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Walnut & Cherry Guitar Pick

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Project by scottb posted 01-07-2012 01:50 AM 1455 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

One of my “someday” projects is to make a guitar… Not that I have to wait to make it, per se, but it would make more sense if I could actually play it by the time I finish. So rather than keep thinking it’ll be a someday project, I decided to start small ;)

Two ply for added strength. Walnut on one side, cherry on the other. The hardest part was sanding it with almost nothing to hold onto! I did manage to get off all the glue squeeze out without deforming the overall shape too much.

Intentionally left unfinished. As it will surely get a nice patina from being manhandled, and any finish on the business end would suffer much abuse.

So, rather than still saying “someday”... I’ve taken out my “low milage” acoustic guitar I got (way) back in college, and have started taking lessons! I don’t expect this pick to last half as long as it takes me to get around to building my own guitar… but at least I’m moving forward!

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/





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#1 posted 01-07-2012 02:40 AM

Your pick a winner :))

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#2 posted 01-07-2012 04:03 AM

Nice pick – but I suspect that you will find that there is a valid reason that they make them out of the hard plastic like material that they use. I think the wood will not hold up to well to the guitar strings. But your effort is appreciated – nice job and good luck with your guitar build – I hope you get around to it.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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#3 posted 01-08-2012 11:10 AM

Scottb …
Email your mailing address to iainshort@fsmail.net
I will send you some of my wood picks
Regards
Shorty

Different woods used for picks will change the tone of the guitar.
Lemonwood, ebony, cocobolo, are brighter than maple or walnut .

I will try to post a photo later

-- ... Never Apologise For Being Right ...

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#4 posted 01-08-2012 11:20 PM

Scott That a cool idea.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#5 posted 01-10-2012 11:23 PM

I’m interested in what sort of mileage you get out of them..

-- Dan, Rochester, NY

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#6 posted 01-10-2012 11:31 PM

Dan
I make em but dont play em. I have the musical ability of a house brick.
Send your mailing address to iainshort@fsmail.net
I will send you some of my wood picks
Regards
Shorty

-- ... Never Apologise For Being Right ...

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