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Old 01-31-2013, 03:59 PM   #11
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Actually, 24 frets isn't that uncommon.

There is a lot of free software that you can use online to give you the proper spacing for any type of guitar and any scale length.

Or maybe he just held an actual guitar up next to the paddle and made marks where they go.
wasn't there recently something in the "funny things overheard" thread about "well, actually..." ?

I asked because Les Pauls and Strats have 22, Martin d-28 and Gibson Hummingbird have 20, just seemed like 24 was unusual. guess I'm wrong. ain't the first time, won't be the last.

don't think it would take much effort to match spacing all the way up the neck, it would just add to the already awesome cool factor of his paddle

well, it would be beyond my skillset; I dang near burned out the motor on my drill trying to drill holes in my mashpaddle before I realized I needed to reverse the rotation of the bit
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Old 01-31-2013, 04:07 PM   #12
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that's friggin awesome!

not that it matters, I'm just curious - 24 frets is unusual... scale length match any actual guitars? fret spacing looks good, love that they space closer together up the neck. did you match actual spacing or just wing it?

again, awesome! good job
I held up another guitar then just eyeballed the rest so that it looked right for the length of paddle I wanted. Not so sure about the playability of it!
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Old 01-31-2013, 04:14 PM   #13
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wasn't there recently something in the "funny things overheard" thread about "well, actually..." ?

I asked because Les Pauls and Strats have 22, Martin d-28 and Gibson Hummingbird have 20, just seemed like 24 was unusual. guess I'm wrong. ain't the first time, won't be the last.

don't think it would take much effort to match spacing all the way up the neck, it would just add to the already awesome cool factor of his paddle

well, it would be beyond my skillset; I dang near burned out the motor on my drill trying to drill holes in my mashpaddle before I realized I needed to reverse the rotation of the bit
HA! I remember that backwards drill posting!

I'm not all that versed in what guitars have how many frets, but I know some of the "Heavy Metal" guitars from the 80's had 24 frets, like Ibanez etc. I have short fingers, so 22 is about all I can handle anyway.

I learned about the software when I started gathering information on making a Cigar Box guitar. Even printed a neck layout with it.

Know what i wish were still being made? Scalloped necks! Yngwie Malsteen!
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I held up another guitar then just eyeballed the rest so that it looked right for the length of paddle I wanted. Not so sure about the playability of it!
Buy a cheap bridge and string it up! You only have to cut some slots for the fret wire and press them in too!

Then you have a guitar to noodle on during the mash rest.
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reminds me of the Martin Backpacker

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reminds me of the Martin Backpacker
NICE!

Kind of reminds me of:



Steinberger. Vito Brata played a couple when he was playing music for a living. LOVED his sound. Wish he would get back into it. Or I wish I had one of these!

I have some wood set aside for a mash paddle.
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reminds me of the Martin Backpacker
I had a backpacker years ago....it would probably sound about the same...terrible sounding thing!
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Awesome idea! I agree with the others who suggested you gotta make a Les Paul, Strat, Jaguar...you could go nuts.

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Wesome idea! I agree with the others who suggested you gotta make a Les Paul, Strat, Jaguar...you could go nuts.
i know! I'll stir with my Strat & convert my ¾ stack into a MLT!

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i know! I'll stir with my Strat & convert my ¾ stack into a MLT!

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Now you are talking.....if you are going that route I'm going to start aging my beers in acoustic bodies.
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