Birth of a Guitar #2: Part 2

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Blog entry by thewoodwhisperer posted 01-06-2010 05:20 AM 1861 reads 3 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Rick continues on his journey into the world of guitar-building. He takes us through adding kerfing, inlaying the tail wedge, installation of the binding, and construction of the back, the soundboard, the fretboard, and the bridge. We’ll also see how Rick handles a few errors he made along the way. One error is so big, the fate of the entire project hangs in the balance!

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Jack Jezzro

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#1 posted 01-06-2010 06:24 AM

absolutely fascinating… I can’t wait for the next climatic episode…

-- Al H. - small shop, small projects...

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Gary Fixler

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#2 posted 01-06-2010 08:27 AM

Hooray! I’ve been waiting for this :) I loved part 1.

-- Gary, Los Angeles, video game animator

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#3 posted 01-06-2010 08:57 AM

riveting…this should be nominated for an oscar . very well done and throughly enjoyable.

-- gbear, Carmichael, CA

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#4 posted 01-06-2010 09:28 AM

So this is more like the show 24! Where’s Jack Bower?

I love/hate to see other’s mistakes. I hate to see them and sympathize with the builder. On the other hand, I love to see how mistakes are corrected or even used to improve the piece.

-- tim hill

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#5 posted 01-08-2010 12:43 AM

Great video and what a cool cooperation between you two.. Thanks for your time and sharing.

-- Rob (A) Waxahachie,TX

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#6 posted 01-09-2010 06:51 AM

Awesome use of hand tools. Very challenging project too! Thanks for the excellent collaboration between you guys. I’m on the edge of my seat…. Can’t wait for the next episode!

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#7 posted 01-09-2010 07:49 AM

Very enjoyable work! Excellent skills.I can’t wait to see how the guitar turns out!!

-- J.Palmer,Texas,

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#8 posted 01-09-2010 08:19 AM

Wonderful Video! Can’t wait to see the next video.

-- Dennis,Washington State

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#9 posted 01-10-2010 02:20 AM

Will never make a guitar, but have enjoyed the past two shows, looking forward to the next. If you ever get tired of filming yourself, you definately have a skill for editing woodworking videos. Nice work.

-- Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes.

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#10 posted 01-17-2010 04:23 AM

I just love a good old cliff hanger, I’m just sorry its real life drama at someone else expense. But after watching this I’m sure he will come out the hero in the end. Great video, I really look forward to the next one!

-- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams

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#11 posted 01-17-2010 06:21 AM

Man, I think I’ll have to keep buying my guitars. What a great video! I have learned much. Now I need to buy tools.

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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