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Well, my daughter is 4 years old and has been asking for months for me to build her a guitar. My son who is two has recently become obsessed with guitars (my 7 guitars in the basement don’t help any :)), so I built them each one for Christmas. The bodies are poplar with a dyed curly anigre veneer on top. The blue one has a maple neck with monkey pod fretboard and the red one has a five piece cherry/monkey pod/maple/monkey pod/cherry neck with monkey pod fretboard. Abalone inlays in the fretboards. I shrunk them down to 3/4 size so that they could play them now but use them for the next several years.

A funny story to go with them, on Christmas morning my daughter saw the necks sticking out of the fabric wrapping bags we used on them and she came up close to me and, in a quiet voice, said “Oooohh Daddy, you’re so lucky, I think Santa brought you TWO guitars!” Little did she know how familiar I was with them. Anyway, one parting glory shot:

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





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CampD

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#1 posted 929 days ago

That is really cool!
nice way to get the kids into music

-- Doug...

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JohnnyM

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#2 posted 929 days ago

Great job. You’ll need to post a video of all of you jamming!

-- ~~ John . . . . . . . . . Against the Grain Woodworking & Design, LLC

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a1Jim

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#3 posted 929 days ago

These are beyond amazing,great job so very well done,fantastic gifts.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Sodabowski

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#4 posted 929 days ago

Pretty obviously you didn’t make 3/4 shrunk pickups :)
Your daughter looks to be a leftie too, right? ;)

-- Holy scrap Barkman!

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drbyte

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#5 posted 929 days ago

Great guitars! Who gets the red left-hand model?

-- Dennis, WV

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Ripthorn

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#6 posted 929 days ago

The red one is for my daughter. She is a lefty, even tried playing my righty guitars the wrong way.

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

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sras

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#7 posted 929 days ago

Awesome!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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MShort

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#8 posted 929 days ago

Awesome Christmas gifts. Nice work.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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DocSavage45

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#9 posted 928 days ago

Wow, a musician that makes what he plays! Your kids are blessed to have you for a dad! Keep up the great work. Less Paul would be smiling!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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MasterSergeant

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#10 posted 928 days ago

Wow these are downright awesome! Maybe we could talk you into a blog on how to make these beauties???!?

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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Schwieb

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#11 posted 928 days ago

I can just imagine you jamming with them to “I love rock and roll” one day. This is really a labor of love. GOOD WORK Ripthorn. Building acoustic guitars for my wife and kids is in the plan for this year.

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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nobuckle

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#12 posted 928 days ago

Out of the mouth of babes. I had to lol when I read what your daughter said. Those are some great guitars.

-- Doug - Make an effort to live by the slogan "We try harder"

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CharlieM1958

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#13 posted 928 days ago

What a dad!

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

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MOJOE

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#14 posted 928 days ago

Awesome man! This is a really thoughtful and high quality gift…..on a side note, isn’t it cute how your young one’s minds work sometimes.

-- Measuring twice and cutting once only works if you read the tape correctly!

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choppertoo

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#15 posted 928 days ago

I’m at a loss for words. What a phenomenal Christmas gift. Music/guitar/love all wrapped in one package.

Verrrrry kewl!

-- The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that our aim is too low and we reach it.. Michelangelo

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