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post #21 of 28 Old 12-30-2018, 11:14 PM
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Man that's a nice looking guitar. You are talented. Maybe one day I can do that. Im in SE Louisiana I would love to be able to build a guitar for my brother. He was inspired to play by hearing Chet Atkins & Doyle Dykes. Now hes an amazing guitar picker and leads praise & worship at our dads church. Keep up the good work. I really like the scripture reference.
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I've been wanting to build a solid body electric for as long as I can remember. In highschool, I once had plans to start a guitar company with a buddy of mine but then the internet kicked off and I went the way of IT for a living. My designs were more radical though, something that'd probably with in with BC Rich.

As for acoustics, I have several but no clue how to make one. Is there any specific reason you used padauk for that back brace?
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Man that's a nice looking guitar. You are talented. Maybe one day I can do that. Im in SE Louisiana I would love to be able to build a guitar for my brother. He was inspired to play by hearing Chet Atkins & Doyle Dykes. Now hes an amazing guitar picker and leads praise & worship at our dads church. Keep up the good work. I really like the scripture reference.
Thank you! It was a fun build and I really need to move on to the next build which I've started but nowhere close to finishing. I am a Chet and DD fan, as well. I've seen Doyle twice in small settings and he's a really nice guy, easy to talk to, and an incredible guitar player.

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I've been wanting to build a solid body electric for as long as I can remember. In highschool, I once had plans to start a guitar company with a buddy of mine but then the internet kicked off and I went the way of IT for a living. My designs were more radical though, something that'd probably with in with BC Rich.

As for acoustics, I have several but no clue how to make one. Is there any specific reason you used padauk for that back brace?
One of these days I may build a solid body electric although I don't play electric. I just want to build one and a solid body bass...

I'd love to tell you there was a solid acoustic or structural reasoning behind using Padauk on the back strip, but the fact is that I like Padauk so I used it where it could be seen.

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It looks amazing. Id love to build an acoustic guitar. Not knowing how to play one I feel like might put me behind the 8 ball, though.


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Thanks, Seth! I'm with you on not being able to play the instrument - on my bucket list is a violin/fiddle. I started learning to play about 40 years ago but gave it up and stuck with guitar. But I still want to build a fiddle anyway. My daughter plays a little and our Pastor's daughter is good, plays with us on our Praise Team, so I can get some good input.

My 'instrument' bucket list is long - fiddle, mandolin, banjo, electric guitar, electric bass, acoustic bass, and dozens of acoustic guitars. Looks I need to REALLY get busy!

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Good job David! I made my living beating on the things until I retired in 1989, but I never saw one with a hole in the side! It would be interesting to drive it around the block and check out that hole. LOL
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Good job David! I made my living beating on the things until I retired in 1989, but I never saw one with a hole in the side! It would be interesting to drive it around the block and check out that hole. LOL
Thank you! My best friend is a very good guitar player but is more of a couch player - traditional small bodied 0 and 00 guitars fingerpicked quietly. When I put the sound port in this guitar he thought it was not only a waste but a travesty, as well. Then I gave it to him for a couple of days. When he gave it back he had done a 180 and thought that not only was the sound port a good idea but he also now liked the arm bevel and Florentine cutaway.

He closed his eyes to play and had his wife cover and uncover the sound port without his knowledge and he said it makes a distinct difference in the sound to the player. I like his assessment.

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