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Project by Bob Morris posted 07-09-2007 05:45 PM 4929 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 07-09-2007 05:47 PM

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

-- Bill, Turlock California,

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#2 posted 07-09-2007 05:49 PM

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 07-09-2007 05:54 PM

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

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#4 posted 07-09-2007 06:25 PM

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 07-09-2007 07:22 PM

Amazing work, you should take the show.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#6 posted 07-09-2007 07:25 PM


-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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dennis mitchell

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#7 posted 07-09-2007 07:36 PM

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

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#8 posted 07-09-2007 08:09 PM


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

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Bob Morris

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#9 posted 07-10-2007 01:38 AM

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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Bob Babcock

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#10 posted 07-10-2007 02:32 AM

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

-- Bob

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#11 posted 07-10-2007 09:21 PM

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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#12 posted 07-23-2007 03:14 AM

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 07-23-2007 08:14 PM

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 07-23-2007 08:33 PM

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 06-06-2008 07:49 PM

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

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

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