Coon Dawg Guitar

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Project by Bob Morris posted 11-09-2007 04:06 PM 2682 views 3 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just the latest guitar, haven’t added strings yet so don’t ask how it sounds. ;-)

The sides and back are cherry
The neck is hard maple with walnut stripes
The sound board is northern basswood
This is a special order and what I like to do best, one of a kind .
Design is wood burned and colored with oil pencil and airbrush.

-- Bob Morris, Ohio,

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#1 posted 11-09-2007 04:16 PM

Beautiful as always, Bob!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#2 posted 11-09-2007 04:18 PM

Beautiful work, Bob.

If you can locate Elvis, I’m sure he’d enjoy strummin’ “Hound Dog” on this one!

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

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#3 posted 11-09-2007 04:43 PM

Wow!. I play guitar and would love to own an instrument like this. I am hoping to build one some day. Thanks for the pics.

-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke."

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#4 posted 11-09-2007 05:47 PM

Very nice work! That is truly a “one of a kind.” Beautiful guitar.

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#5 posted 11-09-2007 06:19 PM

how wonderful – my first look tugged at some tears as it reminded me of my Uncle and my husband who used to do a lot of coon hunting together, many years ago now…

then looking at the pix, as it stands upright, it appears that the dog is covering ground, cornering the raccoon and then as the instrument is tilted to play, the dog has treed the raccoon. Absolutely love it. Well done.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#6 posted 11-09-2007 06:38 PM

Wow. I don’t play guitar and I want one like that! :-0
Gorgeous. What a masterpiece.

-- Gary, Florida

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#7 posted 11-09-2007 06:43 PM

Thats an awesome guitar!

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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#8 posted 11-09-2007 07:12 PM

When you laminate the neck do you still use a truss rod? Nice job!!

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#9 posted 11-09-2007 07:19 PM

That looks like a really fine instrument Bob. I don’t think the word ‘just’ applies!

-- Res severa verum gaudium - True pleasure is a serious business.

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#10 posted 11-09-2007 07:32 PM

Beautiful craftsmanship, & art work. You really have the talent!!

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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Bob Morris

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#11 posted 11-09-2007 07:46 PM

To rikkor, yes even with the lamination I use a 2 way action trussrod.
Thanks for all the kind comments.

-- Bob Morris, Ohio,

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#12 posted 11-09-2007 07:55 PM

wow ! very fine did you do the artwork also ?

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Bob Morris

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#13 posted 11-09-2007 08:55 PM

Hi mrtrim, yes the art work is mine, the only parts of my guitars I don’t make, are the metal parts.

-- Bob Morris, Ohio,

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#14 posted 11-10-2007 01:37 PM

Absolutely beautiful guitar. My son is an avid guitar player and collector. He has about 30 or 40 guitars now and has been trying to get me for some time to build one with him – I’d love to work on one, but I’m afraid that one like your guitar is far beyond my capabilities. Nice work.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#15 posted 12-25-2008 10:34 PM

Thats a nice guitar.

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