|Project by Keith Shipp||posted 986 days ago||1230 views||0 times favorited||4 comments|
Last year my wife bought me a guitar autographed by Les Paul. I needed to make a display case for it. I started with a plywood box and covered it with a vinyl fabric that kind of looks like an old tweed guitar case. The top frame is made from 3 inch wide cherry and 2 inches tall. I cut 1/8th strips of cherry and flame birch to put an alternating edge banding on it just like a guitar. I finished the sides of the top frame with a 3/8 wide band of flame birch on the top and bottom. Case is lined with burnt orange velvet and the guitar is screwed into the mount through the strap buttons. I am waiting for a mint condition 45 record of Les Paul and Mary Ford from an old friend to put in with it.
-- Keith, Bolingbrook, Illinois. The way I figure it I only have the rest of my life to get good at this...