Looking for a luthier that needs a web site

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I want a guitar made however I can't afford the cash outlay. I build web sites professionally and I hope to find a luthier that is looking to have a custom web site built in a barter. I'll pay for the wood, electrics and hardware as well put it all together. I just need the body and neck... I'll even do the finish. I don't wanna spam the board here, but if any one is interested PM me and I give you the link to my online portfolio which includes major instrument manufactures and a very famous rock star.
 

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Cool idea - I know how valuable good web design can be in building a strong presence. Too many people with no real experience think that putting together a web page is something that they can do themselves, without realizing the difference that a skilled pro can make to things.

I'm not in the market, but, if I was, I'd definitely want to take you up on the offer.

Here's hoping someone takes advantage of this! :fingersx:
 

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I have had a couple of replies so far. It is true what you say about the difference between a professionally built website and a DIY site, just as it is making a guitar. I have modified, refinished and gutted guitars down to bare wood, but I know I don't have the skills or the tools to make one from scratch and do it right. Below is a pic of my SG, Agile and "Dirty Girl" with the wood plank look. I have done extensive mods on these.

Perhaps if more than one person wants a web site, I can add more than one guitar to my stable :hmm:


 

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I might be interested. I'm vetting this general idea out here because I'm not really sure what a website is worth. Back in the day like 10yrs ago a guy quoted me $1800, don't get much of a small shop custom built guitar for 1800 imo.

I've gone thru the steps of trying a DIY cheap website yrs ago and it it was like one of those things that never came up in a search even when typing the exact name. They're still out there -the DIY sites but what are those like now?.

For the amount of guitars I make I maybe...probably don't even need one, maybe a blog type thing/ website? that's just a little more pro looking than a facebook/youtube page?, I dunno. What about keeping it running?.
 

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For me there is no set price for a web site because every site I have ever made has been different. I've been doing this long enough that I can estimate the time it will take to build the site after talking to the client so then I can give a fairly accurate quote.

I just remembered that Alex owns this site as well as the SG forum that I am a well known member, so he will know that I'm not just some random troll that came in to spam. My site is WavMixer Web Development so you can see the quality of work that I do and the sites I have built. I can and frequently do build web sites within a clients budget.

I have had very good results with search engine placement which is just a crucial as having an informative professional web site. After all how good is it to have a web site if nobody knows that it exists? So if you are interested DRF, I would like to see samples of your guitars too.
 

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DRF - you may want to read the OP.
I'll pay for the wood, electrics and hardware as well put it all together. I just need the body and neck... I'll even do the finish.
I think it is a very reasonable request for a trade of services.

I'm sure most of us are not rolling in $$$, so any chance to barter suits most of the people here.

Cheers Peter.
 

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Sent PM your gonna have a pile of guitars
I didn't get your PM. Seems as though all of Alex's forums had a glitch yesterday. I did receive an email that said I had a PM, but when I checked my inbox, nuthin new from you. Truth be told, I'd be happy just to have one more guitar that is similar to the SG that you just built. There are a couple of minor differences but the bottom line is that I flat out fell in love with your build. You know that this GAS I am suffering from IS all your fault! A couple of years ago I was supposed to do a trade, but the guy flaked out and I think that he may have been just trying to scam me into sending him money for "all the hardware and electrics". I had gotten over that gas with the acquisition of a couple other guitars and pedals, then you show up and post your build. I have a love hate relationship with your SG. I love the way it looks and I hate that it's not mine :D


I just received a 1/2" thick piece of spalted maple that I anticipate using for the cap. I'm also exploring pups and hardware that I hope to use.

 

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It appears as though tonedragon and I have agreed upon an exchange of services. He is actually the person that I originally wanted to build my guitar and I am very excited to make this happen. I'll post picks of the build and a link to his site once I have it ready to show. Thank you Alex and MLP for this opportunity to make this happen!
 

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Well the build has started, but is on a brief hiatus as tonedragon's hand recovers from being attacked by a chisel.
To begin with, I made a trade with sdshirtman to make me a fret board in trade for SEO work on his existing web site.
He does beautiful work if I say so myself. 24 stainless steel frets with ebony board, mother of pearl and abalone inserts.
Here is a little bit of porn to show how it's going



 

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Mean time tonedragon has been working on the opposite coast:
This will be a through neck with a 5 piece neck made of flamed maple and mahogany:

 

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Tonedragon got started to work on the chambered section when the chisel attacked him working on his other build project:

 

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There is a more detailed story over at the SG boards, but here is what I hope the end result to look like:



This will have a set of SD P-Rails as well as a Lashbrook piezo bridge when all is said and done.
 

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we must have the same brand chisels. i took 13 stitches a couple of years ago when i tried to cut off my thumb just above the second joint. must be a defective batch of chisels. that fretboard is killer. has me tempted to up my game....or at least attempt to. that will be a nice axe. looking forward to it, but probably not as much as you.
 

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we must have the same brand chisels. i took 13 stitches a couple of years ago when i tried to cut off my thumb just above the second joint. must be a defective batch of chisels. that fretboard is killer. has me tempted to up my game....or at least attempt to. that will be a nice axe. looking forward to it, but probably not as much as you.
Sheesh, I want it so bad I can taste it. I've woken up dreaming about it, spent hours photoshoping it, planned my parts list, just to regroup and plan again. I have all of the parts now ready to go in once tonedragon is healed and ready to get back to work.
 

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Sheesh, I want it so bad I can taste it. I've woken up dreaming about it, spent hours photoshoping it, planned my parts list, just to regroup and plan again. I have all of the parts now ready to go in once tonedragon is healed and ready to get back to work.
Been there many times.

Dont imagine it'll stop when you have your beautiful new custom axe, though.

Its why I finally decided to teach myself how to build from scratch. You just cant put everything you want into one single guitar, and unless you are wealthy theres a limit to how many custom, hand made guitars you can buy.

So I bought tools instead, and started living on Luthiers Corner :)
 

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Good for both of you. And I like the "P-rail" concept. Haven't played them, but the idea
sounds perfect.
 

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I have a garage full of automotive tools as I use to be twist wrenches for a living. I'd love to have a full on wood shop and learn to make guitars, but at the prime young age of 58 and working a full time 9 to 5 + working at home for extra cash just to make the bills, I don't see a wood shop in my future. I do have the utmost respect and admiration for those of you that can make their own guitars.
 


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