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Project by Eric Vossbrink posted 07-14-2009 11:13 PM 2355 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

that I’ve made guitars?

turns out that eric isn’t just a water balloon throwin’ woodworkin’ hack.

This sweetheart is about 12 years old now. with a curly maple back/sides and neck, Ebony Fingerboard, and singin’ spruce top.

I made it during my spider brace period. This is a method of bracing that freed up the top from the bracing structure while buttressing the area between the sound hole and the bridge by tying braces into the side of the guitar.

I gave this one about 5 years before it’s demise and imminent top collapse, but so far it’s holding up. it plays well, stays in tune believe it or not, and is one of my favorite instruments. after more than a decade, it has it’s share of dings and cracks, but


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#1 posted 07-14-2009 11:17 PM

looks fantastic.

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

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#2 posted 07-14-2009 11:20 PM

Hey Eric
Looking good ,so fine, great work, wow


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#3 posted 07-14-2009 11:38 PM

you ever try making your own picks? I don’t play guitar, but I think I’m going to try it because the rest of my family plays (quite well too, what happened to me?). Nice work. Someday, maybe I’ll try this too, but I’d never know if I did well or not. lol.

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#4 posted 07-14-2009 11:44 PM

wooden pics probably “woodn’t” last all that long. too much colliding with steel strings. it may be a project for or


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#5 posted 07-15-2009 12:54 AM

Don’t know about all that bracing stuff, but that’s one beautiful guitar!

Great wood and workmanship!!

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#6 posted 07-15-2009 05:31 PM

Beautiful design. Did you have to modify your design to handle the added stress of a 12-string? I have a couple of 12 string acoustics and I have heard of people leaving them unstrung when not in use to minimize the tendency for the bridge to pull away from the top.

One day when I’ve got a spare $400 I’m gonna take the guitar making class at the local woodcraft. I would love to be able to feed both of my addictions simultaneously (guitar and ww’ing)


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#7 posted 07-15-2009 05:37 PM

All I can say is WOW!!!!!!!!!!


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#8 posted 07-28-2009 07:18 PM

Looks amazing

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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