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A good friend of mine rescued a piece of what I have called quilted mahogany from being hurled on to a bonfire. At only 4" x 2" and only around 20" long, the fantastic grain pattern appeared only along the 2" edge. In order to get full benefit, I sawed it into about 3/8" strips and, eventually, the top of this instrument was the result.
The rest of the body is less striking mahogany that came from a bank that was being re-fitted. The body is semi-solid - having cavities routed and then the top skin glued on.
The pickup nearest the bridge is a modern replica of one of the earliest electric guitar pickups made by Rickenbacker in, I believe, 1931

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A beautiful instument Stewart.
Lumberjocks is building up a nice selection of guitars, so click on the guitar tag, to see the collection.
 

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You are quite the well-rounded woodworker, Stewart. That's a fabulous guitar!
 

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I'd have to say that this is a very unique piece. How does it play? it is quite lovely!!
 

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the grain on the face of the guitar is simply amazing. workmanship is astonishing.
 

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Beautiful grain
 

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Wow, what a great "Salvage" and end use for that wood, wish I could find some like that. Very beautiful.
 

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YStewart, you are a bit of a renaissance man. Great guitar!
 

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Thanks again gents for your comments. My playing is limited to half a dozen chords. I've set this one up for bottleneck playing so I've a long way to go before I can do it justice. It sounds good to me but I am biased!
 

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very cool…i agree with the "well-rounded" description…and all high quality…Now we need a "sound feature added to Ljs to hear the collection of guitars as Dick mentioned…maybe you could make a quick video playing the guitar… :)
 

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Great looking guitar. Something to be proud of.
 

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Beautiful Job. I'm almost finished with my first electric bass. I'll post it between now and Monday (Hopefully)

Not nearly as nice as yours, but this is my first attempt.
 

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That's a beautiful instrument, Stewart!
 

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Thank you Tom & I'll look out for the posting of your bass Obi.
 

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Stewart i get the feeling that when people told you growing up that you couldnt do something….You didnt listen to any of em! Great looking guitar!
 

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There's a thought Miles. It must have been the post-war austerity of my childhood years. Our playground was created by the Luftwaffe and we had to make-do and mend or go without!
 

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You did a great job of matching the grain on those 2" pieces.
 

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It's a remarkable piece of wood Dick. I just wake up in a sweat sometimes wondering how much did go on that fire!
 

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ive seen a lot of nice guitars in my time but not many that would rival yours stewart ! exellent wood , exellent workmanship . without doubt you are one of the reasons we are all proud to be lumberjocks !
 
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