Fender guitar lamp

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Project by choppertoo posted 1895 days ago 4294 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had some fun with this one. Made it for my son for Christmas. Started with a Fender guitar, (one of my goals some day is to build him a guitar from scratch)

The base started as a halogen touchier lamp, it was brushed nickel so I painted it gold. I removed the electronics from the guitar then drilled for wiring. I removed the neck then routed out the skunk stripe on the back so I could run the wiring. I replaced the skunk stripe with black walnut. It looks great. (IMHO) lol I had a company here in town custom bend the brass for me, inserted it on the front of the neck and ran the wiring through. Used standard lamp parts for the lighting. I found the lamp shade at Goodwill then painted it to match. The on/off switch is the volume control knob.

-- The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that our aim is too low and we reach it.. Michelangelo

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#1 posted 1895 days ago

Is’nt that one of those $20,000 fenders. Just kidding That’s one cool lamp, looks cool great job.

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 1895 days ago

I hope it wasn’t a player.

Nice and unique job on the lamp.

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

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Craftsman on the lake

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#3 posted 1895 days ago

Well the head stock doesn’t say Fender so it’s one of the many copies. I’m so glad. I would have reported you to a Fender guitar forum! Cool idea anyway.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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#4 posted 1895 days ago

Very unique idea! It’s got to be hard to play the guitar like that!

-- Junji Sugita from Japan,

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Todd Thomas

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#5 posted 1895 days ago

being a bass play I think you have to many tuning pegs on that lamp :-)......good job very cool

-- Todd, Oak Ridge, TN, Hello my name is Todd and I'm a Toolholic, I bought my last tool 10 days, no 4 days, oh heck I bought a tool on the way here! †

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#6 posted 1895 days ago


-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ For lovers of all things timber...

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#7 posted 1895 days ago

I can just see the party at that house. Maybe you should have kept the guitar functional. Nice job on that.

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#8 posted 1894 days ago

Nicely done Choppertoo! Just needs one of these on the wall:Click for details

By the way, no-one’s mentioned light music!

-- Res severa verum gaudium - True pleasure is a serious business.

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#9 posted 1853 days ago

Looks like the guitar is still functional… just a little light at the end. ;)

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Mark Edmondson

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#10 posted 1619 days ago

Looks like a good instrument for….

... light rock …


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#11 posted 1617 days ago

Great way to remind yourself to practice!


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