Friday, 11 September 2009

Handbuilt (homemade?) electric guitar on eBay
It's about time we featured another bizarre hand-built guitar. The neck on this creation is most certainly from a steel-string acoustic guitar; look at the depth of the heel and also at how the neck meets the body at the 14th fret. The headstock is squared like a Martin, although I seriously doubt someone carved up a Martin guitar to build this (unless one met with an unhappy accident).

The woodworking all seems to be highly competent, and would have been carried out by someone who knew what they were doing although I doubt that building guitars was their main focus when it came to craftsmanship. The body shape is distinctive and puts me in mind of an upside-down Wandre Doris. Unfortunately the bridge is missing, and the single LaFayette pickup has been positioned right slap-bang in the centre position, which might be a good compromise but wouldn't appeal to everyone. (But then, this was a one-off guitar and it may have been exactly what was required).

I wouldn't go so far as to label this as a cool guitar, but it's not a hideous one either. It's more of an oddity, and we love oddities on this blog!

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