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Bacchus really are handmade....
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PetJyr
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 12, 2008 12:56 pm    Post subject: Bacchus really are handmade.... Reply with quote

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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ll7hRaMUhZw
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 12, 2008 1:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Wed Nov 12, 2008 1:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

He has sick skills. I'd scrap a lot of wood trying to do that!
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 12, 2008 1:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 12, 2008 5:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

He's not doing that freehand is he?

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 13, 2008 12:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Thu Nov 13, 2008 3:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool! I watched the whole series of vids. I appreciate my Bacchus a lot more now...and I want another!
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 13, 2008 4:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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

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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PostPosted: Thu Nov 13, 2008 5:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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

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.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 13, 2008 11:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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

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...

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 22, 2008 11:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Sat Nov 22, 2008 12:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Sat Nov 22, 2008 1:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Sun Nov 23, 2008 8:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Sun Nov 23, 2008 2:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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.
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