Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Ergonomic electric guitar

So, Jonathan’s cutaway has been French polished and the last coat of Tru-Oil went on the neck today. The bindings are being glued on to Phil H’s guitar- as I use ebony bindings (opposed to plastic- yuck!) this process takes a number days. So, I thought that I’d crack on with another Phil’s (Phil A) guitar.

It was about this time last year that I completed a 7-string ergonomic electric guitar for Latin Jazz guitarist Stefano Kalonaris. Phil A’s guitar is going to be another ergo; 6 strings this time!

Phil really suffers with back pain and we’re hoping that this guitar will help to allow him to spend more time playing, without too much pain. It will have a “Badass” style bridge- this means that the neck will tilt backwards relative to the body and this should reduce some of left arm stretching that Phil finds uncomfortable. As you can see, I’m going for a neck thru’ construction again and the body is capped with some very nice spalted maple. You’ll notice that one thing that I like to do before gluing the body together is to roughly chop-out the pick-up recesses, this saves on routing later.

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