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A couple of Christmas presents

PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2012 12:36 pm
by Warren May
Here is a Tele copy I gave one of my nephews for Christmas. He's one of a set of triplets, age 11, and I gave all of them a guitar hoping they learn to enjoy playing. This one is a chambered maple body with a sitka spruce top, dyed yellow, plastic binding, inexpensive hardware and pickups.

Re: A couple of Christmas presents

PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2012 12:40 pm
by Warren May
Back shot

Re: A couple of Christmas presents

PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2012 1:02 pm
by Warren May
A second one
-LP shape,
-chambered
-African Mahogany body and neck
-recycled Bill Lawrence L500 bought years ago from Stewmac
-Volume and tone control
-switch for Inner/Humbucker/Outer (not much differnce in soudn for inner outer coils)
-recycled Schaller wraparound bridge and tuners
-white binding
-cardinal red transtint dye in lacquer
-inlayed fingerboard salvaged from ebay seller

(Fuzzy thing in the picture is Pumpkin, cute but curious and mean tempered when you try to take her toys away...me too!)

Re: A couple of Christmas presents

PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2012 10:42 pm
by Gordon Bellerose
Very nice Warren. Bodies and necks hand built by you?
You mentioned triplets. Is there a third guitar you're not showing us?

Re: A couple of Christmas presents

PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2012 11:17 pm
by Jim Bonnell
Good looking builds Warren. I bet they are really happy with them.

Re: A couple of Christmas presents

PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2012 3:33 am
by Warren May
Thanks for the comments. I made all the necks, bodies and fingerboards and used wood from my local hardwood distributor except the spruce top.

Sorry about not posting the other guitar but I can't find the picture of the others. The third one is a solid cherry body with a hard maple and cocobola skunk stripe neck, also in a thin LP style, natural finish with no binding. They also had another that I posted a while ago on mimf forum that was a marble looking swirl finish but I didn't post. I'll ask my niece if she took some pictures.

They were really happy with them. I wasn't there to watch them open them but they are really great kids.

Re: A couple of Christmas presents

PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2012 4:35 am
by Warren May
Correction. I bought the fingerboard for the red guitar, so I only slotted that one. It had been around the shop for several years and needed a project. It was pretty inexpensive but I had to do some work on sanding it to get it radiused. Even then, I had to do quite a bit of fret leveling to get it playable but it came out nice in the end.

Re: A couple of Christmas presents

PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2013 3:18 pm
by Gordon Bellerose
Warren, you can place me on your Christmas list for next year if you want! :-)