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Too old to rock and roll, too young to die. I’ve long been a fan of Gibson guitars, so I decided to build a Fender Stratocaster knockoff. I guess I did this to see what all the fuss was about. The body is book-matched maple laminated to mahogany, the neck is of the same mahogany, oiled with three coats of spray lacquer. Actually, the guitar really rocks! I have a friend who built a guitar identical to this one who decided on a purple pick-guard. This was an extremely fun project.

-- There's no tool like an old tool...





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motthunter

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#1 posted 2323 days ago

Nice Tull reference.

Love the guitar. My favorite guitar is the Gibson SG. I hope that you play some cool tunes on this one.

-- making sawdust....

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alanealane

365 posts in 2526 days


#2 posted 2323 days ago

You’re automatically my buddy!! Fantastic Job!! So cool to meet a fellow luthier.
Check out my bass...

Alex

-- Lane Custom Guitars and Basses

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CharlieM1958

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#3 posted 2323 days ago

Great looking axe!

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

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Hersh

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#4 posted 2323 days ago

Excellent guitar. You have done a great job in capturing the ‘Strat’ look. Keep up the good work.

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

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Joey

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#5 posted 2323 days ago

That’s great looking. I have a buddy that’s a musician and keeps trying to talk me into building him a guitar. He showed me the kits from stew-mac and LMII.
Is this one you did from scratch or is it a kit.. Would love to find out more info on how to do this.

-- Joey, Magee, Ms http://woodnwaresms.com

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trifern

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#6 posted 2323 days ago

Beautiful looking guitar.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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GaryK

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#7 posted 2323 days ago

Very nice! Great job.

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

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Texasgaloot

464 posts in 2336 days


#8 posted 2323 days ago

Motthunter: Always good to meet a fellow “art rock” connoisseur!
Jcash3: Completely from scratch, except for the electronics which came from Stew-mac. Send me an email if I can help out.
All: Thanks for the support! I appreciate it!

-- There's no tool like an old tool...

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Callum Kendall

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#9 posted 2323 days ago

Great job! a guitar is on my to do list

Thanks for the post

Callum

-- For wood working podcasts with a twist check out http://thetimberkid.com/

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stanley_clifton

187 posts in 2339 days


#10 posted 2323 days ago

Very simple, elegant and well-proportioned. Execution of the bookmarking and fixing looks excellent. Thinking of having a go at some musical instruments; my friend says I don’t stand a chance.

-- Stanley generally struggling

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gbvinc

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#11 posted 2323 days ago

Nice!

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Texasgaloot

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#12 posted 2323 days ago

Callum, Stanley: I say, go for it! Little is more satisfying.

-- There's no tool like an old tool...

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againstthegrain

117 posts in 2388 days


#13 posted 2323 days ago

I have always wanted to try to build a guitar, but have been too intimidated. That is GREAT! Well done!!

-- Anchul - Warrensburg, MO: As a Pastor, I am just trying to get closer to Jesus. He was a woodworker too.

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tat2grl

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#14 posted 2315 days ago

Love the pick guard!! It accents the beautiful wood and would just GLOW under stage lights!! Once I get my book and get some learnin under the belt, I’d like to email you for tips and suggestions once my guitar project gets underway. Since this can get expensive, I’m carefully planning each step so as to not waste any money, which is soooo tight right now. We have 2 Fender-like guitars, a Jasmine Takamine, a Yamaha and my Ovation for acoustics, so I’m thinking a Les Paul “wannabe” would round off the collection. Our daughter wants to play bass, so maybe an acoustic bass for practice might be a good project as well…hence the serious planning stage…lol. Thanks for sharing!!

-- "Creativity is...seeing something that doesn't exist already. You need to find out how you can bring it into being and that way be a playmate with God."

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Chardt

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#15 posted 2231 days ago

Beautiful job!

-- 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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