garage built guitars

Discussion in 'The Small Company Luthiers' started by arteest, Aug 13, 2006.

  1. arteest

    arteest Member

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    Over the past year and a half I have been experimenting in building guitars, 95% from scratch, glueing 2-3 pieces of wood together routing the insides out for that hollowbody look, using exotic wood, zebra wood, walnut, lepard, birds eye maple, etc. all were constructed with hand held equipment, jigsaw, router, It was a learning experience that I enjoyed.. Take a look at some of my creations..
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  2. LTE

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    I really like the 3rd and 5th ones.

    You do any woodworking as a hobby?
     
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    Brave stuff!
    I was expecting a lot of Strat-a-likes, bravo.

    Best, Pete.
     
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    Experimenting, trying out ideas, this is how boundaries get broken. Great stuff, keep it up.

    Can you give us a little break down how they sound, play, tune, etc?
     
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    Thanks Guys for the nice words, I have a wav file but don't know how to post it so you can listen, and I don't do woodworking much, but I like to build things..
    BRian
     
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    Nice! Excellent work!:AOK
     
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    i really like the last one. I love the look of that wood. great job
     
  11. DonW

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    Some very nice looking projects there. Keep it up. You'll find a great combination.
     
  12. Chris Rice

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    I think you have a name for them there...Garage-Built Guitars. I like it!
     
  13. dzo

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    I wish you were my neighbor. Great work there!
     
  14. arteest

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    these are hollowed out and the necks I did from scratch also, I need to go back and do the frets over...
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    Arteest, great work!!


    There have always been people infected by the "guitar virus".

    Did these about twenty years ago...

    You have to pump iron regularily to be able to play the doubleneck.... :)
    ( which has a ONE PIECE body b.t.w! )



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  16. arteest

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    WOW neat, I guess there are plenty of guitar crazies in this world, everyone should try and build one someday!!
     
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    Creativity is what it's all about!! Very interesting guitars. Keep up the good work, and thanks for showing them off!!

    -Doug
     
  18. Rusty G.

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  19. Jon Silberman

    Jon Silberman 10Q Jerry & Dickey Gold Supporting Member

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    You have some real talent if these are your beginning/learning from scratch efforts. I encourage you to keep it up, maybe we'll all be buying your axes in 10 years!
     
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    Gorgeous. Guitar's answer to Tod Browning. :D
     

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