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Old 01-09-2017, 02:20 PM   #1
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AC Guitars and Reiver Guitars progress and finished work.

Hi
Built basses and guitars for the last 11+ years known mainly for the basses which is why I have never been that active on this form. However I have always built guitars and actually started only building guitars until I moved over to the basses.
So while I will still be posting about the basses the main focus on here will be about the new guitar models I am currently working on.

Any questions feel free to ask and I will do my best to answer.

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Old 01-10-2017, 12:48 AM   #2
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Nice man ! Got any pics to share ?
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Old 01-10-2017, 04:41 AM   #3
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Certainly have and will get some up just shortly.

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Old 01-10-2017, 05:47 AM   #4
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Pics
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And soundclips if you have any
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Old 01-10-2017, 10:10 AM   #5
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Will do. I have demos vids done and pics a plenty.
Should get time to post some tonight.

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Old 01-10-2017, 02:28 PM   #6
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Ok.
The first model is the Kompakt which is a small bodied heads derived from the Krell guitar, more of which later.















The first batch of these guitars are pre-production models and as such are available at a reduced price. More details on them can be found on my website.

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Old 01-10-2017, 02:29 PM   #7
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First demo vid of the Kompakt 7.

http://reiverguitars.co.uk/2016/11/1...omo-video-2-2/

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Old 01-10-2017, 02:58 PM   #8
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Wow! Those look seriously impressive. Good job man!!

http://i466.photobucket.com/albums/rr29/IbanezDaemon/sigpic24056_5.gif_zpspfxb1c8e.png
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Wow! Those look seriously impressive. Good job man!!
Many thanks.

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Old 01-11-2017, 03:57 PM   #10
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So as mentioned some bass related stuff as well.


First bass for NAMM17. It is for sale and will be available when I get back from the USA. A deposit secures at any time but it will not be delivered until I get back.



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Old 01-13-2017, 05:33 AM   #11
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NAMM 17 Bass. Recurve S Type 6.



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Old 01-13-2017, 12:34 PM   #12
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ext up for NAMM 17 a Recurve 5.
Available for delivery once I get back from the USA.





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http://www.acguitars.co.uk/acg_admin...266-recurve-5/

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Old 01-13-2017, 12:40 PM   #13
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And to complete the NAMM 17 bass lineup a Salace E Type 5 Fretless.




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Old 01-13-2017, 01:32 PM   #14
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That fretless looks super cool. Whats that top ?
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Old 01-14-2017, 04:49 AM   #15
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I call it Fractal Birch.

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Old 01-14-2017, 04:51 AM   #16
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Kompakt 6 which will be at the NAMM show.

Full details at:

http://reiverguitars.co.uk/project/007ka/



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Old 01-15-2017, 12:44 PM   #17
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Some pics of the Krell model that I am working on. The Krell guitars was derived from the bass of the same name and was the starting point for the Kompakt headless.








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Old 02-05-2017, 08:57 AM   #18
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Hi

I have donated a Finn 4 bass to the cricket club I play to try and raise some funds for the club.


Can everyone (in the UK) please share this post.

EBay auction for bass guitar, kindly donated by our 2nd Xl sponsors A C Guitars (Alan Cringean) starts tomorrow morning at 9am and lasts for 10 days.

All funds raised go to the club, so please promote and share as much as possible.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/132086676333

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Old 02-08-2017, 02:58 PM   #19
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So back to a few guitars with the Birmingham Guitar show the next outing.

My own TKO get closer to being finished.








A Reiver 24 which will be at the show.






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Old 02-15-2017, 02:51 PM   #20
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Couple of builds moving along.

Skelf 5 Short Scale.



And a J Type 6.


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That short scale 5 wood looks stunning!
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Old 02-17-2017, 01:43 PM   #22
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Big thanks to Arnold and Chad. Met these guys at NAMM had a good laugh with them and talked much guitar. Thanks for taking the time to sort out this review and the positive comments very much appreciated.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OS5xVvLUEYs

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Old 02-19-2017, 02:00 PM   #23
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0232 J Type 4.





Reworked this bass by adding a colour to the top. Now available with full details at:

http://www.acguitars.co.uk/acg_admin...pe-4-for-sale/

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Old 02-21-2017, 04:24 PM   #24
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Guitar line up for the Birmingham Guitar Show this weekend has been sorted out.
I will have some ex-demo bargains on the stand.
Please drop by and have a chat with Steve Murphy or myself.

All the guitars can be seen on my Facebook page or my website.
https://www.facebook.com/ac.guitars

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Old 02-28-2017, 11:26 AM   #25
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New model laugh at the London Bass Guitar Show this weekend.


ACG introduces the RetroB Series.


Much as the name suggests this is a design inspired by what has come before. Those that have followed my work over the years will know that I am very much focused on what comes next so this is a bit of a departure from my usual design process.

From a design point of view I have had no real interest in what would be regarded as the classic bass designs. I personally have never owned any of the the big four and when I played was not interested in them. Over the years I have been asked to build copies and have alway turned down the work because it was not something I was interested in, there are more than enough J Basses out there without me adding to the list.

So what brought about this look backwards? The answer is mostly to do with conversations I’ve had with Colin Cunningham. As someone who has only designed basses that appeal to me, some more than others, having the perspective of a full time professional player over a period of time has brought to my attention aspects that, while aware of, did not overly influence what I was trying to achieve. Out of these conversations the RetroB basses were developed with design input from Colin. The idea was to produce a bass that gave a clear nod to the past, had a comfortable aesthetic being familiar on the eye, but retained modern sensibilities and features while still being recognisable as an ACG instrument.

On top of the overall look the instrument would follow a more traditional construction method and pallet of woods. Alder and Swamp Ash body, Figured Maple tops with or without colours,one piece necks ,a first for ACG, 22 fret Rosewood* and Maple finger boards. They will also feature what are standard on all ACG instruments, East Tone UK electronics, ACG B Series pickups and carbon reinforced necks. Currently available in 4/5 string with a J pickup configuration and P single pickup version.

So a radical bass for ACG in that it is conventional in most aspects, with the admission we are all standing on the shoulders of those that brought the bass guitar into this world.

* With new restrictions on the export of all Rosewoods alternative options will be offered.













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