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Discussion in 'Electric Instruments' started by [email protected], Dec 7, 2012.
Are you referring to the black Limba back with the buckeye burl top (on the far right)?
Looks like the buckeye selection in the vault has vastly improved.
What will the stain be on the maple on top? Cool idea, btw.
I have a variation of this in the works, but I’m not using maple.
I'm a lefty too - started on drums ('both ways'), and also play credibly on piano (ie, with others) -- righty guitar because I couldn't find a lefty 40+ years ago...
It's a tough question - my right hand has struggled for decades to progress in picking precision and speed - I've learned to embrace my limitations.
Many many famous lefty's play righty - Mark Knopfler being my favorite - so many other examples -
I can't count the number of times I've wondered if I started over whether it'd be lefty guitar - piano is a totally different animal, not a valid comparison lefty/righty as the fine motor skills differ. Biggest question is what does he want to play - if it's fast/shred/metal/jazz, stay lefty. If it's more subtle/nuanced, less speed dependent, maybe swap to right -
Either way, the selection of lefty guitars today far exceeds even a few years back - there are many many pro-level lefty's - and we all have guitar acquisition syndrome, but sometimes a limitation becomes a strength - countless guitar heroes are known for a single guitar. We love many, but need only one...
Regardless of the handedness - what matters is a love of the challenge of learning and making music.
Congratulations Doug!! Love the walnut!!
That’s it. The way the limba grain comes up it looks like it matches the top markings! Nice job.
Hey another piece of advice/ something to check out.
Josh Middleton of Sylosis and Architects.
Lefty but plays guitar right handed.
And simply has the most monster technique, in both hands (if I could imbibe of the chops of ant any guitarist dead or alive, it would be him)
He even has a video on this matter of being left handed yet playing right handed
That mosaic eagle is amazing... it looks like a stained glass window.
Can’t wait to see it!
I think I need one.
I think there was a PS guitar of the month with these mosaic birds...
Happy Friday, everyone! Here's something interesting I saw as I walked into the Private Stock area this week - a complicated looking clamp technique with two top woods.
It was explained to me that we glue-up tops this way when using multiple types of wood, like the design below:
Educational for me so I thought I'd pass it on!
And onto the rest...
Looking forward to seeing the one in clamps revealed!
Just...Green!!!!!!!. What a wild top!!! And tons of neat woods burling up lately.
I feel it's been too long, so I just have to say again:
I love this page, I look forward to it all week. Thanks again to Hunter and Shawn for doing this EVERY week, and to the guys working in PS that share their skill, love, and passion for making such amazing guitars. (Guitars? Works of Art?? What's the right word here?!?!?!)
Green with envy! What a crazy top.