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Postby MAGGOTBRAIN » Mon Sep 08, 2008 3:31 am

I was wondering if someone could give me a few measurements of their Tiger body...Waist width, bottom width,length of horns from tip to bottom. After making my template, the body just seems too small to me.

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Postby paulinnc » Thu Sep 11, 2008 9:15 pm

Somebody help this guy out, please. I know there's a lot of tigers out there, so if someone isn't too busy shoot this guy a pm with some measurements.
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Postby paulee » Thu Sep 11, 2008 9:23 pm

I have an Alembic Tribute...dont know if the measurements will work for you from it, let me know.
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Postby caspersvapors » Thu Sep 11, 2008 10:48 pm

hmm well im sitting here with Tiger right now (amazing what 900 grand will get you these days) only trouble is...i dont have a ruler. doh!
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Postby MAGGOTBRAIN » Tue Sep 16, 2008 8:08 am

Thanks for the bump paulinnc...

paulee, the measurements of the Tribute would be a huge help. thanks man!
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Postby tigerstrat » Tue Sep 16, 2008 11:22 am

MAGGOTBRAIN wrote:Thanks for the bump paulinnc...

paulee, the measurements of the Tribute would be a huge help. thanks man!


The Tribute may be reminiscent of Tiger but the measurements are visibly very different. Tribute kinda reminds me of Tiger seen in a funhouse mirror.
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Postby playingdead » Tue Sep 16, 2008 12:28 pm

All these guitars -- my Resurrection, the Alembics, etc., they all vary from the real thing. Who's to say what's the closest, although I agree that the Alembic shape looks incorrect.

If you want to get fairly exact, find a photo like this, but of the real Tiger:

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Save it to your desktop, then import it into your favorite page design program.

Then get the measurements of a DiMarzio Super 2 pickup, and draw a box in your layout program that is exactly those dimensions. Then, scale that box proportionately to match the size on the image of the guitar. Lay the pickup "box" right on top of the image so you get it right.

Draw guides in your layout program between all the points you want to measure -- horn to horn, etc. -- and write down those measurements.

Now measure the scaled box you made of the pickup. Determine the percentage you scaled the pickup, and then do the math to get the correct measurements of the guitar.
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Postby tigerstrat » Tue Sep 16, 2008 2:58 pm

"Funhouse mirror" seems disparaging, which was not intended. I just think by having the same shape but slightly skewed, Alembic deliberately made their two designs differ enough from the Irwins to deter any possible suit.
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Postby warrenMFKNhaynes » Tue Sep 16, 2008 5:55 pm

MAGGOTBRAIN wrote:Thanks for the bump paulinnc...

paulee, the measurements of the Tribute would be a huge help. thanks man!


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Postby paulinnc » Tue Sep 16, 2008 10:25 pm

Glad to see some "Help on the way"
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Postby MAGGOTBRAIN » Wed Sep 17, 2008 6:46 am

Thanks for the input guys...

PlayinDead...Thats pretty much how I came up with my template except I used scale lenght as the known measurement...After checking it against your method , I was off 3/4"...It never even occured to me to do it that way...Heh thats what I get for overcomplicating things and then rushing.

TigerStrat...I thought the "funhouse mirror" description fit pretty well, and I agree the changes are there to avoid any copyright disputes. Its still a very visually appealing guitar imho...

Warren...Ive had this nickname since like 1977...after discovering the song and paying it over and over driving my parents nuts. Would be hard to part with but Ill consider all interesting trades...lol...

Thanks again for the input...time to make some sawdust.

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Postby tigerstrat » Thu Sep 18, 2008 9:28 am

That's NOT my guitar, by the way. Mine is a tiger under the hood... or... it has one in it's tank, yeah , that's it. :lol:
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Postby Thomas Lieber » Fri Oct 03, 2008 4:47 pm

The Original Tiger Guitar !
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uFwO644lamI
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Postby Jon S. » Sat Oct 04, 2008 4:12 am

At $32K, myself, I'll respectfully pass on needing any real piece of magic but thank you for your appreciated insights, artistry, and craftsmanship. :)
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