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Senior Member, Male, from Sunny Florida
- cmjohnson was last seen:
- Aug 19, 2018 at 11:22 AM
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- Sunny Florida
Making guitars since 1986, making a profit since....never!
- Full time job seeker surviving off ebay sales.
Building guitars and related lutherie, wishing I drove a 911.
Yes, I am a master of the cavalier attitude. A guitar neck is just a stick with a metal rod in it, what are you afraid of? Make it! Carve a top? With templates? Throw those templates away, you don't need 'em! Your eyes and hands will tell you more about what you carve than templates ever could so just GO FOR IT. Carve that sucker, freehand!
I will try to hide my utter distaste for "djent" style playing and music that substitutes grunting for lyrics. But I do not promise to always be successful.
Oh, I absolutely detest the practice of "relic'ing" new guitars. Just don't do it. To me it's fakery, it's dishonest, and it's abuse of an instrument.
Walnut is rarely a tonewood. Pretty? Yes! But good for tone? Sure, if you like NO sustain. Poplar is even worse. It has all the sustain of a sponge made out of lead. Do not use walnut and poplar in guitars you build. It will end in disappointment if you actually try to play the guitar.
Six guitars I made myself.
Mesa/Boogie Mark III
Mesa/Boogie Studio .22
Mesa/Boogie Triple Rectifier Solo head
Fractal Audio Axe-FX II
Behringer Bass V-Amp Pro
Multiple 1x12 cabinets containing EVM-12Ls
1 Avatar 2x12 with Celestion G12M25 75 Hz Greenback reissues
1 custom tube amp still in its long gestation period with the builder.