I call it "The Owl"

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Project by MSRiverdog posted 06-09-2019 05:02 PM 618 views 1 time favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After years of wanting to build a guitar I finally did it. The Cherry was left over from my earlier Cherry Table living room set build.


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#1 posted 06-09-2019 06:13 PM

Call it anything you want too!


-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#2 posted 06-09-2019 06:35 PM

Now that’s a great use of “left over” wood! Is that the natural color of cherry or did you use a stain or dye? I agree with ralbuck – gorgeous work

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#3 posted 06-09-2019 06:35 PM

Beautiful Guitar, how dose it sound? How doses it note out? and is that Hum-buckers you have on there? It all looks Great congratulations.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#4 posted 06-09-2019 07:46 PM

Love those puffy Cherry curls. Don’t know squat diddle about guitars or musical instruments, but it looks purty :-)

-- Think safe, be safe

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#5 posted 06-09-2019 08:27 PM

Any serious electric guitar player would be proud to own it. And every other person can only admire them.

-- Uwe from Germany.

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#6 posted 06-09-2019 08:57 PM

Thanks Guys! Natural color, 10 coats of Behlen Stringed instament Laquer, 3 coats on the neck buffed out, still needs to be final polished, that much lacquer takes forever to cure enough. Innotation is on the money, I used a 1 3/4 inch nut and experimented with the neck profile, it’s wide and a combination of an 60’s SG thin taper. 5 piece neck, Cherry, Walnut and Birdsey Maple, wood chosen to follow the curve of the head piece at 12 degrees to make up for the dreaded Gibson broken head stocks .82 at the first fret, .90 at the 12th. with shoulders like a Les Paul, yes strange but my thought was it the sides can always be taken down, fat D profile, all that have played it are blown away by how fast it is and well it takes bar chords. Every one of the 6 good players said don’t touch it. Humbucker Classics but thats another story, Sister Rosetta Tharpe would be right at home with the sound as would Clapton. Response from players has inspired me to make a couple more to sell.


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#7 posted 06-09-2019 08:59 PM

I have made a few

guitars. This is exquisite. Even pretty than any I made and i was very proud of mine.

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#8 posted 06-09-2019 09:00 PM

I have made a few

guitars. This is exquisite. Even pretty than any I made and i was very proud of mine.

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#9 posted 06-09-2019 10:19 PM

Don’t sell that one. It’s a beauty.
For your 1st it’s awesome.
Your a great luthier.

-- One of these days I’m going to build a dust collection system. Dusty Lungs

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#10 posted 06-10-2019 10:32 AM

Pretty! Looks like you done good!

-- Dave - Minneapolis

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#11 posted 06-10-2019 11:29 AM


-- Petey

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#12 posted 06-10-2019 01:08 PM

That Cherry is Beautiful!
Excellent Build!

-- Doug...

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#13 posted 06-10-2019 05:32 PM

Gorgeous! Properly finished cherry is so beautiful!

-- Random Orbital Nailer

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#14 posted 06-10-2019 07:40 PM

I can’t sing. I can’t play. I can’t tell a g-chord from a g-string. I do know beautiful and that guitar is a work of art. Congratulations.

-- Puddy and paint make me what a carpenter I aint.

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#15 posted 06-11-2019 12:31 AM

Wow, when you decided to do it, you sure did do it. Well done, looks great.

-- Don't outsmart your common sense

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