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Old 05-18-2013, 05:47 PM   #1666
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Without reading through 1600+ posts, any of you guys ever built your own custom guitar?
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Old 05-18-2013, 08:14 PM   #1667
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not a six string, but a electric bass and a electric and acoustic mandolin.
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Old 05-19-2013, 01:41 PM   #1668
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PRS must be the exception to the rule. Ibanez, Takamine, Fender, Recording King, Charvel, Hamer, Ovation, Loar...........I've got quite a list of guitar manufacturers that DON'T do it. Why? Because it's not necessary.
Pretty sure my Gibson had the same thing in the little handbook, but that was in the 90s so I can't be sure. My Ovation I don't remember either, its only slightly newer.

That is how I learned to string way way back when I was working in a guitar shops around twice and through, then bring them up to tension. It unnecessary with a locking nuts, but but for most conventional tuners its a sure way to make sure they don't slip, and that was why I stuck with it, every time I DIDN'T something would slip and I'd get nailed by the owner.
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Old 05-19-2013, 01:42 PM   #1669
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Without reading through 1600+ posts, any of you guys ever built your own custom guitar?
Yes, I've built a couple warmoths and had a Carvin built once. All of which I've since sold for various reasons.

I about to have a high school buddy build me a 7 string, his work is pretty impressive.
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Old 05-19-2013, 02:22 PM   #1670
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Without reading through 1600+ posts, any of you guys ever built your own custom guitar?
I've never built one myself, but I designed this one and had it built by a local luthier/builder.


You didn't specify acoustic or electric. Parts for bolt together electrics are readily available and make a nice project that you can add your personal spin to (finish, electronics, etc.) If acoustic, a good way to get started is to to a kit - Stewart-MacDonald has lots and produce decent results if you have basic skills and tools. Here's a link.
http://www.stewmac.com/shop/Kits.html

The guy who built my 12 string offers courses to a few students at a time, and you build a guitar with his help and shop facilities. I bet this is available in lots of places. Not cheap, but some spectacular results. Here's an example.



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Old 05-19-2013, 05:04 PM   #1671
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I've seen acoustics built, that's way more work that I would want to undertake. I just think it would be fun to buy all of the parts and build a "Frankstrat.
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Old 05-25-2013, 07:58 PM   #1672
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Randy Jackson American Tribute Guitars

Doing a little channel surfing I came across the HSN channel and a Memorial Day special from Randy Jackson for a guitar package. They are calling it "Randy Jackson American Tribute Limited Edition 20pc Guitar Package
They say it has a retail value of between $700-$800 and the Special price is $289.95 !
You get a choice of electric or acoustic electric, with an amp, hard case, etc. etc.
Does anyone have any experience with these ?
Kinda curious if these are any good ?
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Old 05-25-2013, 09:08 PM   #1673
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While I can't speak to this specific kit, I can tell you that in my almost 30 years of working in or owning a music store that nearly all of these "special"kits are just that: special. Generally overpriced and usually of lower quality.

But hey, it has some famous dudes name on it!

If you really want to learn to play guitar, you can almost always do a LOT better at a local shop, plus they'll be there for service and any questions you have in the future.


Don't even get me started on Esteban!
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Old 05-25-2013, 09:33 PM   #1674
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Picked up TWO strats today. One US, and one South of the Border!

A deal I couldn't pass up!


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Old 05-25-2013, 11:49 PM   #1675
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Old 05-26-2013, 09:41 AM   #1676
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Anybody ever made a cigar box / gas can guitar. I saw a guy playing one slide style this week and really got interested. A little googling and it seems to be a cheap/fun project. Any experiences??
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Old 05-26-2013, 03:36 PM   #1677
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Picked up TWO strats today. One US, and one South of the Border!

A deal I couldn't pass up!



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Old 05-26-2013, 05:01 PM   #1678
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Anybody ever made a cigar box / gas can guitar. I saw a guy playing one slide style this week and really got interested. A little googling and it seems to be a cheap/fun project. Any experiences??
Do it. They are way fun.



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Old 05-27-2013, 10:15 AM   #1679
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Do it. They are way fun.




Friggin awesome!!!
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Old 06-01-2013, 06:08 AM   #1680
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A lil quiet around here... everyone must be out riding



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