Post by Channelman on Oct 17, 2006 12:20:07 GMT -5
Whilst I was looking for something else, I spotted this US Patent for a 'Combo Guitar' which turns out to be two guitars on one body. www.freepatentsonline.com/7102073.pdf Really strange idea, they are on each side of the body. The unused strings are covered when not in use. Does the patenter image that anybody would want to play this? Channelman
Last Edit: Oct 17, 2006 20:18:10 GMT -5 by Channelman
Over 500 units sold (0 returns) to 12 states and counting. The final product came as NECK THRU on both sides, barely heavier than regular guitar, basswood body, rosewood fingerboard - perfect recipe for xtreme SUSTAIN. People are just loving it. There is a 6/12 strings version in the making.
Given the similarity of your username to that on the patent in question, may we assume you are the inventor?
You've resurrected a very old discussion, and it seems from what you say that the project has progressed considerably. So, photos and links would be much appreciated. It's your chance to prove wrong those naysayers from years ago.
I must say, I liked the version with the two separate necks over the one with a combined rectangular neck.
I wish you luck with these. Double necks are a hard sell. I've only made one, a fretted and fretless 4 string side-by side version. Weighed a ton. At least you can keep the weight down the way you did it.
I have to wonder, though, what does "buckle rash" looks like on your strings...
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