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hooglebug 05-04-2008 03:15 PM

AF Guitars

iv been on the muse live forums for quite a while and someone said i should post this on here too. so i am.

This thread is basically just showing the guitars i make as/when i make them. some people seem to be interested so i thought i would show, and i always like seeing other peoples builds, so i cant be alone.

anyway, to get them out of the way as im sure everyones rather sick of them by now - i made this one for myself a few years ago. it was the third guitar id ever made, after a gap of 5 years since the one before it
its currently getting a makeover - new neck as the original was huge, and remirrored with normal mirror as its cheaper than coloured.

then i made this one for someone - the change in shape was down to him as he didnt just want a straight copy. he never got it in the end as circumstances meant he couldnt pay for it, but someone else bought it and loves it. which is nice.

now onto my own designs. so far iv only made two of my designs. this first one was made for my friend. its a SAKURA model - this one is a Sakura Svelte (semi-hollow) Custom (maple front and back, bolt on neck). it has Bare Knuckle P92's with a tuned filter that filters out the mids and gives an acoustic type sound at the turn of a knob.

this is the latest one iv done, and the best so far. its a DESIREE. it has a South American Mahogany body with flame maple top (tropical lagoon stain - looks more blue in some of the pics than it is), a one piece Wenge neck with Wenge fretboard and Rosewood binding. Bare Knuckle Mississippi Queen and Nailbomb (with custom etched cover) and Gotoh hardware


Fernando 05-04-2008 03:19 PM

Looks nice.

Speedster 05-04-2008 03:28 PM


Phill 05-04-2008 03:36 PM

Well to the official forum Anthony, guitars look great :)

Esparoba1 05-04-2008 04:06 PM

Welcome and beautifull guitars :)

zooropa1310 05-04-2008 04:06 PM

We should totally trade guitars sometime.

Ill make you a basic MJTG (the latest one I did), and you make me a basic something. Just for kicks

Samcoma 05-04-2008 06:33 PM

You should all make me free guitars :LOL: :p

iwantamanson 05-04-2008 06:54 PM

hooglebug! i watching the thread you made for the purple mirror guitar years ago.
you posted like pictures of every move you made with it and it turned out amazing!

the_man361 05-04-2008 06:57 PM

welcome, and nice stuff!

JJ 05-04-2008 08:23 PM

my god. they are damn haawwtt! i remember watching you play the purple mirror one on youtube. they look so good quality and the finishes look superb! :happy:

Matthijs 05-04-2008 09:55 PM

U should both make me a free bassguitar and I'll tell you who's king

Neil. 05-04-2008 11:09 PM

i feel i shouldnt voice my opinions on this one. Even if i am only looking at it from a design point of view. Other than that, they're nice......

hooglebug 05-04-2008 11:13 PM


Originally Posted by trad3mark (Post 4211855)
i feel i shouldnt voice my opinions on this one. Even if i am only looking at it from a design point of view. Other than that, they're nice......

why not? you're allowed not to like things!

thanks for the kind words everyone

jonnno 06-04-2008 03:02 AM

I've been watching your thread on Muselive too, I love your finishes and shapes:happy:

Neil. 06-04-2008 11:46 PM


Originally Posted by hooglebug (Post 4211883)
why not? you're allowed not to like things!

thanks for the kind words everyone

ok. But before i do, i dont mean any offence, cos i do like a lot of them.

However, I notice there's almost a sense of repetitiveness about them. Now, being a designer myself, i know that a lot of designers will try to create a sort of style or method that will almost be like a signature for them. And if thats what you're going for, then i think you've already done it, but you're also bringing in a bit of rerpetitiveness.

Personally, i do like the sort of signature-like-style you're going for, i think its quite elegant, but not in a boring way. However, i think that you have the potential to create some really original designs.

Im not at all trying to be negative, and sorry if it comes across like that, but do you see my point or will i be more specific??

PS. I do actually like your designs, and your finished guitars are excellent.

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