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Good morning to all. Several days ago, David Falkner posted a video of a cutting board that he inlayed with the outline of a guitar, he did this on his CNC which I find incredible. Since I am about as computer illiterate as legally possible, I sent him a reply asking some very general questions and he graciously got back to me with the answers, thank you David. Somewhere in the post, I mentioned that I had just finished my first guitar build...accoustic... and I was sure that I would build another, and David said he would like to see some photos, so I am about to try to do just that.:|

The sound board is Sitka Spruce. The sides and back are Sapelle (?). The fretboard is Rosewood. The neck is laminated with Walnut in the center, Maple on either side and Sapelle in the edges. The stand is laminated to match the guitar neck.

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Good morning to all. Several days ago, David Falkner posted a video of a cutting board that he inlayed with the outline of a guitar, he did this on his CNC which I find incredible. Since I am about as computer illiterate as legally possible, I sent him a reply asking some very general questions and he graciously got back to me with the answers, thank you David. Somewhere in the post, I mentioned that I had just finished my first guitar build...accoustic... and I was sure that I would build another, and David said he would like to see some photos, so I am about to try to do just that.:|

The sound board is Sitka Spruce. The sides and back are Sapelle (?). The fretboard is Rosewood. The neck is laminated with Walnut in the center, Maple on either side and Sapelle in the edges. The stand is laminated to match the guitar neck.

I hope this works.


Rick the guitar and the stand are super nice. You did one heck of a job. I will be looking for the next one you build.:smile:
 

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Very nice work. But, if you have kids or pets, I would keep that guitar in a sturdy case. Voice of experience.
 
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Very nice, Rick, very nice! How's it sound? The Sapele I can see in the first shot of the guitar on the stand looks just fabulous. And I like your stand; I keep saying I want to build some but just haven't gotten to that, yet. Btw, the neck on my build is laminated similar to yours.

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Thank you all for the kind remarks. I'm very proud of the outcome, it's one of those "I can't do that projects"

Tom, I bought the Dreadnaught plans from Martin and followed them as close as possible. With the plans on my bench and STEW-MAC on my phone I proceeded one step at a time. The most difficult part for me was forming the interior ribbing, next time I'll buy them from S-M.

As to how does it sound, I'm sorry to say that I can't even play the radio so strumming is a ways off for me...but I have a reallt good friend who is a professional musican,ans he has used my guitar in a few gigs. He says he is very impressed with the tone and volume, this made me very happy.

Goes to prove that even a blind squirrel gets a nut sometime.
 

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A musician playing it at gigs is about as good an endorsement as you can get. A guitar is a symphony of small parts and glue. Kudus Rick. Thanks for the info on the plan, I suspect you've inspired someone.
 

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Love the fact that you made guitar and stand to match, especially since you don't play one. I'm looking for time to build a violin, music stand, cigar box guitar and a electric guitar. Can't play any of them just want to make some.

Great job on the guitar and stand.
 
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Thank you all for the nice remarks. I have looked at the lessons on the internet, and to be honest, it seems that everything is covered, but I'm a spoon feed kind of guy and I will be taking lessons in the near future with a friend of mine.

Gary, I lost count somewhere around 140 hours. I spent some time inlaying my initial on the tuner head, I had never done inlay before, and there were quite a few "gosh darns" said before that was finished. Thats about the time I started the final sanding of the glued up instrument prior to putting on 5 coats of Tru Oil (???).

Absolutley the biggest challenge I have undertaken, but a good lesson in patience...which is not my strong suit.
 
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