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Fundamentals of Electric Guitar Design Pt. 4 Putting Theory into Practice: A Rework

Fundamentals of Electric Guitar Design Pt. 4 Putting Theory into Practice: A Rework

July 18, 2011, No Comments

After three installments full of nomenclature and theory, I thought it was time to show how these ideas can be used to discover and solve design problems. Here’s a rework I did a few years ago, of a guitar that I actually own and like, the Schecter Avenger.  I remember seeing it in the »

Fundamentals of Guitar Design – Part 3, Body Scoping Rules

Fundamentals of Guitar Design – Part 3, Body Scoping Rules

July 7, 2011, No Comments

So far, I’ve set about defining our task and describing some of the things we’ll be working with.  This time, I’ll be delving more into how we see guitar bodies, and ways to help keep  them from getting out of control.  If you were to take a picture of a guitar body, any one will »

Fundamentals of Electric Guitar Design, Part 2. Bout time!

Fundamentals of Electric Guitar Design, Part 2. Bout time!

June 21, 2011, No Comments

In my first article I set up the very basics of electric guitar design. This time, I’ll go over some  terms, and post charts of some elements I will reference later, in actual use, when I show how I tried  to improve a few existing guitars in the marketplace. If you’ve done your homework »

Fundamentals of Electric Guitar Design, Part 1.

Fundamentals of Electric Guitar Design, Part 1.

June 9, 2011, 9 Comments

The purpose of these articles is to establish a system of analysis and terminology that will allow anyone to understand and describe any non-acoustic guitar design and visually critique or improve them. Many of the underlying principles are fairly obvious, but I’m going to imagine I’m describing them to a relative novice. I apologize »