did you set out to accomplish with the design of the Grubisa
basic idea was to build something that was convential yet
slightly different, with aspects like strings going through
the body rather than having a Les Paul-style bridge, while
keeping in mind that a lot of the sound comes from the bridge
as well. The Merling is actually made from the same material
and uses the same style of pickups as a Les Paul - but the
principal difference is the anchoring of the strings on the
body. Rather than having a separate stock tailpiece and bridge,
the strings are going through the back of the body over a
bridge plate and saddles, and that's creating a certain sound.
One that is different to a Les Paul, or any other guitar that
has that particular type of bridge.
Secondly, the way the neck
is attached to the body is different to a Les Paul or a PRS
in the sense that the actual tenon runs right to the back
pickup, and measures approximately 5 inches - therefore create
a sort of neck-through-body style of design. In effect, it's
a cross between a neck-through-body and glue-in neck-to-body
style of construction.