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Guitar Build #12548384
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Been working on this for a couple of months now. Building a OOO sized guitar based on a vintage Martin, it has a torrified spruce top with rosewood back and sides, mahogany neck with ebony fingerboard. It's been a challenge, seems half my time spent on this is building jigs.

Head and tail blocks glued on, sides joined. Gluing on the kerfling


Soundboard rosette glued in.


Top bracing glued on and bridge plate set.

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Built the spool clamps needed to glue the top to the sides

Takes lots of clamps to get things snug and even

Back goes on the same way, the back has a 20ft radius so the sides have to be sanded to match

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All glued up and trimmed the top and back, ready to cut the channel in for binding and perfling

Glued the truss rod in and glued on the ebony head plate

Nice color on the back

I didn't get pics of the binding going on, it was a royal pain. Glue everywhere! finally got it in and scraped down.

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Working on the fret board now. Fret markers and inlay dots going in. Screwed up the first fretboard and had to start over.

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Holy fretboard batman! That's a lot of skilz. And work.


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Very impressive thumb

Canít wait to see finished product


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Cool project!!! Let us know how she plays when complete rockon


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Excellent work!

Re: Guitar Build [Re: Hancock] #12550729
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Wow, I did not know you were a luthier! Very nice work man. I have a few friends that built a guitar or two.



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Originally Posted By: Bob Davis
Wow, I did not know you were a luthier! Very nice work man. I have a few friends that built a guitar or two.


Luthier? roflmao Some days I'm lucky to not glue myself to the guitar. Thanks y'all, it's been fun and relaxing (mostly).


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That is awesome! I've thrown the idea around of doing a knockoff tele or strat, I couldn't imagine doing an acoustic. Very impressive.



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Wow! Very nice.


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Re: Guitar Build [Re: Hancock] #12552638
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I want to try that some day but need to learn more about it.

Did you buy a kit or cut all the pieces out


Thanks, Billy
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Originally Posted By: Billy Blazer 300 HPDI
I want to try that some day but need to learn more about it.

Did you buy a kit or cut all the pieces out


Itís a kit from Stewart McDonald. I plan on building another kit and then do more on my own, Iíll still get some of it pre-bent or serviced. Some of it requires specialty tools that I donít want to buy.

Hereís the kit.
http://www.stewmac.com/Materials_and_Sup...Guitar_Kit.html

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Did the neck fitting and finished hammering the frets in and then filed the fret ends smooth.




The neck test fitted to the guitar body. Finally looks like a guitar.



Next comes the initial bridge placement and then on to pore filling and sanding. The bridge placement is challenging, it will determine the ability to tune and intonation. Not sure if I want to buy a jig or measure 7 ways from Sunday to get it right.

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Man that's a good looking guitar. Keep it up.



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Very nice work. There is a group of guitar builders that meet at the Rockler store in Richardson once a month. One of them just opened up Guitars and Growlers. Only place I know where you can buy a custom guitar and a beer in the same store.

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Great job. Something to be very proud of

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Re: Guitar Build [Re: Hancock] #12559940
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Do you build all the clamps or buy them.


Thanks, Billy
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Originally Posted By: Billy Blazer 300 HPDI
Do you build all the clamps or buy them.


I built the spool clamps and bought the others

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It's finally warm enough to start the pore filling. Using a finishing resin on the rosewood and mahogany. Nice to see the color and grain of the rosewood.




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Really nice work thumb


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Very nice! You make my cutting board project look like it was made by a ruhtard.


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Waiting on warmer weather to apply more pore filler. Building a mold for the next guitar, makes squaring everything up much easier.

Like this

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It was finally warm enough to get the pore filler on. Sprayed the two coats of vinyl sealer and ready to spray lacquer.



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Dang thatís turning out great!!


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Re: Guitar Build [Re: Hancock] #12638303
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Very nice! Any more progress?


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First one is mostly finished. It sounds surprisingly good. Will post some video and pics tomorrow.

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Originally Posted By: Hancock
First one is mostly finished. It sounds surprisingly good. Will post some video and pics tomorrow.


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Originally Posted By: txfour
Very nice! You make my cutting board project look like it was made by a ruhtard.


Wait, you mean that you are't... now I am confused.


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Took it to a friends house and got a short clip of her playing it. I'm really pleased with the sound.


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Thatís pretty cool


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Well done! You should be proud of that accomplishment


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Wow, sounds great, that is awesome!



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Outstanding job Sir. That is awesome cheers

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Well done! You should be proud of that accomplishment


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Might need to work on that dog note she picks grin sounds pretty sweet!nice one! thumb


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Really Wow!


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Guitar #2 is almost done. I'll post up some pics in a bit.

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Nice job, but clearly, the demo video should be longer.

Show us the guitar, talk about it, then play it, then "sing" and "play" it.

Great-looking guitar...

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Originally Posted By: Indianation65
Nice job, but clearly, the demo video should be longer.

Show us the guitar, talk about it, then play it, then "sing" and "play" it.

Great-looking guitar...

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Thanks! I'll get a longer video. There was more to that one but not suitable for here!

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those wing nut driven spool clamps look a lot more convenient than a mess of screw and web clamps.


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Excellent work.


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Future project: Copy of Willie's Trigger.

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Really Really cool!


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Future project: Copy of Willie's Trigger.


Been reading up on the history of Trigger for a while. The hole canít be replicated.

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