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Walnut Guitar #92, maybe my last, who knows?

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Project by Tennessee posted 01-19-2021 09:35 PM 1302 views 1 time favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

In 2019, I landed a ridiculous amount of Tennessee Walnut, 586 bd. ft. by my measurements, and some of it is shown here in this guitar.
This guitar features quilted walnut, a neck with a Bigsby headstock, and is of the Telecaster style, with twin four wire humbuckers, wired in the manner of the Paul Reed Smith P-Mega Switch, which takes into consideration single, parallel and series coils, and gives off five distinct sounds.
The body is made of the walnut I gained in that sale back in 2019, and is wood that some woodworkers never see in their lifetimes. The quilting is just crazy. I actually built another body for a local restaurant chief, but it did warp and I had to correct that for him, and it plays beautiful to this day. This one, my number 92, is probably not my last, but is certainly one of my best. When I practice, I often reach for it, since it is so easy to play, and has sounds that are just crazy. My usual wooden pickguard, with the chamber beneath it, allow for enhanced sustain, and it is loud and proud with it’s Duncan pickups. Thanks for looking!
Oh, I forgot to add…The pickguard is African Paduak!

-- Tsunami Guitars and Custom Woodworking, Cleveland, TN





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BurlyBob

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#1 posted 01-19-2021 09:48 PM

Wow, that’s an amazing piece of walnut.

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Peteybadboy

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#2 posted 01-19-2021 10:00 PM

That is beautiful. I saw your post that you have been wandering. Welcome back

-- Petey

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Tennessee

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#3 posted 01-19-2021 10:25 PM

Thanks, Peteybadboy…Been a long time!

-- Tsunami Guitars and Custom Woodworking, Cleveland, TN

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anthm27

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#4 posted 01-19-2021 11:52 PM

That is outstanding work, absolutely beautiful guitar. so good.
I see you posted #85 back in March 2018. I would also love to see #86 to 91, plenty of room here to post pics.
Once again a superb build, awesome work.
Kind regards
Anthony (Hong Kong)

-- There is no hope for any of us if we keep apologizing for telling the truth.

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RCCinNC

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#5 posted 01-20-2021 02:47 AM

That’s one gorgeous axe. Gorgeous walnut, lovely build. Do me a favor. Keep it the hell away from Pete Townshend…. ; )

-- Live to putter...putter to live!

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jeffswildwood

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#6 posted 01-20-2021 02:55 PM

I have several family members that play and would LOVE this. I’ve been asked by them to make one but it is clearly way above my skill level. Beautiful work!

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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Foghorn

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#7 posted 01-20-2021 02:55 PM

Beautiful guitar!

-- Darrel

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Douglas!

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#8 posted 01-20-2021 03:38 PM

Bro that looks cooler than cool!

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Tennessee

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#9 posted 01-20-2021 04:22 PM

Thanks to everyone! I know some woodworkers never get to work with wood like this in their lifetimes, I feel very blessed to have that in the load I bought almost two years ago now. There is some more, I am hoarding it, what little I have left!

Anthony, unfortunately, the only three I have from #86 (sold) on is #87 and #90, and of course this one #92. The others sold. #88, 89, 91, all sold. #87 is made from 1876 Chestnut harvested from a barn in SW Pennsylvania, Tele style, and #90 is a wild thing, solid purpleheart with I think a orangeheart stripe and pickguard. It is loaded with three extremely heavy double rail pickups, three volume, each pickup with a series/parallel switch, one tone. The pickups weighed in around one pound apiece, and the purpleheart was also heavy. Doggone thing came in around 13 lbs. when done.
I might get some pictures of it up. The thing can break up any amp without any distortion pedal…

-- Tsunami Guitars and Custom Woodworking, Cleveland, TN

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#10 posted 01-20-2021 07:15 PM

Beautiful!

-- Dave

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pottz

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#11 posted 01-20-2021 07:33 PM

WOW what more can i say.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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Tennessee

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#12 posted 01-21-2021 02:07 PM

Anthony from Hong Kong…you got your wish, I posted two more of my builds…Enjoy!

-- Tsunami Guitars and Custom Woodworking, Cleveland, TN

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anthm27

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#13 posted 01-21-2021 02:22 PM



Anthony from Hong Kong…you got your wish, I posted two more of my builds…Enjoy!

- Tennessee

Tennesse , Late at Night here so just a quick message. I,m off to bed and already looking forward to the two project posts first thing in the morning.

-- There is no hope for any of us if we keep apologizing for telling the truth.

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