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#2481680 - 03/30/13 10:26 AM weird guitar appreciation
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Was dragging the eBay waters last night...and I found that Gittler's back!!!

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love
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#2481682 - 03/30/13 10:28 AM Re: weird guitar appreciation [Re: hurricane hugo]
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Originally Posted By: hurricane hugo
Was dragging the eBay waters last night...and I found that Gittler's back!!!
eBay


Great price, too.
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#2481685 - 03/30/13 10:31 AM Re: weird guitar appreciation [Re: Scott Fraser]
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I doubt the regular production prices will be anywhere near that...still, makes me wonder why only 20% is going to charity...
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#2481704 - 03/30/13 12:00 PM Re: weird guitar appreciation [Re: hurricane hugo]
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Can't wait to cash in some RRSP bucks for that.
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#2481720 - 03/30/13 12:49 PM Re: weird guitar appreciation [Re: Bartholomew]
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Love the interchangeable snap on see through necks...can you get them with interchangeable LP and Strat snap on bodies?

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#2481788 - 03/30/13 08:51 PM Re: weird guitar appreciation [Re: Larryz]
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I love this nylon-string, too. smile
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#2481789 - 03/30/13 10:02 PM Re: weird guitar appreciation [Re: hurricane hugo]
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more fun stuff!



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#2481790 - 03/30/13 10:04 PM Re: weird guitar appreciation [Re: hurricane hugo]
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Check out Chrysalis guitars...

http://www.chrysalisguitar.com/index.html
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#2481844 - 03/31/13 09:55 AM Re: weird guitar appreciation [Re: Dannyalcatraz]
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I like the banjo tuners on the nylon and that's the best use for the cutaway butt I've seen (ie. resting the guitar on your knee) for classical players...I have heard better sounding nylon electrics though. Not sure about that big arm just to support a strap lock and the tie bridge when they make ball end nylon strings...it is very nice and a very worthy project...

On the taproot, it is definitely beyond trees. The guy is an exceptional wood worker. Not sure how well redwood which is pretty darn soft will work as a neck, but this guy is beyond any second guessing on my part and knows his stuff. I think The Sgt Pepper band would have liked this concept...

both a very cool even if not my cup of tea...thanks for sharing Hugo! cool

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#2481875 - 03/31/13 12:35 PM Re: weird guitar appreciation [Re: Larryz]
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I dig the taproot playing... wish he'd played more in the vid

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#2482234 - 04/01/13 07:36 PM Re: weird guitar appreciation [Re: Dannyalcatraz]
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Originally Posted By: Dannyalcatraz
Check out Chrysalis guitars...

http://www.chrysalisguitar.com/index.html

love 'em! grin
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#2482617 - 04/03/13 08:02 AM Re: weird guitar appreciation [Re: hurricane hugo]
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#2482792 - 04/03/13 09:39 PM Re: weird guitar appreciation [Re: Caevan O'Shite]
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There used to be a company that made guitar necks with interchangeable fingerboards; Tony Levin used to endorse 'em during the Three of a Perfect Pair/So period. Anyway, while trying and failing to find video/photos of said necks, I found this guy's work:



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#2482797 - 04/03/13 10:35 PM Re: weird guitar appreciation [Re: hurricane hugo]
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That's plain-Jane coooool!
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#2482798 - 04/03/13 10:41 PM Re: weird guitar appreciation [Re: Dannyalcatraz]
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Here's what you want if your band is cast in a Sci-Fi movie:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ICLkuwWO9tU&sns=em
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#2482806 - 04/04/13 01:00 AM Re: weird guitar appreciation [Re: Dannyalcatraz]
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Originally Posted By: Dannyalcatraz
Here's what you want if your band is cast in a Sci-Fi movie:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ICLkuwWO9tU&sns=em



Would've been nice to see some riffage on that thing! Doesn't look all that playable....
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#2482813 - 04/04/13 02:28 AM Re: weird guitar appreciation [Re: Bluesape]
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He has another video with a bit of Floyd's "Wish You Were Here", but its clear that he's not a great player, and it's probable that the guitar is out of tune...

And its just as dark as the other vid, so you really can't see much beyond the LEDs.
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#2482903 - 04/04/13 11:38 AM Re: weird guitar appreciation [Re: Dannyalcatraz]
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For me, it makes the guitar sound like a sitar. Good belly dancer concept guitar IMHO. His micro tones are what I would call subtle bends...He just needs a gypsy or belly dancer to go with the video...

ps. 8 strings in altered tuning with the melody played on one or two of them in a single mode, seems to be greatly enhanced when he starts tapping and playing many strings with both hands. Not sure if the guitar is in or out of tune as the micro tones are going to make some of that out of tune sound happen naturally. Cool concept... cool


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#2482906 - 04/04/13 11:45 AM Re: weird guitar appreciation [Re: Dannyalcatraz]
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Originally Posted By: Dannyalcatraz
He has another video with a bit of Floyd's "Wish You Were Here", but its clear that he's not a great player, and it's probable that the guitar is out of tune...
And its just as dark as the other vid, so you really can't see much beyond the LEDs.


This design, along with the one that looks like a fish skeleton, though imaginative & spacey, seems like the worst possible ergonomics one could think of in building an instrument that humans have to play. There's no body to anchor solidly against the player's body for stability, so the fretting hand has to hold the thing up, & there's no mass to provide sustain, nothing solid to push against for bends & vibrato. I don't get it.
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#2482947 - 04/04/13 04:48 PM Re: weird guitar appreciation [Re: hurricane hugo]
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#2482961 - 04/04/13 07:00 PM Re: weird guitar appreciation [Re: Dannyalcatraz]
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Electrical Guitar Company is rockin' it aluminum-style:

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#2482962 - 04/04/13 07:11 PM Re: weird guitar appreciation [Re: hurricane hugo]
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I have seen a lot of aluminum guitars out there- few quite as polished (literally) as that one- and I'd love to have one. I must have a dozen or so bookmarked.

Choosing one would be difficult, though not as much as paying for one, though...


Edited by Dannyalcatraz (04/04/13 07:18 PM)
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#2483527 - 04/07/13 11:57 AM Re: weird guitar appreciation [Re: Dannyalcatraz]
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grin


Edited by hurricane hugo (04/07/13 12:06 PM)
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#2483530 - 04/07/13 12:07 PM Re: weird guitar appreciation [Re: hurricane hugo]
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one-string bass!

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#2483663 - 04/08/13 07:18 AM Re: weird guitar appreciation [Re: hurricane hugo]
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I'm a sucker for guitars that come with interchangeable parts and features:



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#2483668 - 04/08/13 07:37 AM Re: weird guitar appreciation [Re: hurricane hugo]
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Here`s one, Dragonfly Guitars from Osaka. 26.2 inch scale length-I`ve played one they are a lot of fun:



Here`s a custom version, note the clear pickguard:



Edited by skipclone 1 (04/08/13 07:40 AM)
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#2483717 - 04/08/13 10:09 AM Re: weird guitar appreciation [Re: skipclone 1]
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Originally Posted By: skipclone 1
Here`s one, Dragonfly Guitars from Osaka. 26.2 inch scale length-I`ve played one they are a lot of fun:


Standard tuning, not baritone? That's long. Does it feel substantially longer than a Fender neck? I'll bet ease of playing upper frets is great, but wonder about certain 1st position chord voicings being more of a stretch.
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#2483930 - 04/08/13 11:23 PM Re: weird guitar appreciation [Re: hurricane hugo]
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Originally Posted By: hurricane hugo
more fun stuff!



grin


I love this thing! What craftsmanship!!! I don't know that I'd play it, but I sure admire what he's done.

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#2483933 - 04/08/13 11:50 PM Re: weird guitar appreciation [Re: Terrell]
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Kaki King could go nuts with it.
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#2484121 - 04/09/13 03:52 PM Re: weird guitar appreciation [Re: hurricane hugo]
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More of a "most beautiful instrument ever made" than a "weird guitar," but there's a Pagelli Goldbass for sale on eBay:

eBay

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