Bubinga Firewood Strumstick

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Project by rdwile posted 02-04-2013 03:32 PM 4729 views 11 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I just finished another strumstick, this time with a piece of bubinga which was mostly sapwood and sent to me as packing material in some guitar sets I bought a few years ago. You just see a few flashes of the pink that bubinga is known for. The fretboard is a piece of tulipwood, split and bookmatched.

The nice thing with these instruments is they use very little material so its easy to use up small bits of leftover exotics. An example of this is the back which is nicely figured Koa which was an offcut from a guitar I made a few years ago.

The nut is water buffalo horn and the bridge and stringbreak are ebony, made from a piece I have been cutting little slices off for years.

These are fun instruments to play for even non-musicians. I asked my son to put together a video for a young guy that one of these was given to as a gift. A few folks asked me to post it - The video.

Earlier I posted a blog which was updated from my own blog on a previous one of these I had made.

Thanks for reading.

-- Richard D. Wile,

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Jamie Speirs

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#1 posted 02-04-2013 05:03 PM

This is a great wee instrument
Enjoyed your sons video as well.


-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#2 posted 02-04-2013 07:40 PM


-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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