Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Blue Belly Guitars, Jun 17, 2013.
Hmm... I don't take cream in my coffee. Maybe that's how I can get away with it
Embrace iced coffee; it's delicious!
Only if you make coffee ice cubes!
Mind. Blown. I'll make it happen next time you're in town; I've even got a guitar shaped ice cube tray!
What makes me different? Like most people I don't do replicas ... nothing special.
BUT! I guess I'm the only one with an old grand piano as a workbench!
This is where I build my guitars.
^you build instruments on an instrument. That is so cool.
Yeah Actually I build them on the tables around, but the grand piano has an ideal height for assembly and stuff. It's misused to be a filing.
humm.. let me think..
now what do I do, that makes my stuff different....
Sorry, I got no clues...how about you tell me what I do that is different.
Not too many guitars as good left handed as they do right handed..
I've never seen any guitar, by luthier here or by mass production company, that was 100% the same as another. There are always slight differences, personal touches.
Every single guitar I've seen here has had its own really cool things going on.
hey bruce...i think i caught it. you use red guitar strings occasionally. bet no one else caught it. i love your stuff, incidently.
yep you nailed it..
... we actually have almost all colors of strings here... I have no idea why anymore.
But To Blue Belly's original question.. something new to offer can be seen in SO many ways.. its from each persons own perspective.
ie. I can't view your guitars as very much different than regular Gibson's.. except with a Grammer headstock .. now that's not a knock at all.
its just a viewpoint... seeing it from my side of the river so to speak.
Strat's Tele's Les Pauls SG's they all look clunky to me now. those designs have all lost their sex appeal for me.
I'm chasing something COMPLETELY new.. ..I hope.
these guitars may never catch on.. or, it might suddenly go gangbusters. Either way I can already point to about a half dozen copy cats.
and If your talking about technical innovations.. i can tell you that its takes FOREVER for new technical ideas to catch on.. There are two guys that have posted guitars here that have infringed on two of my lapsed patents.. not that it matters any more. They don't have any money to go after and I don't have the money to fight with them So it a moot point other than to show that Innovation in Guitar design is pretty much a lost, and yet, lifelong cause.
So what exactly are you looking for when you ask this question? because every guitar is as unique as its builder...
but a new "design" that's a whole other idea entirely.
and Ken Parker is just rehashing ideas taken from my 6th grade notebook. again that's not a knock.. it's only to illustrate that we have ALL had great ideas that somehow, at the time, we were not in the right place/time to make them into reality and someone else did it before us.
I started playing in 1974. I started building in 1977 and I've had too many great ideas to count now that have made others millionaires..
So yeah, I'm a bit more than Cynical these days.
What sets me apart from most is that I harvest my own wood , mill it , dry it and monitor every aspect of the process .
I am committed to using domestic woods with the exception of Spruce top wood . I love European Spruce .
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