Attack of the headless canoe paddle guitar-like creature

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  1. Peegoo

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    Here's a small two-piece mahogany body with a Star Trek/Jetsons vibe...it's getting Steinberger straight-pull tuners behind the tune-o-matic bridge, one volume knob, and one pickup that I'll make for it. I was going to place the tuners in a line at the end of the body and fan the strings out from the bridge, but then discovered I can stagger the tuners in pairs to pull the strings straight over the bridge saddles.

    Can you tell I love wacky guitars?

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    I made a string retainer for the end of the neck from aluminum bar, 3/4" wide by 3/8" thick:

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    Very cool! Can't wait to see it when it's done.
     
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    Cheers!

    Neither can I!
     
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    Wow!!! That is some clever design. Reminds me of a mix between a Vox Drop guitar and the Ovation Breadwinner.
     
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    Love it! Reminds me a little of the Jackson Roswell Rhoads guitar - but this is cooler!
     
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    I love the concept, but not sure how I'd fair with the "shark fin," but I'd definitely give it a try:cool:
     
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    Wow. If ever there was a reason to go headless, that’s it.
     
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    Watching this thread with much interest!
     
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    I always thought it would be neat to put a headstock without tuners on a "headless" guitar.
     
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    Floyd Rose did it with their last run of Strat-alikes, called the Discovery series (IIRC). These:

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    nice design , I'ld play one!
     
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    Awesome concept and design! Looking forward to seeing the finished product.
     
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    for a true Jetsons vibe, run it past @John Backlund for balance & trim color ideas

    Peace - Deeve
    BTW - I like the tuner layout
     
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    Very cool design! Looking forward to the next step, well done sir!
     
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    Am I the only one here that now wants to make a guitar out of a canoe paddle??? :D Between that post title and the various CBGs and shovel guitars I’ve seen lately, it almost seems ridiculous that I haven’t made one already! :lol:

    None of which takes away from the fact that this looks like a very cool build. I look forward to seeing/hearing the final product. :cool:
     
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    I've seen a paddle guitar over on CigarBoxNation.com

    Great job on this guitar and the design.
     
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    There's nothing about this that I don't love.

    Obviously.
     
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    mmm.

    That'd be even cooler as a solid body electric mandolin with 5 strings. ;)

    Daniel
     
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    It's not the shape...it's the motion...err... :D :D :D

    But yea...creativity beckons!
     
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    this is the coolest guitar I have seen in a while! I love the nut you made- really awesome job working that aluminum!
     
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