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Old 07-06-2018, 11:40 AM
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Default Dream Guitars - Michihiro Matsuda's Mad Scientist Experiment

Michihiro Matsuda stands at the top of the food chain when it comes to innovative lutherie, functional works of art, and a visual aesthetic eons beyond the ken of many of us. Matsuda has built numerous guitars for our clients over the years, each one a testament to his unique flair and spirit of experimentation. Some of those clients, having received one work of art from Michi, are so enthralled they commission another on the spot. Here for our latest collaboration with Matsuda, we've got an electric guitar on the bench that we're confident the world has never quite seen before. Please keep up with our updates as Matsuda progresses in the build, and you'll definitely want to check out our listing once the instrument is finished and we can showcase it in style! Are you excited yet? Cuz you should be. Stay tuned!

Here's Michihiro's premise:

"It is going to be a one-of-a-kind acoustic/electric, something in between my archtop guitar I made in 2017 and my deconstruction guitars. It will also be a sculptural piece of art. The top is hand-carved Sitka Spruce. The body is partial sides, and partial hand-carved back. I will use figured Maple for that. The basic tonal idea is the same as my deconstruction, so there is no sound box. I will use figured, tempered Maple for neck, and Mahogany with some Rosewood for main structure of the body. I will use two humbuckers. Controls will be simple: one volume, one tone, and one pickup switch. I am also going to design a new style of bridge.

It will not be an archtop guitar, not a solid-body, not a hollow-body electric."
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Wow!! Michi is a genius. It's will be awesome to see this come together.
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Michi's work is always amazing and sonically over the top. He's really experimental if you want but he just builds the best of best sound too. I'm always reading good things about his ideas and innovacions but not about his own/personal sound. He has been influenced whyle working with Taku Sakashta, Ervin Somogyi, and repairing the best vintage guitars ever build his own and at Gryphon and knows everything about tradicional and non traditional sound and construction. He just works by hand and with handmade tools from start to finish and mixing tradicional with innovative ideas and new concepts, in my opinion he is the best !
Thanks Michi and Paul, posting all those pintures of his build.
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Stunning is an understatement!!!!
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Looking forward to see the result !!!
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Unique and clever design - very Matsuda

Will enjoy seeing this one come together - - -
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Found myself wondering what was going on in half those pics. An amazing mind to be able to put that kind of design into play. Fascinating.
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This is going to be such a pleasure to follow. Michi is not just amongst the top luthiers: I consider him to be amongst our greatest living artists. We're just lucky he happens to express his genius through the creation of guitars
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Very cool! looking forward to following along.
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