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Project by bluepaulsky posted 10-29-2011 07:00 PM 1398 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

hi all ,this is my first attempt making a classical guitar a little bit different than electric ones i done it was more of a challenge ,the soundboard is bear claw spruce the back is VERMILLION PADAUK ,i was covered in red when sanding lol but well worth it

-- pgray

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#1 posted 10-29-2011 07:05 PM

Beautiful guitar… very nice.

-- If you're going to stir the pot, think BIG spoon or SMALL boat paddle. David Grimes, Georgia

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#2 posted 10-30-2011 04:44 AM

Padauk sanding dust is so different – I know where you are coming from when you mentioned this. Someday when I really improve my skills I may try building a guitar. Well done on the guitar.

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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#3 posted 10-30-2011 06:06 AM

As a guitarist….and old school handtools maniac….lol……..great, great work here. Someday I will have a try at building one. Thanks for sharing this, great job!

-- "Always continue to learn, laugh and share!" JJW

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#4 posted 10-30-2011 08:11 AM

thanks for your comments you should build a classical you will be hooked i am the bending was very challenging

-- pgray

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#5 posted 10-30-2011 01:55 PM

You did a wonderful job. Congratulations.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#6 posted 10-30-2011 06:48 PM

That is a beautifull guitar. Keep up the great work.

-- Hersh from Port Angeles, WA - Gotta Complete That Project!

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#7 posted 11-01-2011 11:29 PM

Very nice choice of woods IMHO.
Bear Claw Spruce is from Alaska/Russia area of the world, yes?

Aside from the dust, working with Paduk, do you notice a sound quality difference with Paduk vs. other more traditional woods? I would love to hear your opinion on this.

-- "Hard work is not defined by the difficulty of the task as much as a person's desire to perform it.", DS251

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#8 posted 11-02-2011 02:29 AM

Great job. Hope to try that sometime soon. Beautiful guitar, bet it sounds good, too. Thanks for the post.

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#9 posted 11-02-2011 09:37 AM

ds251 paduk seems to have a very crisp with a nice sustain on 1,2,3 stings with a good bass,i would build another despite the red dust but i would seal it as soon as i can because it gets on the sound board i had to wash my hands no end lol,with the bear claw sitka spruce it has a better tone than normal spruce so they say.i am now just started a cedar top with zebra wood back and sides. this time im using ebony finger board with a mahogany arm i always use bone nut and saddle,i think i prefer making these to electric i`v made 6.cheers for now

-- pgray

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