Some guitars are too funny not to post

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its like a tele with morning wood and a lazy head stock design
 
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Shut it down ;)
Just throwing my opinion in the mix. I don't expect anyone to change their's.
Theres of tons of crazy examples in here that are funny but some examples are a bit of a bummer. I've been a maker my whole life and I personally know two people who's work is posted here. Knowing how much passion and time they have put into their work only for it to be posted here and mocked because it doesn't look like a superstrat or something is a bummer for me.
 

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Knowing how much passion and time they have put into their work only for it to be posted here and mocked because it doesn't look like a superstrat or something is a bummer for me.
In some fairness:

Most of the time, stuff is posted without source, so it's not like we're deliberately dragging builder's names through the mud (most of the time...)

But also criticism is part of the creative process. It's just reality that sometimes people put a lot of effort or passion into something to land on results that either aren't good or aren't up to someone's standards, and obviously everyone's standards are different. Everyone fails before they succeed. Also, not everyone is cut out to build instruments, and there's no shame in trying it and failing. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

I'd be willing to bet if anyone asked for "offending" posts to be removed, they would be.
 

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Just throwing my opinion in the mix. I don't expect anyone to change their's.
Theres of tons of crazy examples in here that are funny but some examples are a bit of a bummer. I've been a maker my whole life and I personally know two people who's work is posted here. Knowing how much passion and time they have put into their work only for it to be posted here and mocked because it doesn't look like a superstrat or something is a bummer for me.
Yeah, I've seen some posts in this thread that included guitars I thought were fantastic. But it's art, man. Not everyone gets it. Not everyone wants to. Try not to let it bum you out.
 

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Man... what even IS this thread? There are some guitars that look like someone hacked at some balsa wood with a spoon and held it together with deck screws and then others that are well thought out and beautifully made by competent luthiers. The patrick ass guitar and the giant penis guitar really don't belong in the same thread as Teuffel's birdfish. Or Spalts hybrid series. Kios giant guitars are intentionally absurd but the recent ones are very well made. There's Ritter in here and millimetric as well. Millimetrics guitars are awesome. They're well made and sit/balance like most mainstream guitars. The only real difference is the overall lines (which aren't even very aggressively different). They may not be your preference but they arent funny or laughable. Seems harsh to knock the hard work just because it isn't your style.
This thread is basically just every guitar you wouldn't find hanging on the wall at guitar center...

Normally I'd understand where you're coming from

However

Teuffel deserves to be in this thread more than 3/4s of the "I won't let my peg leg and pirate hook stop me from pursuing my dream to build guitars" objects posted here
 

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Man... what even IS this thread? There are some guitars that look like someone hacked at some balsa wood with a spoon and held it together with deck screws and then others that are well thought out and beautifully made by competent luthiers. The patrick ass guitar and the giant penis guitar really don't belong in the same thread as Teuffel's birdfish. Or Spalts hybrid series. Kios giant guitars are intentionally absurd but the recent ones are very well made. There's Ritter in here and millimetric as well. Millimetrics guitars are awesome. They're well made and sit/balance like most mainstream guitars. The only real difference is the overall lines (which aren't even very aggressively different). They may not be your preference but they arent funny or laughable. Seems harsh to knock the hard work just because it isn't your style.
This thread is basically just every guitar you wouldn't find hanging on the wall at guitar center...

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Just throwing my opinion in the mix. I don't expect anyone to change their's.
Theres of tons of crazy examples in here that are funny but some examples are a bit of a bummer. I've been a maker my whole life and I personally know two people who's work is posted here. Knowing how much passion and time they have put into their work only for it to be posted here and mocked because it doesn't look like a superstrat or something is a bummer for me.

The creative process is inherent to all mankind. The same does not applies to aesthetics. Aesthetic is something one learns at specialized schools, more than technique or how to do things (although, technique is actually owned aesthetics and kind of almost vice versa). That's because one is exposed to an impossible to get elsewhere amount of info per time unit and one is also taught to THINK about that info. There are many self taught agents who manage to get the goods at their desired target audience, but that's only as far as most go.

Most of these funny guitars here are posted because there's an underlying question on them all... WHY? Why were these or those choices done in order for the guitar object to be as is?... and because many won't even come close to a possible answer, these guitars are driven to the weird pack group... and most are funny as well.

Then there are those that are incredibly well built (like those Teuffel's or Gittler's) but whose aesthetics are something completely out of the box. Funny things make one smile, it doesn't mean trash... unfortunately many of the guitars posted here are more on this latter category...
 

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Knowing how much passion and time they have put into their work only for it to be posted here and mocked because it doesn't look like a superstrat or something is a bummer for me.
I'm pretty sure DeVries was super passionate about the dogshit he put out. :lol:

I see your point, and we're just having fun with some extremely extravagant and over the top guitars. Like we've said a few times, art is subjective. There have been plenty of guitars here that I thought were actually pretty rad, for one reason or another.
 

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Just throwing my opinion in the mix. I don't expect anyone to change their's.
Theres of tons of crazy examples in here that are funny but some examples are a bit of a bummer. I've been a maker my whole life and I personally know two people who's work is posted here. Knowing how much passion and time they have put into their work only for it to be posted here and mocked because it doesn't look like a superstrat or something is a bummer for me.
I wouldn't put too much stock into what people here think is shitty or not.

I've seen the kind of stuff they like...
 

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Just throwing my opinion in the mix. I don't expect anyone to change their's.
Theres of tons of crazy examples in here that are funny but some examples are a bit of a bummer. I've been a maker my whole life and I personally know two people who's work is posted here. Knowing how much passion and time they have put into their work only for it to be posted here and mocked because it doesn't look like a superstrat or something is a bummer for me.

Thanks cool but subjective is a word id like to suggest to you that sums up the vast amount of posts in the thread...I mean i don't got to a comedy show then stand up and shout "that joke fucking sucks" in the middle of a set...althought from what i see online that's a "thing" these days (as is rushing the stage with a knife....) im a builder myself and i get that what i like other ppl don't like, if they find it funny then well that's ok...as the saying goes "no press is bad press" and as shown in just the last few pages ppl have dug what other ppl thought was funny and looked up the builders.
 

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