|Project by wallybob||posted 08-02-2010 01:47 AM||1724 views||3 times favorited||6 comments|
This is a prototype for a guitar stand I want to build for my brother. Several months ago I submitted a guitar I built for him which was my first attempt at guitar building. After the guitar was finished and delivered I thought it would be fun to try and build him a stand for it that looked like the guitar was still on the stand when it was being played. If I can get all the bugs worked out I envision making him a stand for one of each type guitar he has. I say one of each type because as off last count he has 73 vintage guitars.
This is the second version of the body design. On my first attempt I tried to include the pickups, bridge, and knobs by filling cavities with silver tinted epoxy but was unhappy with the results. I’m still trying to figure out how to make it work. Might try inlaying them next time. I still need to add cushioning to the foot and top support to protect the guitar when it is in the stand.
The body of the guitar is Honduran Mahogany with a figured maple veneer top. The neck is figured maple with a rosewood fret board. The frets are saw cuts filled with silver tinted epoxy which is what I tried on the body. The stand leg is a bent lamination of figured maple and rosewood and the foot is a piece of mahogany left from cutting out the body. By the way all the materials were left over from other projects so no waste.
To all you guitar players and builders or anyone else I would appreciate your comments and suggestions for improving the prototype.
I also included two pictures of the guitar.
I tried to send this in earlier but it failed to go through so if it shows up twice I apologize.