"Sing" Inspired Toy Guitar

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Project by Tooch posted 07-28-2017 01:29 PM 940 views 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My two daughters (ages 6 & 3) recently fell in love with the movie Sing, and more specifically the guitar playing punk rock character Ash. After watching the movie about 6 thousand times my older girl Meadow was asking for her own guitar to ay along with the movie. So I figured we would make a father/daughter experience out of it and build our own.

I had a scrap piece of 3/8” plywood that we used, but first we had to cut it to length on the CSMS. I held Meadows hands while she cut it down, and after that cut her little heart felt like it was beating out of her chest. Then we sketched up the design and cut it out using a jig saw. I did the curves and then helped her do the neck and top. After we cut it out we put a hole in the middle with a spade bit, which she also did. A little bit of sanding g and we were ready for paint.

I asked her what colors she wanted to do, and she said pink and yellow (obviously). I also found that sharpee makes paint pens in metallic gold and silver, which I thought would be perfect for the frets. Pics 4 and 5 show Meadow taping and painting the lightning bolt design. Pic 6 is of Daphne all dressed up and ready to rock.

I realize that this is my 100th project posted, and I’m glad that the project is more special than the number.

Thanks for looking, as always comments welcome and replied to!

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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#1 posted 07-28-2017 01:50 PM

Wow! What a great looking Guitar! I love post like this! Father and Daughter in the shop making memories together. Love all the photos of you both! The 4th photos is priceless! Nice job Meadow and you to Tooch!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#2 posted 07-28-2017 01:57 PM

Thanks Tony. We had a lot of fun, and more importantly she got to build the most important thing of all- confidence.

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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#3 posted 07-28-2017 02:38 PM

GREAT DAD …..very nice and special ….. looks like she’s a rocking …LOL…. GREAT JOB :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#4 posted 07-28-2017 03:01 PM

Great guitar! Great rock and roll outfit!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#5 posted 07-28-2017 03:59 PM

Awesome!! My little guy has been working out his air guitar to that tune for about the last 3 months.

-- Its not a crack, its a casting imperfection.

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#6 posted 07-28-2017 05:14 PM

That must have been a wonderful experience for everyone and I bet everyone loved the outcome. The guitar looks great.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#7 posted 07-28-2017 05:49 PM

PRICELESS!!! That is really cool. Congrats and great job buddy

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#8 posted 07-28-2017 06:19 PM

(Her little heart beating out of her chest) I could imagine what she felt when you started it up. Glad your daughter pulled through and you her got the job done. The excitement must of kept her going.
Nice looking guitar with a great story.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#9 posted 07-28-2017 06:33 PM

Awesome job dad!

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#10 posted 07-28-2017 07:40 PM

Nice work, Mike. She sure looks happy with it!!

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

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#11 posted 07-30-2017 08:02 AM

Tooch, this is a really fun project. Thanks for taking us along. You have beautiful children. Congratulations on reaching the 100 milestone.

-- Big Al in IN

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#12 posted 07-30-2017 09:51 AM

Thanks for all the nice comments, gentlemen. Sometimes I look at my kids and cant believe how big they are getting. I’m sure that those of you with kids understand what I mean. It’s super cool to be able to have projects like this to share with them as they grow.

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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#13 posted 07-30-2017 09:27 PM

Looks great Tooch.

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