News Flash – The End of Klein Electric Guitars?

The ongoing struggles of Klein Electric Guitars appear to continue with this latest bit of news from their site. Since yesterday, the home of this ergonomic guitar site is down with only this to be seen: According to the message provided by web host provider Bluehost, There is no website configured at this address. You […]

Padilla Solos On His Torzal Bass Guitar

Check out renown bassist Xavier Padilla as he solos on his custom Little Guitar Works bass in this live 2005 London performance with the Gipsy Kings: Padilla was suffering from wrist problems when he approached Jerome Little of Little Guitar Works for this amazing custom instrument. Specifically, Padilla was suffering from deQuervain’s Tenosynovitis, a form […]

Burrell Guitars – Instruments That Conform to the Guitarist

I wanted to play guitar when I was a teenager but had difficulty with bending my fingers & wrist at the same time. I reached my friend Don Frisbe’s guitar back to him and said I would learn to play guitar when it would conform to my shape rather than my having to wrap around […]

Joe Giglio Playing His Forshage Hollowbody Electric Guitar

Will all the interest over the design of the Forshage Hollow Body Electric Guitar, here’s an opportunity to see and hear one played! Jazz guitarist Joe Giglio owns several custom guitars built by Chris Forshage and the Forshage Hollow body guitar is one of his main instruments. And now, without further delay, here is a […]

Mats Erikson’s Klein Electric Guitar Replica

Building the Ergonomic Guitar reader Mats Erikson recently shared information on his Klein Electric Guitar Replica. Here are some of its features: Guitar Body – Swamp ash. Neck – Moses Graphite composite Steinberger replacement neck (with truss rod). Bridge – ABM Single Bridges (combined with a locking nut). Pickups – Harmonic Design Z-90 in neck […]

April 2007 Most Popular Posts

With Building the Ergonomic Guitar running smoothly at my new web host Bluehost, it’s a good time to kick off a new series where I’ll round up and share the five most popular articles of each month. I thought it would be interesting to see what folks are reading so without further ado, here are […]

Building the Forshage Electric Guitar Body

Having seen an introduction to the Forshage Hollow Body electric guitar and then pictures showing Chris’ approach to making the Forshage guitar neck, it’s now time to turn to the details of the guitar body. Let’s start with a look at the top and back pieces that will soon transform into the guitar body. The […]

Making the Forshage Hollow Body Guitar – Building the Neck

As promised, in my previous Forshage guitar article, here is the first installment in the making of the headless Forshage guitar. We’ll start with the guitar neck which is comprised of maple with an ebony fingerboard: One of the first things you’ll note is the laminate neck construction. Chris explains his approach: I laminate 4 […]

The Forshage Hollow Body Electric Guitar

The Forshage Hollow Body Electric Guitar

Along side a range of archtop and hollow body guitars, Texas luthier Chris Forshage of Forshage Custom Instruments builds an exciting hollow body electric guitar that takes ergonomics seriously. Chris came up with the idea for his ergonomic guitar after trying a Klein Electric Guitar. As Chris puts it, he “played one and really liked […]

Please Welcome Our First Sponsor: Guitar Parts Central

Please take a moment to welcome Nathan and Simon Willis of Guitar Parts Central to Building the Ergonomic Guitar. A family owned business with a 100% feedback rating on eBay, Guitar Parts Central is an online guitar parts retailer that is also expanding to provide luthier tools to the guitar making community. Among these tools […]