My First Guitar

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And it plays! Mahogany body with a (what else but) Hickory top, presision and jazz single coil pickups, maple neck with a rosewood fingerboard. The first of many I’ve got two more necks and two more fingerboards with the fret slots cut in one. Two different body styles that i designed and a third body is ready but the neck is in progress. I’ll post more on this one tomorrow and the others as they complete.

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dennis mitchell

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#1 posted 11-24-2007 06:21 AM

You forgot two strings! Hay ROCK and ROLL!!!

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Dan'um Style

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#2 posted 11-24-2007 06:39 AM

what chord are you playing ?

Very nice work ! Sure it was fun to make .

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#3 posted 11-24-2007 06:41 AM

Very nice. Time to learn Big Bottom

-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke."

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#4 posted 11-24-2007 08:37 AM

Dennis… it’s a bass.
Dan it’s not an actual chord that Im aware of… it just looked like one
And Giz… practice is coming up…

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#5 posted 11-24-2007 10:49 AM

Nice work Obi – did you buy the necks and finger boards? How difficult would you say the project was?

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#6 posted 11-24-2007 11:26 AM

Looks good. My latest project is at the other end of the spectrum—a Concert size ukulele.

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#7 posted 11-24-2007 01:39 PM

awesome… do we get a sound file to listen to?

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#8 posted 11-24-2007 02:34 PM

Very nice Obi. Dennis beat me to the “two strings missing” joke. I played bass guitar as a teen.

-- Dave _-^-_ Baltimore, MD

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Thos. Angle

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#9 posted 11-24-2007 02:43 PM

that is one good looking Bass. How about a little “Night Train” or ” Big Noise from Wanetka”

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#10 posted 11-24-2007 02:53 PM

Very nice. That bass goes to 11!


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#11 posted 11-24-2007 04:50 PM

Very nice Obi. Congratulation on finishing it.

Looks great.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#12 posted 11-24-2007 05:08 PM

Hey Obi, It’s good to see your face buddy! Someone said you looked like darkman, thats why you always covered up. I just thought you where on the FBI’s most wanted list. Great looking guitar, master. Love that Hickory. Keep cranking those babies out buddy. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#13 posted 11-24-2007 05:12 PM


-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#14 posted 11-24-2007 05:36 PM

Nice job! What’s the scale length? I love a longneck – MUCH better response with my heavy-handed “beat-the-stew-out-of-it” style. Are you going to go 5-string or active pickups in any of the future models?

-- Robert - Visit my woodworking blog:

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#15 posted 11-24-2007 05:58 PM

O.K. let’s see if I can address all of these questions at once
Gravedigger: Double octave 24 fret and I’m not sure what scale length that makes it.
Cajunpen: I make the necks and slot the fingerboards myself (I just didnt on this guitar because I didnt have the blade at the time and I was kind of in a hurry.) I’m making two other necks (One for the Bass that is going to replace this one as my personal Bass, and one styled after a Les Paul with a Brazilian Cherry fingerboard and head cap.
Deb: As soon as I figure out how and where to load an audio clip, I will. I might be able to load it to my website

OVERALL DIFFICULTY: High 6 Lots of specialty tools. Fret slot cutting blade cuts a slot 23/1000’s of an inch.

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