My original design guitar. Pls let me know what you think

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Design is a very subjective thing in the end, also - there are strong stereotypes out there, which have been there forever. What matters more in my opinion, if you, as the end user like it and if the handling is easy (think shape does not get into way, controls are findable and intuitive, balance is right).

Trying to be constructive, just from the pictures, I'd probably consider myself the following:
1. Are the upper horns supporting the forearm and ribcage without feeling sharp or poky?
2. Is the balance good while seating and standing? (thinking about the center of gravity, as the body looks, at least in puctures, larger and maybe heavier than an ordinary guitar)
3. What you would improve in the next iteration, if you where to do it again? :)


Other than that, congrats on a finished build! And enjoy the instrument! :)
 

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I like it well enough!

But I'd say any moving forward guitar should not restrict access to the upper frets, which means the cutaway needs to be deeper than the highest fret, in order for any and all players to play barre chords up as high as they like.

I think too many players just don't think in terms of all ways of using a guitar, so they design for their own playing style and lose all the customers who play in more modern ways.
The old thinking that suggests there ain't no money above the fifth fret, and frowns on shredder oriented players, seems to often assume only those dumb kids think they need full access to the entire fretboard, not just for a couple of fingers at an angle, but to get their whole hand up there.

Of course one may choose to target retro curmudgeon vintagey players, but here I don't see a need to maintain some visual esthetics like some designs that look funny if the cutaway is moved to improve upper fret access
 

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I like it! It has a cool 54' LP/tele/jetson's vibe and the woodworking looks well executed too. I love the L. shaped metal control plate too, and I doubt any engineering class is going to give you a better grade for using matching plastic colors either.
 

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IMHO, P90s look pedestrian on that kind of designed body, so you would need radical designed pickups like the Ronin Foilbuckers.
 

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I have to say I'm not in love with it from looking at the front. Looks cool, but not my cup of tea. But it looks really well made and it isn't my guitar, so my opinion doesn't matter!!

Now that one image you have of the back of the guitar...holy heck that looks cool!! All of those different angles and curves and contours come together to make a work of art. Can you post more pictures of the back side?

A few more shots of the back.
 

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I dig it!
Since you did a belly and heel contour, why not a forearm contour?
Or perhaps I just can't tell if there is a forearm contour from the pics.
Nice job.
Because of the binding. At first doing the belly and heel contours weren't part of the plan… then saw a video on instagram from Runt guitars from Japan and decided to give it a go.
 

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First thing I thought of was The Flintsones. Going by the pics you have done a great job, the workmanship looks superb. Did you make the neck?
Yes. Same New Guinea Rosewood and birdseye maple sandwich
 

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Wow - that is very cool!
I like the design, it's individual and got great character. (I have had a MusicMan and this is nothing like that!) My only critique is that it's a shame to hide that absolutely beautiful wood on the back... great job!
 




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