Yesterday I spent whole evening with my buddy designing his new bass. He's ordering his new six string fretless with tremolo bridge from this guy who also made bass for Les Claypool (not Karl Thompson). They've been talking about shapes, woods, electronics, tremolo... it goes on for like week or so.
I must say that at one point I started thinking "How come I couldn't talk about all those essential things with somebody at Ibanez when I was buying my UV baby??"
Let me get this straight: I LOVE IBANEZ!! There's no other guitar brand I would even consider buying. My Ibanez guitar has everything I want, shape, sound, feel... you name it.
But... the thing is... many people has the same darn guitar!! I just replied to this guy who tried the same guitar I have and said it was made horrible!!! Mine is made perfectly but...
Getting the guitar which is made by my own specs, guitar which was created in my mind, which is unique is what I'm thinking about now. True, most *of the features would be 'stolen' from Ibanez, but I must say many thing would be changed to fit me even more.
Talking for hours about pickups, hardware, woods, fret inlays with luthier dude, talking about AKM (Al KatZ Model) - that's my dream.
It costs arm and leg, I know... but not much more than some signature model Ibanez top model. With one big difference... she lasts all your life! And she's unique! Not to mention she's 100% HANDMADE!!! Made with love... something which can't be found even on the top serial production models.
Yesterday, when I finished drawing the shape of my friend's new bass, I cannot explain it, but it felt GREAT!!! How would I felt if I made my own guitar shape, specs and other things? Universum and I would become one! :beammeup:
This is how I feel right now... maybe next time when I take my UV babe and start playing her I'll change my mind...
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