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  1. Its been a while but time to post my latest. Full build vids included in playlist. This is a Jack Daniels Barrel Top Guitar. I purchased half barrel tops down in Lynchburg and could just get a tele top from them. I resawed the top and let it dry, then pieced it together. Back is reclaimed barnwood with an Oak Core drilled out. Neck is a WD rosewood neck that is unfinished like the rest of the body. Aged Chrome hardware with Bigsby trem and custom wound pickups. Final vid has my terrible playing... Youtube Playlist
  2. I am cleaning up the shop, trying to simplify my life, and need to sell this lot of Korina. I can't ship it too many boards get a great steal here. I am in brentwood TN. http://www.ebay.com/itm/302042458608
  3. So I need to get rid of my copy carver. Its sitting in my basement, will need to be taken off the board and brought up. you get the carver, and router I need the carving templates still. I am in Naperville IL outside Chicago, and would rather sell it to someone on the board than let it go on ebay. I need it moved in the next 3 weeks. here are the two vids I have on it. the one dated Sep 19, 2010 is where it is in my basement. Asking $500....................... Send me a message if you are serious. I cannot meet you halfway I don't have my truck anymore. So you will need to pickup in person.
  4. Custom Paisley Tele with Clay inlays and hand wound pickups. I was sitting on a paduak hollow body tele and had no idea what to do with it. Saw a few paisley guitars and had to make one. This ended up being a guitar for my oldest daughter who needed an instrument to take to school, well I missed the deadline for that but I think she is happy. 2 Piece Paduak Hollowed out body Maple neck with Ebony fretboard, used some pearl paints for the back side very neat effect Clay inlays taken from the paisley design in the wallpaper Custom shop magenta finish with 2 part automotive finish I wound the pickups myself these have a great sound. Here is the vid series for this guitar: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLvHM0_cyyFLzd9jb5tpYp_3ZUGpfY1EDy <mod: on the case>
  5. I started playing around with Leather Dyes gotten some interesting results. Here is a yellow, green, and blue fade with leather dyes. https://youtu.be/q01dQ_I7h3A
  6. very nice work. Very clean nice job. I went with model two, now that I have been doing this for a long time I see the value in a nice thought out custom design. Having worked with paisley its a neat medium.
  7. Custom Slash LP Took me forever to complete this one, filmed most of the process, this is the body from my Les Paul build. Here is the playlist: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLvHM0_cyyFLwZPaOTGxyLgniEhx5Vi04p Flame maple top, with African mahogany back, Honduran mahogany neck, Honduran rosewood fretboard, ebony face plate Custom man-made turquoise inlays and knob tip. Truss rod cover was custom made of the turquoise but it looked terrible so I sprayed the top black and left the sides blue 2K speed finish on the top and tru-oil on the back. Signature Slash Pups, guitar sounds and plays great. Used Keda Dyes for this top, not sure I liked them. RS Guitar works pots, jumbo frets, double action truss rod, and crushed inlay man-made turquoise inlay logo
  8. I always love entering never know who says what. I thought I had it this month, but I am a huge fan of a firebirds and old mahogany boats... thanks for the nice comments, glad to get one more vote other that mine... HAHAHA
  9. This is my custom neck through firebird project, documented here on youtube here: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLvHM0_cyyFLx058GM4UmZd_CfmM-3fO5t multi laminated walnut and maple, with birdeye maple fretboard and walnut inlays. Finished in waterlox. guitar sounds great and plays perferctly. The gearless tuners are interesting, not sure if I would use these again.
  10. thanks for the nice words and votes. I never really thought about black hardware, I think I may swap that out. best part about entering is getting everyone's comments!
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    Guitar Of The Month For November

    Howdy folks been a long time since I have posted still lurk in the background everyonce in a while. This guitar has been 2 years in the making, its for #3. She was born a year and a half ago so I finally got around to finishing it. Les Paul Burl Top Rosewood board, gold shell inlays, flame maple neck binding, red burst top, 1 piece back, and one piece neck. Finished in sanding sealer and about 10 coats of tru-oil. No pore filling, really dislike doing that. 4-ply plastic binding on the body. I tried with the maple I could not get it to bend. Guitar does sound great here are the pics. My neck build process: My body build process:
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    Router, Bandsaw And Drill Press

    go for a bigger band saw, you can get away with a bench top drill press. Here is my favorite router:
  13. How I burst my guitars. nuclear burst: blue burst: Green Burst: red burst:
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    Guitar Of The Month For September

    Gibson L5 Build Hello, wanted to try something different so I went the full luthier route and built an archtop. Lots of fun to build, based off Bob's book and some Gibson L5 plans. Handcarved spruce top and flame maple back with flame maple side. ebony board with mop inlays, turquoise inlay logo and ebony headstock, I also bound the fretboard. Here is a video of the building process: Here are some pics:
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    Guitar Of The Month For February

    thanks for the comments. guitar sounds great. after the move I had to build something to setup shop so this was the result. the chile and spyder guitars are awesome. I love new concepts. I just don't have a creative mind like that. I will see if I can get the explorer I am working on into this month. we shall see.