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Project by Vinman posted 04-14-2008 03:35 AM 1353 views 1 time favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here are a couple of pics of my first guitar build. The center strip is paduk sandwiched between walnut.





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Scott Bryan

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#1 posted 04-14-2008 03:37 AM

I really like the look of walnut and paduk. I am sure that the finished piece is going to be gorgeous.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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CharlieM1958

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#2 posted 04-14-2008 04:00 AM

Looking great. I’ve always wanted to do one myself. I’ll be watching your progress.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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GaryK

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#3 posted 04-14-2008 05:32 AM

That looks great. Might take a crack at one one of these days!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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Skinna

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#4 posted 04-14-2008 09:40 AM

looking good to me!

-- Skinna - Australia... I won't stop at murder if that's what is necessary to get the job done

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bilsborough

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#5 posted 04-14-2008 03:34 PM

Looks great1 I’ve done several, a real challenge that tests all woodworking skills

-- What do you learn from being right?

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#6 posted 04-14-2008 03:39 PM

I made one out of door skins (1/8 inch luan) when I was 18. No guidence, I just made it, and it sounds like it too. Paduak looks great, but does darken sometimes. It looks like it will sound great.

-- ??? My mistakes heat the house. It's very warm in here. ???

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#7 posted 04-14-2008 04:09 PM

This must be quite a challenge. I can’t wait to see the finished project.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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#8 posted 04-14-2008 04:39 PM

Looks good. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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Hersh

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#9 posted 04-26-2008 12:58 AM

vinman,
Looking good. There are several of us here on LJ that are into guitar making. Check out my projects.

-- Hersh from Port Angeles, WA - Gotta Complete That Project!

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#10 posted 05-01-2008 11:45 AM

Looks good

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#11 posted 08-28-2008 11:24 PM

Any progress on this beauty Vinman?

-- Res severa verum gaudium - True pleasure is a serious business. http://www.folksy.com/shops/TreeGems

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Vinman

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#12 posted 09-08-2008 07:56 PM

I have the top attached and the binding of the body is completed Stew. I’ve spent the summer making furniture to keep my wife happy while I make guitars. I will post progress on my first one as I once again dive into jig making to work on the neck. As soon as I get some more time I will post pics of the tables that I built to match the entertainment console.

Stay tuned!

Vinman

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Chardt

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#13 posted 10-31-2008 11:39 PM

Looks great! I haven’t tried an acoustic yet, but I’ve built several electrics.

I have an 8 string Uke that I need to repair that I’ll use as a test.

-- When my wife ask's what I have to show for my wood working hobby, I just show her the splinters.

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