Slimmed down guitar that isn't headless

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  1. remnant24

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    Someting like a Strandberg body but with a regular headstock.

    Does it exist (outside of custom builds)?
     
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    Without any kind of forearm contour that has to be very uncomfortable to play.
     
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    MaxOfMetal Likes trem wankery. Super Moderator

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    Tell that to Mayones. :lol:

    But seriously, if you strap it up right, there should be enough "meat" to that lower bout to rest on. There are some YouTube vids of them being played and it doesn't seem so bad.
     
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    Every time I see one of those, I have to stifle a gasp of horror until I realise it isn't a mutilated JEM!!!
     
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    At the Musikmesse booth I did :rofl:

    I suppose if you stand up its fine and its primarily for playing while travelling where the other option is not playing at all. Legato day everyday with thing.
     
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    why the insistence on non-headless?
    most slimmed down traveler guitars look weird as hell already.

    Or are you just looking for a smaller more ergonomic guitar that doesn't necessarily look like it was melted and smooshed?
     
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    Perhaps OP can specify- are they looking for "slimmed-down" and Strandberg-like chiefly for ergonomics, style, or weight-relief?
     
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    Ibanez S series?
     
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    buy a sheet of veneer and bolt a neck and bridge to it.

    thinnest guitar around.
     
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    Actually Doable Tier:
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    Ibanez S-series
    Shortscale/alto guitar with thick strings
    Used Carvin/Kiesel Alan Holdsworth model (with headstock)
    6 string wing bass

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    kamello DESU METARU!

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    add to that
    Jackson SLSMG
    DBZ Imperial (although they are fugly)

    The Jackson is one of the best guitars I played and definitely the lightest aside from Strandberg (like 2.2 kg vs 2.7, which still is ridiculously light)
     
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    USA parker fly, as light and sleek as it gets for a production non headless guitar
     
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    mikernaut pixel pusher

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    Jackson Diny, or a Nuno Washburn? Both are based on under-scaled bodies.
     
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    Abasi Guitars shape seems pretty ergonomic to me but it is pretty hard to get one at the moment it seems.
     
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    That fits the topic but is not a 7 string. Also, a travel guitar isn't quite what I had in mind but I suppose I should have been more specific.

    I'm just not a fan of the amputee look. And I figure the difference in weight is not that big, or doesn't have to be.

    About an equal measure of each.

    Not THAT slim.

    I do insist on that Strandberg (also, Padalka, Ormsby, Claas, etc. headless range) style form factor.
     
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    Musiscience Hail the Ibbyborn!

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    Just Googled that. What in tarnation.
     
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