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Project by Patrick Oughton posted 11-06-2013 01:48 AM 1057 views 2 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My first electric guitar which I have no idea how to play – this was built on a two week course in Nelson, New Zealand.
Top is Curly Maple, Neck is a maple and walnut laminate, back is tasmanian blackwood and walnut, and the finger board is a New Zealand native called ‘Black Maire’.

Last photo is what you get when someone has a decent camera (not an ipad).





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Chris Moellering

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#1 posted 11-06-2013 11:24 AM

Looks nice. You put your left hand on the neck and….

-- Grace & peace, Chris+

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Kaleb the Swede

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#2 posted 11-06-2013 12:50 PM

Great Job! I teach and play guitar for a living, I’m sure you will have no problem finding a decent teacher in your area and getting lessons if you want to. Otherwise it will make a great gift, or someone will definitely buy it. Really great choice of wood

-- Just trying to build something beautiful

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FaTToaD

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#3 posted 11-06-2013 01:19 PM

Beautiful guitar! Since you don’t play and have no need for it you can send it me, I’ll even pay for shipping! ;) Seriously, the guitar is a wonderful instrument to learn to play. Find a teacher and don’t forget about YouTube. Man how I wish YouTube was around when I started learning to play!

-- David

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#4 posted 11-06-2013 02:05 PM

I don’t know anything about guitars but this sure does look nice. It looks like you learned quite a lot from that course.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Jofa

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#5 posted 11-06-2013 02:42 PM

That’s a real beauty! I’ve played for over 30 years and I’d love t rock that thing!

-- Thank you Lord for the passion and ability to make things from your creation.

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majuvla

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#6 posted 11-06-2013 06:54 PM

Real beauty. Now you need a beast to play on it.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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Surfside

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#7 posted 11-06-2013 08:51 PM

That’s very impressive! Great looking guitar! It is almost pretty to use. Nicely shaped and good sanding. Excellent job there.

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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stanley_clifton

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#8 posted 11-06-2013 09:25 PM

Nice looking guitar. Try this: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Bert-Weedons-Play-Day-Playing/dp/0571529658

-- Stanley generally struggling

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deltawing

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#9 posted 11-07-2013 02:38 AM

Hey Patrick – beautiful work and nice maple face. how does it sound?

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

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ctmrxmas

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#10 posted 11-07-2013 07:19 PM

That is an awesome looking guitar!!! I play and made one also….But I painted mine, now I wish I had gone with a natural finish! Great job!!!!

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#11 posted 11-08-2013 02:34 AM

thanks for all the comments – according to people who know it sounds good.

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GeneR

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#12 posted 11-08-2013 07:22 PM

That is just terrible, I think you need to send it to me to get it out of your sight.

LOL, Just kidding it looks great and if it plays half as good as it looks that you can give it to me for Christmas. :-)

I have been wanting to make one for awhile but it is currently low on the project list and out of my skill level at the moment.

Great work, Keep it up.

-- Failure is always an option. :-)

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