearance-wise as materials-wise - this guy makes guitars from wood salvaged from vacant buildings in Detroit. Hey, that's one way to get 100+ year old wood. I imagine no fireplace mantle is safe, lol.

http://boingboing.net/2015/01/09/report-charlize-theron-negoti.html
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#2653672 - 01/10/15 10:29 AM Re: weird guitar appreciation [Re: hurricane hugo]
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Umm...wrong link, there- that ine's about Charlize Theron's post-hack salary negotiations.
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#2653769 - 01/10/15 03:51 PM Re: weird guitar appreciation [Re: Dannyalcatraz]
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oops, my bad! here ya go:

http://www.woodwardguitar.com/
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#2653782 - 01/10/15 04:23 PM Re: weird guitar appreciation [Re: hurricane hugo]
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FWIW, other luthiers out there do that kind of thing, at least sometimes. 2 I know that have are Jon Kammerer and Rice Guitars.

I think it's an awesome idea.p, and obviously, sometimes they can find some killer materials.
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#2653802 - 01/10/15 06:26 PM Re: weird guitar appreciation [Re: Dannyalcatraz]
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Bob Taylor made guitars out of shipping pallets...
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#2653809 - 01/10/15 06:55 PM Re: weird guitar appreciation [Re: Larryz]
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I mentioned one like that here before, in another thread. Here's a link to the original thread on another board.

http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1611712
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#2653823 - 01/10/15 07:41 PM Re: weird guitar appreciation [Re: Dannyalcatraz]
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http://www.laguitarsales.com/pages/3157/Taylor_Custom_Shop_Pallet.htm <--- here's Bobs' acoustic story which I've posted before...you wouldn't want to try buying the original...
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#2653835 - 01/10/15 08:17 PM Re: weird guitar appreciation [Re: Larryz]
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Excellent craftsmanship!
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#2672560 - 03/14/15 07:07 AM Re: weird guitar appreciation [Re: Dannyalcatraz]
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I love this one - no idea if it has or ever will see production, but it's like a Romulan Warbird!

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#2672684 - 03/14/15 07:41 PM Re: weird guitar appreciation [Re: hurricane hugo]
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Star Wars for sure! Cool looker!
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#2672691 - 03/14/15 08:15 PM Re: weird guitar appreciation [Re: hurricane hugo]
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Originally Posted By: hurricane hugo
I love this one - no idea if it has or ever will see production, but it's like a Romulan Warbird!




"Look out, He's going to play Freebird!"
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#2673087 - 03/16/15 03:20 PM Re: weird guitar appreciation [Re: Dannyalcatraz]
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<3
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#2673136 - 03/16/15 05:28 PM Re: weird guitar appreciation [Re: hurricane hugo]
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Originally Posted By: hurricane hugo



An arpeggione, or one of several other names these things go by. One of my studio clients plays one of these, though his is more like a guitar body with a cello neck.
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#2673535 - 03/18/15 09:35 AM Re: weird guitar appreciation [Re: Scott Fraser]
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Another electric guitar-harp:

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#2673769 - 03/19/15 01:57 AM Re: weird guitar appreciation [Re: Dannyalcatraz]
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Odd looking, but using quality parts...

http://maxwellguitars.com/?action=models
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#2674300 - 03/20/15 06:13 PM Re: weird guitar appreciation [Re: Dannyalcatraz]
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Originally Posted By: Dannyalcatraz
Another electric guitar-harp:



not liking where the high harp strings' tuners are located. tuning mishap waiting to happen with those kinds of tuners mounted right there.

love the pickup covers, though. smile
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#2675951 - 03/29/15 09:04 AM Re: weird guitar appreciation [Re: hurricane hugo]
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This is not a guitar per se, but you can play it like one:

http://www.synthtopia.com/content/2015/0...idi-controller/

I love this thing!
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#2681920 - 04/21/15 01:06 AM Re: weird guitar appreciation [Re: p90jr]
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A Dan'l Terry...held by Dan'l Terry:

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#2681972 - 04/21/15 08:46 AM Re: weird guitar appreciation [Re: Dannyalcatraz]
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Originally Posted By: Dannyalcatraz
A Dan'l Terry...held by Dan'l Terry:


Yeah, kinda like a Billy Bo mated with an inverted Explorer, then the spawn got got left out in the sun & melted. But an authentic Tamburitza style headstock, just like in the old country.
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#2681987 - 04/21/15 09:18 AM Re: weird guitar appreciation [Re: Scott Fraser]
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Originally Posted By: Scott Fraser

Yeah, kinda like a Billy Bo mated with an inverted Explorer, then the spawn got got left out in the sun & melted.


And the guitar looks unusual, too!





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But an authentic Tamburitza style headstock, just like in the old country.

Ohhhhhhhhh....


Edited by Dannyalcatraz (04/21/15 09:18 AM)
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#2682119 - 04/21/15 06:24 PM Re: weird guitar appreciation [Re: Dannyalcatraz]
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Originally Posted By: Dannyalcatraz
Originally Posted By: Scott Fraser

Yeah, kinda like a Billy Bo mated with an inverted Explorer, then the spawn got got left out in the sun & melted.


And the guitar looks unusual, too!


Well, yes, now that you mention it.





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But an authentic Tamburitza style headstock, just like in the old country.

Ohhhhhhhhh....


But everybody knows that.
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#2684130 - 04/29/15 09:03 PM Re: weird guitar appreciation [Re: Scott Fraser]
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Looks like Warwick discontinued their Adam Clayton signature bass - it was an inverted Explorer, too.
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