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Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by preeb, Dec 10, 2014.
Yeah I was getting worried about that too CF!
Another masterpiece Gil.
Hello Preeb and everyone a new member here!
Gil, I was reading your posts and following you builds' development for an year now.
I'm amazed but after reading this thread I could not do other but to subscribe to this great forum. Your work is world class and this guitar is work of art. I'm not exaggerating.
Also your other threads are of a great help to me.
Thanks Kalmar and welcome to the Forum.
Do you build guitars?
No, I still don't. I have made some repairs and assambled some guitars from parts but never build one myself. Still learning and hopefully soon I'll get myself to try and build my first one.
Wow Gil, that is a fantastic guitar. The tones that were coming out of it were great! Such a versatile guitar, and it didn't hurt that your friend could do it a bit of justice in the playing department.
Thanks for a wonderful build thread, it was a pleasure to follow!
I've been watching you for a while (like some of us have) and have been enjoying every minute of it. I was pondering your design and in one post you (or someone else) mentioned it behaving like a drum and I thought, "why not treat the Cuban Mahogany like a shell?"
As you may know, drum makers cut flanges at certain angles to create a certain sound or affect, and may build in reinforcement rings (this happens with solid wood drums) while shaving down the middle to achieve both weight reduction and stability.
I drew up a sketch (imgur link, the picture icon isn't working) of what you could do to take off a few ounces and further tune your instrument by using the router table.
Tomlyons guitars on the TGP has posted some build pics with what you describe as rings:
ha! Similar technique to what I suggested
PS- can you provide a link to that build please? Thanks!
Yeasterday I tried one of your 59' LP style guitars at a buddy of mine in Norways house, fantastic guitar! Best LP I have played(including an origianal 59)!
Just reread this thread again. Haven't felt any GAS in a long while since I got my GY 59. Heck I completely stopped browsing these forums I've been so happy with my setup. But this guitar - wow! The internet ruins us dumb guitar players. Have a world class axe and then I see this.... Thank you for sharing Gil. I've been a fan since your fender bass replicas - to see how far you've come, and how true you have stayed to yourself is very impressive. Now that you are in the USA let me know if you ever need a place to stay in Detroit. :cheers:
Thank you for your kind words.
Here's a current Voyage with HB's.
Zombie Thread back to life, and I am so blessed by it!
Wow, great guitar Gil! I love how you take the original concepts and then put your own touch to it! Great looking guitar.
And the demo, I was thinking, man that sounds really good as a folky acoustic type finger picking guitar. Then he did a little jazz stuff and I thought, man it sounds really good playing jazzy type stuff. And then at the end... wow. It can DO IT ALL!!
Humbled by your luthier skills!!
GY, the fact that your buying Kluson tuners in bulk indicates that either business is good, or your an optimist.
Either way I'm very pleased that your doing so well.
Anyone who can make a living doing what they truly love is living a charmed life indeed.
The guitars you build will out live us all, and what a wonderful legacy to leave to the world.
Gil, you make me want to become a better musician.
That is exectly the essence of the Voyage, to cover more ground than a large size archtop by bringing the traditional jazz box closer to the "modern" electric world.
Hah.. Good eye. That's for the new Bone-59PT line. I just had the Kluson tips replaced and separated those sets from the rest of the pack (-;
Does the PT stand for Pete Thorn?
I was admiring all those switch-tips. Thats a lot of Ma(n)hjong hours right there,.....if you're still making 'em.
PT stands for Pete Thorn indeed. It's a new Bone model we've been working on for the last year or so. It will be available very soon since all specs were finalized. Based on his favorite GYLP with some improvements. I can post the details and photos when it is released if you like.
And... Yes, still manually making those sw tips. I don't like the modern materials and molding techniques at all. It looks and feels cheap.
I know it is only a switch tip... but a good guitar is the sum of all its parts (-;