Paul Rhoney's Latest Builds

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Considering the time and care you put into the finishing, that's pretty good.
-Ruining perfectly good wood, one day at a time.

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Hi Paul. Glad to see you doing so well! Hey, that 25.5" scale Oceana D-T prototype looks sweet. Seriously, that finish looks like butterscotch in that photo and my sweet tooth is aching just looking at the thing! Also, your use of the Jag/JazzMaster style trem/tailpiece just goes so perfectly with your Oceanas. Awesome stuff!

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Thanks guys!

Speaking of the Jazzmaster/Jaguar vibrato tailpiece, that guitar currently has a Fender-made unit on it, but coming up in about a month I'm getting one of the prototype Mastery vibrato units for it! I can't wait!

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Alright here's another photo bomb from me, featuring the newest stuff I've done. I always feel terrible coming on this forum and just showing off pictures of my finished guitars, cause I want to help people the same way this forum helped me in the past. So if anyone has any questions about how I do any of this stuff, please feel free to ask, and I am more than happy to share. I don't offer that on other forums, but here I feel like I owe it. Nothing but love for this forum.
Custom order Vireo with trans black top.
Custom order Vireo with trans black top.
Oceana Duo-Tone in a custom sparkle finish I call Saharaburst.
Oceana Duo-Tone in a custom sparkle finish I call Saharaburst.
Starblaster in three-color sunburst.
Starblaster in three-color sunburst.
Lefty custom Jaguar Thinline copy.
Lefty custom Jaguar Thinline copy.
Starblaster Thinline.
Starblaster Thinline.

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Zodiac!
Zodiac!
Custom order Starblaster in dark cherry with black hardware bits.
Custom order Starblaster in dark cherry with black hardware bits.
Copy of a second generation Fender Marauder.
Copy of a second generation Fender Marauder.

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Great guitars Paul as always, and thanks for the love and feelings toward the Forum here!
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Paul you ARE a dawg!
I keep coming back to look at the Oceana and I'm floored each time.

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Thanks Mark and Bob!

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Haha, yep! Trying to!

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Paul -- Congrats on making the cover of Premier Guitar!

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Thanks Rob! It's quite an honor :)

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Paul,
Great video, very honest and I really like how you wove your family into it. I have four sons, one an aspiring bass player who kind of kicked my butt back into playing and trying to make instruments again, something I had allowed the drudgery of working life to take from me. You are a wealthy man in everything that matters. Oh, and by the way, beautiful guitars too.

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Thanks Alexander, I appreciate that very much!

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Paul, I have to:
1. My jaw hurts from dropping to the floor from seeing your work.
2. I need to clean up the drool from seeing your work.

Your guitars are amazing. Please continue to post. :D

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Chuck:
1. Thanks!
2. I'll round up some pics and do another mass upload today!

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Oceana DuoTone in gloss black top with satin back.
Oceana DuoTone in gloss black top with satin back.
Oceana Imperial built for fellow luthier and shop mate Doug Kauer.
Oceana Imperial built for fellow luthier and shop mate Doug Kauer.
Oceana DuoTone in Saharaburst sparkle.
Oceana DuoTone in Saharaburst sparkle.
Oceana DuoTone in Roman Gold.
Oceana DuoTone in Roman Gold.
Starblaster in Cardinal Red.
Starblaster in Cardinal Red.

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Oceana Custom three-pickup in brown/amber burst.
Oceana Custom three-pickup in brown/amber burst.
Paramour seven-string prototype.
Paramour seven-string prototype.
Oceana DuoTone in Surf Blue Pearl.
Oceana DuoTone in Surf Blue Pearl.
Vireo in Ocean Turquoise Metallic.
Vireo in Ocean Turquoise Metallic.
Oceana Junior in Candy Red over Copper.
Oceana Junior in Candy Red over Copper.

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Here's a pic of my portion of the booth I shared with Kauer Guitars at NAMM in January.
Here's a pic of my portion of the booth I shared with Kauer Guitars at NAMM in January.
And this is maybe the coolest thing of all. As mentioned earlier in the thread, Premier Guitar magazine chose one of my guitars to put on the cover of their April issue! It's out now, go get yourself a copy!
And this is maybe the coolest thing of all. As mentioned earlier in the thread, Premier Guitar magazine chose one of my guitars to put on the cover of their April issue! It's out now, go get yourself a copy!

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Oceana Custom in Firemist Orange.
Oceana Custom in Firemist Orange.

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