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    New guitars from recycled wood. Why do they look so much like guitars we already know?

    https://money.cnn.com/2018/08/01/sma...ngs/index.html
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  • #2
    Because people have certain ideas of what a guitar is supposed to look like. Plus, they're not that creative. At least the headstock design shows some creativity. And frankly, $2200-3800 is a bit much for a guitar made from someone's front door. The first prototype cost $650 to make. I get making a profit but come on. Revenue is $100K+ a year for 50 guitars, which works out to >$2K per instrument. Cost of body wood is zero. That leaves necks, hardware and labor. Sorry but that better be a heck of a guitar.
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    • #3
      Innovative guitar styles just don't sell as well as the tried and true designs. People don't buy them at all, or won't pay as much.
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      • #4
        Posted this a while back, Guitar made out of Whiskey Barrels.



        I bet once you know the difference between whiskey and bourbon the guitars sound different too.

        “Bourbon needs to be produced in America and made from 51 percent corn, and whiskey does not,” says Maker’s Mark Master Distiller Greg Davis. Bourbon also needs to be stored in new charred-oak barrels, whereas whiskey barrels do need to be oak but not new or charred. “Lastly, to be called bourbon, the liquid needs to be distilled to no more than 160 proof and entered into the barrel at 125.” For other whiskies the liquid must be distilled to no more than 190 proof. David notes that this isn’t just common practice — “it’s actual bourbon law.”
        http://www.jimbeam.com/en-us/behind-...bon-vs-whiskey

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        • #5
          Squares have to have four equal sides. Rectangles do not. Yet squares are still rectangles, and bourbon is whiskey.
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          -- Bob Parks

          "A thing is not necessarily true because a man dies for it."
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          "No man dies for what he knows to be true. Men die for what they want to be true, for what some terror in their hearts tells them is not true."
          -- Oscar Wilde

          "It is a trap of history to believe that eyewitnesses remember accurately what they have lived through."
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          • #6
            Originally posted by Mikeo View Post
            Posted this a while back, Guitar made out of Whiskey Barrels. . . .

            . . . I bet once you know the difference between whiskey and bourbon the guitars sound different too. . . .
            And for even greater levels of corksniffery, there will probably be some who claim to be able to hear the difference between rye and Scotch barrels. Others will simply play the damn guitars.
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            • #7
              Ya know, fellas, I got the skills to do what this mook is doing. Detroit's about an hour from here.

              What if I built similar guitars and sold them for, say, $750-$1000?

              Hmmm...
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              • #8
                Originally posted by Danocoustic View Post
                Ya know, fellas, I got the skills to do what this mook is doing. Detroit's about an hour from here.

                What if I built similar guitars and sold them for, say, $750-$1000?

                Hmmm...
                I don't know how they get away w/ the body shape. I mean it's a dead nuts copy of a Tele. They're not even tryin' to hide it. Weird.
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                • #9
                  IIRC, only the headstock shapes are copyrighted.
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                  "No man dies for what he knows to be true. Men die for what they want to be true, for what some terror in their hearts tells them is not true."
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