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Project by Roger posted 06-21-2017 02:24 AM 1078 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s a guitar that I designed and had this near completion 10 years ago before I quit woodworking. The finish on the body needed to be redone due to damage of being wrapped in a t-shirt, I had to make the pickups which are ebony and brass, I engraved the brass signature and date plate and assembled the neck to the body. The body is dyed Maple and the fret board is Walnut with mosaic pin stock, the headstock is copper and Gold leaf.





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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 06-21-2017 12:17 PM

Beautiful work on that guitar. My wife is taking the front of a purchased guitar to make the front in stained glass!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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Scott Oldre

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#2 posted 06-21-2017 12:17 PM

beautiful. Lots of eye candy. Time to make the real thing now?

-- Scott, Irmo SC

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Don Broussard

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#3 posted 06-21-2017 01:53 PM

Beautiful body and headstock. Is this a fretless guitar? I also don’t see the tuning machines, but they might not have been installed when the pictures were taken.

-- People say I hammer like lightning. It's not that I'm fast -- it's that I never hit the same place twice!

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helluvawreck

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#4 posted 06-21-2017 02:00 PM

This is beautiful work. It’s a real eye catcher.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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Roger

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#5 posted 06-21-2017 04:11 PM



Beautiful body and headstock. Is this a fretless guitar? I also don t see the tuning machines, but they might not have been installed when the pictures were taken.

- Don Broussard


It’s just a model only 2.5’ tall I don’t play so I figure why build a real one.

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GnarlyErik

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#6 posted 06-21-2017 06:05 PM

Roger. this is beautiful. I also do not play myself but have now made a total of 11 stringed instruments, mostly as gifts for grandchildren in the hopes they might learn to play themselves. (See my projects list) One Appalachian dulcimer was made for my wife who plays a little, and I have kept my last guitar thinking I might learn to play a bit myself. I am dinking around with it some and might explore actually taking a few lessons.

But, I found the process of building these things so much fun, it is hard to stop. It’s almost addictive in fact. The addictive part comes when you hear how they sound. I am now off them and on another project – yet still thinking about another instrument! Perhaps a violin or cello this time.

My point is, I highly recommend you go ahead and build a real instrument if you have the time and inclination. I think you might find it more rewarding than you now think even when you do not play yourself.

Cheers,
Erik

-- "Never let your dogma be run over by your karma!"

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Scott Oldre

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#7 posted 06-22-2017 11:24 AM

Totally agree with Erik. I don’t play either, but my dream is to great a Taylor GS replica one day.

-- Scott, Irmo SC

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