Leftover parts guitar

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Project by guitfiddleniick posted 04-13-2012 05:00 PM 1710 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I started building this guitar on monday april 10. I wanted to see if I could build a simple,set neck guitar, cheaply and quickly. I made the neck a while back, and it has been employed as a temporary leg for a router table. It is curly maple and mahogany,with an ebony fretboard. The body is black walnut from a tree that I felled and milled with a chainsaw a few years ago. The headplate is a crotch from the same tree.All the hardware and electronics, came out of the junk drawer, where I keep misfits and troublemakers. The finish is a fine blend of whatever was in those three jars(boiled linseed?)and shellac. This is a fine prototype , if I do say so myself

-- Be the tool- Mark Ragonese

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#1 posted 04-13-2012 05:28 PM

Awesome. change the plastic pick housing to wood?

-- Router è ancora il mio nome.

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#2 posted 04-13-2012 05:32 PM

You started that a few days ago? Damn, you work quick.

-- Brian Timmons -

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#3 posted 04-13-2012 07:40 PM

Sweet looking guitar. Nice work!

-- You have not really lived until you do something for someone who can never repay you.

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#4 posted 04-13-2012 09:36 PM

That is Just Beautiful!
Awesome work man…....Talent!
Thanks for sharing,

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#5 posted 04-14-2012 12:00 PM

You used that beautiful neck for a table leg????? Man, I’d give anything for half the talent you have.
Great looking axe. I know it sounds good with the humbuckers. How do it play?

Have a good’un

-- rejo55, East Texas

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#6 posted 04-14-2012 11:36 PM

I am totally with you, fine prototype.
From a routertable leg…?
Very nice.

-- rhykenologist and plant grower

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#7 posted 04-14-2012 11:47 PM

thanks so much for your feedback everybody. The official test report is that,somehow, some way, I managed to hit a homer on the 4 day guitar. It sounds unbelievable and plays flawlessly. I am shocked. Even the intonation was dead nuts right away. I couldn’t be happier.

-- Be the tool- Mark Ragonese

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#8 posted 04-15-2012 03:32 PM

Congrats on some fine work, that looks great

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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