New Design Proto Build - Sly

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  1. preeb

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    This is going to be a project that will consist of distilling the essentials out of a build, trying to keep the quality and remove anything that is not contributing to best tone and feel.
    Goal is to be able to bring extremely high quality into a lower price range and to cut build time schedule.

    Model name is Sly and I haven't finalized it completely as of yet but have a pretty good idea how to start the initial proto.

    I find this angle interesting because I never brought this factor into consideration... so instead of pushing forward as usual... this time I'm pushing backward, well.. kind of (-;
     
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    You sly dog, you! Can't wait too see the new creation. :)
     
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    I'm ready!
     
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    Matthias Friend of Leo's Gold Supporter

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    I like the ethos. I often sigh when I see cheap guitars with cheap gold hardware, cheap 5 ply binding, three cheap pickups, etc. I’d rather pay for a minimal but high quality spec in a lower price bracket.
     
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    Interesting. Can't wait to see your design!
     
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    Interesting, I'm picturing something that looks like a LP junior or an esquire but it will be cool to see where you run with this design.
     
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    Those sound a lot like Ol' Leo's original goals!
     
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    Hehe. Here's something to look forward to.
     
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    can't wait to see!
     
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    Here we go - another masterclass from Gil.
     
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    +1 Initial concept sounds like a Tele ;)

    Please use local, common/non-exotic/no fragile rain forest lumber in your build plan.
    It may only cost $20 extra for a "mahogany" body blank than "pine" but the exotic woods have too much ecological baggage associated with them. Not even Pau Fero as a rosewood replacement. Choose local, plentiful, fast growing, and inexpensive woods. Perhaps even limit it to what can be found in the general Home Depot/Lowes/Menards type stores.
    Let the craftsmanship shine to get 'the tones'.

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    Standing by for the first guitar made of Mesquite, Palo verde, and Ironwood! It’s gonna be heavy...
     
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    I, too, am looking forward to this!
     
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    Stop teasing Gil. We NEED to know what your planning.
     
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    LOL.... all in my back yard...
     
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    I'll let you know when I know (-;
     
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    I'm in. Let's get going with some pictures!
     
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    I wish that was doable.
    I don't use kiln dried stuff so my lumber is stored already waiting its turn to be used.
    None of your above mentioned options are air dried...
     
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