New Guitar Idea

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  1. backsidetailsli macrumors 65816

    backsidetailsli

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    i made 2 basses before, but bought the neck. i think im ready to tackle the next obstacle. so now im gonna make a flying V guitar plus neck. ALL OF IT!


    so far i put down my idea on photoshop
    what do you think?
    let me know so i can refine it

    what color do you suggest? those black arrows are part of the paint
    im thinking black with yellow arrows? or is that an alexi laiho rip?

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  2. e-clipse macrumors 6502

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    I would say you totally revamped the V and then some. The streamlined edge on the top of the body is beautiful! It looks meaner, badder, ready to take the stage. :D

    Seriously, that is a great design.
     
  3. backsidetailsli thread starter macrumors 65816

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    another version with a color/flamed maple top
     
  4. Mydriasis macrumors 6502

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    How about some really dark red with the black, maybe even darker than I made it.
     

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  5. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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    That's going to be some LONG guitar. Maybe start with the scale length, calculate the total length, and make a 1:1 cardboard mockup to live with for a while before you commit to it.

    edit: At a Paul scale length of 24.75", I make this to be over 53" long (!) Almost 4.5 feet. Whew!
     
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    He may have no necessarily made it to scale. I'm sure it's more for design/planning ideas than anything else. He's made others before, so he obviously knows what he's doing.
     
  8. Shotglass macrumors 65816

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    I like the concept, but I would improve two things:
    - I would make the headstock longer
    - make the right 'spike' (the one resting on your leg) longer.
     
  9. backsidetailsli thread starter macrumors 65816

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    this guy knows, but more technically on a guitar build forum i had posted a shorter one, lol. they just criticise more.. they all have loads of experience
     
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    Maybe some day you will design a guitar that rivals the genius of this one.


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