children's toy drive guitars

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Patrick DeGreve
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children's toy drive guitars

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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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close up of the walnut steel string
close up of the walnut steel string
this is the back of a 3/4 size walnut steel string.
this is the back of a 3/4 size walnut steel string.
This is a 3/4 size steel string with walnut
This is a 3/4 size steel string with walnut
this is the back of the mahogany classical
this is the back of the mahogany classical
This is a standard size classical made of mahogany
This is a standard size classical made of mahogany

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Here are more pictures of the holiday guitars
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close up of the walnut electric
close up of the walnut electric
This is a walnut 3/4 size electric
This is a walnut 3/4 size electric
back of the cedar classical
back of the cedar classical
This is a full size walnut classical with western red cedar top
This is a full size walnut classical with western red cedar top

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Here are pictures of the "County Federation" guitars.
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close up of the 3/4 walnut
close up of the 3/4 walnut
this is a 3/4 size steel string walnut
this is a 3/4 size steel string walnut
front of the cypress 3/4
front of the cypress 3/4
This is a 3/4 size classical made with cypress back and sides
This is a 3/4 size classical made with cypress back and sides

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More County Federation guitars.
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close up of the mahogany electric
close up of the mahogany electric
mahogany electric 3/4 size mahogany
mahogany electric 3/4 size mahogany
back of the 3/4 size walnut classical
back of the 3/4 size walnut classical
3/4 size walnut classical
3/4 size walnut classical
3/4 size classical
3/4 size classical

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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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Those are very nice. What a great thing to do for those kids.
Thank you

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Nice work and even nicer act! Good for you!
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You are doing a good deed! Nice job! Thanks
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Nice honest workmanship.

I hope the kids will honor their instruments.

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