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Project by tommyd posted 11-01-2009 06:33 PM 1817 views 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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My son wanted me to build him an electric guitar. so here is what I came up with body is solid African mahogany,the neck is maple and jataboa, and the fret board is jataboa. while the project waqs rather challenging the end results were well worth the effort. You can hear it here

-- Life is too short for negative drama & petty things. So laugh insanely, love truly and forgive quickly!

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#1 posted 11-01-2009 06:38 PM

Wow Tommy and amazing guitar congrats on an excellent build.


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#2 posted 11-01-2009 06:40 PM

Sounds awesome!

-- Z, Rockwall, TX

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#3 posted 11-01-2009 06:47 PM

Thats beautiful…your son can sure be proud of it…...A friend of mine has been researching making guitars (electric)....I told him to sign up on LJ’s as there was a lot of talented luthiers here….

-- Woodworking.....My small slice of heaven!

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#4 posted 11-01-2009 07:23 PM

Nice guitar. Wish I could play. Where do you buy the kits for guitars?

-- You always have tomorrow to stop procrastinating.

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#5 posted 11-01-2009 07:24 PM


-- Router è ancora il mio nome.

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#6 posted 11-01-2009 08:01 PM

just commented on the youtube…great work both of u! looks/sounds like u guys got some good creative genes =]

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#7 posted 11-01-2009 08:21 PM

Great looking and sounds fantastic!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#8 posted 11-01-2009 09:00 PM

Great build and sound.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#9 posted 11-02-2009 01:09 AM

Tommy, That’s so cool. Great looking Guitar. My daughter wants me to make her one and I don’t have the nerve to get started. Yours turned out great!

-- John @

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#10 posted 11-02-2009 03:12 AM

Nice guitar for the rockers!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#11 posted 11-03-2009 03:13 AM

This is one of my someday projects. Someday I’ll be able to play, and play the guitar I make!

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- --

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#12 posted 11-03-2009 03:30 AM


Very nice! Cool shape. How did the Jatoba work out for the fretboard?

For those who would like to make their own guitars, I recommend Melvyn Hiscock’s book Build Your Own Electric Guitar, it’s very complete:

-- Altruism is, ultimately, self-serving

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#13 posted 11-03-2009 04:49 AM

wood It’s not a kit just built it from my own design. got the parts from a used guitar I got from a pawn shop and from stuart mac.

bunkie the Jatoba work really well nice wood to work with and was cheaper than rosewood.

-- Life is too short for negative drama & petty things. So laugh insanely, love truly and forgive quickly!

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#14 posted 11-03-2009 08:18 PM

WOW great job, and good idea getting the parts from pawn shop…

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

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