I did ending building a hardtail. My only partscaster to date . I was looking for a reissue, 1950’s custom shop . And I couldn’t find one . Ron wood is quite keen on them and has a few vintage ones , and I always loved his tone, and the look of em. Had to have one . Very resonant and tele - like when it comes to bending and staying in tune . Very stable .I'd like to build a hardtail
no no no no no you were not an idiot the todo that ! be nice to yourself . An idiot would have traded the guitar for a Marla Singer high malignance relationship. ( I actual think that Marla is on her way to becoming the healthy person in the film )
That’s exactly what I would like to find , when funds are right. I never see those custom shop hardtails , in a store at least . Funny , my home made hardtail strat , is absolutely the loudest electric guitar I’ve ever heard, unplugged. The nut came out to narrow , I would play it a lot more, if that hadn’t happenedgranted, every guitar is different. I do not believe blocking a trem is the same as a hardtail, though.
I had a '58 CS hardtail, it was a very limited run. Lightest strat I've ever encountered, 5 lbs 15 ounces. Also the LOUDEST acoustically speaking solid body I've ever heard. Eventually sold it for financial reasons.
I might get a hardtail body some day and build me another one.
A trem may resonate better, but it's the string's vibration that gets measured by the pickup. Additionally, movement at the bridge takes energy from the string vibration, reducing sustain.I agree. My opinion is a trem, resonates better than a hardtail. Just based on my experience. Maybe it the mass of the trem block and the fact that is it suspended..? Possibly even when blocked though.
I'm thinking: How well does a bell resonate sitting on the floor vs hung?