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Project by mountain934 posted 01-27-2012 03:24 PM 1100 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is one of my stringed instrument creations. This one has more details on it then most i do. The neck was carved from a butternut tree limb and the box has thin ash wood top and bottom with wood grub poplar slides. The carved bears head on the peghead has real cow bone teeth and red glass eyes. Whats interesting about this one is i did scoop outs before each of the inlayed bone frets. This one is acoustic only and 2 strings.

-- R.S.Bretz, Pa.





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#1 posted 01-27-2012 04:09 PM

Very unique! Can you give us a sample of how it sounds!?

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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#2 posted 01-27-2012 05:19 PM

That is a very interesting instrument, RS. At first glance, I thought it was a walking cane! What musical scale did you incorporate into it? How did you determine where each fret goes and also I would very much like to hear how it sounds. I also enjoyed viewing all the different and beautiful guitar bridges and instruments you’ve made. If I were still playing it, I would certainly have you make one for me! Great work, RS.

-- LittlePAW - The sweetest sound in my shop, next to Mozart, is what a hand plane makes slicing a ribbon.

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#3 posted 01-27-2012 06:25 PM

Surly a one of a kind ,very creative.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#4 posted 01-28-2012 12:58 AM

I love your design. You have a very creative mind. The use of different types of materials blends well together. What part of the cow do you get the bone from? I look forward to your future pieces.
-Don

-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!

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