Aluminum Based Guitars

Discussion in 'Other Guitars, other instruments' started by mjstamos, Jan 10, 2020.

  1. Tommy Biggs

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    I remember seeing the Climax Blues Band in the 70s, I was fascinated by his Veleno. I had never seen anything like it.
     
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    haven't actually seen one in real life but there is Wandre guitars of Italy. Buddy Miller plays them.

     
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    Sick bass those sound good!
     
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    Wandre to me is where it already started at least for electric guitars!
     
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    Keith and Ronnie approve. (I think Ron is looking at some gold he mined) 2 TBs on the stands in the back:

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    Copper
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    Brass

    And I have a couple of strat builds that have a copper pickguard with a tele pickup in the bridge position and a P90 in the neck.
     
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    F'Yeah what a great pic!!!!
     
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    My first brass top guitar.
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    An attempt to steal/cheat me.
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    Retraction statement.
     
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    Totally dig the pickguards!!!! I may have you make one for an aluminum strat build I am doing those are killer! Also the copper tops look great man, I like, keep it up! You can do so much with the finishes too metal is cool like that!
     
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    Here is one of the bodies I am getting an aluminum neck for.
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    Strat builds with a copper pickguard.
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    Aluminum pickguard on homemade bass.
     
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  12. Martin R

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    I had one...a TB Artist SN#1249. Amazing guitar, it would sustain for about a week and a half. We played a small club in Montgomery, AL a few times. The stage was right by the door. When the door opened in winter we would a cold blast of air...and I'd have to re-tune because the aluminum neck would contract.
    Other than that, a really great guitar.
     
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    Yeah they respond differently than wood to temperature and humidity, I think it's manageable though. Yes the sustain is real look at high end aluminum loudspeaker enclosures designs and how aluminum responds to sound waves is very consistent across the frequency spectrum. The hollow bodies made from aluminum that I have all really vibrate or resonate with the sound.
     
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    I won an aluminum guitar in a contest a few years ago, LP shape w graphite neck, I sold it and got something else, not my thing but it was cool looking

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    I believe that is Metalin Guitars! I have never played one looks really cool though the finish is engraved?
     
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    Yes it is a Metalin guitar, the aluminum is engraved and also available in different colors.
     
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    Here is mine.
    The story: Peter Kellett owns the anodizing shop that worked with Fender to produce the Aloha Strat and others as well as anodised pick guards for CS Strat / Tele's etc.

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    This body is from a Fender run that produced the Harley Davidson aluminum guitars listing now for $ 50K
     
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    I have never played one always been curious about the build quality of the aluminum body. Is it heavy or light an hollow?
     
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    I have met Peter Kallet I bought some Pick Guards off of him... he is a fascinating dude!! That is an absolutely stunning guitar! His anodizing work is literally high end art! That is a wonderful example! Super impressive guitar just gorgeous!
     
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    Here is one I just sold actually such a cool guitar though. Normandy Guitars Body with an Electrical Guitar Company Neck.
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