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    Default Re: LIVE NOW - Guest Luthier Michael Anderberg

    Was Willie a guitar player/maker too?
    Cool!! I named one of my guitars after my mama. Gotta celebrate the one's ya love.

    It took me a minute to notice you put the answers to Bean's questions in his quoting.
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    Default Re: LIVE NOW - Guest Luthier Michael Anderberg

    Quote Originally Posted by ConvoysToNothingness View Post
    Hi Michael, fairly simple question (to ask anyway!): How do you go about selecting the ideal pickups for each instrument?

    Cheers!
    I just go with what has always worked,and the customer likes an wants

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    Quote Originally Posted by BTMN View Post
    Was Willie a guitar player/maker too?
    Cool!! I named one of my guitars after my mama. Gotta celebrate the one's ya love.

    It took me a minute to notice you put the answers to Bean's questions in his quoting.
    No, Wille was an artist

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    Default Re: LIVE NOW - Guest Luthier Michael Anderberg

    hey michael, nice to have you here.

    how did you get into building guitars? was it the urge to try something new, the lack of certain choices currently available in the guitar world etc etc?

    Second, have you ever had one of those "oh crap" moments when you are working on a guitar and realize you just screwed something up really badly? And if you dont mind sharing, what was it? I have built a couple of guitars myself and have had plenty of those moments.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeremy View Post
    do you have a tone in mind before you start building or do you "listen" to the wood and just try and bring out its best qualities?

    the guitars in the pics are all double cutaways, do you prefer that type over a single cutaway? is it a tone thing or playability?
    I always listen to every board I use...it has to have a good ring to it.
    I`ve always liked double cuts and a neck thru design for playability
    and sustain.

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    Default Re: LIVE NOW - Guest Luthier Michael Anderberg

    Michael:

    Ever make acoustic guitars? Or other instruments?

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    Quote Originally Posted by scottish View Post
    hey michael, nice to have you here.

    how did you get into building guitars? was it the urge to try something new, the lack of certain choices currently available in the guitar world etc etc?

    Second, have you ever had one of those "oh crap" moments when you are working on a guitar and realize you just screwed something up really badly? And if you dont mind sharing, what was it? I have built a couple of guitars myself and have had plenty of those moments.

    Cheers
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    Yes,I wanted something nobody else had and to incorporate everything I wanted in a guitar.
    And yes...I`ve had plenty of oh crap moments...thats how you learn.
    Still have them sometimes...I call them brain farts.I once cut the wrong body angle for the bridge I was using,and had to rout the entire top off.

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    Default Re: LIVE NOW - Guest Luthier Michael Anderberg

    Quote Originally Posted by Evan Skopp View Post
    Michael:

    Ever make acoustic guitars? Or other instruments?
    I have`nt made an acoustic yet but it`s in the plan.

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    Tell us about the moment, if you can recall, you fell in love with guitars.

    First guitar player to make ya go WHOA!!!

    Last band you saw live.
    Aint no pro but I know what I like....
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    Default Re: LIVE NOW - Guest Luthier Michael Anderberg

    Quote Originally Posted by ImmortalSix View Post
    As a small-volume builder, do you feel like the frame of reference of what works for an electric guitar is already set by G-word and F-word, and you have to consciously try to make your designs dissimilar to theirs?

    As in, for example "a Stratocaster shape really is the best for what I want, but I have to consciously get away from that shape to create my own design niche"
    I like making my own shapes.Re-making an F-shape or G-shape seems pointless...there are so many of those shapes out there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BTMN View Post
    Tell us about the moment, if you can recall, you fell in love with guitars.

    First guitar player to make ya go WHOA!!!

    Last band you saw live.
    I fell in love with guitars when I was a kid
    in the 70`s.There were so many great players back then. Jimi Hendrix,Johnny Winter,Jimmy Page,Jeff Beck,Al Dimiola,ect,

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    Default Re: LIVE NOW - Guest Luthier Michael Anderberg

    Hi there Michael thank you for giving up your time to answer our questions.

    I am facinated by how you go about sourcing top notch tone woods. How does a builder such as yourself start off with a load of timber, and then be able to know which bits would make a great instrument?

    Many thanks

    Jeff

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Wolf View Post
    Hi there Michael thank you for giving up your time to answer our questions.

    I am facinated by how you go about sourcing top notch tone woods. How does a builder such as yourself start off with a load of timber, and then be able to know which bits would make a great instrument?

    Many thanks

    Jeff
    If I buy wood locally,I usually hand pick my boards to whatever part i`m trying to make.My necks are made up of several laminated boards,so I look for flatsawn lumber for my neck section...that way it will be quartersawn
    when I turn it on edge and glue it up.My bodywings,I try to find quarter sawn
    8/4 mahog. Also,I alway tap the boards and listen for the ring.

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    Default Re: LIVE NOW - Guest Luthier Michael Anderberg

    Quote Originally Posted by tone4days View Post
    let's try this instead ...

    what would *you* like to talk about?
    If you could have the ultimate guitar,what would it be?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Anderberg View Post
    If you could have the ultimate guitar,what would it be?
    Light weight, highly resonant body
    25.5" scale "fast" neck
    Strat and humbucker tones
    Looks cool but not so beautiful you're afraid to take it on a gig

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Anderberg View Post
    If you could have the ultimate guitar,what would it be?
    hmmm - not sure i am the right guy to ask that to - i am far more a 'horses for courses' kinda player rather than an original artist looking for a singular 'voice' ... that said, the major missing guitar tone in my arsenal is a P90 axe - ideally a nice korina-finished piece of black limba - gibson scale - neck carve like my EJ strat - flat radius rosewood board - set up for slide ... and i am a value kinda guy, so fancy finishes / inlays arent as important ... toneful materials, exceptional playability, precision craftsmanship/assembly ... but as i've said on this forum before, any music i play will be more limited by the player than the guitar
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    Default Re: LIVE NOW - Guest Luthier Michael Anderberg

    When you sit down to play, which guitar do you find yourself reaching for the most?

    In response to your question: the ultimate guitar for me would be double cutaway, solid alder body, flame maple top, maple neck, rosewood fretboard, very shiny gloss finish all around, tune-o-matic/stopbar, scorching hot pickups, 22 frets, and a really long neck. In case you were interested.

    Cool having you here today.
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    Default Re: LIVE NOW - Guest Luthier Michael Anderberg

    Hi Michael, and thanks for visiting with us

    What do you think are the good and not-so-good things about the way the electric guitar had developed over the decades since they first appeared?

    And how do you think it will evolve into the future....good, bad or otherwise......?.....
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    Default Re: LIVE NOW - Guest Luthier Michael Anderberg

    Hello Michael,

    What are your favorite kind of pickups - single coils, P-90s, humbuckers - and why? Also, what's your procedure with regards to frets (for measuring location, cutting slots, and installation) to insure correct intonation?

    Thank you!

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    Default Re: LIVE NOW - Guest Luthier Michael Anderberg

    Quote Originally Posted by baritone View Post
    When you sit down to play, which guitar do you find yourself reaching for the most?

    In response to your question: the ultimate guitar for me would be double cutaway, solid alder body, flame maple top, maple neck, rosewood fretboard, very shiny gloss finish all around, tune-o-matic/stopbar, scorching hot pickups, 22 frets, and a really long neck. In case you were interested.

    Cool having you here today.
    It`s a hard question to answer is`nt it...every guitar has its own voice and feel.

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