So, what is the base model body going to look like with no binding on it? Like this...although this guitar does have wood binding, in the photo it is covered up with masking tape...and then I applied stain with the laquer. This will be the look of a base model with NO binding...exactly. Just wanted to point that out, because the effect is perfect.
Is that a Buddhist symbol on your guitars? April 5, 2021 - It's called "aum" and it is a Sanskrit word & symbol, which is said to mean ‘the supreme vibration by which all things are brought into manifestation’. The sound of the Universe, the sound of all sounds, the sound of creation. I'm not a Buddhist, not in any clubs...but I do believe in energy in everything and all around us, stemming from a vibration (from somewhere) that creates our perception of reality. It's all about frequencies and which we're capable of internalizing. After all, we are approximately 60% water.
I'd love to watch some videos of what you consider to be a great sound on some of your guitars...are they available? March 31, 2021 - The "Videos" page has now been updated and will continue to be.... If you have something you'd like to submit, please let me know. Also, I just came across this channel and thought it a great video experience to really get a sense of what the former Standard model was all about! And now...new and improved. #reprised https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_WN_T6EcyqE
Do I have to worry about your tropical location effecting the guitar when you bring it to me? 3/30/21 - Not at all, because I do NOT live in a tropical location. I am at 10,000 feet in Quito and have weather similar to Boulder, but the snow only accumulates on the mountain tops and volcanoes that surround me. My humidity level is perfect; it's eternal Spring here. How do I order a custom hollow body archtop guitar from you? 3/30/21 - Email me off the website and tell me as much about you can. What do you play now, what's it missing, what are your needs as a musician, etc? Let me know what kind of questions you have....then we can move forward with a phone call if you so desire.
What happened to all of your different models? 3/5/21 - I decided to throw out the idea of offering different models that feature different architecture and only make one model. I have redesigned the architecture of the former "standard model", and I can say that I am now the closest that I have ever been before to emulating the construction of a Paul Languedoc guitar. Hand-carved top and back plates, thin sides that are heated and bent to shape, minimal bracing - only on the top (parallel).
Did you make Trey Anastasio's guitar? I did not. Trey Anastasio's guitars are made by the "yoda" of modern-day luthiers, a man I bow down to, Paul Languedoc. (www.languedocguitars) They are exquisite works of art and mine are not nor will ever be "copies". I'll spend a lifetime trying to achieve what he most likely has achieved...a brain trained to detect the most delicate of frequencies translated from wood-carved energy-receptors.
How do I order a custom hollow body archtop guitar from you? 3/24/20 - Email me off the website. It is my goal in 2021 to become more accessible to ALL musicians, so I wil soon be releasing a new line of Equator Instrument that will start at $2,500.00 and will definitely be heavy on the artisanship and light on the bells and whistles. I'd like to do as much as possible to present the opportunity for serious musicians to own a custom archtop hollow body guitar that is similar to the one that Trey Anastasio uses...his Languedoc guitar.
Are your guitars carved, because they look like they are flat-topped? They are carved. I've analyzed every photo of Trey's guitar that I could get my eyes on and I have come to the determination that Docs do not have exaggerated carves to them. It looks like Paul Languedoc runs the tops and backs as thin as possible. Equator Instruments custom hollow body guitars measure at 2 inches deep along the sides and follow a similar architecture found in the Languedoc guitars.