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#42
Personally I wouldn't want the guitar, it's a bit too cluttered for my tastes, I like them simple

But congrats on it, it's one of the best builds I've seen. It's unique, not just a slightly different Les Paul.
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#43
I was going for decorative and ornamental. Always been a fan of the Renaissance, but had to keep it within 60s context.
#44
as a big jimi hendrix fan and a guitar player as well i think this is a great build..of course something like that i would probley never take out of the bedroom id worry it would get damaged..and as someone said about padlocking the case. lol i agree lol.. just curiuos of how much this coast? if you dont mind sharing..
#45
I won't indicate the actual cost, since I know both luthier and carver, and I plan on doing a review on the whole package (with case and strap)... therefore, they gave me a good break since they would be getting some exposure. If you were to actually pay for this full out, you're looking at approximately 3k for both guitar development and carving. Considering a Les Paul and many PRS guitars are this amount, it's not that much to have something made to your specs and one-of-a-kind uniqueness. Some may not like the looks of this guitar, but go to YouTube and do a search on Gig Goldstee in carved guitar and just see what comes up... he does incredible work, and usually you only have to give him a theme and he can run with it. His Alice in Wonderland guitar is really something. And in terms of the guitar, I have many top end models in my collection, including a Slash LP, Satriani's JS2400, etc., and the guitars made by Stephen Casper, at less than that price and to my specs, has always been superior. They're the only ones I play.
#47
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i don't get it.

Of course you don't. It's not for you...

(Or me.)
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#48
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Of course you don't. It's not for you...

(Or me.)


no i mean, where is the hole. to put your peepee.
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#49
That is one hell of a necro. But its the output jack.
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#50
Holy Butt ****ing Necrobump Batman!!!
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#51
Necro as fuck.


I'm not a fan of that guitar one bit. I get the idea of it and all but...


The work the luthiers put into this thing looks nothing less than phenominal though.
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#52
O my, that, is just, awful. In all fairness though, I never did like carved guitars.
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#53
Good thing none of you own it or have to buy it. Such idiotic comments based on personal preference rather than what goes into the development of such.
#54
Some very cool stuff, but overall a bit too much for me. I'd have liked to have seen it just carved wood with a finish, kind of like the first pic before paint, but embellished a bit with stains. To each his own though.
#55
Hey dude, you posted the pics. In doing so you welcomed comments: both the good and the bad. I put plenty of work into my Esquire, and not everybody liked it. When I received a more negative opinion, it didn't bug me; and I damn sure didn't get a snappy attitude with the folks who didn't like it. If you dig it, that's great. But when somebody doesn't like it and they comment, just let that shit slide bro. I can appreciate the amount of work, time, and I don't want to know how much cash that went into this, but you couldn't pay me to take that thing.
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#56
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Good thing none of you own it or have to buy it. Such idiotic comments based on personal preference rather than what goes into the development of such.


Don't get all butt hurt now. How are the comments disliking it any more idiotic than the ones liking it?
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#57
I'm not hurt, which is another stupid comment. Nor do I care who likes it. A build thread is about the work involved in that build and what is being created based on that work. When a guitar is made from scratch, and I'm talking about even the neck is carved from a piece of rectangular wood, then that is what needs to be objectified and observed and not "I don't like it." Who cares what you like when it comes to appearances, since that is so darn subjective. Heck, half the negative comments comes from guys playing basic looking Strats or some other guitar, most of which likely costs $500 or less from a factory overseas.
#58
No problem TRH... no one is paying you (see what I mean by a pointless comment that has nothing to do with the build?). I could easily say that you couldn't pay me to play what you play, but who cares?
#59
None of the pictures are good enough to be objective about it. I wanna say that the inlays look sloppy, but I can't tell from the picture. Objectively, the carving doesn't look like hendrix. Objectively you have like 3 or 4 pictures of a finished project, I didn't get to see a chunk of wood turned into neck or a strat with a horrible carving of james hendricks face carved into it.

Either way, you don't get to choose what kind of comments you get. Most of the comments on these build threads aren't objective at all. Because, guess what?, guitar in general is pretty damn subjective.
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#60
The inlays are incredibly well done, if it helps. Very few carvings of anyone's face will look completely identical to the person in question (because there is no 'life' in a carving)... check out a few other Hendrix type guitars with his face carved into it to get my drift, or there's one with John Lennon and it looks nothing like him (to me anyway), but at least a general likeness. I provided details on the woods, pickups, etc., which also are in the review on this site, if it interests you (about 4 pages worth of writing detailing everything). And the pickups were handwound and not bought stock pickups. If people were interested in details not expressed, I could have provided them if asked. But when it comes to looks, the only person who needs to like it is the person who owns it. But I certainly know what you mean by opinions not being very objective... that requires thinking.
#61
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Some very cool stuff, but overall a bit too much for me. I'd have liked to have seen it just carved wood with a finish, kind of like the first pic before paint, but embellished a bit with stains. To each his own though.



You can't get a 60s vibe without the colors of the era... it's like the Woodstock bus done in shades of grey.
#63
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I'm not hurt, which is another stupid comment. Nor do I care who likes it. A build thread is about the work involved in that build and what is being created based on that work. When a guitar is made from scratch, and I'm talking about even the neck is carved from a piece of rectangular wood, then that is what needs to be objectified and observed and not "I don't like it." Who cares what you like when it comes to appearances, since that is so darn subjective. Heck, half the negative comments comes from guys playing basic looking Strats or some other guitar, most of which likely costs $500 or less from a factory overseas.

You're right; a build thread is about the work involved and the creation that comes from it... But this isn't a build thread, this is a 'check out this guitar' thread. Show some pictures of the build process and maybe we can comment on how superb the building techniques are.

From where I sit I see another Hendrix strat, with a likeness that looks about as much like him as I do. I understand you like it, and I'm very happy for you. From what you say about the luthier I have no doubt that it plays very well, and that you will be very happy with it... But that doesn't mean I can't comment on the aesthetics of it. You admitted its an 'over the top' design, and those tend to polarize people to either love it or hate it. If I were you I'd consider that a great thing. Most artists will say 'I don't care how you react, I just want you to react.' I think this certainly fits that bill.

It's the internet man; don't be so defensive.
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#64
The luthier did not send me photos of this build, but I asked for them on the most current (JEM) project. I'm not defensive; I enjoy creating things enough that I would prefer discussing the process and that is why I have offered discussions on that particular aspect. It matters NOT that anyone like its looks or hates its looks. It's like me saying your guitar is ugly. Who cares if I think it's ugly? Whatever.
#65
You're one of the most defensive people we've had on here. Every time someone posts an opinion that's anything other than complete agreement, you post back explaining why your aesthetic choice was correct and often mention that we should stop discussing our personal preferences.

This is a discussion website, and asking people not to comment on whether they like the work aesthetically or not is a bit ridiculous. It's fine that you don't care, but please don't tell people to stop voicing their opinions. You certainly voice yours.
#66
Here's the thing... when someone posts on a thread I create, then I get an email... which makes me think that someone wants to discuss the instrument... sound, feel, any part of the work involved. Instead I get this. It's not defensive... it's called respecting the poster, and if I'm requesting feedback or discussions on the build, and it goes ignored (and it's filled with posts of how I'm defensive), then that is simply rude to say the least. The thread was never made on whether people liked the looks or not, and I even went on record as stating such. As a moderator you should respect that as well, but you chose not to. I don't get it. And I think your guitar is ugly.... duh!
#67
Look, it's not our job to make sure that your inbox is only filled with rainbows and sunshine. This is a discussion forum and I can't fathom why you think that it's reasonable to ask that users not discuss things that you post.

As a moderator, I respect that our users have varied interests and opinions, and I realize that posting a thread does not mean that you get to dictate what sort of discussion goes on in it. You posted a guitar; we're talking about that guitar. If you have a problem with the inherent community-driven dialogue of this forum you should start a blog instead.
#68
All I'm doing is ASKING that people restrict their comments to the instrument build and the end results of that build... that is not being defensive... that is what I'm interested in discussing in MY thread! Why is this so difficult to understand? Delete the thread if it urks you so much and if people can't grasp such a simple concept.
#69
How are the aesthetics not part of the build and end results of the build?

Also, it's not "your" thread in the sense that you own or run it. That's not how discussion communities work. You post, the community discusses. You can post content, but that does not mean you get to decide how people should respond to it. You can ask that people only discuss one thing but there's no reason to expect them to listen if they want to deal with a different aspect. Community-based content is predicated on the idea that we shouldn't let one source dictate what is said.
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