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Project by nonickswood posted 09-22-2013 04:30 PM 3579 views 7 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve been wanting to make one of these for some time now.
What a fun build with a very musical outcome.
My son doesn’t want to put it down!

Woods; Cherry, Maple, Ebony – Bridge, & Mahogany inlay.
Finished with Danish Wood Oil then several coats of Wipe on Poly.

Thanks for looking!

-- Nick, Virginia,

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#1 posted 09-22-2013 06:04 PM

Very unique! Can you have your son play this for us?

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#2 posted 09-22-2013 06:32 PM

Nice instrument Nick. The wood blends well. Did you make a template for putting in the frets? It is nice to see someone appreciate and play an instrument that you built.

-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!

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#3 posted 09-22-2013 08:09 PM

Thanks Guys,
Don; I did layout the frets from some plans but also double checked those dimensions with a fret calculator, while I was at it I made a story pole for the next one.

-- Nick, Virginia,

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#4 posted 09-24-2013 12:40 AM

I had my son do a demo video for some strumsticks I made for friends kids.

Youtube video here

-- Richard D. Wile,

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#5 posted 09-25-2013 04:44 PM

Cool instrument! Like the beautiful shape and wood choice and the inlay is a great accent. Great job!

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