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Project by Bob Morris posted 2575 days ago 3014 views 2 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This guitar is just finished in time to display at the 2007 woodburning celebration show and competition, August 2-3-4.
Sides and back walnut
Soundboard northern basswood
neck is rock maple
fretboard is rosewood
dreadnaught size

-- Bob Morris, Ohio,

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#1 posted 2575 days ago

Wow, Obi will be drooling over this posting!
Nice job Bob.

-- Bill, Turlock California,

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#2 posted 2575 days ago

That is very stunning. I hope you do well at the show and competition please let us know…

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#3 posted 2575 days ago

wow…amazing!! Does it sound as sweet as it looks?

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#4 posted 2575 days ago

I’m really curious how the sound of a basswood top compares to spruce or cedar.

-- Robert - Visit my woodworking blog:

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#5 posted 2575 days ago

Amazing work, you should take the show.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#6 posted 2575 days ago


-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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dennis mitchell

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#7 posted 2575 days ago

That woodburning remindes me of traditional carved leather. Great Job!

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#8 posted 2575 days ago


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

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Bob Morris

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#9 posted 2575 days ago

To Max, this guitar will not be in the competition, but will be on display at the International Association of Pyrographic Artists booth. To Matt and Robert so far I’v had only good comments about the sound of basswood soundboards. I will point out, northern basswood is all I use, from northern Wisconsin. We have a lot of basswood here in Ohio but it is not good for guitar tops, it grows to fast and is softer then wood from the north.

-- Bob Morris, Ohio,

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#10 posted 2575 days ago

I was thinking the same thing Dennis. It looks like a beautifully tooled saddle. Very nice Bob.

-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker

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#11 posted 2574 days ago

Beautiful looking instrument. It should get some kind of award. jockmike.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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Thos. Angle

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#12 posted 2562 days ago

Say Bob, that pyrography sure looks like a leather pattern. I never thought of doing it this way . Great job. I pick and have thought about adding some carved leather to my Ibanez. I haven’t because I don’t know what it would do to the sound. A really neat looking guitar.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#13 posted 2561 days ago

Wow! Just amazing! The detail on the front is breathtaking. Thanks for sharing!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#14 posted 2561 days ago

Beautiful guitar. I would like to hear it. The pyrography, (I learned a new word,) is beautiful also.

-- John

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#15 posted 2242 days ago

That’s amazing. Very cool instrument (said in all humility…)

-- There's no tool like an old tool...

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