Burly Walnut Guitar

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Project by scott83 posted 09-01-2009 08:41 PM 1552 views 2 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a burly walnut guitar I built for Don Fox, who lives in Hiawassee, Georgia. I’m currently building a sister to it for some friends of his.

-- Scott

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#1 posted 09-01-2009 09:15 PM

That’s a gorgeous instrument, Scott. If it sounds half as good as it looks, I’d love to hear it.

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

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#2 posted 09-01-2009 09:18 PM

that’s looks awsome. you have quite a talant there.

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Derrek LeRouax

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#3 posted 09-01-2009 09:22 PM

I have played guitar for almost 20 years now, and I would love to buy you a beer to talk about these projects… No chance your near the Houston area?

By the way, the guitar looks fantastic!!

-- Derrek L.

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#4 posted 09-01-2009 09:47 PM

Just gorgeous. Like to see a dreadnaught version.
You building these from scratch or kit?

-- Router è ancora il mio nome.

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BigFoot Products Canada

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#5 posted 09-01-2009 10:27 PM

Great Job… I know a few people in the music industry who would like one of these I’m sure..
Where are you located anyhow? Do you have a website?

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#6 posted 09-01-2009 10:32 PM

A great looking guitar. Nice job and a beautiful look.

-- 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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Kent Shepherd

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#7 posted 09-01-2009 11:09 PM

Beautiful guitar. I would love to hear it.

Thanks for sharing—-and Welcome

-- She thought I hung the moon--now she just thinks I did it wrong

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Craftsman on the lake

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#8 posted 09-02-2009 12:38 AM

People who make musical instruments could make a short quicktime sound vid of it. Put it on you tube and connect to it.

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

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#9 posted 09-02-2009 12:46 AM

Very cool, I always wanted to take a guitar making class but when I saw the tools in the Stewart-Mac catalog I was scared away, My wife thinks I spend a lot on tools, that would take it to a whole new level!! But I do believe that one can never have to many tools :-)

-- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams

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#10 posted 09-02-2009 03:36 AM

Fantastic work.

Great woods

-- Whether You Think You Can or You Think You Can't, YOU ARE RIGHT!!!

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#11 posted 09-02-2009 03:40 AM

This is an amazing guitar great job.

-- Custom furniture

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#12 posted 09-02-2009 08:25 PM

Great looking guitar ! Is the top solid – what kind of wood is it ? also are the sides & back solid walnut as well or veneer ?

Suberb craftsmanship !

-- Rj's Woodworks,San Jose & Weed Ca,

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#13 posted 09-03-2009 07:40 PM

No veneer here RJ. Sitka Spruce top and North Carolina burly walnut back and sides. The neck is spanish cedar. All solid.

-- Scott

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#14 posted 09-04-2009 01:23 PM

Beautiful guitar, yeah I wanna hear what it sounds like.
What is the black small part at the bottom of the top piece? Side and back are solid Jacaranda? I really like the simplicity.

-- Junji Sugita from Japan,

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