12 String Dreadnought

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Project by guitarmaker posted 01-15-2009 05:00 AM 1567 views 2 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a guitar built using Bubinga backs and sides using Maple burle for the rosette and other trim.

-- half the fun of playing a guitar is building it first

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#1 posted 01-15-2009 05:04 AM

Beautiful job! I love the bubinga and the maple burl in the rosette. What type of spruce does this have? looks good too….and so is the finish.

Thanks for posting it.

-- Martin, Kansas

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#2 posted 01-15-2009 05:10 AM

Thanks Martin, It’s a sitka spruce top with “bear claw” figure.

-- half the fun of playing a guitar is building it first

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matt garcia

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#3 posted 01-15-2009 05:18 AM

This instrument is awesome!! You should do a blog on the construction. I love guitars!! Great job!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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#4 posted 01-15-2009 06:09 AM

Fantastic! Does it play as good as it looks?

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#5 posted 01-15-2009 06:12 AM

I have to agree with Matt ! Its drop dead gorgeous and would love to see a blog on this topic =Guitar making 101.

Job Well done!

-- Rj's Woodworks,San Jose & Weed Ca,

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#6 posted 01-15-2009 06:25 AM

Nicely done! How’s the action on it?

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Thos. Angle

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#7 posted 01-15-2009 06:25 AM

THAT is one beaut of a git-box!! Really well done. Bring it over some time and we will jam a while.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#8 posted 01-15-2009 08:53 AM

serious talent needed to make such an instrument

-- /\/\/\ BarryW /\/\/\ Stay so busy you don't have time to die.

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#9 posted 01-15-2009 10:33 AM

Very nice! A twelve string too. I’d love to hear it. Add me to those interested in reading a blog on this.

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Dennis Zongker

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#10 posted 01-15-2009 03:14 PM


-- Dennis Zongker

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#11 posted 01-15-2009 10:27 PM

Thanks all for your kind words. As far as a blog goes, I’ve just started building an archtop guitar; maybe I will start a blog on that with photo’s as the project progresses. Again, I thank all of you for your encouragement.


-- half the fun of playing a guitar is building it first

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#12 posted 01-15-2009 10:42 PM

absolutely gorgeous. I’d love to strum along on that beautiful guitar. Outstanding work!

-- Mark, Florida,

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Doug S.

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#13 posted 01-16-2009 03:02 AM

That is drop dead gorgeous. Cant want to see the archtop blog. I like seeing projects come to life, especially instruments. Out of curiousity, what do you have to do different bracing-wise with a 12 string? Are they just thicker, or a few more added, or totally different from how the same guitar in a 6 string would get braced? I know there got to be a ton of force working on it.

-- Use the fence Luke

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#14 posted 03-30-2009 03:24 PM

What a beautiful instrument. I’m an accomplished guitarist and know the magical qualities of a 12 string. My only criticism: Don’t apostrophise plurals! Pet peeve.

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#15 posted 03-30-2009 03:29 PM

That is a great looking guitar. My son want me to help him make one. It would be nice to have some photo help.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia †

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