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Craviola-Style Electric Guitar

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Project by SteveTheGuitarGuy posted 12-09-2011 08:44 PM 2554 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

CRAVIOLA-STYLE ELECTRIC GUITAR

This Brazilian Giannini Craviola style guitar body was constructed in three layers.

The top layer is a sampling of reclaimed rosewood, greenheart, walnut, maple, cherry, mahogany, oak, yellow pine, and cedar woods.

The center section was constructed using reclaimed barn oak.

The bottom section was constructed using reclaimed yellow pine on either side and cedar in the center.

The inlays and the electronics cover on the bottom are reclaimed solid walnut.





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schuft

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#1 posted 12-09-2011 10:15 PM

Unique, I like it!

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drbyte

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#2 posted 12-09-2011 10:50 PM

Great looking guitar! What kind of glue do you use for the layering and laminating?

-- Dennis, WV

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SteveTheGuitarGuy

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#3 posted 12-09-2011 11:03 PM

Titebond type II wood glue. It’s incredibly strong & water resistant as well . . .

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ElbertonWoodWorks

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#4 posted 12-09-2011 11:05 PM

That is a beautiful guitar, what type of clamping system did u use? Clamp pressure or vacum?

-- Larry, Elberton Wood Works, http://www.elbertonwoodworks.com

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SteveTheGuitarGuy

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#5 posted 12-09-2011 11:20 PM

Just regular old bar claps – the key is to make sure my edges are truly square and no gaps between boards before gluing up.

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DaveTPilot

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#6 posted 12-10-2011 05:07 AM

As they say in Boston, that is wicked cool!

-- How valuable is time to a person who spends his disparaging the beliefs of others? --David Berthelette www.pilotwoodworks.com

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peterrum

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#7 posted 12-10-2011 03:17 PM

A nice mix of all those different woods. I like what you have done.

-- Carpe Diem

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ward63

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#8 posted 12-10-2011 05:12 PM

Really beautiful selection of wood and nicely done.
Thanks for sharing.

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CaptainAhab

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#9 posted 12-10-2011 08:57 PM

Sweet! Have never seen that shape before! I have a unique design acoustic, as well.

-- Dave www.bluesagehues.com

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LonelyRaven

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#10 posted 12-11-2011 03:59 AM

I have a Giannini Craviola classical, and that’s exactly what this guitar reminded me of the second I saw it.

Do you make your own necks, or do you just size the neck pocket to fit whatever you have on hand?

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