Building my first guitar #7: It's done!

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Blog entry by daverose posted 11-28-2012 08:47 PM 3584 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Well the polishing went pretty quick although I did burn through the finish a little on the back but I’ve chosen to ignore it. I’ve also discovered that the wipe on poly isn’t very hard and seems to dent/scratch pretty easily so I think I’ll do the laquer next time in spite of the fumes. I’ll have to wait till summer and do it outside. Still the last few things went pretty well. Had a couple of hiccups with the electronics but they are all fixed up now and it’s rocking pretty hard. That took a really long time, most be so hard to make a living as a luthier. All kinds of new respect for those guys. Think I’ll turn a bowl or something next. A project I can do in an afternoon! More pics on the project page.

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#1 posted 11-28-2012 09:05 PM


-- Joel

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#2 posted 11-28-2012 09:08 PM

Great blog series! I just read through the whole thing.

I hope to try some instrument-building someday and this has definitely inspired me!

-- Rex

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#3 posted 11-28-2012 09:46 PM

Absolutely amazing!

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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#4 posted 11-28-2012 10:01 PM

Your guitar build is a project you can really be proud of. You did a fantastic job and it really came out very excellent.

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#5 posted 11-29-2012 02:00 AM

Thanks everyone. It was fun but I’m happy to be finished!

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