GUITARISTS – Collaborative guitar design on STW
This guy has offered to build me a guitar at a stunningly good rate as I already have 2 guitars from him this year. I ordered a tele and a strat which are my idea of a perfect guitar of that type.
So I’m out of ideas and wanted to open to STW to design a guitar along with me – based on strat/tele/jag body style – neck, colour, pickups, trem all open to design input
Anyone care to help/advise/interfere
Basically the more wacky the better
Perhaps base it on a STW theme? Blackguard 52 tele? Gold sparkle strat?
Build time is approx 6 months then I can put a demo on utoob if anyone is interested.
Seems like an excellent way to waste some time to me
PlumPosted 5 years agoracefaceec90Member
how about a 27 3/4 scale glued neck tele sculpted heel (thinking tele jr).it was made out of mahogany (ebony fingerboard).it had p90 pickups.
what about having a fernandez sustainer pickup in the neck,one of those p90/humbucker pickups combo too (seymour duncan) coil tapped.
oh and a whammy bar to add to the mayhem (maybe a jaguar type).
you could get it in a sparkly glitter metallic paint job (with a sticker of a unicorn e.t.c 😉
actually that guitar would be well cool (am not joking either 8)Posted 5 years agoRusty SpannerSubscriber
Ooooh, good thread!
Reversed Jag swamp ash body (ie larger horn at bottom), regular strat body contour, modern strat trem.
Tele pickup at the bridge, P90 in the middle, strat vintage pickup at the neck.
5 way switching, stacked tone and volume for each pickup, one piece solid maple tele neck, compound radius, tele head stock.
Surf green, Daphne blue or powder pink. Nickle hardware, white pickguard.
Jack on edge of body. Medium frets, clay dots or trapezoids.
Next!Posted 5 years agotygerMember
I currently have:
A modded Roadworn 57 Telecaster – mapel neck, 4 way switch, vintage pickups
An authentic in every detail 1962 Fender Strat in Fiesta red – slight relic
A 54 Fender Strat sunburst, ash bodied, tophat knobs, 54 pups
I can’t justify all three so if any of these interest you let me know and I can send pics etc.
firstname.lastname@example.org cheers PaulPosted 5 years agoBoba FattMember
if it’s singletrack inspired, it’ll have to be bigger than all the other guitars, be coffee coloured, have four rings for every dot on the fret board, have some sort of midi output and a KAOSS pad for the IT bods and have enough sustain that it never stops…….ever
Failing that something along these lines
Stripped back jazzmaster with p90’s and a single volume control, no other electronicsPosted 5 years ago_tom_Member
I designed this body shape a while ago, have always wanted to get it made (maybe without the pickguard though) but can’t justify the cost and I think I’d mess it up doing it myself! It’s kind of a mix of my Les Paul and Strat bodies. Bit like a PRS but slightly pointier!
Posted 5 years ago
I’ve fancied a custom guitar for ages, based around a Tele. I also like Les Paul Junior guitars, so my design would be a sort of synthesis; Tele body, but with the upper body as it joins the neck mirror imaging the lower, so there are double symmetrical cutaways, ditch the ashtray tailpiece and have the sort of tailpiece that the hollow-body Tele has, symmetrical scratchplate, with an EMG humbucker at the neck, and regular type pickup at the tailpiece. Ash body, maple neck. Clean and simple, and light.Posted 5 years ago
Actually, a hollow-body f-hole Tele with double symmetrical cutaways would be nice, too.JunkyardMember
I’d be interested in a classical lefty if you know where to get a decent one
Just get a “righty” and restring it as they dont have a cut out [ or anything on the body [ no idea what you would call that plastic bit on a ellecy guitar the black bit on tom’s drawing or above] so they are entirely reversible.Posted 5 years agomanitouMember
this is what I’d like a guitar to look like.Posted 5 years agoGweiloMember
Tyger this 54 Strat you have is it a 1954 strat or a pawn/custom shop series or something else with 54 pickups in it?
Apologies if I’m being thick.
I currently have a Clapton Strat with vintage noiseless pickups, ash body, maple neck soft v profile (tele like in its feel) mid tone boost and gain on circuits, which I’m not sure I likePosted 5 years agochippsSubscriber
I’m still a few years into getting round to building up a custom body I had made (about five years ago now!) – mostly because I haven’t finished sanding the body and finishing it.
Anyway, it’s a Strat shape, but semi-solid (with an F-hole) and then it has a neck humbucker and a piezo bridge. I reckon I can get some decent sounds out of it when I finally finish it. I’ll let you know how I get on.Posted 5 years ago
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