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And now for something completely different

#1 Post by williebee » Wed Nov 15, 2006 8:21 am

Got this a little while ago. Its a new design for acoustics. Babicz started up about 3 years ago. Jeff Babicz and his partner Jeff Carano use to work at Steinburger and then Gibson. After that Jeff B started to work on developing a different acoustic and this is what he came up with. The strings are anchored in a c shape at the edge of the top to put less tension on the bridge like traditional acoustics, then the strings feed through the bridge that also has the ability to adjust the intonation and if that wasn't enough The neck has an adjustment that raises and lowers itself to the strings without changing pitch. It adjusts with an allen wrench at the base of the neck on the back. On top of all that it sounds really great. You can get more info on them and who is endorsing and using them at www.jeffbabiczguitars.com Its a pretty cool new idea for acoustics.
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#2 Post by jemgirl » Wed Nov 15, 2006 2:27 pm

thats a nice looking guitar.
how does it sound like?warm?

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#3 Post by williebee » Wed Nov 15, 2006 5:25 pm

Jemgirl, its got a real nice full sound for the concert sized body but a little brighter than a dreadnaught. I think thats what attracted me to it, other than being different too. Has a solid spruce top, rosewood sides, back and fretboard and mahogany neck. You can get mahogany sides too but I think the rosewood was warmer sounding.

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#4 Post by resha » Thu Nov 16, 2006 8:49 am

Yeah it seems very well constructed.

But how can the neck move up & down? And without altering the pitch?!

It should be a really complex thing :roll:

Willie can you explain me that please? :)

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#5 Post by williebee » Thu Nov 16, 2006 9:09 am

Hey resha, ( I like your new BFP by the way :D ) Its on a tracking type system that actually moves the neck closer to the strings so you can get the action as close as you want or back it up away from the strings. Doesn't change pitch at all. The idea of that might sound cheezy but it's solid. If something happens to the neck you can back it all the way off and just replace the neck too. This will probably explain better than I can. http://jeffbabiczguitars.com/how_neck.shtml

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#6 Post by Instrumentalrockrocks » Fri Nov 17, 2006 12:52 am

That's indeed something completely different...

But very cool too...

That's the sort of guitar you need to play songs on like "Hey You" -Pink Floyd

Strange/Cool guitar!


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#7 Post by eyebnez » Fri Nov 17, 2006 8:49 am

Those Guitars are so cool and sound soooo good. Congrats on the purchase.

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#8 Post by resha » Sat Nov 18, 2006 3:55 am

williebee wrote:Hey resha, ( I like your new BFP by the way :D ) Its on a tracking type system that actually moves the neck closer to the strings so you can get the action as close as you want or back it up away from the strings. Doesn't change pitch at all. The idea of that might sound cheezy but it's solid. If something happens to the neck you can back it all the way off and just replace the neck too. This will probably explain better than I can. http://jeffbabiczguitars.com/how_neck.shtml
This might be the last massive innovation in the acoustic world!

I think it can be a very good solution for every acoustic player, awesome 8)

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#9 Post by Lake of desire » Mon Nov 20, 2006 3:48 am

This, I think, is the type of guitar that the boys in Porcupine Tree use live; at least the touring guitarist does. Very cool looking axe in my opinion.

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#10 Post by slash89 » Mon Nov 20, 2006 6:27 am

Cool! Very original :)

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