1st Guitar

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Project by bflat1967 posted 12-02-2012 01:18 PM 1257 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This was built in the style of my top 3 favorite guitar players. Body (Ash) is a SRV, Neck (basswood) is set up like an EVH Peavey Wolfgang, fret board (Maple), and the headstock is Jimi Hendrix. Finished off with gold Hardware and noiseless Fender pick-ups.

Next stop Les Paul style, then a 335 both Black Walnut. 335 is really worrying me! A lot of wood bending. Thoughts?

-- Doug

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#1 posted 12-02-2012 02:32 PM

Doug, that is one beautiful guitar, I’ll bet she plays as good as she looks !!!!

-- Everyone calls me Ed or Eddie , mom still calls me Edward if she is mad at me.

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#2 posted 12-02-2012 03:00 PM

Great work, buddy!

I look forward to seeing the 335 – I really like those things, and they sound oh so sweet! Good luck, I would imagine that style of guitar will be quite a challenge!

-- Jason K

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#3 posted 12-02-2012 08:28 PM

Nice job.

You will have some additional challenges with the Les Paul, but worth the time. I put a burst finish on my, although it took 3 attempts to get the look I wanted.

I always wanted to try an Archtop. I bought “Making an Archtop Guitar.” I don’t have all the tools necessary yet, but this is on my list.

Also, take a peek at for a recent archtop project.

See for a Les Paul build

and for an archtop build.

Best wishes on your next build.

-- Nicky

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