#1
my friend is thibking about building a guitar. He wants to make one that looks kinda like a scythe like this:

Is it even possible?
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#2
yeah, theres some dude in israel that built a guitar that was just a steel tube with frets and guitar harware installed, so you can definitely do stuff like that.
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#3
It probably is possible, perhaps to an experienced luthier. But from someone who hasn't had extensive experience building guitars, it's probably impossible.
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#4
well the dude that built the stel pipe guitar wasn't a luthier, actually knowing how to build a traditional guitar wouldn't help at all in this case as the only thing relevant in both cases is the mounting of the hardware and the fret spacing, and neither of those are particularly hard to figure out.
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#5
i'd say you might need the scyth part a bit bigger, for wiring stuff. but yeah it could work!
#6
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It probably is possible, perhaps to an experienced luthier. But from someone who hasn't had extensive experience building guitars, it's probably impossible.

This. If you can't work with metal well, you are wasting your time with something like that.
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#7
I'd like to point out that on top of looking totally ridiculous, it would sound horrible. Unless you get a super tight joint on the metal part, you'll get no sustain at all, and even if you do it's going to be all low-midrange and no definition- i.e. really boomy and throaty which will sound awful through whichever super high-gain stack he's probably playing it through.

Plus, let's stop and think for a minute about where that thing would sit when you played it. Pushing the bridge that far back means that when you play your meedley meedleys up on the 23rd fret you're going to be whacking yourself in the dick every time you shift your left hand.
Or maybe that was the point?
#8
I'm sure one could come up with a workable design, I imagine it would sound kinda like a Steinberger, and those don't sound half bad, you'd have to use active pups though.
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#9
Just put in emg's, it would work.

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#11
You mean kind of like this one from the thread titled "Just Saw the Dumbest Guitar of All Time"

https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=974769&highlight=reaper
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#12
he's gonna impale his nut sack every time he play's.............Good Luck!!
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#13
http://www.ministarguitars.net/id67.html

buy one of these guitars, and add the metal part. 200 bucks total. Sounds cheap to me.
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