While I was working as a machinist at a factory in Illinois, I was daydreaming one day about how electric guitars have been constructed from 3 or 4 basic ”templates” for the past 50 years or so.
The obvious question for me was “Could I build an electric guitar in a different way, and make it sound better? I began to doodle out some crazy ideas, you can't imagine what kind of wild thoughts a machinist has lurking inside!
My train of thought was to isolate the neck/string/bridge member from the back of the body in order to lessen the dampening effect (of body contact). After a while I came up with something that just might work,an "open chamber" guitar with a “neck through”.
After two years of serious planing, building, and tweeking, The Sonic Wind was born.
This website marks the introduction of this strange guitar to the guitar playing world with the intention of being played and heard.
The Sonic Wind turned some heads at The Nashville Vintage Guitar Show-Feb.18-19
We had a great response with many compliments on the new "CS" model.
Special thanks to Mr.Vince Gill for stopping by and checking out this Modern Electric Guitar.
Update- July, 2011- The Sonic Wind, build no. 2 is done!
The body on No.2 is slightly more narrow than the prototype, in addition I went to a 5 way switching set up-allowing full bridge or neck humbucker or single coils in parallel or series.
With the back panel off- It's pretty clean in there!
Thats the bridge "anchor" set in the neck member.
Solid Stainless Steel tailpiece designed for This guitar alone.