Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Claudia and Claudio

Pagelli Guitars

so we have a collaboration between two designers

and we have categories

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plus there is a statement on the home page via introduction

"A while ago, we decided that it was time to feature some new content on this website. But given how we’re a two-person show,  things don’t always happen as quickly as we’d like - there are just always too many fires burning at once!"

the idea that there are too many fires burning at once terrifies me - I used to live in a national forest that was prone to bush fires.

but what the heck, out of the frying pan and into the fire!

so let's go through the food groups


there is a lot to investigate here

the hollow headstock is something I want to talk about further

you have a bridge and tail piece that reminds me of a certain design and I am loathed to say "gypsy" or "jazz"

in my mind, the body suggests "jumbo"

forget symmetry.

look at it

who says the sound hole has to be anywhere but here?

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I would say that this is an expansion on a theme

same shape but with a pickup

having said that - I am at a loss

there is probably a universe of difference


if I call this retro you have full permission to punch my head in. sure, bigsby and pretty standard looking humbuckers. does the shape have a certain function? the finish reminds me of certain lap steel guitars I collect. and they sound awesome.

it looks like a different version of the two previous body shapes.


the whole thing screams ergonomic

where are the strap holders? I see one....

let alone, where are the controls?


 a guitar that has a stone top? let alone, where is the sound hole?

then there is one guitar that can be converted into many guitars.

I am just skimming the surface

the full story

click here

the website is the best monument to so many amazing designs.

and why should I spoil all the fun?

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