Electric Guitar

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Project by Virago posted 03-18-2009 02:59 AM 1605 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This is a solid body 6 string electric guitar with a slotted head. I made it out of mesquite but because of the size of the boards it was made of many pieces. The body is four pieces and the neck is two pieces with the head scarfed to the main neck. The neck is a bolt on using 4 #10 stainless cap screws. It has a 24 3/4” scale and is 1 7/8” at the nut. I used a Gibson Classic 57 pickup. It was built in New Orleans, moved to Colorado and now resides in Tennessee. I have never had to reset the neck or adjust the thrust rod. Mesquite is one stable wood. The finish is clear lacquer.

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#1 posted 03-18-2009 03:07 AM

Very cool and unusual.

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

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Francisco Luna

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#2 posted 03-18-2009 04:02 AM


-- Nature is my manifestation of God. I go to nature every day for inspiration in the day's work. I follow in building the principles which nature has used in its domain" Frank Lloyd Wright

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#3 posted 03-18-2009 01:26 PM

Very nice! I’ll bet the sustain is great with that mesquite.

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#4 posted 03-18-2009 04:26 PM

Great job. I hae a fiend that I am going to build a telecaster for. Might be asking you questions when I get into it.

-- Gary, Little River,SC I've Learned that the Lord didn't do it all in one day and neither can I

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#5 posted 03-18-2009 04:34 PM

Beautiful guitar,

Having built one myself, I appreciate the work of others.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#6 posted 04-24-2009 07:17 AM

Virago, I totally agree with you on mesquites stabilty, but how is it as a tone wood? Thinking of building a stratocaster style for my daughter.

-- If you think healthcare is expensive now, wait until it's free! PJ O'Rourke

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