The Guitar as Art


#1

Beautiful


#2

[attachment=0]f3ea145fe5402c4d61994bb1c31f3079.jpg[/attachment]Someone just sat down one day and built a guitar , just makes you wonder about the origin of things we have . I guess they started with one or two strings and worked their way up. lol. We are lucky because we grew up in a time when everything was being invented. It is hard to imagine how much farther we can go.


#3

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…It is hard to imagine how much farther we can go.

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This is a beast that I have no interest in playing…


#4

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drguitar
This is a beast that I have no interest in playing

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Is that a real instrument or a photo shopped version of some artist(?) vision?


#5

Man… I’d love to get ahold of that harp guitar thingy. With that said I have no idea what I’d do with it. I figure after about two hours of getting it tuned, I’d be ready for a break.

Once when Cheap Trick was in my small hometown, I got to get a close look at Rick Nielsen’s 5 neck monster. I didn’t dare try to play it as I didn’t want to be known as the guy who couldn’t lift the guitar (or worse, the guy who dropped it and broke five headstocks). I forget how much he said it weighs, but it was a chunk.
guitaraficionado.com/ricks-p … -neck.html


#6

Anyone else think that the prettiest thing about wood objects are usually not from what we do, but rather a result of the wood itself?
http://www.dreamguitars.com/products/bourgeois/bourgeois_martin_simpson_981/images/front.jpg
Bourgeois Martin Simpson Jumbo 12 fret (in Koa)


#7

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Wish granted :sunglasses:


#8

Sweet!!!


#9

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It is real. Harp guitars generally have a standard 6 or 12 string neck with a set of drone or plucked bass strings… generally. Some luthiers like to push the envelop of what can be done with harp guitars. I said can, not should.

Some folks are amazing at playing these instruments. And you can purchase a new one for under $500. http://www.amazon.com/Maestro-H650-Harp-guitar-double/dp/B00IVZC4H8

I have a hard enough time just keeping 6 strings straight… I’ll stick to the plain ones.

Speaking of plain, that flamed Koa acoustic is anything but. If it sounds half as good as it looks than it looks twice as good as it sounds.


#10

Doc,

Actually Real!! Envision that my jaw has dropped.

I watched a YouTube of Muriel Andersen playing a harp guitar a while back. Not within my ability or comprehension.

Jim Jones


#11

How Cool!!!


#12

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Anyone else think that the prettiest thing about wood objects are usually not from what we do, but rather a result of the wood itself?

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How true, there’s a place in central Ohio in Holmes County (Amish country) called Keim Lumber. It’s the biggest lumber store I’ve ever seen. They actually sell wood for instrument making but the biggest attraction are their raw slabs of exotic woods. Some are 5 or 6’ in diameter and you stand there gauking in amazement. Nothing but a hunk of wood, simply beautiful.

Here’s an example of a slab of Clairo Walnut that can be yours today for just $7495.00 + tax. It’s 46.5" wide x 88" tall and 2.5" thick.

[attachment=0]Clairo Walnut Slab.docx[/attachment]


#13

A nice chunk of money for a nice chunk of wood. I’d love to visit that lumber store. Here’s a Clairo Walnut guitar. Beautiful wood.

http://s1157.photobucket.com/user/jmart63/media/DSC03476_zpsbjqtyao4.jpg.htmlhttp://i1157.photobucket.com/albums/p599/jmart63/DSC03476_zpsbjqtyao4.jpg


#14

Gorgeous!


#15

Wow!!!