Probably more than you ever wanted to know about Paul Rhoney Guitars

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  1. narad

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    DUDE! Just saw this on Guitar Porn and raced here to comment. That looks amazing! Not sure if I personally could rock it, but it's a saturated market, hard to do something different without messing it up!
     
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    Thanks so much! Decals should be here this week, so I should be able to put the final coats of clear on it and assemble it within a few weeks. I can't wait!
     
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    Here's the latest tease for you guys.

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    Here you go guys, finished shots of the first Paramour eight-string. I may be able to get additional photos of it later, but these were the best I could take on my cell phone. I haven't wired it up yet, the switch in there isn't the right kind and the proper switch is in the mail. So I can't say anything about the tones yet, but so far the setup is settling in nice and it's wonderfully comfortable to play. At least it is for me, I have never played an eight-string before this one, haha!

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    Dudes and ladies alike! We've finally gone and done it! It's a podcast all about guitar making and whatever else we feel like cramming in there.

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    Hey all! Just a quick note to say that I'll be at NAMM as an exhibitor, down in Hall E Booth 1689/1691. It's been crazy preparing for this, which is why I haven't been around much, but hopefully dome of you guys stop by and we can meet. Cheers!
     
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    Well now that NAMM is over, I've got a little bit of feedback on my first foray into eight-string guitars. There wasn't a whole lot of folks that came by my booth that knew their way around an eight, but the few who did all had positive things to say. It seems everyone really liked the looks of it, and the balance/size of the design. The neck profile was particularly preferable, and was certainly one of the things that I heard the biggest response to.

    Tone-wise it was too difficult to really get a good idea what it was like for a couple of reasons. First of all, we didn't have a high-gain amp at our booth, so there was nobody answering the question "does it djent?" Second, was that one of the screws holding the neck pickup down stripped right out of the wood, causing the neck pickup to come up and touch the underside of the strings. Major bummer, especially because I didn't have all the tools I needed to fix it with me at the show. For the most part I was able to just shove it back down in there and it would hold itself far enough away to not be a problem. The last thing is just that I think we're still fine-tuning the pickups for this model anyway.

    So it's a mixed bag of success, and tweaking of some features, but overall I'm happy with the response, and I'm excited for the upcoming ERG builds I have planned for this year.

    On that note, I actually have some questions for you guys.

    This year I have a few ideas for builds that will end up at NAMM 2016, even though I hope to finish them much earlier than that. One of those is a multi-scale seven-string. I was thinking 26.25"-25.5" for the spread, but reading around it seems that more people prefer 27"-25.5" spread on a seven. What do you guys think? I know I'm not going to get the entire forum weighing in on this thread, so it's not a major consensus, but I just want to hear some opinions on the subject.

    My other question is related to Strandbergs and chambering. I wasn't aware that the vast majority of Strandberg guitars were chambered until recently. It makes sense of course, given how light weight those things are. But just how much chambering is going on in there? Does anybody know of an internal photo shot of what the chambering is like in a Strandberg? I've done minor weight-relief chambering all the way up to near full-hollow construction on my guitars, so I'm no stranger to how to pull it off, or it's effects on tone. But I'm just really curious what Strandbergs look like inside, because if there was one thing that impressed me with them at NAMM, it was the weight. My seven and eight-string guitars have been heavier than I generally prefer, and I was wanting to chamber them. But until I found out about Strandbergs being chambered I didn't know what the folks around here thought about chambering.
     
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