Howdy! We are Lucky Dog Guitars - Handcrafted One at a time in the foothills of Eastern Tennessee

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I've been a member here on TGP for years so I thought I'd start a thread to share some of my builds. I rarely post Lucky Dog stuff here because most of my guitars sell before completion on my facebook/instagram pages.

I hope you enjoy what I am doing. I only work on 1-2 guitars at a time & I only build 15-20 guitars a year. I focus on quality before anything. I don't take money upfront and do not commit to deadlines I may not meet. I tell every customer who is buying a guitar an estimated time to complete but am very clear that I send a guitar out when it is done & to my satisfaction. I will not rush a build.

Most of my builds are 3 piece flame maple necks. I do it for strength and stability because so many of my customers are people who travel to different temperatures & humidity levels as pro musicians. My necks have a 6-degree tilt-back headstock which eliminates the need for string trees. I can do a non-tilt back head stock if you are one of those guys that needs a lot of room to bend behind the nut. Typically I do a 10-16 degree compound radius and use a heel-adjustable spoke wheel truss adjustment for easy changes without taking the neck off. Occasionally I do other radiuses if a customer requests.

I hope you enjoy the gallery & look forward to talking with you guys. More pics later!
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Jazzandmore

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Anthony,

Great to see you putting a gallery here!

Folks as you can see, original aesthetic here, each guitar it's own thing, love what he's doing with these!
 

Jazzandmore

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I've got #1. I call it Rufus because it's the Big Dog :) Anthony has continued to develop such a unique and great look for his guitars. And is that an offset I'm seeing?! Very Cool man, that new workshop is inspiring you :aok
 

frankencat

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Super nice looking stuff brother! I really dig the aesthetics and that bridge hardware.
-Frank
 

guitarlifestyle

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Anthony, really enjoying your stuff! I doubt you remember me, but we went to high school together. I was a friend of Chris Robertson (RIP), and he taught me to play. So, in a roundabout way I learned guitar from you. Glad to see you're still playing and now building.
 
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Buddy I cant make out your pic... whats your name?

Anthony, really enjoying your stuff! I doubt you remember me, but we went to high school together. I was a friend of Chris Robertson (RIP), and he taught me to play. So, in a roundabout way I learned guitar from you. Glad to see you're still playing and now building.
 

two fingers

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Uh......those are beautiful.

What's the chances you guys would break off a five string bass that looks like it was made 75 years ago and stored in a barn? I mean... a '51 P bass looks like a Tele on steroids anyway, right?
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A 5 stringer like this in that deep brown of yours with the black embossed guard would be hillbilly sexy!
 

reentune

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Nice job.
I'm in the foothills of East TN as well.
Drop me a PM.
Would love to test-drive some of those electric banjos you're building!
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