Guitar memory box

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Project by woodfan1975 posted 07-30-2011 02:56 AM 1145 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This build was at the request from a co-worker. She wanted it for her daughter-in-law, whos father played guitar before he passed away. I did alot of research on how actual guitars are built and I borrowed some of the techniques to complete this miniature. The woods used are mahogany for the sound board and the back, african padauk for the body, rosewood for the fret board, binding and bridge, lacewood to trim the fretboard, curly maple for the neck, the rosette is maple, padauk and walnut, and finally the initials are maple. The is held on with a pair of rare earth magnets and 2 index pins to line it all up. The finish is linseed oil and then a paste wax.

It was a fun, yet at times a very frustrating project. In the end though, it was very rewarding as I have learned new techniques that I can apply to future projects.

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#1 posted 07-30-2011 02:59 PM

That’s really cool!

It’s hard to judge the size. Was the body band sawn from a solid block?

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#2 posted 07-30-2011 03:10 PM

Very cool!!
I’m going to keep this one in mind.

-- Doug...

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#3 posted 07-30-2011 04:11 PM

Thank you. The rough dimensions are 21” tall, 8” wide and 3 1/2” deep. The body was bandsawn from a glued up block of MDF and then veneered with the padauk.

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