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Tagged With: birdseye maple

Mahogany and Padauk Neck

This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series Atomic Age Surfcaster




This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series Atomic Age SurfcasterBefore routing the neck pocket in the body, we need a neck. This guitar again features a Gibson-style angled headstock made with a scarf joint. The bulk of this neck will be African Mahogany like the body. For this guitar I decided to … Continue reading »






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The Neck

This entry is part 2 of 6 in the series Building an Acoustic Guitar




This entry is part 2 of 6 in the series Building an Acoustic GuitarMy lovely wife spent her weekend watching the kids and provided me with nearly two full days of shop time. In the intervening days I’d decided I wanted to build one of the guitars from cherry. I have a rather large stockpile … Continue reading »






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Building an Acoustic Guitar

This entry is part 1 of 6 in the series Building an Acoustic Guitar




This entry is part 1 of 6 in the series Building an Acoustic GuitarA few years back I was conversing with a co-worker and fellow guitar player. Aware I was an amateur woodworker, he suggested I build a guitar. “Luthiery requires special tools and skills…training. Naw, I couldn’t do that,” I said. Google search. Fast … Continue reading »






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Building the “Wings”

This entry is part 3 of 7 in the series Puppet Theater




This entry is part 3 of 7 in the series Puppet TheaterNow We’re Getting Somewhere The front came out so nice, I’ve updated the design to include frame-and-panel side wings instead of plain edge-banded cherry ply as I had originally envisioned. It’s been a busy couple of weeks and there hasn’t been much shop time … Continue reading »






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Constructing the Frame and Panels

This entry is part 2 of 7 in the series Puppet Theater




This entry is part 2 of 7 in the series Puppet TheaterBirdseye Maple on Cherry The design for the top panel calls for birdseye maple. It seemed a shame to use my only piece of birdseye maple up on just one project. I decided to resaw the board. A few passes through my old Grizzly … Continue reading »






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