posted on Feb, 26 2017 @ 06:03 PM
That's an interesting design. I've been out of the loop for electric guitar tech for years, but my father is a retired amateur luthier, and I've built
a few electric guitars and basses years ago, but I've followed a few of this guy's techniques.
Mostly I love the idea of one piece body-neck design so you have brilliant sustain. My killer is when they put that strat style tremelo (also floyd
rose) that cuts a hole thru the body, this contradicts the cool one piece neck and kills the sustain. Back then there was a fulcrum point cam style
design by Kahler (sp?) that was awesome for sustain, and they didnt need a hole thru to the back and had micro tuners and were fun to play.
My question, is there a panel on the back of this guitar behind the bridge? This will answer what kind of tremelo it is. I didn't see him turn the
guitar over even once in the video.
I really like the shape, it's like another twist on the classic strat, the last electric i half finished looks like a whale bone and a kilngon
tire-iron had a baby. I'm not sure about the carbon fiber, it looks like 100% fashion and no function other than light and really pricey and dont
scratch it (wait they they made the scratchboard out of it!). Even in the video the guy is doing that dialogue "i really wanted to use some carbon
fiber". the problem is he did the same tendency the auto industry does and puts it where it shows, and not where it's useful. You put 2 strips of
carbon down the inside of the neck under a nice ebony fingerboard and it will barely bend and last forever and sound great.
I may be too old but back in the day dimarzio werent the best badass pickups out there, that may have changed. I tended to use seymour duncan and emg.
I use the logic of leaving the guitar as analog as possible, and add effects from the amp side out. So my guitars always focused on every combo of
pickup (strat stacks near bridge and humbuckers near mid/neck) and phase switch for the center pickup that mixed with the other 2, that way you can
get really vintage 'tanky' sounds and use the amp for overdrive and effects.
I once played a custom made Ibanez made for steve miller, it looked ok, but played like a dream!!! It had active electronics and 3 humbuckers (middle
had switch to go single coil/and or out of pahse). I'd play the heck out of your hubbys guitar too, it looks like a lot of fun to play! Piezo on an
electric has me really curious.
I tried to be all critical but I'm kinda jealous, I wished I still had energy to play let alone build some new guitars, enjoy your fun new instrument