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This fall I built my first dreadnaught acoustic guitar. Quite a fun project. Started with pieces of wood. Ended up with a custom guitar designed to fit my hands and style of playing.
-- Ron, North Carolina
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#1 posted 12-17-2012 10:06 AM
She looks pretty classy
-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.
#2 posted 12-17-2012 10:07 AM
Forgot, Welcome to LJ’s
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#3 posted 12-17-2012 11:54 AM
Great looking guitar! If you can build an instrument this nice, you can build anything. Thanks for sharing and I look forward to more of your projects.
-- Hal, Tennessee http://www.first285.com
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#4 posted 12-17-2012 01:29 PM
Wow! Often thought about but never had the guts to build a guitar. I played a lot when I was younger but not so much now. I guess you never know if you have the skills to do it unless you take that first step. Where did you get your components like the bridge, keys, pick guard, etc? I know there are some guitar building stuff in the Grizzly catalog.
-- Dave Haynes, Indiana, http://www.oldaveswoodshop.com
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#5 posted 12-17-2012 05:27 PM
Beautiful beautiful guitar ,wonderful job.
-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture
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#6 posted 12-17-2012 07:46 PM
Wow. The hard work is definitely paying off.
#7 posted 12-17-2012 11:17 PM
Thanks for the all the nice feedback on the guitar. Sides, back and neck are made of mahogany. Front is made of Carpathian Spruce. Bridge is made of ebony. Saddle and nut are made of camel bone. Fretboard is made of rosewood. The headstock is overlayed with rosewood. The pick guard was made in the shop. I stained the mahohany. It has about 8 coats of water-based finish. Routed inlay around soundhole. Front is around .10 thickness. The tuners, saddle and fret wire are from a luthier supplier. Tuners are made by Grover. I have uploaded a few more photos.
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#8 posted 12-18-2012 02:00 AM
Beautiful! A project that I have been wanting to tackle.
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#9 posted 12-18-2012 08:45 PM
Perfectly done! Wanna play along?www.bandsawblog.com
-- "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"
#10 posted 12-18-2012 10:05 PM
Be happy to play along. I will see if I can upload a video so you can hear what the guitar sounds like.
#11 posted 12-19-2012 02:33 PM
Sure! That would be great!
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