This Is The Dumbest Thing Ever, And Yet I Still Want To Try It.

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  1. rrobbone

    rrobbone Well-Known Member

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    The guy does an excellent job on the build, and he sure doesn't skimp in the hardware category.

    I've been using resin for a different kind of top for guitar bodies for quite some time now, but never gone the full monty and made a completely resin body. There are plenty of folks now doing it for teh youtube famez (notably using school supplies for some reason), but this one's my favorite - a well made ramen dish is among my favorite meals.

    My idea was doing a guitar similar to this one, but suspending Lego in the resin since it's been a pastime of mine for so long.

    I haven't tried this yet simply due to the cost of that much resin. It'd be somewhere in the neighborhood of $200 for that material alone.

    I've also been a bit worried about it's usefulness once finished. I'm afraid the finished result might have a thinner tone than I might like. This video bears that fear out for me when he's playing the guitar at the end. Now, I play mostly hard rock and metal type stuff, so that's not really too serious an issue here - but... you think it's possible to thicken that tone up a bit?

    What do you think? Should I include this in my winter builds?
     
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    bc rich Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    You could make just the top ramen
     
  3. rrobbone

    rrobbone Well-Known Member

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    I see what you did there...
     

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    That guitar makes me uncomfortable.
     
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    jam Well-Known Member

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    That would be way cooler if you used pizza instead.
     
  6. rrobbone

    rrobbone Well-Known Member

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    That would be really hard to do. You'd have to dehydrate it, then coat it with a resin prep solution. Even then I think it would still rot, just reeeeeally slowly.
     
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    Has anyone played a resin guitar? Any issues with them, because I think a variant is going to end up on my to do list. I would buy a neck, but I think I could do one of these bodies.
     
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    rrobbone Well-Known Member

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    Nah, only acrylic ones - and they sounded rather thin - which is why I'm worried about a resin project.

    In any case, please share it here if you take it on. I'll do the same.
     
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    Hot n' spicey beef for blues tone?
     
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    fullonshred Well-Known Member

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    I think my favorite is the River Canyon build. The Crayons and Colored Pencil versions are nice as well.
     
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    Pepperoni patina.
     
  12. Mickey

    Mickey Gandalf the Intonationer

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    For some reason, watching that video made me hungry!
     
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    That's a lot of resin. My West System cost me almost 170 just for a gallon.

    It would be easy to fix dings
     
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    I think the only issues with resin guitars are they are pretty heavy.
     
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    Funny. But I don't play my food or eat my guitars.
     
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    That was cool!
     
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    Torture for the starving artist.
     
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    I came across this guitar on YT and thought that it was pulled off very well.

     
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    Eating too much Ramen will have the effect
     
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    I'd vote for an 'insects trapped in amber' guitar.

    dragon_amber.jpg
     

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