Bacchus really are handmade....

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Bacchus really are handmade....

Post by PetJyr » Wed Nov 12, 2008 12:56 pm

Stumbled on this videon from youtube. Amazing skills this guy have

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ll7hRaMUhZw

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Post by JohnA » Wed Nov 12, 2008 1:34 pm

Amazing video, thanks for posting that!! I'm sure if I tried that it wouldn't matter what the guitar looked like as I'd have no fingers to play it!!

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Post by Big Willie Style » Wed Nov 12, 2008 1:46 pm

He has sick skills. I'd scrap a lot of wood trying to do that! :o

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Post by PetJyr » Wed Nov 12, 2008 1:50 pm

I cant imagine the big guitar companies putting in so much work and attention to details as these japanese companies. You probably have to go for the historic line and those cost plenty.

This made me want a Bacchus BLS-59. 8)

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Post by stratman323 » Wed Nov 12, 2008 5:34 pm

He's not doing that freehand is he?

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Post by JohnA » Thu Nov 13, 2008 12:10 am

stratman323 wrote:He's not doing that freehand is he?

Mike
No, he has a template fixed to the bottom of the bit of wood, still very impressive though, especially the speed he's working.

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Post by youami » Thu Nov 13, 2008 3:20 am

Cool! I watched the whole series of vids. I appreciate my Bacchus a lot more now...and I want another!

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Post by stratman323 » Thu Nov 13, 2008 4:18 am

Is there a video showing the pickup winding process? Perhaps Bacchus themselves can explain the difference between the SPs & the Yutas? :wink:

Incidentally, Deviser never bothered to reply to my e.mail enquuiring about my BST64V, so I don't know why they were so helpful to other owners but not me.

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Post by QuattroSte » Thu Nov 13, 2008 5:23 am

stratman323 wrote:Is there a video showing the pickup winding process? Perhaps Bacchus themselves can explain the difference between the SPs & the Yutas? :wink:

Incidentally, Deviser never bothered to reply to my e.mail enquuiring about my BST64V, so I don't know why they were so helpful to other owners but not me.
I guess your just unlucky Stratman :( Give it one more try and use the simplest English you have. I doubt they're native English speakers (no offense meant here)

Great Videos. 8)

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Post by Dave_Mc » Thu Nov 13, 2008 11:11 am

stratman323 wrote:Is there a video showing the pickup winding process? Perhaps Bacchus themselves can explain the difference between the SPs & the Yutas? :wink:

Incidentally, Deviser never bothered to reply to my e.mail enquuiring about my BST64V, so I don't know why they were so helpful to other owners but not me.
maybe they thought you got enough info in that other thread to work out the differences between the pickups yourself...

:wink: :lol:

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Post by Professor Jones » Sat Nov 22, 2008 11:13 am

I love watching skilled luthiers at work.

But I'm wondering, what's the purpose of doing this by hand ? A machine does the job really well too. Maybe this is interesting only for people who don't want a standardized instrument, and prefer to have something unique.

Other than that, I don't think you could say that handmade is of better quality, just different.

What are your thoughts ?

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Post by stratman323 » Sat Nov 22, 2008 12:17 pm

Well those machines can't be cheap. For a small scale quality guitar producer, it might be hard to justify the capital investment. And doing it by hand allows you to call your product "hand made", and that means you can charge extra. Even "hand made" biscuits cost more than mass produced biscuits, for example.

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Post by PetJyr » Sat Nov 22, 2008 1:00 pm

And the fact that every guitar made is a little different from another, not the 1/1000 of a mm accuracy you get with computerized cnc machines. I appreciate a good craftsman whether its a luthier or a carpenter.

just my 2 cents

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Post by marcusnieman » Sun Nov 23, 2008 8:54 am

PetJyr wrote:And the fact that every guitar made is a little different from another, not the 1/1000 of a mm accuracy you get with computerized cnc machines. I appreciate a good craftsman whether its a luthier or a carpenter.

just my 2 cents
Yeah me too......that's why some guitars just have a feel and a sound that can't be duplicated - it's the human element in putting them together.

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Post by Goestoeleven » Sun Nov 23, 2008 2:01 pm

It's incredibly close to the way that the early Fenders were put together in the '50s.

Definitely the way to build a guitar! Great video series, Thanks for posting this. :D

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