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Posts made in October, 2010

Customer Report – Gareth Parry

Posted by on Oct 24, 2010 in Articles & Tutorials, Customer Projects

Here’s a short report from Gareth’s first build using EGS hardware – a Klein-ish guitar that sounds a looks very nice! Gareth says: “Report on the bridge: The guitar is incredibly stable. NO tuning issues at all. I say this after heavily gigging it over the last 4 months (60+shows in all styles). I’ve strung it with 10’s, 11’s flatwound 12’s and now roundwound 12’s (plain third) with no issue. On my guitar i had to attach the bridge upside down, so the Strandberg logo is on the top E rather than the low E, reason being the mounting saddles wouldn’t fit the correct way round (do your research before you build!!!!!!!!) I was worried it would not work as well, but it has been magnificent.” Here’s a clip of one of Gareth’s bands, Aria Astrobeat Arkestra: The second build, an original ergonomic shape, is on its way. I, for one, am looking forward to seeing...

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Custom Work 1

Posted by on Oct 23, 2010 in Custom Work

I have just finished two custom base plates. These particular ones are made from brass, but obviously any material is possible. String spacing, radius as well as number of strings are also options, of course. If you are hesitant to mount the individual tuners separately, this may be an option for you. Half-way through And done with milling operations Polished and tuners mounted. Prices start at 500...

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4 Sale Instruments and Artists

Posted by on Oct 19, 2010 in Articles & Tutorials

I have created a new page on this site, listing the vital stats about all produced instruments, as well as their owners. Some of these instruments are my own demos and prototypes, which are now for sale! The purpose is to make room for new demo instruments and testing of new concepts. I have priced them according to their “production” vs. “prototype” status and general condition. Feel free to contact me with any...

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Uppsala VII International Guitar Festival

Posted by on Oct 17, 2010 in Articles & Tutorials, Sound Samples

Having made it back from the US, including a quick visit to Rick Toone and his lovely wife Tricia, and then on to San Antonio, Texas, I had all of 3 hours at the house before setting up the booth at Uppsala VII International Guitar Festival. Rick and I compared notes and messed around with his new barytone and my #3. At the guitar festival, Simon Svärd (left) and Jonas Isaksson (right) took the opportunity to jam for a bit on #1 and #3. While the festival is geared towards classical guitarists, I have exhibited for three consecutive years as the only electrical guitar builder among a dozen classical guitar builders. Throughout Friday and Saturday, there was a steady stream of interested visitors, which was the perfect medicine to keep the jet lag away. It was a great show and there was a lot of sharing of thoughts and ideas between us builders during the few quiet periods. Special thanks to Håkan at Uppsala Musikverkstad for providing exhibition space as well as amplifiers! Finally, here are a couple of clips of Jonas and Simon: Solar – Miles Davis: Stella By Starlight – Victor...

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Safe and Sound

Posted by on Oct 7, 2010 in Articles & Tutorials

I am happy to report that #5 made the jump across the Atlantic in one piece – straight to the studio where Chris is recording Scale the Summit’s new album – just in time for Chris’ birthday. His first impressions are very positive! More will...

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