Design 3, Concept

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  1. KikiBanks

    KikiBanks TDPRI Member

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    Weird shaped body, 54957E0F-74D6-4A70-8854-964176E7171B.png
     
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    Fugly!
     
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    I’ll apply “Thumper’s Mama’s Rule” here.
     
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    Serious question, do you actually play guitar? It’s ok if you don’t, I obsessed about telecasters for years before I actually got a guitar and started learning, and am still a beginner.
     
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    The recognizably Fender shape to the top of the pickguard makes it look like a cut-down Fender to me, whereas a pickguard shaped to echo the body shape would make it look more like its own thing.

    Also, I’m one of those guys who has trouble with the stock volume knob location on Strats because it falls within the picking sweep of my right hand, and my hand inadverently turns the guitar down.

    On both of your designs there are knobs in the same basic region.

    I like to have all the knobs below and slightly behind the bridge pickup/bridge area so they’re out of my way.
     
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    put the knobs in angled craters beveled on the side

    "side" = "side, as in acoustic guitar vocabulary." If the body has any thickness at all. Forearm arc determines exactly where. It's farther to reach, yes, but the touch angle more ergonomic.

    Maybe leave one knob where you can do volume swells with your little finger. But as close to/as far behind the bridge as possible while still convenient for your picking hand.

    Obviously. All problems solved. Ur welcome.
     
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    ctmullins Tele-Meister Ad Free Member

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    Part of the fun/challenge with building bespoke guitars is balancing ergonomics with visual flair.

    So far your designs have plenty of flair, but are lacking in ergonomics, at least for the average player.

    Spend some time assessing how your designs would interact with the player’s body.
     
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