Padalka guitars

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  1. thinkpad20

    thinkpad20 plays guitar??

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    I've been watching a few of this guy's videos on youtube, and checking out pictures of completed/in-progress instruments on the web. Holy crap, what gorgeous work this guy does. Has anyone that has played any of his instruments, do they play and sound as good as they look? Because, wow. I'd love to get a guitar version of that Hotchkiss bass :agreed: or honestly even just one of his superstrats.


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    damn, that black and white one is gorgeous!! :hbang::hbang:
     
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    I checked in with him after I first saw that black and white one. His prices are pretty good IIRC. And he's got that contrasting filler ash finish down - his red on black explorer is reaaaally nice.
     
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    Andromalia Pardon my french

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    That's a Max Cavalera signature bass ?
     
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    That middle one is awesome. Really original looking body and it looks really playable.
     
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    Crash Dandicoot » Supra-ise!

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    Luke and Tim from Protest The Hero got some semi-customs from him a little while ago, saw them playing them during the Kezia X tour.

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    They look killer, IMO.
     
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    BucketheadRules Fuzz pedal hoarder

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    The one on the left above is gorgeous.

    I follow them on Instagram, they do some amazing stuff.
     
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    BucketheadRules Fuzz pedal hoarder

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    This one makes me moist.

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    pondman Build Whore. Contributor

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    What a great craftsman. If they sound as good as they look I'd defo pull the trigger.
    The build video was hypnotic. It reminded me of when I used just a hand belt sander and hand tools for everything.
     
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    GuitarBizarre Listen to physics.

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    Are there *any* pictures of his headless designs? I'm looking at this with interest but I want to see that he's actually built one before...
     
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    His work looks great but I never see any NGDs or pictures on forums/facebook etc.
     
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    GuitarBizarre Listen to physics.

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    Is that not because his customers are primarily russian, though?
     
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    Thats what I think, or he sells to dealers/shops in Russia.
     
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    thinkpad20 plays guitar??

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    There are a few in-progress pics of the Neptune on their Facebook, but no completed builds that I've I seen (possibly if I dug deeper in the Facebook history though). I agree those look pretty cool; I'm particularly interested in the Saturn (the single-cutaway) because it's a pretty unique shape. Seeing his videos I have no doubt of his ability to build them, but I'd agree that seeing a completed build would be nice to see how it looks fully built.
     
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    *cough*crusher*cough*
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    Definitely a copy, but let's not forget that RAN's done hundreds of copies too...
     
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    DUDE! :eek:
     
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    For those who haven't seen it, here's footage of those guitars being built :yum:


     
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    Their headless model for instance. Nothing but a Vader with a bolt-on neck.
     
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    awesomeaustin hates neck pickups. Contributor

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    I wish more luthiers did videos like this.
     

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