Long time reader and researcher, first time poster, but here it goes.
First off, i love this forum! I love to hear people think thank and talk about everything related to music and the dead, so message to the admins: thanks.
Anyhow, I got an idea and want to hear what people think about it. I absolutely love Garcia's guitars and just like Garcia guitar playing influenced me to play guitar like him, Irwin's guitar building influenced me to want to build guitars like him. So here is my comparison: In my mind, a musician initially learns from his/her influences and eventually as the musician gets better with the instrument, the musician begins to create his/her own sound, based off of what HE/SHE wants music to sound like. My brother told me this as i was learning guitar and the comparison is using that concept in the building of instruments.
So, after reading up and down these forum listings on construction mods on wolf, tiger, travis bean, ibanez etc..I clumped them all together. While this idea is probably not new (because there are a lot of skilled, talented wood workers on this forum), i think it would be a pretty cool idea to make a guitar baby from travis bean and the wolf: a aluminum neck through wolf.
Here is my method for specs of wolf: i took a flat faced pic of the wolf guitar and took it into kinkos where i had the pic scaled to a 25.5 in scale length, printing out an exact template for the guitar. As an extensive measure, i correlated the specs of the pic with the measurement recorded with dozin, and they matched up exactly.
With this research already underway, i discovered this post:http://buildingtheergonomicguitar.com/2 ... uitar.html
BLAST! My idea had already been thought of, i thought. At first, i was discouraged with this discovery but i decided not to give up and i thought i would design a better model, that would be stronger and way cooler looking, and i came up with the i-beam construction rather than the plain t-beam.
Moreover, this idea would be a exact recreation of the wolf guitar (in terms of specs) and would offer the unique tonality similar to a travis bean. The neck would have would inserts and the wings would also be inserts, offering a swimming pool route cavity. Now the only part is that i have to find somebody to do the metalwork and the wood work for me as a prototype(Good luck).
Eventually, i would love to turn this into my own guitar company and offer this product to you guys, because i know how much all of you love Irwin's guitars. But as i truly value all your opinions and thoughts i welcome all criticisms and comments. Would this be something of interest for you guys? Would you be interested in the future purchase of this kind of instrument if it was appropriately priced? Things like that..
Also, all the hardware and inlays would be exact, of course, as i have already designed the majority of them