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Finished a RR V-style build

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Finished a RR V-style build

Postby Dan Smith » Mon Aug 28, 2017 7:38 pm

Maple, Padauk, Ebony.
Neck-through design. Hollow wings, total weight is 6 lbs.
25.3" scale, 14" radius.
Emg 81, Schaller bridge, Grover tuners.
The action is very good.
Clumsy trying to play the thing sitting down.
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Re: Finished a RR V-style build

Postby Beate Ritzert » Tue Aug 29, 2017 5:17 am

Really well done and pretty...

Dan Smith wrote:Clumsy trying to play the thing sitting down.


A classical guitar foot rest will help a bit. Although i imagine that a RR would be a lot more difficult to hold with the right lower leg than a normal V.

Although i play Vs for decades (my red one has been played really often; it sounds great despite its looks) i am still looking for an idea how to make a good supporting addon. Something that may hold the guitar in the center of the V and hooks to the left upper leg.
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Re: Finished a RR V-style build

Postby JC Whitney » Tue Aug 29, 2017 6:25 am

Googling "flying v fold out leg rest" yields a good image of the original solution... seems like the challenge in fabricating one would be keeping the fold-out section thin.
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Re: Finished a RR V-style build

Postby Gordon Bellerose » Tue Aug 29, 2017 2:14 pm

I think I remember someone saying that a Flying V is a rock and roll guitar.
And Rock & Roll should not be played while seated. If you're playing it properly you should not be able to sit!!

Seriously though, that is pretty guitar. Great combination of woods.
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Re: Finished a RR V-style build

Postby Beate Ritzert » Tue Aug 29, 2017 2:50 pm

Gordon Bellerose wrote:I think I remember someone saying that a Flying V is a rock and roll guitar.

well, it was originally intended a Jazz guitar, wasn't it?
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Re: Finished a RR V-style build

Postby Barry Daniels » Tue Aug 29, 2017 4:34 pm

No, it is a rock guitar.
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Re: Finished a RR V-style build

Postby Beate Ritzert » Tue Aug 29, 2017 4:40 pm

Nowadays it is.
But that kind of Rock did not exist in 1958...
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Re: Finished a RR V-style build

Postby Barry Daniels » Tue Aug 29, 2017 5:09 pm

Rock definitely existed in the 50's. Buddy Holly, Elvis, etc., etc.

That is definitely not a Jazz guitar. Those guys are too traditional.
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Re: Finished a RR V-style build

Postby Dan Smith » Tue Aug 29, 2017 8:29 pm

It's got skull knobs, so it will only play rock.
I usually use skull knobs and tell the receipient that if he plays country music on it, it will ruin it.
This design is based on a Randy Rhodes V. I reckon that puts it in the 1990's?
Thanks for the comments guys!
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Re: Finished a RR V-style build

Postby Beate Ritzert » Thu Aug 31, 2017 11:36 am

Barry Daniels wrote:... Those guys are too traditional.


That was the reason for the lack of commercial success...

And Dan, Your guitar with only the bridge pickup is clearly a Rock engine...

But it would be fun to see the faces of a linedance group when the musicians were all entering the stage with Vs, wouldn't it?
(Well; You'll definitely have fun on stage if You're playing country with an SG bass, believe, i did it ...)
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Re: Finished a RR V-style build

Postby Gordon Bellerose » Thu Aug 31, 2017 11:49 am

Beate, you may be a Shock Rocker at heart!! :D
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Re: Finished a RR V-style build

Postby Beate Ritzert » Thu Aug 31, 2017 12:57 pm

Dan Smith wrote:I usually use skull knobs and tell the receipient that if he plays country music on it, it will ruin it....!


Well, after a bot of googling i learned that there is actually a genre named "Country-Metal", and it sounds funny...
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Re: Finished a RR V-style build

Postby Barry Daniels » Thu Aug 31, 2017 1:03 pm

If the Flying V had come out about 20 years later it might have found a home.
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Re: Finished a RR V-style build

Postby Beate Ritzert » Thu Aug 31, 2017 3:09 pm

Indeed.
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Re: Finished a RR V-style build

Postby Dan Smith » Thu Aug 31, 2017 3:21 pm

Yep!
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Re: Finished a RR V-style build

Postby Peter Wilcox » Thu Aug 31, 2017 4:21 pm

A couple of iconic guitars, Number 7 and Number 1.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IbfgBlkSoqc

The players aren't too shabby either.

Oh, and nice job on yours, Dan. :D
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