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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 06-15-2010, 10:16 PM Thread Starter
 
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Near Completed handmade harp guitar

Hey guys. Been working on this for a while and finally got it pretty close to complete. Not your typical extended range guitar: handmade prototype electric harp guitar. well all handmade except for the neck. It's a 570 neck.

tested it through an acoustic amp and actually sounds much better than i had expected. Will post some clips when i get a chance to record them..... and learn to play it. ha

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post #2 of 22 (permalink) Old 06-16-2010, 12:38 AM
 
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That is insanely crazy! Very cool. Good luck learning how to play it.
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Love it.....
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post #4 of 22 (permalink) Old 06-16-2010, 01:46 AM
 
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WOW!
What tuning are you using?
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post #5 of 22 (permalink) Old 06-16-2010, 02:52 AM
 
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Re: Near Completed handmade harp guitar

That's absolutely sick! Great work, that's a fantastic job! There's all kinds of bizarre and intricate ways you could tune that!


Give this page a look


http://www.harpguitars.net/players/tunings.htm#chart
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post #6 of 22 (permalink) Old 06-16-2010, 05:21 AM
 
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This is amazing! Congrats!
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post #7 of 22 (permalink) Old 06-16-2010, 08:02 AM Thread Starter
 
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Thanks guys. Right now the guitar side is tuned standard and the 7 subs are E minor scale starting at a one octave lower E ascending through D. This will probably change a bit as i get more into it, but it's a starting point.
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post #8 of 22 (permalink) Old 06-24-2010, 12:52 AM
 
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What pickup are you using? Piezo?
Looks awesome!
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post #9 of 22 (permalink) Old 06-24-2010, 10:49 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Near Completed handmade harp guitar

graphtech ghosts through a single acousti-phonic preamp using their summing boards. I'm still having the case finished so i don't have the guitar at my house yet... it's still in dad's shop.. The only thing that i maybe would change is separating the harp side output from the guitar side using two acousti-phonics, making it possible to have certain effects on the guitar side, but not necessarily the harp side.
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post #10 of 22 (permalink) Old 06-24-2010, 02:24 PM
 
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Re: Near Completed handmade harp guitar

I'm probably missing something stupid and simple here, but don't harps have more than 7 strings? Can't imagine you'd be able to play many songs with only 7 tones at your disposal.
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post #11 of 22 (permalink) Old 06-24-2010, 02:30 PM Thread Starter
 
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harps do... few harp guitars do. typically harp guitars have between 5 and 7 subs... keep in mind it's a standard 6 string guitar neck.. the harp strings are just bass notes. youtube harp guitar and you'll see..
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Re: Near Completed handmade harp guitar

Amazing! Looks great! Hopefully you'll be able to enjoy it to the fullest! Great work and a good idea to begin with!
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post #13 of 22 (permalink) Old 06-24-2010, 03:47 PM
 
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Wicked cool!
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awesome
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post #15 of 22 (permalink) Old 06-24-2010, 06:40 PM
 
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Whoooooooooooah! That's super nice!
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