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My son wanted me to build him an electric guitar. so here is what I came up with body is solid African mahogany,the neck is maple and jataboa, and the fret board is jataboa. while the project waqs rather challenging the end results were well worth the effort. You can hear it here

-- Life is too short for negative drama & petty things. So laugh insanely, love truly and forgive quickly!

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#1 posted 1713 days ago

Wow Tommy and amazing guitar congrats on an excellent build.

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 1713 days ago

Sounds awesome!

-- Z, Rockwall, TX

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#3 posted 1713 days ago

Thats beautiful…your son can sure be proud of it…...A friend of mine has been researching making guitars (electric)....I told him to sign up on LJ’s as there was a lot of talented luthiers here….

-- Woodworking.....My small slice of heaven!

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#4 posted 1713 days ago

Nice guitar. Wish I could play. Where do you buy the kits for guitars?

-- You always have tomorrow to stop procrastinating.

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#5 posted 1713 days ago


-- Router è ancora il mio nome.

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#6 posted 1713 days ago

just commented on the youtube…great work both of u! looks/sounds like u guys got some good creative genes =]

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#7 posted 1713 days ago

Great looking and sounds fantastic!

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

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#8 posted 1713 days ago

Great build and sound.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#9 posted 1713 days ago

Tommy, That’s so cool. Great looking Guitar. My daughter wants me to make her one and I don’t have the nerve to get started. Yours turned out great!

-- John @

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#10 posted 1713 days ago

Nice guitar for the rockers!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#11 posted 1712 days ago

This is one of my someday projects. Someday I’ll be able to play, and play the guitar I make!

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- --

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#12 posted 1712 days ago


Very nice! Cool shape. How did the Jatoba work out for the fretboard?

For those who would like to make their own guitars, I recommend Melvyn Hiscock’s book Build Your Own Electric Guitar, it’s very complete:

-- Altruism is, ultimately, self-serving

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#13 posted 1712 days ago

wood It’s not a kit just built it from my own design. got the parts from a used guitar I got from a pawn shop and from stuart mac.

bunkie the Jatoba work really well nice wood to work with and was cheaper than rosewood.

-- Life is too short for negative drama & petty things. So laugh insanely, love truly and forgive quickly!

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#14 posted 1711 days ago

WOW great job, and good idea getting the parts from pawn shop…

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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