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Old 10-21-2012, 03:40 PM   #1
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I have a design. Thoughts?

Hi, I'm going to build a Rhoads style guitar, and I just wanna ask what people think of my design?

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Old 10-21-2012, 03:41 PM   #2
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Headstock is too rounded but otherwise nice Jackson.
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Old 10-21-2012, 03:44 PM   #3
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Im confused, is it left handed or right handed?
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Old 10-21-2012, 03:45 PM   #4
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Not many Rhoads guitars exist where the lower wing is longer than the upper one. (if it was left-handed)
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Old 10-21-2012, 03:52 PM   #5
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Not many Rhoads guitars exist where the lower wing is longer than the upper one. (if it was left-handed)

Yeah, but at the same time all the electronics are on the left side so if it isn't left handed then that means the electronics would be in the way while playing.
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Old 10-21-2012, 04:33 PM   #6
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Headstock definitely needs to be more sharp
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Old 10-21-2012, 05:16 PM   #7
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Think it would look a bit better if the pointier horn was a bit less pointy, but more sharp.

As others have said, pointier headstock.
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Old 10-21-2012, 05:45 PM   #8
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Very generic and boring. I'm not saying guitars have to totally original to be exciting, but you definitely shouldn't expect any praise for the design.

Also, functionality should be put above design, imo. At a glance, I'd say that the headstock that doesn't put the tuners inline with the nut slots is an example of choosing style over functionality, and the upper fret access is horrid. If you're not going to have a neck pickup, then you may as well extend the neck much more into the body and offer a significant cutaway to increase the high fret access.

Edit: Just realized that the wings are reversed. I like that.

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Theres a few people on here with a similar guitar, its a cool idea that does not get done much.
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Old 10-21-2012, 06:05 PM   #10
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Yay! I have a "V2" style guitar that's left handed that I play righty(longer horn on bottom) and it feels so much to me to play a body that way.

Like 99% of the people have and probably will say, make the headstock pointier.
Like someone else said, the longer horn should be sharper but less pointy.
I kind of feel like the tail piece is too far back as well(I know this isn't the final version but something you may want to look into).
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Old 10-21-2012, 07:09 PM   #11
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Old 10-22-2012, 10:44 AM   #12
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Okay. The actual Headstock on the neck I have is similar to the Explorer head, I couldn't render it right.
It is a Right handed with Reversed headstock.
The main knob is volume, and the other will either be an Afterburner if I use EMG or a light switch if I think otherwise.
Thanks for the feedback guise, 'tis helpful.
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Very generic and boring. I'm not saying guitars have to totally original to be exciting, but you definitely shouldn't expect any praise for the design.

Also, functionality should be put above design, imo. At a glance, I'd say that the headstock that doesn't put the tuners inline with the nut slots is an example of choosing style over functionality, and the upper fret access is horrid. If you're not going to have a neck pickup, then you may as well extend the neck much more into the body and offer a significant cutaway to increase the high fret access.

Edit: Just realized that the wings are reversed. I like that.


Thanks for the feedback. I already have the neck and cannot change that. This is not exactly how the guitar will be, and I will most definitely give better fret access. Also, the tuners are inline on the actual neck.
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When I was daydreaming, I had a better idea.
It was this

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Yeah, but at the same time all the electronics are on the left side so if it isn't left handed then that means the electronics would be in the way while playing.


You have a valid point mate, but I like it that way, it's not done much and it's easier to access.
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Theres a few people on here with a similar guitar, its a cool idea that does not get done much.


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Old 10-22-2012, 02:10 PM   #18
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Headstock is too rounded but otherwise nice Jackson.


Jackson body, older Robin neck...
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Jackson body, older Robin neck...

Robin? o.O
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Old 10-22-2012, 06:06 PM   #20
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So it's right handed with the electronics in an inconvenient place?
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