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Posted: 12/17/2005 9:56:08 AM EDT






Link Posted: 12/17/2005 10:00:51 AM EDT
If I made my living playing guitar, I would'nt play with power tools.
Link Posted: 12/17/2005 10:02:15 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/17/2005 10:02:28 AM EDT by Wolfpack]
Link Posted: 12/17/2005 10:04:10 AM EDT
What is more impressive to me than that, is that he tapped Valerie Bertinelli...



Aviator
Link Posted: 12/17/2005 10:06:12 AM EDT
Actually Eddie bastardized existing axes. In the pics he is milling out the pickup cavity on a Strat style body to accomodate a humbucker, painting it the famed red and white stripes, and he used Kramer necks I think.

Now, or recently, he has been using the Wolfgang/MusicMan style axe that he helped design. He also used Marshalls back in the day, now it's the Peavy 5150, which is an awesome rig, ask me how I know..
Link Posted: 12/17/2005 10:08:08 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Aviator:
What is more impressive to me than that, is that he tapped Valerie Bertinelli...



Aviator



And might I add more than once!!!!
Link Posted: 12/17/2005 10:37:20 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/17/2005 10:42:22 AM EDT
He also wound his own pickups by hand!
Link Posted: 12/17/2005 10:44:49 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Wolfpack:
Making a guitar isn't that hard. Any 1st year woodshop student can do it.



With a Strat-type, I agree.
Les Pauls are a bit more involved with carved tops and neck angles.

Archtops? Now you're getting into something that demands serious skill.
Link Posted: 12/17/2005 10:48:18 AM EDT
I remember reading that he had assembled a few using the ESP (Japanese) parts kits.
Link Posted: 12/17/2005 11:00:48 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Wolfpack:
Making a guitar isn't that hard. Any 1st year woodshop student can do it.



Well, I guess the actual building isn't all that complicated but building one that sounds and plays well takes experience and skill. And whole lot more knowledge of guitars than your 1st year woodshop student.

I know guys in high school who tried and failed. Now putting together a parts kit is easy. If you have to fret the neck it's a bit tougher but with the right tools anyone can do it. Seating a set neck design takes considerable wood working skill and understanding of the dimensional charactericstics of a guitar. Start from scratch? Will take you years upon years to gain the skill to produce a decent intrument barring you steal ideas from elswhere..



Link Posted: 12/17/2005 11:06:30 AM EDT

Originally Posted By 101_proof:
If I made my living playing guitar, I would'nt play with power tools.



It's okay, he was probably drunk at the time.


Link Posted: 12/17/2005 9:41:17 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/17/2005 9:42:55 PM EDT
My dad hand builds (carves) fiddles. He was offered $2500 once for one and he declined.
Link Posted: 12/17/2005 9:53:58 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/17/2005 9:58:16 PM EDT
My friend sat next to her on an airline but she wouldn't say a word to him. He was in uniform at the time.
Link Posted: 12/17/2005 10:02:46 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Aviator:
What is more impressive to me than that, is that he tapped Valerie Bertinelli...

www.nndb.com/people/780/000030690/bertinelli-sized.jpg

Aviator




Valerie Bertinelli

Filed for divorce from Eddie Van Halen in December 2005.
Link Posted: 12/17/2005 10:33:46 PM EDT

Originally Posted By warlord:

Turned down several feature film roles in the 'eighties because of gratuitous nudity.

Valerie Bertinelli



Man, that sucks.
Link Posted: 12/17/2005 10:36:43 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/17/2005 11:07:47 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Valkyrie:
... In the pics he is milling out the pickup cavity on a Strat style body to accomodate a humbucker...




WTF? I did mine with a Dremel.
Link Posted: 12/17/2005 11:19:39 PM EDT

Originally Posted By ilikelegs:

Originally Posted By Aviator:
What is more impressive to me than that, is that he tapped Valerie Bertinelli...

www.nndb.com/people/780/000030690/bertinelli-sized.jpg

Aviator



I had a crush on her growing up!



What made ya stop?
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 2:48:59 AM EDT

Originally Posted By 101_proof:
If I made my living playing guitar, I would'nt play with power tools.




Intro to Poundcake.
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 3:22:00 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Wolfpack:
Making a guitar isn't that hard. Any 1st year woodshop student can do it.


Dont let any "Master Luthiers" hear you say that.


This one did.. you are right anyone can make one.....just notvery well!
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 3:59:36 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 4:13:37 AM EDT

Originally Posted By mattja:



WTF? Did he do ALL the aging for both of them??
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 5:27:36 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/18/2005 5:29:09 AM EDT by heron163]

Originally Posted By DDiggler:

Originally Posted By mattja:
www.cbsnews.com/images/2005/12/07/imageLA10812070137.jpg



WTF? Did he do ALL the aging for both of them??



no shit


BTW the comany that Eddie used to get his guitar parts from is:

http://www.charvel.com/

sadly, the guy is drinking himself to death...
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 6:50:36 AM EDT
I sure do miss Van Halen! Now most of the kids listen to rap, VH was some damned good music back in the 80's,got me through basic training.
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 6:56:53 AM EDT

Originally Posted By mattja:



It's pretty bad when Keith Richards looks healthier than you do.
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 7:10:53 AM EDT
Now if he built his own AR, I'd be really impressed...
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 7:16:58 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Yankee1911:

Originally Posted By mattja:
www.cbsnews.com/images/2005/12/07/imageLA10812070137.jpg



It's pretty bad when Keith Richards looks healthier than you do.

Yep,did'nt Eddie have a bad bout with throat cancer?
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 7:20:21 AM EDT
You guys are killin me.
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 7:24:11 AM EDT

Originally Posted By 101_proof:
If I made my living playing guitar, I would'nt play with power tools.



Losing his fingertips in an industrial accident didn't stop Tony Iommi from being the best guitarist ever.
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 7:29:40 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Wolfpack:
Making a guitar isn't that hard. Any 1st year woodshop student can do it.



Any first-year woodshop student can make a POS guitar. It is a lot more difficult to make a good guitar.
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 9:53:23 AM EDT

Originally Posted By MattyMattel:

Originally Posted By Yankee1911:

Originally Posted By mattja:
www.cbsnews.com/images/2005/12/07/imageLA10812070137.jpg



It's pretty bad when Keith Richards looks healthier than you do.

Yep,did'nt Eddie have a bad bout with throat cancer?



Tongue cancer.
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 10:00:16 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/18/2005 10:02:10 AM EDT by justthefacts]

Originally Posted By Valkyrie:
now it's the Peavy 5150, which is an awesome rig, ask me how I know..


+1 on the Peavy 5150...i sold mine to a good buddy who needed a rig to go on the road.

now all i have is a
Peavy BlackWidow Combo MarkIII series (19inch BW sub that will pound your chest in).
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 10:10:24 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Zakk_Wylde_470:
Losing his fingertips in an industrial accident didn't stop Tony Iommi from being the best guitarist ever.



Link Posted: 12/18/2005 10:32:26 AM EDT
Making an electric guitar is as easy as bolting together premade parts.

1) You need some absolute minimal soldering skills to do the electric work,
2) You need some minimal skill putting in the nut and not filing the grooves too deep.
3) You need to know how to use a tape measure, to put screw in the bridge either 24 3/4", or 25 1/2" from the nut.

If someone actually makes the neck and body by hand, installing the frets individually, that's alot of hard work.

Most people just use a premade neck.

Acoustic guitar making- now that's an art. I've made a travel guitar out of a piece of Home Depot scrap oak and an old Peavey neck, and I've made kit guitars, but acoustics require skill that electrics don't.

Link Posted: 12/18/2005 5:41:02 PM EDT
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