Texicaster guitar

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Project by scrimman posted 04-22-2012 04:19 AM 3433 views 10 times favorited 30 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I decided a while back that I wanted to make a guitar, and this was the result. The Body is basswood, and I based it partially on some of the motifs my dad used to put into his leather work, and partially on Celtic knotwork. The neck is rock Maple, and has a Gecko carved into it just because I’d never seen a headstock carved up before. It’s finished with about 20 coats of Tung Oil. I was planning on painting the carvings with oil paints, but I decided first to do a little woodburning on it first, and that took it far enough into the next level to suit me. Hope y’all like it!

-- No matter where you go, there you are!

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David Grimes

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#1 posted 04-22-2012 05:12 AM

That is exquisite work. Very impressive first build.

-- If you're going to stir the pot, think BIG spoon or SMALL boat paddle. David Grimes, Georgia

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#2 posted 04-22-2012 08:16 AM

That is so sweet.

I can imagine that over the years the character is going to build up.

glad you took the advice not to paint


-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#3 posted 04-22-2012 11:15 AM

I have never seen a carved guitar before! That is a wonderful thing!

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#4 posted 04-22-2012 12:09 PM

To repeat, that is exquisite work, well worth being said again, better get used to it, You are going to hear that a lot, Very Artistic showing great skill in carving and woodworking talent, Great Job, thanks for sharing

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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#5 posted 04-22-2012 01:07 PM

You have a wonderful talent and thanks for sharing it with us. Look forward to future projects.

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

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#6 posted 04-22-2012 01:08 PM

That is spectacular! Great carvings, and I love the gecko you carved into the neck.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#7 posted 04-22-2012 01:08 PM

wow !!! that looks beautiful

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#8 posted 04-22-2012 01:52 PM

What a way to show off a lot of your skills in one place. Great carving and guitar build.

-- Dale Manning, Carthage, NY

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#9 posted 04-22-2012 02:40 PM

Very nice. I see several people who make buitars on this website but your one is the first I remember with such nice carvings used instead of the traditional styles.

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#10 posted 04-22-2012 02:52 PM

Very nice work. Just learning the guitar and have an idea to do one of these myself. Thanks for the inspiration.

-- E.R. Bunn,

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#11 posted 04-22-2012 03:36 PM

Impressive work

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#12 posted 04-22-2012 03:44 PM

Gorgeous Guitar!!!

-- Spence in Skokie, IL

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#13 posted 04-22-2012 03:45 PM

Like it? Love it.. That is really cool. The carved head stock was a great idea!

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#14 posted 04-22-2012 04:41 PM

Great looking guitar. Have you thought about making them for sale? I’m sure professional guitarists would be happy to play one on stage. I don’t know much about solid body guitar acoustics, but I don’t think carvings would have much effect.

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#15 posted 04-22-2012 06:10 PM

That is absolutely gorgeous! How long did it take to make such a fine work of art?

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

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