My HANDMADE guitar!

Discussion in 'Guitar Gear Talk Forum' started by umangu, Jul 4, 2007.

  1. umangu

    umangu New Member

    The pictures speak for themselves. I doubt you've ever seens a guitar like this, or will ever see another one. One of a kind, completely customised.

    Do tell me what you think.

    for DETAILS see - http://users.tpg.com.au/umangu

    [youtube]GKNUTroxRXU[/youtube]
     

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  2. Nouman011

    Nouman011 New Member

    You should shed more light on the fretting part of the job.
     
  3. umangu

    umangu New Member

    Thanks for your feedback man. I'll definitely write a little more on fretting. In hindsight, it's harder and more important than I made it sound!
     
  4. Nouman011

    Nouman011 New Member

    yeap. most importantly the fret leveling.
     
  5. raj.hendrix

    raj.hendrix New Member

    good work...but i have to admit, thats the ugliest looking guitar ive ever seen. no offence meant ofcourse :p:
     
  6. sridhar11_2

    sridhar11_2 Instrumental guitarist

    Thats really really cool man. Good job...Love the shape...pure Billy Gibbons
     
  7. umangu

    umangu New Member


    Haha! I can understand your POV. The shape takes getting used to, but if you see it up close it's really something else. The colours are far deeper than most guitars. It's nice and minimalistic, cool on a completely new level. I find it better looking than my Les paul to be honest!

    Anyway, you might find my latest guitar more to your taste. Just for the record, I think the Strat is one of the ugliest guitars. It actually looks better upside down, so that's how I made it! Gave it a lefty Tele neck too boot.

    Sridhar, you're right. Billy Gibbons used this guitar but Bo Diddley made it famous.

    DO SEE MY WEBSITE!! More pix and details there...
     

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  8. gulabjamun2

    gulabjamun2 New Member

    Tirangi... nice !

    Your 'Tirangi' looks very coool. I watched your clip on youtube and the guitar sounds great.

    By the way, I bought a strat a couple of weeks ago and being a new owner and all would disagree with your view. :aggre: I think it is gorgeous :rule:

    Your upside down strat doesn't look too bad either. ;)

    Cheers!
    :beer:
     
  9. raj.hendrix

    raj.hendrix New Member

    its good that u live in australia..otherwise id have hunted u down and killed you! :p:
     
  10. umangu

    umangu New Member

    You can still try that in Nov when I'm coming to India! Which city do you live in? I'm from Delhi...
     
  11. gulabjamun2

    gulabjamun2 New Member

    Strat lovers unite :)

    hey I am visiting India in November too.

    Maybe raj.h and I can get together to use a little persuasion :)aggre: ) to educate you on the aesthetic value of the Strats :rock:

    Cheers!
    :beer:
     
  12. zing

    zing Machine Head

    woohoo!!! lovely work..... i like
     
  13. raj.hendrix

    raj.hendrix New Member

    i live in delhi! nice! now you die! Motha#*(&(# :p:
     
  14. umangu

    umangu New Member

    Don't know if you can do that man! I'm a real Gisbon/Gretsch fan with the carved and figured maple tops, the cream binding, angled back neck and headstock, traditional shape and pearl inlay.

    Strats can't top that in my book! Although the skunk stripe is pretty interesting.

    ALSO - I can never figure out where to put my picking hand when playing a Strat. My fingers always seem to turn the volume down. maybe you Strat guys can help me out with that.

    Raj seems a little hostile though! Hey, where did you get that Strat and how much did it cost? What's the deal with the Buddy Holly signature?
     
  15. umangu

    umangu New Member

    What school? I'm from Vasant Valley...
     
  16. apray

    apray New Member

    Hey... it's a lovely guitar... nice finish! And very patriotic too :)
     
  17. faiqrock

    faiqrock XaiQ

    Nice work ..
    Keep it up..
     
  18. jocelyn

    jocelyn New Member

    Neat job.. Ilike it.. I am bo Didly fan by the way.. what pickups did u use?
     
  19. umangu

    umangu New Member


    TV Jones Filtertron humbuckers, very similar to stock Filtertrons on most Gretsch guitars.
     
  20. umangu

    umangu New Member

    Another video! This is me with my friends, performing at the Independence Day celebrations, at Perth Concert Hall.

    My largest gig to date, 2000 people!!

    [youtube]lD0uXB9Gxtw[/youtube]
     

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