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Birth of a Guitar #1: Birth of a Guitar Pt. 1

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Blog entry by thewoodwhisperer posted 1721 days ago 2413 reads 13 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This is a Wood Whisperer first: a series featuring an aspiring luthier, Rick Urschel. Rick takes us through the process of building a classic guitar from a kit available at LMII.com. This is Rick’s first attempt at a guitar, and as such, I am not presenting this as a “how-to”. Instead, this is just one man’s experience as he works his butt off making a beautiful guitar for his wife. I think you are really going to enjoy it. A special thanks to Rick for allowing me to “Whisperize” his content!

-- For free video tutorials and other cool woodworking stuff, check out http://www.TheWoodWhisperer.com



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naomi weiss

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#1 posted 1721 days ago

Thanks for posting, Marc! This is great!
‘The heart ended up looking like a butt’-classic!

-- 'Humility is a duty in great ones, as well as in idiots'--Jeremy Taylor

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Alonso

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#2 posted 1721 days ago

I really like this post, I will keep a close eye on it

Thanks for sharing Marc.

Alonso

-- The things I make may be for others, but how I make them is for me.

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Julian

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#3 posted 1721 days ago

Thanks so much for posting this Marc! I have been dieing to build an acoustic guitar for quite some time.

-- Julian, Park Forest, IL

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Tim Dahn

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#4 posted 1721 days ago

Who knew? Marc the guitar virtuoso…..oh wait, hey where are the strings? Great video, thanks.

-- Good judgement comes from experience and experience comes from poor judgement.

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Kent Shepherd

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#5 posted 1721 days ago

Very informative. I have built electric basses, and have wanted to build an acoustic also. This was great information. Really gets me in the mood now.

Thanks for sharing Marc

-- She thought I hung the moon--now she just thinks I did it wrong

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thewoodwhisperer

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#6 posted 1721 days ago

Who needs strings when you have red green and blue buttons, lol.

Glad you guys are enjoying it.

-- For free video tutorials and other cool woodworking stuff, check out http://www.TheWoodWhisperer.com

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Beginningwoodworker

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#7 posted 1721 days ago

Nice information.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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bunkie

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#8 posted 1721 days ago

Wow. Very nicely done. (both the guitar and the presentation). It packed a lot of useful technique into a relatively short time frame. I’m looking forward to seeing part two.

-- Altruism is, ultimately, self-serving

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DocK16

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#9 posted 1721 days ago

Mark (Wood Whisperer and Guitar Hero)
I have always toyed with the idea of building a guitar for my son who is an accomplished guitar player but always thought it was out of my league. This blog shows it is a complicated but doable project. I look forward to the next episode. (i always thought youlooked a little like Frank Zappa but after the guitar solo I think it’s more like Leon Redbone)

-- Common sense is so rare anymore when you do see it, it looks like pure genius.

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gbear

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#10 posted 1721 days ago

Wow…I’m impressed…both with Rick’s talent and patience to tackle this project and with your (Marc) editting abilities. Nicely done on both parts. Thanks.

-- gbear, Carmichael, CA

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PurpLev

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#11 posted 1721 days ago

very cool video – thanks for sharing it.

safety wise though – the part where he cuts the slots in the heel for the joinery, and his hand is going right above the blade on the TS – kinda scared the crap out of me…

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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Bob A in NJ

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#12 posted 1720 days ago

Hi Marc!

Great start , this will be a very interesting series. I’ve been thinking about a new challenege and this series is very timely. Thanks again for all you do for our passion!

-- Bob A in NJ

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spaids

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#13 posted 1720 days ago

First: this is a terrific video. Very Very interesting.
Second: I know this is a kit but it pretty much looks like he is building from scratch to me.
and
D: Why is the music for a guitar build got so much horns in it?

-- Wipe the blood stains from your blade before coming in.--

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thewoodwhisperer

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#14 posted 1720 days ago

Because horns are AWESOME! :)

-- For free video tutorials and other cool woodworking stuff, check out http://www.TheWoodWhisperer.com

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DocK16

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#15 posted 1720 days ago

Horns are AWESOME, but drums are MORE AWESOMER.

-- Common sense is so rare anymore when you do see it, it looks like pure genius.

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