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Old 09-16-2012, 03:47 PM   #1
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Your dream guitar.

I'm making a guitar for a project for college and I wanted to know what you guys, as guitarists, would like most in a guitar. Perhaps there's something that you wish you could change about your own guitar to make it just that bit better, or perhaps you just have an idea for a really cool guitar.
Don't be afraid to get creative either, I'll consider everything :P
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Old 09-16-2012, 03:49 PM   #2
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This isn't product design is it? Because if it is, they don't really go for that stuff. They like things that are, well, new.
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Old 09-16-2012, 07:41 PM   #3
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A double-neck guitar with one neck being a guitar and the other being a bass. Its probably been done already though.
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Old 09-16-2012, 08:06 PM   #4
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^ It's been done many times, enough that Warmoth offers the body style as a regular option.

For me the key is quality. There aren't any features that are worth taking over sheer, simple quality. Low-end guitars are great examples of this. Many have 'high-end' specifications like neck-through construction, brand pickups, well-known wood species like mahogany and alder, flame maple tops, locking tuners and all that stuff... but they're not actually put together well, so it's all irrelevant.
This is why designs like the basic Fender Telecaster and Gibson Les Paul have endured, mostly unchanged, for so long and why so many professionals go straight to them. You know that you're getting a well-made instrument and there won't be any nasty surprises.

To that end, all of my ''dream guitars'' revolve around a basic HxH or SSS pickup arrangement, standard body shapes, the most common woods and time spent on putting it together properly, rather than arsing about with some fancy feature that looks good on paper but falls apart in your hands.
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Old 09-17-2012, 03:21 AM   #5
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I'll never have one dream guitar. I always have many. I am building one of them now though. Actually two of them. I'm building a straight up copy of a danelectro longhorn guitar as well as an entirely sheet metal (steel) baritone offset danelectro looking thingy. Should be cool.
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Old 09-17-2012, 03:40 AM   #6
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How about one that's easy and quick to change the pickups? So you don't even have to take the strings off.

Like removable, interchangeable scratch-plates which each have different pickup combinations on it. Then you could go straight from single coils to humbuckers, to P-90s in between songs without changing guitar!

maybe if the screws used to cold the pickups on are little screws with a lift able twist top, like on a camera tripod?
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Old 09-17-2012, 04:01 AM   #7
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How about one that's easy and quick to change the pickups? So you don't even have to take the strings off.

Like removable, interchangeable scratch-plates which each have different pickup combinations on it. Then you could go straight from single coils to humbuckers, to P-90s in between songs without changing guitar!

maybe if the screws used to cold the pickups on are little screws with a lift able twist top, like on a camera tripod?

Dan Armstrong guitars have changable pickups
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Old 09-17-2012, 04:26 AM   #8
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I think for any 'dream guitar' playability has to come first. I need it to have super-low, fast action with a thin neck profile I can ease around. Aesthetics are always a secondary concern as far as I'm concerned.
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Old 09-17-2012, 04:57 AM   #9
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It should have all the pickpups. One neck with fanned frets, one with no frets, and 7 with regular frets on differesnt scale lengths. And it should light up, emit smoke, and have a jet pack.
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Old 09-17-2012, 06:51 AM   #10
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guitar from your dreams?

how about the guitar from your NIGHTMARES


use sum imaginashun u guis
(jk, but im more into the unusual/unique guitars, something that people take a second look at, y'know?, ofc quality and all too, but if we're talkin dreams that can include aspects other than tone and feel, though ofc very important.)
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Old 09-17-2012, 06:54 AM   #11
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It should have all the pickpups. One neck with fanned frets, one with no frets, and 7 with regular frets on differesnt scale lengths. And it should light up, emit smoke, and have a jet pack.

I think that's a bit much. LEDs always look tacky.
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guitar from your dreams?

how about the guitar from your NIGHTMARES

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use sum imaginashun u guis
(jk, but im more into the unusual/unique guitars, something that people take a second look at, y'know?, ofc quality and all too, but if we're talkin dreams that can include aspects other than tone and feel, though ofc very important.)

Needs moar wangcaster.
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Old 09-17-2012, 11:53 PM   #14
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It should have all the pickpups. One neck with fanned frets, one with no frets, and 7 with regular frets on differesnt scale lengths. And it should light up, emit smoke, and have a jet pack.


All the pickups?
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Old 09-18-2012, 10:51 AM   #15
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All the pickups? [IMG]http://i966.photobucket.com/albums/ae142/leviman2001/_DSC0029Medium.jpg[IMG]

It should have enough pickups to make any compass within half a mile point to the guitar.
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Old 09-18-2012, 12:17 PM   #16
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Variable locking bridge. Goes from floating trem to vintage-style to locked hardtail with a switch. No idea how it could be done though.
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Old 09-23-2012, 05:34 PM   #17
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Variable locking bridge. Goes from floating trem to vintage-style to locked hardtail with a switch. No idea how it could be done though.



Didn't Steinberger basically do this, very well, and very simply?
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