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Project by Bob Morris posted 03-11-2007 03:08 PM 1959 views 3 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Another acoustic guitar I hope you enjoy seeing. The top and sides are of Northern Basswood and the back is Italian Poplar. The designs are woodburnings which I find decorates but does not change the tone.

-- Bob Morris, Ohio, http://www.bmcustomguitars.com





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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#1 posted 03-11-2007 03:30 PM

Another beauty, I really like you wood burning, the shading is perfect. it makes the flowers look so real.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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#2 posted 03-11-2007 03:59 PM

Very nice.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#3 posted 03-11-2007 05:27 PM

That woodburning looks like leather carving! Nice touch!

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#4 posted 03-11-2007 06:59 PM

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#5 posted 03-12-2007 12:59 AM

Very nice Bob

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#6 posted 03-12-2007 02:32 PM

That’s very nicely done.

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#7 posted 03-12-2007 03:01 PM

I still can’t believe that people make handmade guitars…. it just seems so impossible!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#8 posted 03-12-2007 05:05 PM

Anyone interested in handmade Guitars look at this. You can also download some good free Guitar music here.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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#9 posted 03-12-2007 05:32 PM

O.K., I just have to ask, but why can’t you use plywood for guitars?

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#10 posted 03-12-2007 06:16 PM

Hi Obi, you can use plywood for guitars, the tone and sustain are not as good as some solid woods. Plywood just doesn’t vibrate the same as solid wood. There is also the tradition of using certain woods. Personaly I tend to ignore tradition and experment with local woods. The guitar I’m currently working on has Basswood top from northern wisconson. Italian Poplar plywood back, cherry sides and hard maple and walnut neck. The interior braces are ash.

-- Bob Morris, Ohio, http://www.bmcustomguitars.com

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#11 posted 05-04-2007 05:54 AM

Bob, I was just useing the new shuffle feature on the site and stumbled on this honey of a piece. It is an oustanding example of woodburning. I agree with Dennis that it looks like fine leather. Great craftsmanship and thanks for posting this. Look forward to seeing more of your work in the near future.

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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#12 posted 05-05-2007 06:47 PM

A very nice piece of craftsmanship Bob. Nice to know you can experiment and try other materials as well.

I can see Obi’s wheel’s turning now, how to make a guitar from Hickory!

-- Bill, Turlock California, http://www.brookswoodworks.com

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#13 posted 10-19-2007 04:49 PM

Very nice, Bob, I wonder how it sounds?

MsDebbie: it’s not impossible! just ask Bob here! Handmade guitars are something very special, something you only really understand after doing it yourself with your own hands, seeing how many painstaking hours go into each one, and then when you play it for the first time it sounds and feels better than you could have ever imagined! and then gets better with age!!!

The real value in handmade guitars isn’t in the price, it’s in the heart and soul that goes into both the making of it and the playing of it – and it’s something special to leave to your kids and grandkids after you’re gone…

Have attached some pics of my most recently finished electric which is a mahogany 38mm body with a book-matched 3mm maple veneer on the top, joined onto a birdseye maple neck, all accentuated with all gold hardware, 3x humbucking pickups; feels nice, and sounds even nicer, plays awesome…. I couldn’t buy a real strat at any price that would compare with this, it is a truly unique item which will hopefully stay in my family for generations to come.
Skinna Custom Mahogany Strat01
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(also a pic of a piece of 1/2” cedar which I have an almost identical pair of, to be hand carved into an archtop in the course of the next few months when time permits)
Cedar for custom archtop still in design process

Once again – Well Done Bob!!

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

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#14 posted 10-20-2007 11:40 AM

I can compare it to flyfishing—catching a fish with a fly that you tied yourself is priceless .

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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