#158883  by tnt1234
 Tue Nov 07, 2017 6:23 pm
I'm building a few new templates, and I think I'm moving more toward funky shapes and textures....getting heavily influenced by this guy - I think his stuff is great:

http://www.petermalinoskiart.com/frames ... RAME_2.htm

I find it hard to get the right balance of 'unique' and 'funky' but still have it be - to my eye - 'cool'....I think Malinoski nails it.

I also dig Cardinal -

http://www.cardinalinstruments.com

Anyone else dig these funkier shapes? Any other builders fit that bill?
 #158884  by ac4468
 Tue Nov 07, 2017 6:41 pm
Check out Rick Toone. His designs are pretty groundbreaking. Particularly look at his headless guitar tuning system. It's a piece of art in and of itself. I can't wait for him so start selling them so I can incorporate it into something!

http://www.ricktoone.com/
 #158886  by mgbills
 Tue Nov 07, 2017 7:53 pm
Love the creativity.

I'd want to hold an exotic instrument in my hands before I plunked down money. For me a guitar has to have balance. I don't like yanking the neck about to get the instrument in playing position.

That said...nice stuff in these links.
 #158887  by tnt1234
 Tue Nov 07, 2017 8:06 pm
mgbills wrote:Love the creativity.

I'd want to hold an exotic instrument in my hands before I plunked down money. For me a guitar has to have balance. I don't like yanking the neck about to get the instrument in playing position.

That said...nice stuff in these links.
Yeah...

I agree - that's what I like about about malioski's. They look 'traditional' enough to give you the typical balance and feel, but they also look rad....