|Project by BlueRocco||posted 05-03-2010 05:22 AM||1880 views||2 times favorited||6 comments|
Here are a few pictures of a couple guitars I have made. I did all the resawing and thicknessing of all the parts myself from woods that I bought locally. Laminated the necks and set all my own frets. The inlays were a lot of fun as well. The first guitar has ivoroid binding, and mahogony back and sides. The second guitar has purpleheart binding and indian rosewood back and sides. I had to bend the bindings before I glued them up. The first guitar has a mortise and pinned tendon attachment. The second one is a bolt on neck. I still have and play the first guitar almost daily, it is only three inches deep and sounds as loud as a dreadnaught. I made the second one for an Architect friend of mine that pre-ordered anything I could think of. Sold it to him for $2,000. I think he got a great deal. I made the neck specifically to fit his hand. It’s a little thick because he has large hands, but I could play it fairly easily myself, and did for two weeks before I gave it to him. Felt just like a Les Paul. Pretty different for an acoustic. I really hated parting with that guitar. It is so sweet.
-- Micheal, Boise, Id