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Project by SheriDi posted 192 days ago 1196 views 2 times favorited 33 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is something I’ve wanted to do for years and the opportunity finally came up. There is an organization in Southern California called the Stringed Instrument Makers of Southern California and they give classes annually on guitar building. One for steel string and one for classical. The classes are very small and ran this year from January to May. My guitar is quartersawn maple with East Indian Rosewood/maple bindings and purflings. Being my first it has its share of “warts”, but I am very happy with it and it is the guitar I now play every day.

Can’t wait to start #2!

-- A Veteran is someone who, at one point in their life, wrote a blank check payable to the United States of America for an amount up to and including their life. That is beyond honor





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Loren

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#1 posted 192 days ago

Nice job on the purfling. Nice rosette too.

I took one semester of the class when they were at Orange
Coast College back around 1998.

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triviasteve

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#2 posted 191 days ago

that’s beautiful! how does it sound?

-- You know I'm on the level 'cause my bubble's in the middle.

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SheriDi

120 posts in 1806 days


#3 posted 191 days ago

Triviasteve: It is the best sounding guitar ever made on planet earth! Of course that’s my opinion, but fwiw I think it sounds pretty good. It’s built on a Romanillos plan, and his guitars did sound pretty good.

Loren: I wonder if we were in the same class at OCC. After one semester I had only joined the top and back and installed the rosette! It was tough to compete with 40 other people for the ONE bandsaw!

-- A Veteran is someone who, at one point in their life, wrote a blank check payable to the United States of America for an amount up to and including their life. That is beyond honor

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BTimmons

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#4 posted 191 days ago

Very beautiful work. Don’t get a lot of luthiers around here.

-- Brian in Arlington, TX

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Eddie_T

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#5 posted 191 days ago

Nice work!

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Dallas

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#6 posted 191 days ago

Better than I could ever think of building! An outstanding job!

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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a1Jim

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#7 posted 191 days ago

Outstanding workmanship and a real beauty too.

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GenerationWW

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#8 posted 191 days ago

Very nice! Building one is on my to-do list. Thanks for sharing!

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aussiedave

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#9 posted 191 days ago

Wow very nice guitar and I imagine it sounds as good as it looks…Perfect. You did an awesome job and I hope we get to see #2 when you make it….Well done.

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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CharlieM1958

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#10 posted 191 days ago

As a player myself, a guitar is definitely on my woodworking bucket list. You did a fantastic job with this one. I’d love to hear it.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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Loren

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#11 posted 191 days ago

Perhaps we were…. all I got done was making that stupid mold,
joining the top and inlaying the rosette. I remember the waiting
list to use the side benders was about a semester long.

I went home the summer after and built the guitar on my own,
using a hot pipe to do the bending and hollow forms I made
myself to use in a go-bar deck. After the first guitar I used
an adjustable workboard with sections of round closet
rod with hanger bolts in them.

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Jim Jakosh

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#12 posted 191 days ago

Great job on that guitar. it is beautiful and so detailed!!

Cheers, JIm

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!!

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deltawing

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#13 posted 191 days ago

nice work SD > a bold move to begin & complete an acoustic. I’ve build a few solid body’s but nothing acoustic yet.
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>> this is the luthier that got me interested up in these parts – works of art

-- > It takes a long time to become a child - Picasso <

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SheriDi

120 posts in 1806 days


#14 posted 191 days ago

Wow, those are some really nice guitars! Maybe someday I’ll try an electric. BTW, mine is actually a classical guitar. Thanks for the kind words.

-- A Veteran is someone who, at one point in their life, wrote a blank check payable to the United States of America for an amount up to and including their life. That is beyond honor

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hoss12992

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#15 posted 191 days ago

Great job

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