Important Elements For An Ergonomic Guitar

While waiting to start my Klein based electric guitar build, I started to think about the possibility of an “original design” down the road. While far from exhaustive, my study of the Klein guitar template and my reading about ergonomics has led me to consider the following as critical elements in an ergonomic design: 1. […]

Should I use a pickguard?

Should I use a pickguard?

Due to my lack of woodworking experience and my desire to build an electric guitar sooner rather than later, some of my decisions will be dictated by ease of construction. I was fortunate with the MDF guitar template. It was my first attempt at using hand tools for shaping and it came out quite well […]

On Order – Body Blank and Guitar Parts

Saturday, I received this picture of the alder body blank Mammoth Guitars is supplying (looks great): I also ordered several guitar parts from them as well. They are an ALLPARTS dealer and Douglas Jordan has been great to work with. Among the bits and pieces ordered are the following: Chrome neck ferrules Schaller nickel strap […]

Project Guitar #1 – Ergonomic Guitar

Here is the Project Guitar topic thread from earlier today announcing my guitar project idea: In terms of designs, I have an interest in both ergonomic guitars and headless guitars. I’ve done a lot of research and the Klein Electric is one of the more ergonomic designs out there. Here is an example of Colin […]

Blog Day 1 - An Explanation and a Dedication

Blog Day 1 – An Explanation and a Dedication

I’ve started this guitar blog in order to document my research into ergonomic considerations for the guitar as well as to document my attempt at building such a guitar (or guitars). For my first project, I intend to build a Klein-like electric guitar. For those unfamiliar with this design, the Klein (seen to the left) […]