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Manatee Lap Steel Slide Guitar

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Project by solardave posted 11-02-2012 12:53 PM 991 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s another one of my lapsteels that makes people smile. My tribute to the West Indian Manatee, an endangered species that lives & plays in the bays & rivers of Florida. Finished in a stunning Manatee burst. The little manatee is made from yellow pine with an oak fretboard. I used a Gretsch humbucker and a Gibson style wrap around bridge. The eyes are the volume & tone controls. I hope you like it.





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mountain934

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#1 posted 11-02-2012 01:03 PM

Wow David that is awesome !! luv how you do the critters around your part of where you live.

-- R.S.Bretz, Pa.

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Monte Pittman

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#2 posted 11-02-2012 01:20 PM

This one I think is really cool. You do awesome on these.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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Jim Jakosh

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#3 posted 11-02-2012 01:22 PM

Dave that is a beautiful instrument!! I was doing a turning class at our high school yesterday and there were a few kids interested in guitars and I gave them the location of your work on here so they can see how neat the stuff is that you do!! Maybe they will follow in your footsteps!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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a1Jim

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#4 posted 11-02-2012 03:15 PM

As unique as it gets,very cool,nice work.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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dakremer

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#5 posted 11-02-2012 03:16 PM

all of your guitars are really awesome! Totally unique! Great job!

Welcome to LJs

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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Surfside

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#6 posted 11-02-2012 04:57 PM

Can you please post a video that you’re playing that Manatee Lap Steel Slide Guitar ?

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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solardave

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#7 posted 11-02-2012 08:59 PM

Thanks for all the nice comments, everyone. I really enjoy making fun instruments. Especially things with faces. Sad to say I don’t have any videos of me playing anything, but I do have a couple videos of people playing my axe handle slide guitars.

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majuvla

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#8 posted 11-03-2012 07:08 AM

Your guitars are totaly unreal.Excellent.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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