Ergonomic (sitting) guitar (body) build

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Ergonomic (sitting) guitar (body) build

Post by guitalias » Fri Jun 26, 2020 7:42 pm

Background. First started learning to play about 10 years ago. Have had a number of injuries, including from playing guitar that have stopped me playing. Been at it learning again since Xmas 2019, had a few pain issues. Realised part of reason is the need to twist body while playing sitting (preferred while learning). Bought a Squier Bullet Mustang in April 2020, like it including the scale length. So bought another as a sacrifice guitar, will use neck & hardware to attach to a custom body. If all works well will change hardware & neck, reassemble the sacrifice Mustang & sell.

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Templates X 3 cut from old hollow core doors, great to get feel of shape.
Designed with 30 degree offest to horizontal & so strum while sitting is over the navel instead of to the strumming arm side.
Feels good both sitting & standing.
First body will be a test from radiata (Monterey) pine to see if it is worth going forward.

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Post by guitalias » Fri Jun 26, 2020 9:28 pm

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Re: Ergonomic (sitting) guitar (body) build

Post by Deed_Poll » Sat Jun 27, 2020 6:07 am

Really cool! I like how this is looking.
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Re: Ergonomic (sitting) guitar (body) build

Post by CROSS_guitars » Sun Jun 28, 2020 8:10 am

ImageYou've done something interesting here!

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Post by guitalias » Sun Jun 28, 2020 11:06 am

CROSS_guitars wrote:
Sun Jun 28, 2020 8:10 am
ImageYou've done something interesting here!
It provides the offset to be in line with the navel, but the guitar sits too high when sitting.

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Post by guitalias » Sun Jul 05, 2020 11:33 pm

Some changes to the routing to suit control cover from pickguard. Radiata pine prototype to see how it feels. Pickguard, control cover & pickup selector cover/s laser cut. Ready to be assembled.
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Re: Ergonomic (sitting) guitar (body) build

Post by hillerheilman » Mon Jul 06, 2020 11:59 am

As someone who has to play exclusively sitting, this is really cool to watch.

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