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Posted: 25 May 05, 23:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I am hoping to make a copy of Brian's Hairfred accoustic (the guitar used in Jealousy and White Queen).

Has anyone attempted to make their own? I would like to get input from any guitar gurus. I have only found one reference from Brian to it's construction.-

"Yeah, I have a very old, cheap Hairfred which makes that buzzy sound that's on "Jealousy" [Jazz] and "White Queen" [Queen II]. I've never seen another one like it. I made it sound like a sitar by taking off the original bridge and putting a hardwood bridge on. I chiseled away at it until it was flat and stuck little piece of fretwire material underneath. The strings just very gently lay on the fretwire, and it makes that sitar-like sound. "