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Great Guitar Build Off 2020

HUSKER HOT SAUCE

Be Yourself - Everyone Else Is Already Taken
5 Year Member
Any body else watched or still watching the unofficial build off? I found it to be quite awesome myself. The Official build off ended this past Saturday, but the unofficial part is still going. Some great builders out there, with some killer ideas and work. Here is one of my faves in this, even though she used a kit, her final product was amazing to me. Texas Toast Guitars are pretty cool too.
 

joestrummer

Late of Pablo Fanque's Fair
10 Year Member
I don’t have the patience nor technical ability to build a guitar. I do, however, appreciate a good builder. Here’s my Rick Kelly Drophorn. Huge fat neck, super lightweight pine, engraved pine pick guard, and no pickup selector.

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joestrummer

Late of Pablo Fanque's Fair
10 Year Member
And here’s a Springer Spartan. It’s an LP Jr type build from Springer, an up and coming German builder. It’s Spanish cedar with a Haussel (awesome German pickup maker) P-90

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HUSKER HOT SAUCE

Be Yourself - Everyone Else Is Already Taken
5 Year Member
And here’s a Springer Spartan. It’s an LP Jr type build from Springer, an up and coming German builder. It’s Spanish cedar with a Haussel (awesome German pickup maker) P-90

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While I do like the T type, this one here looks like it would be super fun to play. Very nice indeed.
 
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joestrummer

Late of Pablo Fanque's Fair
10 Year Member
While I do like the T type, this one here looks like it would be super fun to play. Very nice indeed.
It’s a super fun player. The fret wire took a minute to get used to. They’re stainless steel and super tall. I’m used to a little closer to vintage style frets. If you like the Springer, you’ll probably dig this Nik Huber Krautster II. Huber is another German builder. Haussel P-90 in the back, Hausssel 59 with coil splitting up front. 25 inch scale. Maple neck, hog body.

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HUSKER HOT SAUCE

Be Yourself - Everyone Else Is Already Taken
5 Year Member
It’s a super fun player. The fret wire took a minute to get used to. They’re stainless steel and super tall. I’m used to a little closer to vintage style frets. If you like the Springer, you’ll probably dig this Nik Huber Krautster II. Huber is another German builder. Haussel P-90 in the back, Hausssel 59 with coil splitting up front. 25 inch scale. Maple neck, hog body.

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Love the looks of it.... but, P-90 at the neck and H at the bridge, or am I missing something here. It looks a lot like a Danelectro and I love the idea of that split coil.
 

joestrummer

Late of Pablo Fanque's Fair
10 Year Member
Love the looks of it.... but, P-90 at the neck and H at the bridge, or am I missing something here. It looks a lot like a Danelectro and I love the idea of that split coil.
It’s perfect for someone like me who doesn’t have much use for neck humbuckers (or neck pickups in general). The Haussel P-90 is super open and not particularly compressed and mid-focused, so it’s a nice change of pace from the bridge bucker.
 

HUSKER HOT SAUCE

Be Yourself - Everyone Else Is Already Taken
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It’s perfect for someone like me who doesn’t have much use for neck humbuckers (or neck pickups in general). The Haussel P-90 is super open and not particularly compressed and mid-focused, so it’s a nice change of pace from the bridge bucker.
I bought that Slick guitar a while back, and it has that single Humbucker at the bridge pickup with only the sound knob, and for the little money I paid for it, it has been fantastic, right out of the box. The one thing I am thinking of doing is swapping out tuners for locking tuners, but other than that, I've been straight up digging it.
 
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FredsRedAxe

Red Shirt
5 Year Member
I don’t have the patience nor technical ability to build a guitar. I do, however, appreciate a good builder. Here’s my Rick Kelly Drophorn. Huge fat neck, super lightweight pine, engraved pine pick guard, and no pickup selector.

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You like the pine body? I just ordered my first pine guitar from Novo Guitars (Dennis Fano) in Nashville. I'm 4 months into a 9 month wait:( I keep hoping Covid will result in everyone ahead of me cancelling their orders.
 

HUSKER HOT SAUCE

Be Yourself - Everyone Else Is Already Taken
5 Year Member
You like the pine body? I just ordered my first pine guitar from Novo Guitars (Dennis Fano) in Nashville. I'm 4 months into a 9 month wait:( I keep hoping Covid will result in everyone ahead of me cancelling their orders.
I just went through a bitching fit with fedex for a guitar I ordered. UGH! Went through 3 different "Supervisors" and the company I bought from to finally get my 6 string obsession delivered. It turned out to be worth the wait, but I truly dislike fedex as a company.
 

joestrummer

Late of Pablo Fanque's Fair
10 Year Member
I bought that Slick guitar a while back, and it has that single Humbucker at the bridge pickup with only the sound knob, and for the little money I paid for it, it has been fantastic, right out of the box. The one thing I am thinking of doing is swapping out tuners for locking tuners, but other than that, I've been straight up digging it.
One pickup is all you need. My $.02, If you’re digging it, leave the tuners alone (unless, of course, you’re having major tuning issues). Sometimes the tiniest changes can screw up the whole vibe and feel.
 

joestrummer

Late of Pablo Fanque's Fair
10 Year Member
You like the pine body? I just ordered my first pine guitar from Novo Guitars (Dennis Fano) in Nashville. I'm 4 months into a 9 month wait:( I keep hoping Covid will result in everyone ahead of me cancelling their orders.
Love it. I don’t get too caught up in guitar weight but, holy cow, it’s unbelievably light and super resonant when unplugged. I’ve never owned a Fano but he has a stellar reputation and builds some really cool and unique instruments. Let us know when you finally get your mitts on it.
 
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