Guitar 01 #1: Guitar w/ Indian Rosewood back & sides

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Blog entry by joseff posted 07-26-2011 07:47 PM 1286 reads 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Finally got the nerve to start a project for me. A flamenco negra guitar. It took me several months to decide whether to enroll first in a wood working course or just start working on my ideas. By February I began buying the materials needed and cut the first piece of wood by March.

Five months into the project, and a few cuts on my fingers, I guess I am doing fine. And after all the planing and scraping, I am really beginning to love the scraper. Thanks a lot to Lumberjocks, the forums, and youtube videos out there that helped me use this simple tool.

Sor far so good. Right now, I am in the finishing process. I hope everything goes well. I can’t wait to finish this one and start on another one. I’ve always wanted to have a guitar with Maple back and sides.

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#1 posted 07-26-2011 07:49 PM

looks very good so far. nice combination of wood

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#2 posted 07-26-2011 11:17 PM

Looks great, can’t wait to see it finished.

-- David

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#3 posted 07-27-2011 03:31 AM


-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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#4 posted 07-27-2011 02:50 PM

Nice! I like your clamping system.
Looking forward to see it done.

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#5 posted 07-27-2011 03:02 PM

This is marvelous. Makes me want to try one. I initially thought the rubber bands were some kind of strengthening struts! Now I’m aware.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#6 posted 07-28-2011 05:14 PM

Thanks guys!! I will post more pictures soon.

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#7 posted 08-08-2011 03:29 PM

i love the rubber band photo! lol.

This is a cool blog.

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#8 posted 08-31-2011 07:34 PM

Thanks!! The rubber bands were used to clamp the binding on the corners/sides.

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