Guitar--my second project

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Project by ncrumet posted 01-18-2010 10:16 AM 2263 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Long-time lurker here, and beginning woodworker. I’m posting a couple of pics of my second woodworking project, an electric guitar I built with a friend (its owner). The neck was store-bought maple in the fender pattern; the body is cherry, with a walnut pick-guard. It turned out that the most difficult part of the project was the finish—after about 20 coats of lacquer, it seemed impossible to get it truly level. It sounds surprisingly good, makes me wish I could play guitar.

-- What can be asserted without proof can be dismissed without proof. --Christopher Hitchens

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#1 posted 01-18-2010 01:16 PM

wow nice job, 20 coats huh how did u apply that witha brush or spray?

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://[email protected]

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John Steffen

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#2 posted 01-18-2010 01:41 PM

Fantastic looking guitar. I like what you did with the cutouts.

Would love to build one some day!

-- Big John's Woodshed - Farmington, IL

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L-H Johnsen

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#3 posted 01-18-2010 02:43 PM

Beautiful guitar! I also wish i could make one, some day. Thanks

-- L-H Johnsen,Sweden

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#4 posted 01-18-2010 05:54 PM

Beautiful guitar great job


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Kent Shepherd

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#5 posted 01-19-2010 12:54 AM

Excellent job on the guitar—-Thanks


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#6 posted 01-19-2010 05:22 AM

second project! great start.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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#7 posted 01-19-2010 05:56 AM

Nice job.

-- Ray , Florence Alabama

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#8 posted 02-12-2010 06:49 AM

Thanks for all the comments!

@bigike: all the finish was applied by brush. It seemed to take forever to build up a thick enough layer.

-- What can be asserted without proof can be dismissed without proof. --Christopher Hitchens

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#9 posted 02-12-2010 04:32 PM

Thats a beautiful guitar.

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#10 posted 02-25-2010 06:15 AM

Nice-lookin’ guitar! Looks a bit like one my brother built with a med school friend. :) I’m Chris, Jason’s brother—just wanted to say hi. By the way, your other projects look phenomenal, too—especially those frames. Did you have carving experience before? It’s too intimidating for me, so far at least.

-- I hate finishing. I never manage to quit while I'm ahead. --Chris

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#11 posted 01-06-2014 03:26 AM

What kind of wood did you use? I like the wooden pick guard.

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