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#1
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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#2
Headstock is too rounded but otherwise nice Jackson.
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#4
Not many Rhoads guitars exist where the lower wing is longer than the upper one. (if it was left-handed)
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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.
#8
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.
Last edited by W4RP1G at Oct 21, 2012,
#9
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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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#10
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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#11
the knobs confuse me
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#12
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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Quote by W4RP1G
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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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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#18
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Headstock is too rounded but otherwise nice Jackson.


Jackson body, older Robin neck...
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#21
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So it's right handed with the electronics in an inconvenient place?

Thats what keeps confusing me. But im just gonna assume its actually left handed and he just never mentioned it.
#22
the second one is stupid, but if you want the first, save your money and get this (on the bottom, practicaly the same thing. http://www.gitaar.net/forum/index.php/file/4/9514/alexi-350al_sw.jpg) . the best advice that i could give you is that you seem a bit undecicive so give it a few months with this design on your wall next to the light switch, if you get fed up with it then you dont get that guitar. same with a tattoo, but thats erelevent.
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You know what would be really sweet? Having a beautiful bird inlaid around the first fret, taking a majestic dump with airborne droppings around the 5th, 7th, 9th frets and so on, with a graceful impact around the 22nd-24th.
#23
Quote by Darkdevil725
Thats what keeps confusing me. But im just gonna assume its actually left handed and he just never mentioned it.

Dude... How many times?
IT'S RIGHT HANDED!
#24
Guys, the whole plan has changed. With the parts I currently have I'll do a superstrat (with the reversed neck)
And afterwards, my own custom.
#25
Right. Since everyone's been annoying, asking silly questions and asking questions that I've ALREADY answered. Here you F***ing go. Updated.
Oh, and some annoying Mod deleted my newer thread.
Last edited by Boonnoo666 at Oct 23, 2012,
#26
Its looks like the sort of guitar a 12 year old would play to show that he is 'alternate', it looks generic as hell and that pentagram will just make you look pathetic to be frank.
Give me classy over badass any day.
edit - Grey and red sounds bloody terrible as a colour scheme aswell
Last edited by The Dimery at Oct 23, 2012,
#27
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Its looks like the sort of guitar a 12 year old would play to show that he is 'alternate', it looks generic as hell and that pentagram will just make you look pathetic to be frank.
Give me classy over badass any day.
edit - Grey and red sounds bloody terrible as a colour scheme aswell


Thanks for the feedback, what do you mean by 'Generic'?
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Quote by The Dimery
Its looks like the sort of guitar a 12 year old would play to show that he is 'alternate', it looks generic as hell and that pentagram will just make you look pathetic to be frank.
Give me classy over badass any day.
edit - Grey and red sounds bloody terrible as a colour scheme aswell

Oh, and I'm not scrapping the pentagram. I do that as my way as kicking against mainstream society. Is there another colour scheme that you think would work?
#29
green and purple you f*cktard! putting a pentagram there is like putting blood on it or '666 devil worsh1p!)
LeakyFlask
You know what would be really sweet? Having a beautiful bird inlaid around the first fret, taking a majestic dump with airborne droppings around the 5th, 7th, 9th frets and so on, with a graceful impact around the 22nd-24th.
#30
if you want something that looks 'teh brootalz'. your best bet would be solid black with a white boarder.
LeakyFlask
You know what would be really sweet? Having a beautiful bird inlaid around the first fret, taking a majestic dump with airborne droppings around the 5th, 7th, 9th frets and so on, with a graceful impact around the 22nd-24th.
#31
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if you want something that looks 'teh brootalz'. your best bet would be solid black with a white boarder.

If you're referring to Metalcore 'br007alz'
No thanks. Anyway, I'm not a fan of black hardware on black, it's boring. But ta for the suggestion.
And I use the Pentagram because of my hate for mainstream Christian society, not Devil worship, which Satanism actually isn't.
#32
Guys, just to clarify, I'm not a Metalcore 'super br07alz' guy.
I like Thrash/a bit of Death metal. And I love pentagrams. I like Brutál. Yes. The accent does something.
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If you're referring to Metalcore 'br007alz'
No thanks. Anyway, I'm not a fan of black hardware on black, it's boring. But ta for the suggestion.
And I use the Pentagram because of my hate for mainstream Christian society, not Devil worship, which Satanism actually isn't.


Well you just need to look at my avatar to see I am a secular/anti-theistic/humanist,
And the pentagram says nothing against Christian society, its a pagan symbol which refers to a deity non-related to Christianity
#34
Kinda like the Rush logo IMO, at least that's what came to my mind.
And no, I can't say I like it much to be honest.
#35
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Well you just need to look at my avatar to see I am a secular/anti-theistic/humanist,
And the pentagram says nothing against Christian society, its a pagan symbol which refers to a deity non-related to Christianity

The reversed pentagram is an anti Christian symbol. The upwards Pentagram is pagan.
edit: You would know if you'd drawn loads on paper at a Church hosted Youth club
Last edited by Boonnoo666 at Oct 23, 2012,
#36
I wouldn't call the pentagram "generic", just...evidence that you're trying too hard.

You might piss off some fundamentalist Christians, but Christian metal heads like myself won't look twice.

Certain pagans and neo-pagans may be ticked off at the continued commercialization/trivialization of their holy symbol, and of attempts to associate it with satanism.

But as for kicking against the mainstream? You're just conforming to a certain image that got fully commercialized by the 1980s by big record companies.

The reversed pentagram is an anti Christian symbol. The upwards Pentagram is pagan.


And when you're playing that guitar, with that design, it will be on its side. Symbolizing...?
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#38
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And I use the Pentagram because of my hate for mainstream Christian society, not Devil worship, which Satanism actually isn't.

Ironic because Satanism is derived from mainstream Christianity itself. Talk about biting the hand that feeds you.
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I wouldn't call the pentagram "generic", just...evidence that you're trying too hard.

You might piss off some fundamentalist Christians, but Christian metal heads like myself won't look twice.

Certain pagans and neo-pagans may be ticked off at the continued commercialization/trivialization of their holy symbol, and of attempts to associate it with satanism.

But as for kicking against the mainstream? You're just conforming to a certain image that got fully commercialized by the 1980s by big record companies.



And when you're playing that guitar, with that design, it will be on its side. Symbolizing...?


1: How is that trying too hard? It's an attempt of controversy.
2: Good, I wanna piss off the fundamentalists.
3: Okay, maybe I won't use it not to offend Pagans, and Instead I'll use an inverted cross.
4: I'm pretty sure that was the style brought in by Death Metal bands.
5: Okay. You have a point there.
#40
I mean, if you want to say anti-Christian without seeming passé, put a cross in one of those red barred circle symbols like you'd see denoting a no-smoking or no-photography zone.
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