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

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Blog entry by daverose posted 590 days ago 2441 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 590 days ago


-- Joel

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Rex B

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#2 posted 590 days ago

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 590 days ago

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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Greg The Cajun Box Sculptor

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#4 posted 590 days ago

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

-- Every step of each project is considered my masterpiece because I want the finished product to reflect the quality of my work.

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#5 posted 589 days ago

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

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