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Old 09-22-2013, 11:53 PM
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I've been working on a couple of super-ergonomic guitars for a client.

Here's a look at what's been going on.


Here's how the guitar is intended to be held.


I'm actually making two different versions - mainly to examine the effect of sound-hole geometery on acoustics. This is the "K1".



This one is the K3.



Here's a look at the internal, integral bracing in the back.



The inside of the K1 front


The inside of the K3 front



A look at the actual K1, freshly machined, with lots of sanding to come.
Maple front, mahogany back, EIR binding.





And here's the K3




With any luck, I hope to have them both completely finished and singing in 2 to 3 weeks.

Stay tuned.

Thanks for taking a look!

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Very cool, and looks like a lot of hard work, congrats.
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That looks like it would be so easy to sit and play! Hope you'll update when done, and maybe post some sound clips.

By the way, I am really liking the red AW6-3 on your site!! Looks like it would very comfortable to play. Beautiful designs!!
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Old 09-23-2013, 07:48 AM
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It's like an Adrian Legg style guitar. The closed leg position would kind of weird, but, I could imagine plenty of folks with different physical circumstances that would benefit from that body style.
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Old 09-23-2013, 10:07 AM
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Very cool designs--especially like the K3 design. Looking forward to seeing them finished and your impressions of the differences. Just curious--did you use SketchUp to create the drawings and 3D models?
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Just curious--did you use SketchUp to create the drawings and 3D models?
I'm using Solidworks for the CAD.
VisualCAM for the tool paths.
Elbow grease for the sanding.
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Amazing designs! I'm already picturing an all-maple K1
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Old 09-24-2013, 06:15 AM
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I see an awful lot of Klein there...

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Old 09-24-2013, 06:39 AM
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I'm seriously liking the electrics...the red AW6 is calling, but then again adding a Mutated Tele would be awesome...

How about a BackBender with split coils and a Piezo? That would be fun!

Hey Jeff, any chance of an AGF special sale?!!
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