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Project by becikeja posted 334 days ago 924 views 3 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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After looking at many Strum Sticks on the site, I decided to give it a go. My son is an avid guitar player so I thought it might be something he liked. I can’t carry a tune in a bucket so I went at it blind. Had no idea how to tune it or even if it sounded decent once I finished. He loved it, and within a couple of hours had it tuned and was playing songs.

The picture does not do it justice. The sound box is 1/16” tiger maple, the frame is walnut and the fretboard is rosewood.

-- Don't outsmart your common sense

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#1 posted 334 days ago

Very impressive great job .

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 334 days ago

that looks great, I really want to make one of these for my son, too. Do you have any photos taken during construction?

-- The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that our aim is too low and we reach it.. Michelangelo

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#3 posted 333 days ago

Welcome To LumberJocks.
Good Luck…

-- Rick

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#4 posted 333 days ago

Nice work

-- Vince

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#5 posted 333 days ago

I didn’t take any other photos, but here is the link I built it from if you’re interested. I also received some advice from fellow lumberjock rdwile a while back. It took me a long time before I decided to start it, but glad I did,

The 2 keys to success.
1) Take the time to make a jig for spreading the frame.
2) Get the fret position right.

-- Don't outsmart your common sense

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#6 posted 330 days ago

Excellent work on that beautiful musical instrument. I’m sure son is happy and proud of it.

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#7 posted 329 days ago

Looks like it turned out great becikeja!

You should be pleased.


-- Richard D. Wile,

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