Patrick DeGreve's travel guitar

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Re: Patrick DeGreve's travel guitar

Postby Patrick DeGreve » Sat Jun 15, 2013 9:41 pm

Here is a shot from the back of the oak steel string guitar.
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Re: Patrick DeGreve's travel guitar

Postby Patrick DeGreve » Sat Jun 15, 2013 9:43 pm

And a shot of the back of the pine nylon string guitar.
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Re: Patrick DeGreve's travel guitar

Postby Patrick DeGreve » Sat Jun 15, 2013 9:45 pm

The oak steel string, from the side.
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Re: Patrick DeGreve's travel guitar

Postby Patrick DeGreve » Sat Jun 15, 2013 9:49 pm

And here is a shot of the oak steel string, from the front. Now I have to wait another week, to sand and buff them, install and dress the frets, install the tuners, and set them up. I think I am going to make the deadline.
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Re: Patrick DeGreve's travel guitar

Postby Hans Bezemer » Sun Jun 16, 2013 3:14 am

Wow that's going to be a pretty guitar!
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Re: Patrick DeGreve's travel guitar

Postby Patrick DeGreve » Wed Jul 03, 2013 3:11 pm

I am calling both of these done. I finishesd them last weekend, and have been playing them in this week. I am very happy I joined the challenge (as always). I enjoyed watching the other builds, and as always learned some new tricks. I love the Barncaster, and the two bases. very good work. Below is the final total for the Oak travel guitar.

Oak (flooring) ..................................15.00
Pine (from trash can at work).....................0
Fretwire.......................................... 7.00
Trussrod ( Ebay)................................10.00
Nut.................................................2.65
Saddle ............................................ 3.67
Bridge (Ebay).................................... 5.00
Fretboard........................................ 5.00
Tuners (Ebay)....................................9.00
JJB Elevtronics pick-up........................20.00
Lacquer (Mohawk).............................10.00
Bridge pins (Ebay)..............................6.00

Total..............................................$ 93.32
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Re: Patrick DeGreve's travel guitar

Postby Patrick DeGreve » Wed Jul 03, 2013 3:23 pm

Here is the final total for the Pine travel guitar.

Pine (from trash at work)...................................0
Fretwire.....................................................7.00
Nut...........................................................2.65
Saddle.......................................................3.67
Fretboard...................................................5.00
Tuners (Ebay)..............................................10.00
Lacquer (Mohawk)........................................10.00
Oak for neck................................................5.00
Bridge (Ebay)...............................................6.00

Total.......................................................$ 49.32


I really like the pine , nylon string guitar. I am glad I added it to the challenge. I have been wanting to build something from the pine scraps the carpenters toss out. It has a very nice tone. I am supprised the pine bent as well as it did, and sounds as good as it does. I may have to use it again.
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Pine guitar from the front.
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Re: Patrick DeGreve's travel guitar

Postby Patrick DeGreve » Wed Jul 03, 2013 3:31 pm

I am going to take these guitars to work next week, and see what everybody thinks. I think I will leave them at work hanging in my closet, so we can play them at lunch. I am very happy with them, (I didn't expect much from the pine soundboards), but they both have a nice tone. They both lack the bass end, but are pleasant. I wish I had built these years ago when I was still camping more. They would have been a lot of fun at some of our Boy Scout campouts. I use to take my classical guitar to our car camp outs, but these could have gone on backpack outings. They would have been nice around a campfire.
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Re: Patrick DeGreve's travel guitar

Postby Warren May » Wed Jul 03, 2013 5:44 pm

These are both really great looking guitars, Patrick. No one is going to believe these are from "scraps" since they look so well put together. My favorite parts are the rosettes. Great work and glad you made it on time and under budget. Nice stuff.
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Re: Patrick DeGreve's travel guitar

Postby Hans Bezemer » Thu Jul 04, 2013 1:06 pm

Great work Patrick!
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Re: Patrick DeGreve's travel guitar

Postby Jon Whitney » Fri Jul 05, 2013 11:24 am

Great work Patrick - and a big "Amen" for bringing lightweight instruments on campouts.
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Re: Patrick DeGreve's travel guitar

Postby Michael Baresi » Thu Oct 31, 2013 8:09 pm

Congrats Patrick
You are a true artist.
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