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alternatives to a guitar?

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I was looking at the prices of a guitar and thought to myself, there has got to be a cheaper way to cut ganache. any ideas? i saw the thread on the do it yourself vibrating table, and was wondering if anyone out there has made their own guitar.

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Some nice tech savy person may provide a link to one of the earlier guitar threads. In the meantime you may want to do a search here. One of the threads shows how to make your own.

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it isn't very difficult at all, a hinged assembly, frame and some bolt tightened piano wire, the frame can even be made of heavy acrylic or delron plastic, you could go one step further, get a router and "bore' channels in a sub frame to cut right thru, but i would keep it simple, eighty percent of this can be found at home Depot 10 % at a music supply house, the other 10% at a plastics Co.

Good luck on your search, you could save a couple of K.

Michael :wink:


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it isn't very difficult at all, a hinged assembly, frame and some bolt tightened piano wire, the frame can even be made of heavy acrylic or delron plastic, you could go one step further, get a router and "bore' channels in a sub frame to cut right thru, but i would keep it simple, eight percent of this can be found at home Depot 10 % at a music supply house, the other 10% at a plastics Co.

Good luck on your search, you could save a couple of K.

Michael  :wink:

i know i guy that can build anything. he should be able to whip one up.

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...eight percent of this can be found at home Depot 10 % at a music supply house, the other 10% at a plastics Co.

Good luck on your search...

I'd keep an eye out for that pesky 72% also. It's out there somewhere...

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...eight percent of this can be found at home Depot 10 % at a music supply house, the other 10% at a plastics Co.

Good luck on your search...

I'd keep an eye out for that pesky 72% also. It's out there somewhere...

whoops, see what happens, at eleven and small change at night, even I can make a boo boo, thanks for catching that...

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As a small scale chocolatier, I'd say that a guitar is one of the three most invaluable tools. Cutting sheets of ganache any other way will soon drive you to distraction.

The other two: air conditioning and antibacteria wipes!

Good luck with your DIY.

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There was an e-gullet thread about guitars where a guy described how he built one himself. That's the good news. The bad news is - I can't find it. But it's worth searching for.

You should be able to find a new guitar for $1000-1200. Try Previn in Philadelphia (215-985-1996). They buy directly from a chap in Europe.

Good luck.

Cheers,

Steve


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There was an e-gullet thread about guitars where a guy described how he built one himself. That's the good news. The bad news is - I can't find it. But it's worth searching for.

You should be able to find a new guitar for $1000-1200. Try Previn in Philadelphia (215-985-1996). They buy directly from a chap in Europe.

Good luck.

Cheers,

Steve

Here it is!!!

http://forums.egullet.org/index.php?showto...ndpost&p=844161

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There was an e-gullet thread about guitars where a guy described how he built one himself. That's the good news. The bad news is - I can't find it. But it's worth searching for.

You should be able to find a new guitar for $1000-1200. Try Previn in Philadelphia (215-985-1996). They buy directly from a chap in Europe.

Good luck.

Cheers,

Steve

www.previninc.com gets you Previn in PA. On an old thread I noticed someone said they paid $1200 for it.

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i got mine from previn, in philly, and it was cheaper but i think i paid $2100 instead of $2500 and up. still a super bargain but i don't think there are any out there for less than that. but i must agree, if you are doing serious work you must just take the plunge.


nkaplan@delposto.com

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The cheapest one I have seen is from Bridge Kitchenware in NYC for $1200 (single cutter).

Bridge Kitchenware


Mark

www.roseconfections.com

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There was an e-gullet thread about guitars where a guy described how he built one himself. That's the good news. The bad news is - I can't find it. But it's worth searching for.

You should be able to find a new guitar for $1000-1200. Try Previn in Philadelphia (215-985-1996). They buy directly from a chap in Europe.

Good luck.

Cheers,

Steve

Here it is!!!

http://forums.egullet.org/index.php?showto...ndpost&p=844161

thanks kerry

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the frame would be much more difficult to make, I think.

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You might have to get their catalog p29. It cost $5 I think, it is in it.

Mark


Mark

www.roseconfections.com

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