Sunday, 28 April 2013

The Spartan electric guitar with a big chunk taken out of the middle!
This guitar was recently listed on eBay UK, priced at £899 but it failed to sell on this occasion. It is named "The Spartan" and comes from Deadlight Designs who are an online custom guitar workshop based in Croydon, Surrey, UK.

Naturally I am reminded of the Alvarez Dana Scoop which also had a big bite taken out of the body right beneath the strings. Allegedly with the Alvarez guitar, the body design supposedly minimized unwanted harmonics; I wonder if that's the claim here with The Spartan too? I'm guessing on The Spartan that the rod connecting the lower extremities of the body carries the wiring for the neck pickup. I think it would be a tall order for it to travel around inside the body in the other direction!

G L Wilson

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  1. Surely a big cut out like that would have some rigidity issues maybe the rod doubles as re-enforcement. The pickups hanging out into space doesn't look too tidy either.

  2. I can imagine that 'bite' becoming a big snagging issue. Also, putting a rod in there looks like an ugly fix - as if a mistake has been made. I can certainly imagine how to get around the wiring issue, but like Genghis Can't, I see rigidity problems with that lump taken out.



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