The 50th Tsunami Guitar

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If you had told me in September, 2009, that I would reach 50 guitars and beyond, I would have said fugattaboutit!
But here I am.
Had not posted any guitars in a while, decided to put up a couple.
This one is number 50, and for now I kept it, although a guy called today inquiring about it. I quoted him a little high, almost hoping he will not buy it, but he said he wants to think about it for a day or so. Also have a luncheon meeting this week with a local writer who is also a long time guitarist, wants to do an article about my guitars, so he wants to see this one and play it. Take it and my portable amp to the lunch. Who knows, might be gone soon…

Anyway, this one is yellowheart, with a bloodwood pickguard. Features an african mahogany backside, with yellowheart racing stripes. Neck is mahogany with a rosewood fretboard, mother of toilet seat inlays. Grover tuners. The body features a German curve.
Twin Armstrong four wire humbuckers, with series/parallel switches for additional tonal options. Three way switch, one volume, one tone, and of course the Bigsby. Did some extra goodies on the headstock. I buy my necks, just not monetarily feasible for me to be competitive if I would build a neck like this. I’d have to double my pricing.
Anyway, it plays great, and has fabulous sounds.
Thanks for lookin!

-- Paul, Tennessee,

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#1 posted 541 days ago

That is gorgeous!


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#2 posted 541 days ago

Nice looking instrument, that’s quite a production line you have there.

I agree with you on the buying vs. building necks. I satisfied my need to try this out a couple of times, but have not made a neck from scratch in years. Let the guys with the big CNC machines do the labour, then we can build what we want. :-)

How about an acoustic next?

-- Richard D. Wile,

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#3 posted 541 days ago

I’ve thought a lot about hollowbody electrics, but no acoustics. There are eleven acoustic builders within 50 miles of where I am typing this. They range in pricing from $450 to $8000. I can’t compete.
And you’re right about the guys with the CNC machines. There is a guy about 12 miles from me who builds electrics for various companies and uses CNC. He’ll sell you a neck cheaper than Warmoth, although I don’t buy from him cause his delivery is terrible. Still, I got four companies where I go for necks, all well under $100. I just cannot justify anything close to that!

-- Paul, Tennessee,

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#4 posted 540 days ago

Awesome guitar and beautiful woodwork…

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#5 posted 540 days ago

Wonderful Work!!!
Just Amazing!!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#6 posted 402 days ago

Wow, really nice, great job

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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