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Big Road Blues Discussion Forums 2013-03-10T17:49:24+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/feed.php?f=3&t=13620 2013-03-10T17:49:24+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=13620&p=116703#p116703 <![CDATA[Re: Hog players - help me design my next guitar]]> Statistics: Posted by MiloBlacker — Sun Mar 10, 2013 5:49 pm


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2013-03-03T16:36:52+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=13620&p=116570#p116570 <![CDATA[Re: Hog players - help me design my next guitar]]> Image

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2013-03-02T21:12:20+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=13620&p=116537#p116537 <![CDATA[Hog players - help me design my next guitar]]>
OK, here are the major options

1 – Long scale 000 like my spruce/rosewood guitar. Twelve frets, basically an 000-28 but long scale. I love this guitar and think it would be very interesting in all mahogany, but would there be enough difference? One big advantage is that I have both the mold and bending form for my Fox bender. One advantage for the forum is that I could post clips and you could hear the difference that only tone woods make (same bracing, size, scale, etc)
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2 – Gibosn L-00 in all mahogany. The Gibbie is short scale, my plans are for a 14 fretter (but that could be changed). It has 1/4 inch non scalloped braces. The body is a hair deeper than (3) and Nick Lucas models were even deeper. Advantage – these are the iconic blues boxes from the 30’s, disadvantage – I don’t personally have much experience with them.
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3 – Martin 00 in all mahogany (that would be -17 or -15). My plans for this one are also short scale, 14 frets clear. Unlike the Gibson, it is 5/16 scalloped braces. Here is the SCGC
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4 – I could do a ladder braced one like my Stella 12 string clone, but I think if I ever do that it will be spruce on top.

Options – Both the L-00 and 00-17 are paddle heads, but I’m partial to slots. Building a slothead is a lot more work but adds some mojo. Second option is scale length – by going to a longer scale the bridge is moved down into the lower bout (SCGC built a 13 fret long scale and says it’s a great guitar). I tune down a lot and like a longer scale – obviously I would have to move braces around a bit.
There are some cosmetic things – I would probably use a rope rosette like my Stella and Weissies, a pyramid bridge, maybe a sunburst or shade top.

So, if you’ve played one or own one or lusted after one – tell me about it. I don’t think any of the above would be a bad guitar – but I need to choose something.

Statistics: Posted by Freeman — Sat Mar 02, 2013 9:12 pm


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