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I'm a fairly old dude, and have wanted to build a guitar for some 35 years. With a library of books collected over that time, and the marvel of the internet, I finally did it.  Started with a "kit" from StewMac, which is basically a box of rough cut wood and parts, many of which I threw away and replaced with higher quality materials.  I've spent 15 years putting together a wood shop, and so it started, in the wood shop.  A year and a half and $5000 in parts and tools later, here it is.  D-28 style dreadnaugh, Indian Rosewood back and sides, torified Sitka spruce top, mahogany neck, rosewood fingerboard,  paua abalony  inlays, tourtoise celluloid bindings, bone nut and saddle, hand made celluloid pickguard ( thank you Greg Voros for the material and your advise on setting the neck) and a nitrocellulose lacquer finish.  Can't wait to start my second, likely a tobacco cherry sunburst dread.  I can spread  the obscene cost of tools over the next ones :  ). Judging by the way it sounds and plays, I got my money's worth. Let's get the party started on this topic!!

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Karl, that is one gorgeous piece of craftsmanship. Congratulations, we have a new luthier in the house. 👍

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Karl, that is a beautiful guitar and you say that it is your first build, amazing! You are definitely a talented woodworker. The gold tuning machines perfectly match the head stock inlay, giving the appearance of a very expensive and classy guitar. Impressive.

Henk

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Karl- If it sounds anything like it looks,,,,,,,,it is a monster! Great job.

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@Kbore Wow... what a gorgeous piece ... congratulations 👍 sir.

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looks like production grade level.. 

Chris Martin would be impressed

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Wow - very nice, I am impressed! Looking forward to seeing your next project!

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Beautiful Karl. Certainly with all your choices on woods and components it has to be a great sounding guitar. And I thought learning to play a guitar took commitment!

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Wow, @Kbore, what a beautiful outcome to this project.  Like many that have posted here I am very impressed with your craftsmanship.  Thank you for showing us this.

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Karl,

That is an absolutely beautiful guitar! I love the inlays and the wood you selected. Play it with pride.

Bill

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I am a woodworker and I am stunned by the quality and beauty of this , your first build. I can appreciate also the cost of materials, parts and tools required to create such a masterpiece. Fabulous craftsmanship. Thank your for sharing this project with us.

Greg

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Wow! Gorgeous instrument!

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Very nice work.  I know you will enjoy it.   

 

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