|Project by wallybob||posted 05-06-2012 12:40 AM||1507 views||2 times favorited||14 comments|
I have posted several of my instruments on LJ but this is my first acoustic guitar. I know that there is not a lot of interest in string instruments on the site but for me this is challenging woodworking.
As I have mentioned before, I try to use urban lumber that I mill from locally felled trees. Also, everything I build I donate to charity auctions or give away. In March I was astonished, not trying to brag, that someone donated $9,500.00 to the Carter Center at this years auction for one of my ukuleles. I also donated a second one to a boy’s ranch in Missouri. Haven’t heard what that one brought but I am certain it is no where close to the first one. (They were both posted on LJ under Landfill Ukuleles.)
As this was my first acoustic, needless to say there are a lot of little things or maybe even some big things I could have done better but it was a great learning experience and a wonderful journey. Still don’t know where this one is going but hopefully it will be appreciated.
The sides, back, and neck are made of Black Acacia. The sound board and all bracing is Bunya. The fret board, headstock veneer, and bridge are quartersawn spalted Sycamore. The tuners are Gotoh. The nut and saddle are buffalo horn. The finish is TruOil and wax. The truss rod cover is fused glass made by my wife. I’m sure you noticed that there are no screws to attach the cover. That’s because I drilled the holes in the cover before making the nut and as is obvious they are in the wrong location. She is currently in the process of making me some new ones.
Thanks for looking,