The 50th Tsunami Guitar

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Project by Tennessee posted 02-04-2013 08:24 PM 978 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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 02-04-2013 08:29 PM

That is gorgeous!


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#2 posted 02-04-2013 08:29 PM

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 02-04-2013 08:48 PM

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 02-04-2013 09:45 PM

Awesome guitar and beautiful woodwork…

-- We all must start somewhere in our journey of doing what we love to do.

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#5 posted 02-04-2013 10:55 PM

Wonderful Work!!!
Just Amazing!!

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

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#6 posted 06-23-2013 01:24 AM

Wow, really nice, great job

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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