Headless guitar - 25 years in the making

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Project by GeminiGuy posted 07-03-2012 06:29 AM 6115 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A project that was started many, many moons ago has finally been completed. Had the idea to construct a guitar and cut the timber, without knowing anything about guitar making..and as such the timber was cut and left aside. Not knowing anything about guitar design or construction, the original design required alteration and as a consequence presented more problems than I wanted to know about. Improvisation is the only thing that got me thru this, and the idea to make it as a “Headless” guitar was only late in the game.
Now to go and get some guitar lessons….

-- Stillcruizin after all these years.. Greg, Melbourne, Australia.

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#1 posted 07-03-2012 06:38 AM

Oh look, it is shaped like Italy, no Texas, no Florida, no, I don’t have a clue. It looks unique though. Nice job. What wood did you use for the body and for the neck?

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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#2 posted 07-03-2012 06:46 PM

Great job, and it’s not how long it took but what you learned along the way, for not ever having made a guitar you did great.

-- Dave Hamm,

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#3 posted 07-04-2012 02:34 AM

Finally, your originality comes out too. If it is a tailored made from you then it will sound great too. Enjoy playing your guitar.

-- Bert

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#4 posted 07-04-2012 04:20 AM

I think it looks like a 160 mm wrench.

-- When you think that I am buried and I will revive. (folio 59ii RECTO). Codex Atlanticus. Leonardo da Vinci. c.1490

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#5 posted 07-04-2012 05:17 AM

Being I play acoustic bluegrass music how do you tune this puppy.

-- Grandpaj

View GeminiGuy's profile


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#6 posted 07-04-2012 06:19 AM

Rance – The neck is maple and the body is from Oregon Pine(or Douglas Fir).

Grandpaj – The tuners are located on the bridge, you can see 6 knurled knobs in the photos, there is a Floyd Rose lock nut at the top of the neck.

-- Stillcruizin after all these years.. Greg, Melbourne, Australia.

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#7 posted 07-05-2012 05:19 AM

Well it’s certainly different. Would like to see closer pics of the nut and bridge.

-- Rick M,

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