Some of my Guitars

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Project by BlueRocco posted 05-03-2010 05:22 AM 2163 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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

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#1 posted 05-03-2010 05:40 AM

wow, those are mighty beautiful…i would like to tackle making my own and learn to play,,,but that is a very big tackle…and probably not in the cards …at least for now…how about you make me one and we can trade for some old antique wood….lol…......enjoy doing what you do …those are fantastic…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#2 posted 05-03-2010 06:01 AM

I’m working on a twin to that second one. It has a lighter shade of Indian rosewood and a neck to fit my hand. I also went for a more classical width. I’ll post it when I’m done. I just do a bit on weekends so they take a while to do.

-- Micheal, Boise, Id

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#3 posted 05-03-2010 06:07 AM

Wow, those look great, very unique. I have been building cigar box guitars for awhile and I have plans to build a Tenor Ukulele from scratch after I get a few other home projects out of the way. Great work…keep it up!


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#4 posted 05-03-2010 10:57 AM

These looks really great and very unique! Surely it make you look very popular guitarist on stages. Can we hear the sound?

-- Junji Sugita from Japan,

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#5 posted 05-03-2010 04:39 PM

Jm – You can get Weissenborn-style lap steel guitar plans on, Guild of American Luthiers. They have quite a few plans for sale. I designed these myself using AutoCAD. I use it for all my designs, because it is a vector based progran and I can get real dimensionsd out of it. But now you can use SketchUP for so much. I even do a Sketchup class at my local Woodcraft for woodworkers. Works pretty good as well.

-- Micheal, Boise, Id

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#6 posted 05-03-2010 05:46 PM

Fabulously done – really different and unique.


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