Aluminum Guitars

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Re: Aluminum Guitars

Post by burpgun » Thu Sep 19, 2019 7:11 am

I've often wondered about the EGC Bass VI replacement necks that pop up from time to time. I've got a PSVI and the neck has required the most frequent adjustments of any of my guitars, like several times a year. Meanwhile, my maple neck '75 P Bass can go a decade between set ups. A little added brightness to the sound and confidence the neck will hold together for the life of the guitar seem appealing, at least to me.

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Re: Aluminum Guitars

Post by AlumNeck » Thu Sep 19, 2019 8:05 am

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There's a lot to unpack here.

1/ The necks are never insanely hot or insanely cold, unless you live in a climate with abnormal temperature swings like the extreme North etc. I'd actually argue they're a lot more thermatically stable than people seem to think, mine rarely goes out of tune unless I knock it off something.

2/ Heavy is relative, mine weighs less than your bog-standard Les Paul and people still seem to play those.

3/ The 3x3 headstock on an offset body isn't a new thing, it looks great on Gibson RD's or Dunable stuff, I play an offset with a 3x3 headstock and I always get compliments and questions about it https://www.instagram.com/p/Bn8phStHgnK/
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This right here is solid info and agreed the weight and temperature stuff and even the look is very much relative to what you are comparing.

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Re: Aluminum Guitars

Post by AlumNeck » Thu Sep 19, 2019 8:07 am

burpgun wrote:
Thu Sep 19, 2019 7:11 am
I've often wondered about the EGC Bass VI replacement necks that pop up from time to time. I've got a PSVI and the neck has required the most frequent adjustments of any of my guitars, like several times a year. Meanwhile, my maple neck '75 P Bass can go a decade between set ups. A little added brightness to the sound and confidence the neck will hold together for the life of the guitar seem appealing, at least to me.
I have a Bass IV with a wood neck and they are fussy instruments, not sure an Aluminum neck would be better or worse. Probably less maintenance.

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Re: Aluminum Guitars

Post by X-Ray Spex » Fri Sep 20, 2019 4:26 am

burpgun wrote:
Thu Sep 19, 2019 7:11 am
I've often wondered about the EGC Bass VI replacement necks that pop up from time to time. I've got a PSVI and the neck has required the most frequent adjustments of any of my guitars, like several times a year. Meanwhile, my maple neck '75 P Bass can go a decade between set ups. A little added brightness to the sound and confidence the neck will hold together for the life of the guitar seem appealing, at least to me.
Do it, I can guarantee you won't regret it. Just do yourself a favour and hang onto the original neck for resale purposes.
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Re: Aluminum Guitars

Post by epizootics » Sat Sep 21, 2019 10:22 pm

Still haven't tried any - they're quite rare in my neck of the woods - but I'm surprised no one mentioned Harvester Guitars yet:

http://www.harvesterguitars.com/serie-antonio/

If you like Wandre and the likes, his Antonio series are :?

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Re: Aluminum Guitars

Post by antisymmetric » Sat Sep 21, 2019 11:41 pm

^He used to post here, I miss those posts.
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Re: Aluminum Guitars

Post by AlumNeck » Sun Sep 22, 2019 5:49 am

epizootics wrote:
Sat Sep 21, 2019 10:22 pm
Still haven't tried any - they're quite rare in my neck of the woods - but I'm surprised no one mentioned Harvester Guitars yet:

http://www.harvesterguitars.com/serie-antonio/

If you like Wandre and the likes, his Antonio series are :?

Good call I want to get my paws on one of those creations! Amazing looking guitars and yes direct descendant of Wandre.

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Re: Aluminum Guitars

Post by AlumNeck » Thu Oct 03, 2019 9:47 pm

Soldy but a goodie! Block inlays look bad ass anodized!
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Re: Aluminum Guitars

Post by AlumNeck » Fri Oct 18, 2019 5:40 pm

Working on a few builds at the moment couple of these are getting aluminum necks here soon. From left to right Williams USA One off from Fender Body, Normandy Alumicaster Standard with Bigsby, Electrical Guitar Company Tyranny with 3 Single coils, Liquid Metal LMG T with Bigsby.

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Re: Aluminum Guitars

Post by AlumNeck » Sat Oct 26, 2019 5:41 am

Aluminum Stratocaster projects. One hard table and one with trem.

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Re: Aluminum Guitars

Post by X-Ray Spex » Tue Oct 29, 2019 5:22 am

AlumNeck wrote:
Thu Oct 03, 2019 9:47 pm
Soldy but a goodie! Block inlays look bad ass anodized!
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This was a great build, way overpriced if I remember correctly though. You could buy a standard production EGC for the same money.
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Re: Aluminum Guitars

Post by AlumNeck » Tue Oct 29, 2019 5:33 pm

Normandy rat rod V with an Amuminati all aluminum neck and Stetsbar. I may put the wood neck back on but it's pretty sweet!

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Re: Aluminum Guitars

Post by AlumNeck » Tue Nov 05, 2019 12:06 pm

From left to right Electrical Guitar company Standard with three hum buckers Aluminati Orion one Lollar imperial in the middle and on the right an Electrical Guitar company Tyranny with there Single coils!

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Re: Aluminum Guitars

Post by AlumNeck » Thu Nov 07, 2019 7:47 am

The Aluminum builds coming out of small shops is so amazing check this one out!

https://reverb.com/item/29467117-gletty ... -shellac-2

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Re: Aluminum Guitars

Post by MechaBulletBill » Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:03 am

That SG is wild. I love it. Wish it had a wraparound tho!

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