|Project by Dick, & Barb Cain||posted 08-18-2006 11:49 PM||10125 views||12 times favorited||32 comments|
One of my sons’ has been an avid Guitar player since his early high school days.
He graduated in 1971.
I always told him, that I’d build him a guitar someday. So in 2003, I finally came through with the promise.
I had a lot of left over wood from various projects,
so I decided to make a laminated body of the wood I had in my shop.
It has Black Walnut, Ash, Mahogany, Red Oak, White Oak, & Birch.
It turned out to be a beautiful blend of woods.
The neck was purchased from Stewart-MacDonald, a guitar parts supplier.
The tuning head is my design. I finished it with about 10 coats of Satin lacquer.
You may notice it has no pick guard, because I hated to cover up such beautiful wood.
My son installed the electronics to his liking.
I took a gamble on using all these wood species, because you don’t know what affect it will have on
the sound. My son said this instrument will stand up to any Guitar he’s played.
So that made me plenty proud.
Watch, & listen to this live slide guitar performance of “Sleep Walk” by Steve Cain.
Also check out this slideshow of Steve playing with a different group in My Blog.
-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1