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Misc. Guy builds guitar out of colored pencils

Discussion in 'The Howard Stern Show' started by Walygatr, Jan 10, 2019.

  1. Walygatr

    Walygatr VIP Extreme Gold

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    This may be one the coolest guitars I've ever seen and I've seen 14.

     
  2. DarkFriday

    DarkFriday I will not fight you. Gold

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    Brah
    Cool video :picking:
     
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    ljc fish sucks on the stick Gold

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    Nice post. The guy does a genuinely nice job, but ultimately it is just another ugly plastic guitar IMHO.

    An alder nitro finished strat looks about 1000x better IMHO (and likely sounds a lot better).
     
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    DarkFriday I will not fight you. Gold

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    I don't play guitar but how do you tell what sounds better?
    Isn't it the guy playing the guitar that makes it sing?

     
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    Zyro Well-Known Member

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    He should make one out of pubes next.
     
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    AcquiringSignal Girthy Gold

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    14 guitars? Look at Mr Fancypants
     
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    You can tell by listening to it. You are right in that there are guys I can never sound like, because I do not have their right hand (no homo).

    However, based on construction, the material can have a huge impact. Once you seal a guitar in plastic (and a lot of finishes over wood are essentially plastic), you tend to flatten and deaden the sound. For example, in the clip you provide, Eric Johnson is playing a semi-hollow body where materials get more important. Most of my guitars have very light finishes as I want to "hear" the wood (once again, no homo).
     
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    It takes an ear. You normally have to have a decent amp to tell anything subtle. You can watch videos where blindfolded experts can't tell the difference between a gibson es-335 or an epiphone es-335 (which would be the cheaper foreign built model) or a Mexican or American built fender. The older a (wood) guitar is the better it sounds, like an old violin.
     
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    That's cool as hell.

    Thank you for sharing.
     
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    It's definitely a show piece. I don't know if the epoxy works against the wood.

    I have this hunk of shit that sounds and plays like shit, but it looks good hanging on my wall and is actually worth a couple hundred more than what I paid for it.

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    BTW Guitars are like women. You can get most to do the job. But the expensive ones feel better in your hands.
     
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    Very cool looking.





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    Barton Fink Plate Warmer Gold

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    As a collector, i always say the pickups, strings and amp make much more of a difference in tone than the body wood.

    Then you've got these dummies who say a rosewood fretboard sounds warmer than and ebony fret board or some shit.

    GTFO with that BS.

    On an electric guitar, there is imperceptible difference.
     
  15. Jayla

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    @garypagetwo - How are you with tools? Men who can fix and make stuff are super Chaddy.
     
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    I build things with code.
     
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    I think it is hard to single out just one. I am fortunate to have a lot of great guitar shops (I almost always buy vintage and used) and the differences in tone and projection can be massive (yes, I said massive, but non-players would probably barely notice lol). I would rank: design + wood --> pickups --> amp --> strings. The important part is it is "design + wood". Wood alone can be meaningless on some guitars.

    I always go for endangered species rosewood, simply because I hate the "green" movement (or whatever they call it now).
    I think I do need paperwork if I ever take them across the border to prove when they were made.
     
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    I hear you. Body mass is definitely a factor in tone, more in sustain, but yeah.

    But still, you put P90s in a strat, you will sound closer to a Les Paul than a strat no matter the wood

    Ifind graphite definitely adds a brighter tonebut not too many steinberger players out there.

    personally my tone comes from my fingers! :cool:
     
  19. HPMikesLazyEYE

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    A coffee table made that way would be pretty sweet. Would take a lot of pencils though.
     
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    The luthier took lumber from the garage where Master of Puppets was written and made it into a guitar.