Discussion in 'Guitar Gear Talk Forum' started by ultrabot90, Nov 24, 2010.
Sorry if it's old/already known.
There was a guy on the projectguitar forum who made really nice looking ergonomic guitars. That website doesn't work for me anymore, sadly.
How bout Teuffel.. flood mentioned it sometime back..
I remember Teuffel (the website and the guitars make too big an impact to forget x-P)
What I really like about the Klein is that it's a very well designed body - headless design so the weight is removed from the neck, preventing neck dive; upper bout is higher so you can comfortably rest your right arm while playing seated; the curve on the bottom is so that it sits easily on the lap; lower bout is longer so the neck automatically goes up in the ideal diagonal direction.
It's not the first or the last guitar with the individual features, but together...it's a friggin' design masterpiece.
I'm thinking of getting a guitar like this made from Krappy. Design modified a little so that I can play it (seated) both vertically (for touchstyle) and diagonally (for classical technique).
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Did i mentioned something else?
i'm quite sure uli teuffel derived inspiration from klein, particularly for the tesla. interesting also to note that a noted klein user - david torn - is also a noted teuffel user. and no. 3 on my favorite guitarists of all time list (with gilmour and fripp taking spots 1 and 2).
hah. wait till you play one. i've made it my life's ambition to buy a tesla (they start at €5.5k) some day and am definitely chasing the tone on my next guitar (strat with 3 p90s and possibly a larger neck pocket). i can't get it out of my head. never played a guitar even remotely like that, and i probably never will.
Have a look at that Canton I posted. Holdsworth has his customs built from him now..pricing is also much saner (around $2500).
Aye, saw that Canton too (Tim Miller's website xD).
Random question - How hard is it to tune a headless guitar?
Hm...here's another luthier with great designs. http://www.ricktoone.com/2010/10/baritone-guitar.html
I've only played a Steinberger. It's a little fiddly, because the tuners are a little closer together. On the plus side, the Steiny I played for a week had to be tuned only once (the best trem I've ever used).
I don't like Rick Toone at all.. I don't think he's really a luthier, more of a finicky woodworker. Ola Strandberg does much better work imho.
Also check out Chris Forshage..the closest designs to a Klein that I've seen. There's a great Klein thread over at TGP btw..check it out.
Bah!! Ergonomics shmergonomics!!! Bring back the pointy guitars!!
^ They're still there.. I'm getting one in 10 days.. \m/
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