Posts made in December, 2010

2010 Year Summary

Posted by on Dec 31, 2010 in Articles & Tutorials

I want to take a moment to thank all you customers, collaborators and sporadic or regular site visitors for a great 2010, and wish you a healthy and happy 2011. The third year of the second active incarnation of Strandberg Guitarworks is drawing to an end. A lot has happened since that Christmas holiday 2007 when the development of the Ergonomic Guitar System started. Here are some highlights from the year. California Visit The year started in California, where I among other things visited Watson Guitars. Alex and Tere are running a beautiful operation in the scenic San Bernadino National Park. Incidentally, it is they who kindly have let me exhibit as a booth share partner at NAMM in a few weeks time. A second highlight of the California visit was a factory tour at Lace Music in Huntington Beach.   Beyond Prototypes The first custom color bridges of the second generation design were made. Three more EGS guitars were built. And I paid another visit to my good friend Rick Toone and got to see his new tuning system for the first time. In May, I exhibited at the FUZZ Guitar Show in Gothenburg with the now four completed guitars. and was subsequently interviewed for FUZZ Magazine. In...

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Sale Ends Soon

Posted by on Dec 30, 2010 in Uncategorized

So, you didn’t get a .strandberg* EGS bridge in your stocking? Hurry to take advantage of the first even sale at Strandberg Guitarworks and place your order before midnight 31st December 2010 to secure your 20% discount. Delivery will be late...

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DiDonato Guitars

Posted by on Dec 27, 2010 in Customer Projects

Here is an update from my friend Enrico DiDonato of Italy, who has been busy launching his own brand of guitars! Design elements include .strandberg* tuning systems, custom pickups, aluminium skeleton and carefully selected woods. For more information, check out his site...

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Benjamin Millar

Posted by on Dec 27, 2010 in Customer Projects

Here are some images of a recently completed project by Benjamin Millar from Israel. I particularly like the solution for tuner access, illustrating how you don’t have to limit your body shape of a headless instrument. Some data about the build: Sapele / figured Maple body. Sapele neck. Ebony fretboard, electronics cavity cover, recessed scratch-plate and knobs. Strandberg headless system: bridge and string locks. Gold MOP face and side dots. Bone nut. Schaller strap locks. BKP custom made alnico III humbuckers. Volume / Tone / 3 way pickup selector / Series-split-parallel mini switch for each pickup. Double action truss...

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More Thunder From Down Under

Posted by on Dec 20, 2010 in Customer Projects

Mark Davis of Melbourne, Australia, has completed another stunning build using EGS hardware. Congratulations! It features a 25″ scale with 24 SS Frets, on a 16″ radius Wenge through neck bound with flame maple.┬áBody has Afromosia wings, and Silver Ash contrasting strips. Pickups are EMG 81 & 85. Check out the full build details...

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Custom String Lock Mounting Plates

Posted by on Dec 13, 2010 in Articles & Tutorials, Custom Work

To facilitate easier mounting of the string locks, especially with necks that are radiused beyond the nut and for e.g. 7-string guitars with truss rod access, it makes sense to mount the string locks on a plate and mount that plate on the neck. I have made a few of these for my own builds, but can also offer as custom projects made to specification. Here are three freshly made for luthier Rick Canton, each tailored to exact measurements of the tapered neck width of some of his on-going projects (from top to bottom: Al Schaffer, Tim Miller, Allan Holdsworth), on their way to the anodizer for black finish: I generally make some spare each time I rig machines up, either for custom hardware or complete...

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