Electric Tenor

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Project by wallybob posted 11-09-2012 08:10 PM 1792 views 4 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

As a volunteer in the woodworking program at a local junior college I get the opportunity to work with a very talented and dedicated instructor who teaches a ukulele building class. All students in the class build a tenor ukulele during the 17 week course. During some our conversations in class the instructor mentioned that someday, when he had the time, he wanted to build an electric guitar and ukulele. Well I had a little extra time this semester so I thought I would just build him a solid body electric as a gift at the end of the semester. I hope it will give him the push to make one of his own. Hope he likes it.

Body – Spalted Birds – Eye Maple with curly Redwood top veneer

Neck – Through neck – Black Acacia

Fret board and Bridge – cocoabolo

Tuners – Gotoh Minis

Under bridge Piezo

Thanks for looking

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#1 posted 11-09-2012 09:05 PM

Wow this must be the most unique and wonderful guitar I’ve ever seen.

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#2 posted 11-09-2012 11:05 PM

it is very sweet … u set the bar on this one

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#3 posted 11-09-2012 11:14 PM

Very beautiful piece. Wish I could play it.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#4 posted 11-10-2012 09:37 AM

Beautiful finish (and uke), is it lacquer? What kind of piezo did you use, rod or disk?

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#5 posted 11-10-2012 01:14 PM

Nice uke!! love the choice of woods..

-- Wayne

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#6 posted 10-12-2013 05:40 PM

Very nice
Would you consider a blog teaching us newbies how to build an electric guitar?
I would pay money.

-- Quicksilver

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