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Hey guys! Just thought I'd share an on-going project I'm working on. Yes, I'm swamped making poker tables as you can tell from my recent posts....but I've also started a "bucket list" project I've been itching to do. No, I do not play guitar, but the thought of possibility of making one just seemed pretty cool. I started this over a year ago and had to put it down because of my poker table work. As I go through the process, I realize that it's more than just making a guitar, but there is science and accuracy behind it (....another reason why its so intriguing). I probably wont be able to touch this project for a while, but I'm looking forward to when I can.

I decided to build an "SG" style guitar out of wood and epoxy. If there are any guitar builders out there, I'd love to hear from you for some criticism / tips / etc.

Here are some progress pics....
 

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Very nice so far, Frank!

Having built one acoustic and wanting to build many more I can sympathize with the 'having to put it aside' issue. Building an electric or two is also on my bucket list even though I don't play electric. They just seem like a fun project to me so maybe one day I'll do that.

Keep posting photos on this, please.

David
 

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That looks great Frank.
 
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Not sure if this would work, but you could try reaching out to Ben Crowe at Crimson Custome Guitars in the UK. He has an excellent YouTube channel.
I am not affiliated with Ben or Crimson - I just like his stuff.
 
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Not sure if this would work, but you could try reaching out to Ben Crowe at Crimson Custome Guitars in the UK. He has an excellent YouTube channel.
I am not affiliated with Ben or Crimson - I just like his stuff.
Thanks, David....I have checked out many of his videos in my research. Definitely got some good tips there!
 

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Wow, your wood & epoxy body looks awesome, great start! I bet aligning the neck is going to be challenging.
 

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Frank I love that body. I'm like everyone else I would like to see more pictures of the build when you get the chance to work on it again.

I also know how it is when you are doing something for yourself and you get customer work to do. I have several projects that have been started and set aside and Ihave several others that I have parts for that I want to do. It is just hard sometimes finding the time.

I plan on making a violin some time because my step-grandfather built over a hundred of them. I would also like to build a few guitars but I'm not as ambish as you are, I'm thinking cigar box guitars.

I don't play the violin or guitar, it is a woodworking thing.
 
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Frank I love that body. I'm like everyone else I would like to see more pictures of the build when you get the chance to work on it again.

I also know how it is when you are doing something for yourself and you get customer work to do. I have several projects that have been started and set aside and Ihave several others that I have parts for that I want to do. It is just hard sometimes finding the time.

I plan on making a violin some time because my step-grandfather built over a hundred of them. I would also like to build a few guitars but I'm not as ambish as you are, I'm thinking cigar box guitars.

I don't play the violin or guitar, it is a woodworking thing.
You said it perfectly, Mike....."Its a woodworking thing"! I don't play guitar, and have no interest in learning, but it's the challenge to research this specific craft and build a functioning electric guitar so I can cross that off my list! I know once I slow down a bit, my idol hands will become restless and I'll pick this project back up!
 

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That is one heck of a nice start!!
 

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Wow! Fabulous start on that guitar. You must have done some buffing on that epoxy? I sort of play the guitar and harmonica together, but my arthritis in the hand makes any performance last literally only a minute or two..
 
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