Who'd Buy An Agile Acoustic 7-String?

Discussion in 'Sevenstring Guitars' started by ZeroSignal, Jun 5, 2008.

What options would you like?

  1. Build: Electro-Acoustic (Cutaway)

    250 vote(s)
    65.8%
  2. Build: Electro-Acoustic (NO Cutaway)

    23 vote(s)
    6.1%
  3. Build: Acoustic (Cutaway)

    96 vote(s)
    25.3%
  4. Build: Acoustic (NO Cutaway)

    32 vote(s)
    8.4%
  5. Make A 14-String!!!

    77 vote(s)
    20.3%
  6. Strings: Steel

    219 vote(s)
    57.6%
  7. Strings: Nylon

    102 vote(s)
    26.8%
  8. No Thanks...

    14 vote(s)
    3.7%
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  1. olsonuf

    olsonuf Fretaholic

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    Acoustic/Electric with cutaway; the color shouldn't matter so much. I'd prefer a nylon string AND a steel string, but since money's usually tight I'd definitely get the nylon string first.

    Please please please make this guitar soon! :metal::bowdown:
     
  2. bulletbass man

    bulletbass man Classical & Metal

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    I'd Go for a nylon and a steel string.

    Walnut, Rosewood, and Koa are my favorite accoustic back and sides. (in that order)

    Spruce (prefarably german), Ceder, and Koa (though not with koa body) are my favorite tops in that order.

    Neckprofile a thick but playable) profile for the classical. Non radiussed fretboard on the classical or i'll kill someone. D shaped opposed to C.

    On the steel pretty much any neck will do. I've always found Ibanez accoustics to have comfortable necks. Takamine make comfy necks as well.

    While were at it I'd go for a 5 or six string fretless bass as well. Though I can get a Michael Kelly for damn cheap anyways.

    Ebony fretboard on classical no inlays.

    Any fretboard on steel (though prefarably ebony) with tasteful inlays. Not necessarily dots but nothing over the top.

    As for neck materials Walnut or mahogany are always a good way to go.

    No cutaway on classical with a cutaway on the steel.

    Yeah natrual finish on both. And as other said no laminate.
     
  3. ZeroSignal

    ZeroSignal Appreciates Kwolity Contributor

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    Has anyone told Kurt at Rondo yet? :lol:

    I think that's quite important... :ugh:
     
  4. gaunten

    gaunten WUUUUAAAAAAAAH!!!

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    7 strings
    cutaway
    electroacoustic
    steel strings
    evil as hell seethrough satinblack, as on fredrik thordendals iceman 8
    woods... I don't know. something that looks cool (and sounds good obviously)
    LEFTY!
     
  5. The-Zeronaut

    The-Zeronaut SS.org Regular

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    I'd prefer a nylon string AND a steel string.
    CUTAWAY
    ELECTROACOUSTIC ON BOTH (PLEASE ACTIVE PREAMP)
    woods...if it sounds good its ok with me.
    i prefer natural finishes
     
  6. porkchop

    porkchop slaps ass w/ 2 hands

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    Electroacoustic would be cool, but I usually put a magnetic soundhole pickup on acoustics with a seperate out so I can run it to an amp (Lace makes a great one for this). Then you can send the piezo to a D.I. and the mag to a tube amp w/ a little light crunch and/or fx . You can blend the two sounds for different songs. Boom. The tonal flexibility of a multi-pickup guitar on an acoustic.

    If it's cost effective, a solid wood top is crucial, even if it,s cheaper wood.

    Natural finish for sure, maybe a nice brown sunburst like the old Gibsons. Oh and Black for sure. I gotta get my Johnny Cash on ...
     
  7. kurtzentmaier

    kurtzentmaier SS.org Regular

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    Ok So it looks like the choices are

    Acoustic - Electric with Cutaway - steel string.
    With some significant interest in nylon as well.
    Ebony Fretboard
    Solid Spruce Top

    We need to decide on Body Shape - Traditional Dreadnought?
    Scale - 25.5" ?
    Neck (mahoganny ?)
    Finish - Probably can only be 1 or 2
    Neck Thickness / Profile - Seems to be a consensus for a thicker neck.

    I sort of like the 7/14 string idea, but need to stay focused...

    Kurt
     
  8. Jerich

    Jerich Contributor

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    We need to decide on Body Shape - Traditional Dreadnought or cutaway Jumbo?
    Scale - 25.5" or option for a Custom order 27"
    Neck (mahoganny ?) Yes it has to be most good ones are.
    Finish - Probably can only be 1 or 2 Spruce..sides Morado..Fretboard Morado
    Neck Thickness / Profile - Seems to be a consensus for a thicker neck.60mm (2 3/8?)
    Lets not worry about a Onboard preamp this time around lets get a good sounding instrument first!
    a cutaway Is manditory.
    I would like the option of Nylon or acoustic.
    a moutache bridge would look great too? maybe something that agile comes up with.

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  9. bulletbass man

    bulletbass man Classical & Metal

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    Scale: 27
    Top: Engleman or spitka spruce, perhaps cedar if costs becomes an issue
    Back and sides: Walnut, Rosewood, Redwood, or mahogany (only if other options are too expensive)
    body shape: Jumbo would be prefarrable
    Neck: U shaped opposed to C, not ridicously thin but not thick either
    Neck woods: Mahogany, walnut, or cedar,
    Fretboard: Ebony
    Strings: Nylon or Steel
    Finishes: Clear or sunburst
    Nut and Bridge: Please make it bone but if cost is an issue i'll swap out plastic myself
    electronics: No, increases costs, production errors, and generally hampers tone as well. They're rarely that used anyways (if your at a gig large enough that an accoustic can't be simply miced than you're likely just to play the clean parts on an electric anyways.)
     
  10. ZeroSignal

    ZeroSignal Appreciates Kwolity Contributor

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    :bump:

    Kurt is now monitoring this thread. If anyone else would like to add anything to the thread, now is the time. If anyone who DIDN'T voted wants to, then go right ahead.

    Thanks, let's get this thing built! :D
     
  11. ZeroSignal

    ZeroSignal Appreciates Kwolity Contributor

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    Well, at least the cutaway, anyway.

    Neck profile: Preferably thinner than most. Or Ibanez acoustic thin. Either way, C-shaped please. It really needs to have playability.

    Scale Length: Doesn't really matter to me as it would be interesting to play an extended range acoustic with the more piano like tone of a 27".

    Finish: Any colour as long as it's blue. ;)
     
  12. El Caco

    El Caco Djavli te ponesli Contributor

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    :woot: Body shape I don't care about as long as it has a cutaway and sounds great, I have not heard a great sounding thin acoustic including Ibanez and Ovation so unless you can pull off a first don't make it thin or C shaped please. EDIT: Neck C shape is essential.

    The rest of the specs look great I would have preferred a nylon string first but I will buy either or both. :metal:
     
  13. Curt

    Curt Where we're going we don't need neck pickups.

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    i'd be in for it.
     
  14. Emperoff

    Emperoff Hasta la vista, Baby Contributor

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    I'd vote for a traditional dreadnought shape w/ cutaway and a natural finish or some dark brown stain. About the neck, maybe the C shape is not a got idea. Playing full barre chords with a 7 string acoustic with a pronounced C-shape can be uncomfortable, IMO :shrug:
     
  15. eegor

    eegor Theoretical Reality

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    I wish I had seen this thread sooner. I would definitely like to join in on this campaign.

    But I would like a thin neck. Please.
     
  16. gatesofcarnage

    gatesofcarnage The Canada

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    Please do this.
     
  17. Christopher

    Christopher Total Rondo Addict! Contributor

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    If I have the cash, I'd love one. It would make up for missing out on the Vintage 7.
     
  18. ghoti

    ghoti Electric Eclectic

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    26.5" scale length would be awesome, as would a cutout. As for looks, something like this:

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  19. Jerich

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    hope this guitar idea comes to life.....
     
  20. eegor

    eegor Theoretical Reality

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    Well, it needs more support!
     

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