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Hi, I'm 17 and doing product design as one of my subjects in my last year of school.

I was wondering if anybody had any rough ideas for designs of products big or small which would help fellow guitarists immeasurably.... Complex, or simple...

Thanks for any ideas you can give me guys.

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James
 

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Some kind of machine that would eliminate Ashly SImpson, Coldplay, Green Day etc etc.
Like a filter that takes smoke out of a room, but instead it would remove lame music from the airwaves.
 

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well, but this is like giving away a million dollar idea:

Stratocaster jack inputs suck ! ( the angled ones on the front )
They get unscrewed and are hard to tighten (without breaking the cables behind them). There are systems in which the input can't get loose,. because it's all one part, which is expensive to replace. But the placing is great and you never miss the input, you can still put your guitar on a stand without the jack touching the ground. Improve on the "front angled input" !

From a designer point of view, get rid of ugly headstocks !

Overall, the guitar is a pretty wel designed and developed product..

Good luck !

Fix it !
 

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How about a better locking nut. Something not too bulky, doesn't raise the pitch when tightened, no tools needed to lock, holds tight, no unsightly clamping arm.......see the new yamaha rgx series. These are nice guitars with a major design flaw...............you cannot hang them from the headstock on a stand due to the flip lock on the nut. The allen key is still the best out there.................it's time for something better. Good luck!
 

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How about a better locking nut. Something not too bulky, doesn't raise the pitch when tightened, no tools needed to lock, holds tight, no unsightly clamping arm.......see the new yamaha rgx series. These are nice guitars with a major design flaw...............you cannot hang them from the headstock on a stand due to the flip lock on the nut. The allen key is still the best out there.................it's time for something better. Good luck!
Yeah ive seen the new Yamaha's, was wondering if they were any good? Does the finger clamp actually work well (other than the obvious issue :)).
 

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The whole yamaha system is actually quite good. Very responsive trem. The locking arm does work and there is an allen key at the end of the little locking arm for more tension. It raises the pitch of the top 2 strings only ........which is not too bad. The low E raises the most............then less on the A and the D string was fine. It clamps from the sides of the strings instead of the top. It would take a full night of giging to see if it holds well. Only time will tell.
 
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