#1
I'm a long time fan of Travis Beans and Velenos, I've never owned one due to the last few years ascent in their prices (and Velenos being expensive all along the way).
But now I've heard there's a company that's making new aluminum neck guitars! Does anyone here use/play them?
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#2
i've never played one but i hear they tend to warp in hot and cold temperatures
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#3
well they would, considering that metal is much more afectd by temperature changes than wood.
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i've never played one but i hear they tend to warp in hot and cold temperatures

Have you ever had a wooden guitar?


EDIT: I guess the metal would probably be changed a lot more, but wood warps too...
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Have you ever had a wooden guitar?


EDIT: I guess the metal would probably be changed a lot more, but wood warps too...


Yeah, wood warps too, but not like metal. On a cold day, I don't have to worry about my neck going all screwy like my strings do. Imagine if the whole neck was metal.
#7
When I pick up my guitar after a day of it being un-touched, the bridge is often far too cold to even place my palm on, as is the rest of the hardware. Can't imagine having the neck like that, too.
#8
This would be a good studio guitar... the only guitar that could stay in 100% perfect pitch
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Give me wood.
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Give me wood.

I'm gonna take the high ground and NOT say "I've got some right here".


It's seems cool, but metal warps, it would be pretty light though.

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Eh? It's spelt aluminium round these parts....


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#15
theres no point. Theres a reason why 99% of good guitar manufacturers go wood.
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Eh? It's spelt aluminium round these parts....



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yeah i would say a metal neck wouldnt be the best idea in the world. and what someone else said; theres a reason most guitars are made of wood. sounds like its been tried and tested. if it was a great idea im sure most guitars would be metal and not wood
#19
kramer did it in the 80s. if it where a great idea there would be aluminum necks everywhere in the last 25 years lol.
#20
Bumblefoot plays Vigier guitars that are fretless and have a metal neck. I wouldn't like this either.
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Eh? It's spelt aluminium round these parts....

It was originally "aluminum," but the British (and, in turn, all "British-like" areas (Australia, etc.) changed it to "aluminium," to keep pace with all other metals that end in -ium, such as titanium.

So, in short, Mole, shut your face.

And I don't think I'd like an aluminum neck. I guess it all depends on how it's made for how it feels, but I think the tone would be all "blah."
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It was originally "aluminum," but the British (and, in turn, all "British-like" areas (Australia, etc.) changed it to "aluminium," to keep pace with all other metals that end in -ium, such as titanium.

So, in short, Mole, shut your face.

And I don't think I'd like an aluminum neck. I guess it all depends on how it's made for how it feels, but I think the tone would be all "blah."


While it may be true, international convention says it has to be spelt Aluminium.
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#23
What was the point again, apart from being lightweight (because it is really hard to make a lightweight wooden guitar )

Seriously guys enlighten me
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Bumblefoot plays Vigier guitars that are fretless and have a metal neck. I wouldn't like this either.


This?

http://www.vigierguitars.com/html/Description_US/Guitars/toucheUS_surf.html

According to the makers, it lets you whammy without a whammy bar. I sh*t you not.
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#25
Have you ever stroked a long thick.... bar of aliminium?

It's extremley cold, i mean so cold it'd give you pains in your hands/ bones/ joints if your hold onto it for too long.

It also scratches pretty easily... and it looks, well not that nice.
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#29
Aluminum necks have been around for quite some time. Earliest I know of is the 80's.
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#30
I've played a guitar that's either aluminium or stainless steel, I can't remember exactly, but it weighed a ton. It was a dobro guitar though, so I'd say it's good for that, but i didn't really like the sound. It'd have a killer slide tone though.
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I've played a guitar that's either aluminium or stainless steel, I can't remember exactly, but it weighed a ton. It was a dobro guitar though, so I'd say it's good for that, but i didn't really like the sound. It'd have a killer slide tone though.

I've also played a Dobro Resonator and it was heavy as balls. It had like...16-17 gauge strings on it too.
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Bumblefoot plays Vigier guitars that are fretless and have a metal neck. I wouldn't like this either.

only a metal fretboard, the neck is "10% carbon 90% wood". i've played one and even though they sound a bit bright they feel amazing and are fun as hell.
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