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Project by SteveTheGuitarGuy posted 12-09-2011 02:44 AM 3099 views 2 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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This Strat style guitar body is a butcher block construction using reclaimed mahogany (red) and hemlock (natural) woods in a solid checkerboard pattern.





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jaykaypur

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#1 posted 12-09-2011 04:13 AM

That is beautiful! Great job

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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rmoore

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#2 posted 12-09-2011 04:53 AM

Kind of hard to play with just one string, isn’t it? Just kidding! That mahogany is beautiful as well as the rest of the guitar.

-- The more I learn, the more I realize I don't know. Ron, Crossville Tn

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RobJD

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#3 posted 12-09-2011 04:59 AM

Great job, reminds me of something Rick Nielson of CheapTrick might play….

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Jim Jakosh

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#4 posted 12-09-2011 05:37 AM

Beautiful!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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MrDan

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#5 posted 12-09-2011 08:03 AM

Awesome job, looks great!!

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grosa

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#6 posted 12-09-2011 02:09 PM

WOW! very nice . I bet that took some time.

-- Have a great day.

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#7 posted 12-09-2011 04:07 PM

Great looking guitar!

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

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Michael Brailsford

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#8 posted 12-09-2011 04:51 PM

very nice! That is one project I have always wanted to try.

-- Michael A. Brailsford

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Ripthorn

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#9 posted 12-09-2011 07:28 PM

I’ve toyed with doing this for one of my builds. Of course, I have about 5 that I have to finish first before even thinking of starting it, but cool to see it all layed out. Nice work.

-- Brian T. - Exact science is not an exact science

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JavaJake

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#10 posted 12-09-2011 08:22 PM

Cool

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fernandoindia

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#11 posted 12-12-2011 04:16 AM

Hi Steve. Great shocking look !

What glue did you use, , epoxy?

ANytime I chop in my checkered kitchen tables, I´m afraid of trillions of tiny wood squares start to fly about,

Fortunately you don´t chop on your Strat, do you? :)

-- Back home. Fernando

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SiuineirROCHE

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#12 posted 04-16-2012 03:16 AM

This is a dope guitar. I love the wood inlay for the checkerboard pattern rather than using paint.

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fivecodys

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#13 posted 08-14-2014 10:08 PM

This one is my favorite.
How is the sustain?

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