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Thread: Collapsable Guitar

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Portland, Oregon

    Collapsable Guitar

    I've never see one like this before (which isn't saying much) I can't imagine it being very stable in the long run.
    Jesus was a Woodworker

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    ABQ NM
    Wow, that's pretty cool. I've not seen one quite like that. Stability-wise, it's hard to say from the photos, but the hinge and latch does look like it's built to tight tolerances. If that's the case, chances are it's as stable (and sonically continuous) as a typical bolt-on neck.
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  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Spitting distance north of Detroit Michigan
    Yep cool stuff...over half of my air guitars fold in a similar fashion
    The perception of perfection is perfectly clear to everyone else

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Sacramento, CA
    Harvey Leach demonstrated an acoustic one a few years ago at the local club. I got to play it ... out of tune as it was. Interesting concept... but i dunno how durable that hinge is.
    Jason Beam
    Sacramento, CA

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    The Gorge Area, Oregon
    So I can pretty much understand the electrics.. I mean they aren't that complex acoustically in relative terms.. the ones that kill my brain are the acoustics which this same company makes.

    The other instrument that I thought was pretty interesting was the "pochette violin" (google search) also known as a "dance masters violin" which is essentially a miniature violin. Looking at those lead to a bunch of reading on chladni patters ( and bell plates ( which somewhat mirror how violin resonance works.. crazy stuff. I have no idea how anyone ever figured any of this out originally.

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