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Tsunami Firejag Guitar, 140 year old oak with Jatoba inlaid pickguard

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Project by Tennessee posted 1008 days ago 1888 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The wood for this guitar came from a barn built by the Louck family of Scottdale, PA, in 1876. The Jatoba came from Woodcraft! Used a vintage Fender neck. It is now in a gigging band. This guitar was number 32, I am just now working on number 34 while 33 is resting, waiting for final setup.

-- Paul, Tennessee, http://www.tsunamiguitars.com





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drbyte

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#1 posted 1008 days ago

Real Nice! Love the natural wood looks.

-- Dennis, WV

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Tennessee

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#2 posted 1008 days ago

Thanks, I try to do them all natural. Only ever painted one on demand. Hated painting over that wood!!

-- Paul, Tennessee, http://www.tsunamiguitars.com

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LonelyRaven

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#3 posted 1008 days ago

That pick guard blended in so well, I was trying to figure out how you got all the electronics in there without a back rout. LOL Good stuff. I build guitars, but not from Scratch. I’d love to be able to build my own necks and such.

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jusfine

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#4 posted 1008 days ago

Really Beautiful!

That is something I won’t be trying in the near future… :)

-- Randy "You are judged as much by the questions you ask as the answers you give..."

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Routerisstillmyname

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#5 posted 1008 days ago

Awesome work. Reminds me of the old s-73 guild guitar. build’em with solid neck through body and will sell like…

-- Router è ancora il mio nome.

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Tennessee

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#6 posted 1007 days ago

No back rout because I put all the electronics and pickups right in the pickguard, which is a mere 3MM thick. That whole assembly is inlaid by hand into the face of the guitar, over a large, tonal chamber about 26MM deep. The harder woods of the pickguard set up a little resonance, like an acoustic, and I get longer sustain. Thanks so much for the comments on my first project post!! You can see most of my work on my website.

-- Paul, Tennessee, http://www.tsunamiguitars.com

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