|Project by Kernal||posted 08-02-2012 11:08 PM||1301 views||6 times favorited||10 comments|
This was pretty much my first woodworking project. About ten years ago I enrolled in a guitar-making class because it sounded awesome and I like working with my hands. The class lasted 3 months and, at the end, I had the very nice acoustic bass guitar pictured above. The class was great fun and I still cherish memories from those three months, like “Uh, [teacher]? I think I just drilled a hole through my guitar. In fact, I’m pretty sure I just drilled a hole through my guitar.”
For information on the class, see: http://www.totnesschoolofguitarmaking.co.uk/
The guitar is build mostly of my own design. The black parts (head veneer, fingerboard, bridge, heelcap) are all of ebony. The neck is maple, and the sides and back are beautifully flamed maple. The front is….I can’t remember the name of the wood anymore – something soft. This project instilled in me a deep appreciation for the beauty in wood grain and texture.
She sounds great, too!
-- A new version of the old adage - "Count twice, buy once."