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post #1 of 19 Old 10-11-2012, 07:50 PM Thread Starter
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Another you know what

I made this one out of a nice Quartersawn piece of African Mahogany.Its one piece,a pretty flawless piece of wood.
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***For the record*** Ive made hundreds of guitar bodies,never put one together and cant play a note.
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post #2 of 19 Old 10-11-2012, 07:54 PM
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How the heck do you do these things so fast?
It's a beautiful job. Just looks like a lot if work.
You must have lots of orders for these.
Always, nice work

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What finish?
Danish Oil and Quartersawn African mahogany just go together hand in hand <3

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Good Lord in Heaven man, you more than do justice to that beautiful piece of wood! Wish I could play well enough to be worthy. :-)
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There is no finish on it yet.I wipe it down with some mineral spirits to show the grain and color.I use templates that Ive made,once you have a good set of templates its assemby line work.Lots of measuring tho.If things are out of alignment,well it just wont sound too good.Thanks for your kind words,It kinda keeps me making them.

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Another beautiful guitar!
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Simply gorgeous....awesome work...
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They all look the same (awesome)! Try making an ugly one so we know you're human.
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I just made an UGLY one.Its a strat made of African Mahogany just like this one.,upon sanding a big black spot about 2" appeared and a dark stripe about 1-1/2" going across the front and back.I did put it on ebay at $69.99 for someone to put a paint finish on it.About $100.00 off.I almost tossed it,but I figured what the heck,it'll pay for more wood.
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This is one I started today,its only about half done.Made outs Black Walnut.Im making it more along the lines of a Jaguar in that I put a Gibson Style Les Paul switch in the upper bout area.Im always trying to improve and offer new things.People sometimes want to have a guitar different than everyone elses.
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One of these days Itchy, I'm gonna commission one from ya. Looking good.

That bowl was perfect right up until that last cut...
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Itchy, I can't play, nor do I know anyone who does. However, seeing all the beautiful bodies you make has me almost convinced to give it a try to see if I can make one anywhere near as nice as the ones you make.

If Woodworking is so much fun why isn't it called WoodFUNNING?

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Ok,I finished the walnut one shown above.It was hard to match covers perfectly.
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And another

American Black Walnut Strat.
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Do you make the necks too? They look great. Do you use a router to mill it out?
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Another nice chunk of wood itchy.

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Another nice chunk of wood itchy.
Thanks Dominic

big joe ..>>>Just the bodies,necks are a whole different skill set.probably cheaper and easier just to buy one from a company that makes them using a cnc machine.

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Damn Gary, every time I see these I think "man, the strat I threw together suuuuuuucks." You do such outstanding work. Those walnut bodies look amazing!

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That is some beautiful work. I'd love to see some pictures of a work-in-progress.
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