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Dickert Super J200
"Super" because it's real big! "Super" because it has killer sound.
Completed Monday October 4th, 2004.
This guitar was made for my good friend Tony (the guy in this pictures). How can you tell he is a big Pink Floyd fan. Also... He loves the Gibson J200 but wanted a thicker neck and deeper body in his guitar. OK, I happened to have had an outstanding Maple back & side set. He also wanted to be involved in building this guitar. So, we put Tony's name on the wood and went for a beer.
Had to come up with a design and a tribute to his favorite band. Just check out the inlays to see what we came up with.
We used the classic Gibson J200 as the inspiration for this guitar, using it's outline shape and dimensions. We captured the feel in the way the Gibson has the symmetrical head shape, fancy bridge, and block inlays, while still not making it look like a copy. We also went for power, with an instrument that feels substantial in ones hand. This guitar is 6" deep, and has a neck almost as wide as most 12 string guitars.
You know... one can spend all day designing the perfect guitar, but sooner of later, you need to get dusty. Ok! I made Tony do the grunt work (sanding). I did the fun stuff, bending, carving, fretting, etc.
Well, what about the sound??? As we planned, this guitar is WOW in every sense of the word. Besides being incredible to look at, Maple gives a bright tone. Some would stay too bright. On the other hand, a jumbo body give a lot of base and power. This guitar balances both qualities to give wonderful richness, great sustain, and powerful projection.
We also took a lot of pictures as this guitar went together. Some of them are presented here on this page form left to right along with a bit of info as to what is going on in the photo. Click any image on this page to see the larger detailed copy. Further down the page are all the specifications and dimensions.