Electric Guitar #7

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Project by Jamal Hamka posted 01-15-2010 04:52 PM 1938 views 2 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

“My love for woodworking involves a constant exploration of new techniques and ideas”. ~ Me haha.

So out of everything that i have built over the years I enjoy building instruments the most. theres just something about the freeform nature of guitars that really gets me going. you can combine any species of wood to produce not only visually pleasing pieces, but pieces that have they’re own voice.

#7 was a combination of quartered Sapele, curly blackwalnut, curly maple, cherry and ebony.

-- “My love for woodworking involves a constant exploration of new techniques and ideas”

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#1 posted 01-15-2010 05:23 PM

Hey Jamal
That’s one sweet guitar fantastic woods and super workmanship

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#2 posted 01-15-2010 06:53 PM

Beautiful guitar

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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#3 posted 01-15-2010 07:37 PM

Looks great …wish I had the talent to play it : )

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#4 posted 01-15-2010 10:04 PM

sweet welcome to ljs

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#5 posted 01-15-2010 10:10 PM

Very nice——Thanks for sharing


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#6 posted 01-15-2010 10:22 PM

Sweet guitar there, I also wish I had some music talent as the wood in this guitar just makes me want to be able to play.

-- Mark, Sydney, Australia

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#7 posted 01-16-2010 01:20 AM

I love it. I looks classy but it also has the hard edges that make it look like a real shreddin axe.
I want to make one someday.

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#8 posted 01-16-2010 01:21 AM

nice looking guitar. do you do your own necks and fret work? I have done one and had problems doing the neck. If you do your own any suggestions?

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

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#9 posted 01-16-2010 02:02 AM

thanks for all of the positive feedback guys.

I build everything from scratch. this model was a full neck through, meaning the maple-cherry-maple that you see runs all the way up. ill get a pick of the back to show it.

what part of the neck construction did you have a problem with tommy?

-- “My love for woodworking involves a constant exploration of new techniques and ideas”

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#10 posted 01-16-2010 04:02 AM

Very nice guitar Jamal…let’s see some pics of the other 6… is that an acoustic hanging next to #7?

-- Aim high. Ride easy. Trust God. Neale Donald Walsch

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#11 posted 01-16-2010 12:54 PM

great looking guitars,

Thanks for sharing,


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#12 posted 01-22-2010 06:24 AM

Awesome, I’ve toyed with the idea of building a guitar or a mandolin.

-- ---- Jack of all Trades, Master of None ----

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