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One of my sons' has been an avid Guitar player since his early high school days.
He graduated in 1971.

I always told him, that I'd build him a guitar someday. So in 2003, I finally came through with the promise.

I had a lot of left over wood from various projects,

so I decided to make a laminated body of the wood I had in my shop.

It has Black Walnut, Ash, Mahogany, Red Oak, White Oak, & Birch.

It turned out to be a beautiful blend of woods.

The neck was purchased from Stewart-MacDonald, a guitar parts supplier.

The tuning head is my design. I finished it with about 10 coats of Satin lacquer.

You may notice it has no pick guard, because I hated to cover up such beautiful wood.

My son installed the electronics to his liking.

I took a gamble on using all these wood species, because you don't know what affect it will have on

the sound. My son said this instrument will stand up to any Guitar he's played.

So that made me plenty proud.


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Watch, & listen to this live slide guitar performance of "Sleep Walk" by Steve Cain.

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Also check out this slideshow of Steve playing with a different group in My Blog.

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Thank you Ron!

That's a good idea, using Plexiglas for the pick guard.

I just embedded the Slide Guitar performance to this page, so you don't have to jump around to look at it.
 

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My grandmother, fathers side was a Cain form Watertown NY. My son is James Cain
 

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I,m still trying to figure out where to leave messages and where to reply?
 

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Wow that's beautiful it is good you waited your sons appreciation for you is much more now and he will appreciate the guitar a lot more. I have learned from reading that the wood used to make guitars was based more on availability than anything else contrary to common believe. You will get different results with different woods but hard dens wood sounds brite and softer wood sounds warm. Mixed wood sounds full.
 

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Beautiful job Dick. You certainly are a man of many talents.
 

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Thanks Grumpy!

Hi jem, I also have a son named James Cain.

Could your Grandmother have been from upper Michigan at one time.
 

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How did you add your name to the headstock?
 

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I have a neighbor who makes vinyl signs.

Check out a computer graphics sign business in your area.

They can cut out stick on vinyl lettering of any design you have in mind.

My son is in this business in Hot Springs, AR, but he doesn't do this online.

You can contact my Grandson, & he may be able to assist you in a design.
 

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Thank you Tim,

Too bad you can't watch the video.

Photobucket doesn't provide this anymore, "BUMMER."

I'll have to embed the video from a different source I guess.
 

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I just upgraded this page.

I made a new video, because Photobucket quit there slideshow remix without telling me.
 

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Dick - How did you insert the video above from Photobucket? I've only gotten it to work by inserting a hyperlink to text, not getting the full picture and operable movie as you have.

Thanks!

Oh, and it's a wonderful guitar!!!
 
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