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Offline DavidV

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A different kind of wood and strings
« on: December 23, 2017, 11:50:47 am »
I haven't posted a whole lot the last few months and probably haven't touched a bow since Eric's gathering but just thought I'd share what I was up to. I'm just about getting finished building my first scratch (almost) guitar. I'm not sure I like it more than building bows since there's more precision needed but I have had a lot of fun. It's a semi-hollow pine body with a hackberry top. Back is dyed with fiebing's and it's finished with tru oil. The only thing I didn't make was the neck since I had this one laying around. I wound the pickups on a homemade winder and they sound pretty good. A good mix of Merle Haggard and The Ventures   ;D









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Re: A different kind of wood and strings
« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2017, 05:59:45 pm »
Nice job!  Have you tried Lin-Speed as a finish? Probably better than Truoil.
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Offline chamookman

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Re: A different kind of wood and strings
« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2017, 11:30:49 pm »
Way cool ! Man - You really took Me back mentioning the Ventures  (A). That's how I learned to play the Guitar a Million years ago - I'd play a song on the album, stop it and then figure it out. Bob
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Re: A different kind of wood and strings
« Reply #3 on: December 24, 2017, 03:46:03 am »
OH MY, Great Craftsmanship!!!! John

Offline Knoll

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Re: A different kind of wood and strings
« Reply #4 on: December 24, 2017, 04:27:49 am »
That's just so cool, David! We'll look forward to you playing it at Eric's place.
There is just 1 problem ..... 3 strings too many.   >:D
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Re: A different kind of wood and strings
« Reply #5 on: December 24, 2017, 06:11:41 am »
 8) :) ;)
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Re: A different kind of wood and strings
« Reply #6 on: December 24, 2017, 07:57:30 am »
Very nice David. My cousin built a couple but they don't look that nice.
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Offline DavidV

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Re: A different kind of wood and strings
« Reply #7 on: December 24, 2017, 08:14:42 am »
Thanks for the compliments guys! I'm glad I'm done with it though so I can get back to making bows, all these jigs and tools are crowding the shop.
Springfield, MO

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Re: A different kind of wood and strings
« Reply #8 on: December 25, 2017, 03:27:24 am »
Beautiful work, that thing looks really good. :)
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Offline PaulN/KS

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Re: A different kind of wood and strings
« Reply #9 on: December 25, 2017, 03:46:26 am »
That looks very cool David,never seen a guitar with a Hackberry top. The grain makes an attractive contrast to the red stained body.
Great job!  :OK

Offline Buckeye Guy

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Re: A different kind of wood and strings
« Reply #10 on: January 02, 2018, 04:24:39 pm »
Looks good !
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Offline Aaron H

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Re: A different kind of wood and strings
« Reply #11 on: January 03, 2018, 08:18:37 am »
Very nice work

Offline jeffhalfrack

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Re: A different kind of wood and strings
« Reply #12 on: January 03, 2018, 05:09:18 pm »
That is sweeeeet! ,,,,,surf gituar  is my fav , jeffw

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Re: A different kind of wood and strings
« Reply #13 on: January 04, 2018, 06:14:38 am »
Beautiful work david.
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Offline Yard Dog

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Re: A different kind of wood and strings
« Reply #14 on: January 11, 2018, 02:08:26 pm »
great job... I have built some, but none of mine look THAT good.....  :o