Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Joe Till "Woodstock "leaf / raindrop / bird-shaped (take your pick) guitar
Here's an interesting guitar design handcrafted in California by Joe Till Guitars. The guitar features a semi-hollow alder body with top and back of curly maple, married to a neck of curly maple and cherry laminate, with a 13 degree headstock angle with Curly Koa veneer, 24 3/4" scale, Indian Rosewood fretboard, 22 med frets, comfortably round profile, 2-way trussrod, bone nut, and abalone dots. Hardware includes two Seymour Duncan SSL-1 singlecoil pickups, a Hipshot bridge and Gibson tuners.

The original body shape, I guess, is reminiscent of a reverse-bodied Gruggett Raindrop, but apparently the design evolved from a concept for a lap steel guitar. It looks like a raindrop or perhaps a leaf to me, but I think the insinuation is that it's supposed to look like a bird. Which is probably where the Woodstock name comes from.

Currently listed on eBay with a Buy It Now price of US $2,800.

G L Wilson

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  1. I really liked his dual wavy wood guitars he had a few years back but doesn't seem to have them on his website anymore :-( as nicely made as this inevitably is doesn't look comfortable or practical.. more of a wall hanger art guitar

  2. With respect to luthier but everything is so custom and then he puts generic everyday bridge and knobs on it. Argh !



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