Electric Guitar

  • Advertise with us
Project by Kyle Shepherd posted 06-07-2009 06:10 AM 1814 views 2 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Electric guitar made out of birdseye and bubinga. I like the contrast of a pickguard but did not want plastic on the guitar, so inlayed bubinga in the shape of a pickguard. I bought the neck. On the next one, I plan to make my own neck.

18 comments so far

View a1Jim's profile


116813 posts in 3452 days

#1 posted 06-07-2009 06:16 AM

waa hoo that’s an outrageously cool guitar super job

-- Custom furniture

View kolwdwrkr's profile


2821 posts in 3465 days

#2 posted 06-07-2009 06:16 AM

Looks like ya done good! Thanks for sharing.

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

View cylis007's profile


56 posts in 3344 days

#3 posted 06-07-2009 06:28 AM

Wow! That looks great. I might have to look you up for tips when I get ready to build mine. Thanks for sharing.

-- A life of leisure and a life of laziness are two things. There will be sleeping enough in the grave. ~Benjamin Franklin

View Chris Wright's profile

Chris Wright

540 posts in 3356 days

#4 posted 06-07-2009 06:57 AM

Great looking guitar. I’ve been working on one of my own for a while now. I need to get working on that.

-- "At its best, life is completely unpredictable." - Christopher Walken

View tomakazi's profile


686 posts in 3158 days

#5 posted 06-07-2009 07:13 AM

Very Very nice, I used to make guitars about 25 years ago and I’ve missed it every since. I never learned to play ( I was a drummer) but maybe someday. In my town there is one of the best guitar suppliers in the world named Luthiers Mercantile Intertnational, Inc. 1-800-477-4437

Check out their FREE catalog

-- I didn't go to college, I was too busy learning stuff - Ted Nugent

View Durnik150's profile


647 posts in 3196 days

#6 posted 06-07-2009 07:37 AM

That is a beautiful musical instrument. Did you make it for yourself or do you make them for others? Either way, I’m sure it will be enjoyed extensively.

-- Behind the Bark is a lot of Heartwood----Charles, Centennial, CO

View stefang's profile


15724 posts in 3209 days

#7 posted 06-07-2009 11:39 AM

Beautiful guitar. I agree, the wood looks 100 time better than plastic.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

View Keith Shipp's profile

Keith Shipp

96 posts in 3207 days

#8 posted 06-07-2009 12:58 PM

Kyle your guitar is beautiful. I agree with the contrasts of the materials. Wonderful idea to rout in the shape of a pickguard in the top and then use rear acess. It keeps the vintage Fender look. I would love to hear more about it. What was the finish process? How is the playability and intonation.

-- Keith, Bolingbrook, Illinois. The way I figure it I only have the rest of my life to get good at this...

View Dick, & Barb Cain's profile

Dick, & Barb Cain

8693 posts in 4174 days

#9 posted 06-07-2009 12:58 PM

A great looking & well crafted Guitar.

I especially like the wooden pick guard inlay.

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

View Splinterman's profile


23072 posts in 3236 days

#10 posted 06-07-2009 01:34 PM

That is one sweet guitar Kyle….....well balanced design…well done.

View Hunterastin's profile


52 posts in 3165 days

#11 posted 06-07-2009 01:57 PM

That looks awsome, me and a buddy are planning out a telecaster to build hopefully in the next couple of weeks

View propcarver's profile


33 posts in 3704 days

#12 posted 06-07-2009 02:05 PM

Great looking guitar. The pick guard detail is awsome. Great idea.

I’m in the process of building a Telecaster. Should have it finished today.



View Woodwrecker's profile


4114 posts in 3450 days

#13 posted 06-07-2009 02:12 PM

That thing looks really sharp.
I bet it sounds way cool as well.
Nice Work!

-- Eric, central Florida / Utor praemia operibus duris

View Karson's profile


35097 posts in 4275 days

#14 posted 06-07-2009 03:09 PM

A great looking guitar. My son keeps wanting to make one, make that sons.

Beautiful looking wood.

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

View CharlieM1958's profile


16272 posts in 4093 days

#15 posted 06-07-2009 03:13 PM

Really great looking instrument. One of these days I’m going to take on an acoustic build.

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

showing 1 through 15 of 18 comments

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics