Newbie build

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Jeff Pierce
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Newbie build

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New to the forum and new to guitar building. Just finished my first guitar. Not sure if there will be others. I had 'build a guitar' on my bucket list for a long time and I thoroughly enjoyed the process. My next task is to learn how to play it, lol.

Anyway, it is an approximation of a Gibson CS-356. It was built from maple and reclaimed mahogany (with a rosewood fretboard). There are plenty of flaws, as you might expect from a 1st timer, but none of them appear to be fatal :D

Thanks for looking.
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Barry Daniels
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Looks good from here. Semi-hollow?
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Jeff Pierce
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Thanks. Yes, Semi-hollow

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Looks great Jeff

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Nice work. Was it a satisfying build?
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Post by Christ Kacoyannakis »

That looks fantastic. My first guitar was also an archtop, and I made two at the same time. I found that doing a step on one would help me do the second one better, so I switched around which one I did first. It was very satisfying, as I am sure it was for you, and the results are stunning. Great job!

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Thanks, guys. Yes, the build was very enjoyable. I'm finding learning to play much more frustrating, tbh

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I'm really impressed, Jeff - I think most of us try something much less challenging for our first build (at least I did!!)

Very nice job!
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Looks great. Be sure and let us know when you start the next one. There is always a next one. . . <G>
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