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children's toy drive guitars

Postby Patrick DeGreve » Mon Dec 05, 2016 7:05 pm

I build guitars as a hobby. For the last few years I have build ten guitars to donate to two different holiday toy drives. This year five guitars went to the LA County Federation of Labor's "Toys and Turkeys" drive. and five went to the CBS and Salvation Army's "Angel Tree" toy drive. The rep for the County Federation told me that the five guitars I gave them last year went to five children who were in an inner city music program, but did not have an instrument of their own. He said that the five guitars I gave this year will go to the same program. I am very happy with the guitars I made this year, and they were well received. Here are a few pictures of the guitars.
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Angel-tree-midi-walnut-3.jpg
close up of the walnut steel string
Angel-tree-midi-walnut-2.jpg
this is the back of a 3/4 size walnut steel string.
Angel-tree-midi-walnut1.jpg
This is a 3/4 size steel string with walnut
Angel-tree-mahogany-hauser-2.jpg
this is the back of the mahogany classical
Angel-tree-mahogany-hauser-1.jpg
This is a standard size classical made of mahogany
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Re: children's toy drive guitars

Postby Patrick DeGreve » Mon Dec 05, 2016 7:08 pm

Here are more pictures of the holiday guitars
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Jr-mini-walnut-1.jpg
close up of the walnut electric
Jr-mini-walnut.jpg
This is a walnut 3/4 size electric
Angel-tree-walnut-hauser2.jpg
back of the cedar classical
Angel-tree-walnut-hauser-1.jpg
This is a full size walnut classical with western red cedar top
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Re: children's toy drive guitars

Postby Patrick DeGreve » Mon Dec 05, 2016 7:14 pm

Here are pictures of the "County Federation" guitars.
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County-fed-midi-walnut-2.jpg
close up of the 3/4 walnut
County-fed-midi-walnut-1.jpg
this is a 3/4 size steel string walnut
County-fed-cypress-2.jpg
front of the cypress 3/4
County-fed-cypress-1.jpg
This is a 3/4 size classical made with cypress back and sides
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Re: children's toy drive guitars

Postby Patrick DeGreve » Mon Dec 05, 2016 7:17 pm

More County Federation guitars.
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Jr-mini-mahogany-3.jpg
close up of the mahogany electric
Jr-mini-mahogany-1.jpg
mahogany electric 3/4 size mahogany
County-fed-mini-walnut-2.jpg
back of the 3/4 size walnut classical
County-fed-mini-walnut-1.jpg
3/4 size walnut classical
County-fed-mini-sycamore-1.jpg
3/4 size classical
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Re: children's toy drive guitars

Postby Patrick DeGreve » Mon Dec 05, 2016 7:28 pm

I put all of the guitars in cases with picks, a tuner, and a book, so the children would have everything they needed to get started. The electric guitars also included a 10 watt amp, and cord.
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Re: children's toy drive guitars

Postby Bob Francis » Mon Dec 05, 2016 7:50 pm

Those are very nice. What a great thing to do for those kids.
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Re: children's toy drive guitars

Postby Bryan Bear » Mon Dec 05, 2016 9:19 pm

Nice work and even nicer act! Good for you!
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Re: children's toy drive guitars

Postby Barnard Hamilton » Fri Dec 16, 2016 11:33 am

You are doing a good deed! Nice job! Thanks
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Re: children's toy drive guitars

Postby Matthew Lau » Sat Jan 07, 2017 8:51 pm

Nice honest workmanship.

I hope the kids will honor their instruments.
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