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Mon Jul 13, 2020, 07:58 PM

This guy built a guitar out of a shelf during lockdown!

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Reply This guy built a guitar out of a shelf during lockdown! (Original post)
BluesRunTheGame Jul 13 OP
Phoenix61 Jul 13 #1
ProfessorGAC Jul 31 #30
LAS14 Jul 13 #2
True Blue American Aug 1 #31
niyad Jul 13 #3
Alacritous Crier Jul 13 #4
Shermann Jul 13 #5
Hoyt Jul 13 #6
JDC Jul 13 #7
Ahpook Jul 13 #8
reACTIONary Jul 14 #15
True Blue American Aug 1 #32
LudwigPastorius Jul 14 #9
NNadir Jul 14 #10
Tikki Jul 14 #11
calimary Jul 14 #12
tclambert Jul 14 #13
pansypoo53219 Jul 14 #14
BlueIdaho Jul 14 #16
Paladin Jul 14 #17
Dave Starsky Jul 15 #18
1plus1equals1 Jul 15 #19
DFW Jul 15 #20
musette_sf Jul 17 #25
DFW Jul 17 #26
musette_sf Jul 17 #27
ornotna Jul 16 #21
BobTheSubgenius Jul 16 #22
JohnnyRingo Jul 17 #23
Scruffy1 Sunday #33
Demovictory9 Jul 17 #24
colorado_ufo Jul 19 #28
tavernier Jul 31 #29

Response to BluesRunTheGame (Original post)

Mon Jul 13, 2020, 08:03 PM

1. I used to know a luthier. That guy has some

really nice woodworking tools.

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Response to Phoenix61 (Reply #1)

Fri Jul 31, 2020, 03:18 PM

30. Me, Too!

And guy is this video has skills.
It's not that easy to make a semi-hollow in the first place.
Then, he basically using wood that would otherwise be scrap!
Pretty cool!
The guy I know actually had a patent issued for a bracing pattern on a doubleneck acoustic.
That guitar was gorgeous!

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Response to BluesRunTheGame (Original post)

Mon Jul 13, 2020, 08:28 PM

2. Thanks!!! I find the best stuff on DU!!!! nt

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Response to LAS14 (Reply #2)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 10:40 AM

31. I sent this to my Son, a retired Engineer

Who loves to take scrap and making something out of it. He has a room full of guitars!

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Response to BluesRunTheGame (Original post)

Mon Jul 13, 2020, 08:39 PM

3. Bookmarkimg for later.

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Response to BluesRunTheGame (Original post)

Mon Jul 13, 2020, 08:40 PM

4. Watch later.

Thanks.

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Response to BluesRunTheGame (Original post)

Mon Jul 13, 2020, 08:40 PM

5. Yeah but does it Djent?

Sorry, I had to be "that guy".

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Response to BluesRunTheGame (Original post)

Mon Jul 13, 2020, 09:16 PM

6. Nice. Even carved and fretted the neck.

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Response to BluesRunTheGame (Original post)

Mon Jul 13, 2020, 09:44 PM

7. A real pro.

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Response to BluesRunTheGame (Original post)

Mon Jul 13, 2020, 10:59 PM

8. Very cool

I think quite a few people have gained creative minds during this lockdown?

A friend and I morphed a Baja Telecaster into a double humbucker, front and back binding jam machine

I'd load some photos, but not sure how. Seems tricky on here? I've loaded them easily to luthier sites to discuss the build.

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Response to Ahpook (Reply #8)

Tue Jul 14, 2020, 07:58 PM

15. If you have them on another site, you...

... copy the image link and post that. Right click open image in New tab, copy the link from the address bar. It should be a .jpg or .bmp or .png , something like that.

Delete any characters after the .jpg, .bmp, .png, or the like. Especially a ? mark and text after it.

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Response to Ahpook (Reply #8)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 10:41 AM

32. I would love to send your pictures on.

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Response to BluesRunTheGame (Original post)

Tue Jul 14, 2020, 12:18 PM

9. Thanks.

These vids are always fun to watch.

Lutherie is a dark art, learned over countless hours of work. I don't have the patience or persistence for it, but I'm sure glad that some do.

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Response to BluesRunTheGame (Original post)

Tue Jul 14, 2020, 12:24 PM

10. That's an impressive set of tools and...

...more importantly impressive skill.

He's obviously quite a professional.

My wife and I were fascinated.

Thanks!!!

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Response to BluesRunTheGame (Original post)

Tue Jul 14, 2020, 12:55 PM

11. Says he is Flemish and, also, builds furniture under the THCIKS logo.

Talented builder. Wish we could have seen more of his little helper.

I LOVE GUITARS.

Tikki

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Response to BluesRunTheGame (Original post)

Tue Jul 14, 2020, 01:35 PM

12. WOW! A Keeper!!!

Just like that guitar is!

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Response to BluesRunTheGame (Original post)

Tue Jul 14, 2020, 04:21 PM

13. They should name an asteroid after this guy.

(It's a Brian May joke.)

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Response to BluesRunTheGame (Original post)

Tue Jul 14, 2020, 05:20 PM

14. people have time again.

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Response to BluesRunTheGame (Original post)

Tue Jul 14, 2020, 08:23 PM

16. That must have been some shelf!

Not to mention his mad skills. 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

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Response to BluesRunTheGame (Original post)

Tue Jul 14, 2020, 08:39 PM

17. Not a Martin D-28, but obviously a quality piece of work.. (nt)

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Response to Paladin (Reply #17)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 08:26 AM

18. Yes. Impressive, but that's a tremendous amount of work...

To end up with a guitar that sounds like it was made out of a bookshelf.

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Response to BluesRunTheGame (Original post)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 10:45 AM

19. As a guitarist I think this is awesome

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Response to BluesRunTheGame (Original post)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 11:58 PM

20. A friend of mine used to build guitars for a living

He emigrated to the USA from Serbia as a violin maker in the late fifties. He was once asked to build a guitar, and had no clear idea of how to go about it. So he played it by ear, and by chance happened upon a formula that gave his guitars, especially his 12 string guitars, a sound that has never really been duplicated. I asked him to make me a matching pair in 1999 (completed in 2000), and these were the last ones he ever made for me. The first he made for me were in the mid 1970s. He passed in 2015, but his instruments and their legendary sound survive. Here is that matching pair:

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Response to DFW (Reply #20)

Fri Jul 17, 2020, 04:42 PM

25. Those are Bozos!

Recognized them right away.

http://bozosguitars.yolasite.com/

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Response to musette_sf (Reply #25)

Fri Jul 17, 2020, 06:26 PM

26. They are indeed. That was my friend's name

Božo Podunavac. His name, pronounced "Paw-doo-NAH-vats," just means "south of the Danube," which his home town of Novi Sad indeed is.

I met him in February of 1977, when he still had his studio in Escondido, California. I had him build me various instruments over the years, and this matching pair was the last commission work he did for me. I recently bought an experimental "owl" 12 string of which he made three back in 1979. One went to Peter Lang, one went to Leo Kottke, and one went to some non-prominent player. Leo's instrument landed in an auction by Heritage in Dallas earlier this year, and I ended up buying it. I found out later that I was lucky, because another guy would have paid more for it that I wanted to, but his computer froze during the live auction, and so my bid ended up winning it.

Here is Božo:


And here is the "owl:"

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Response to DFW (Reply #26)

Fri Jul 17, 2020, 07:12 PM

27. You are fortunate to own these!

I knew Kottke played a Bozo, so quite a thrill to hear that you now own it.

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Response to BluesRunTheGame (Original post)

Thu Jul 16, 2020, 01:35 PM

21. Very cool

I guess I need to look for his other videos to hear Lockdown Lucille.

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Response to BluesRunTheGame (Original post)

Thu Jul 16, 2020, 09:11 PM

22. That's some impressive work!

Nothing beats a guitar hand-made by a great luthier, IMO.

I had an early-80's Gurian that was the most beautiful-sounding guitar I ever heard in person. Even before you played a note, you knew it was going to have a very special voice - you could feel the conversation in the room coming alive through the rosewood.

I loved that thing. Broke 13 of my L radius off, and the healing was never complete. Damaged ulnar nerve made me sell it, because I couldn't play it. Still took me over 20 years after the accident to get to that point. A member of a "Gurian trio" bought it, which is great.

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Response to BluesRunTheGame (Original post)

Fri Jul 17, 2020, 12:05 PM

23. I suspect it's not his first guitar.

It takes too long to build one so I doubt he sells them. He probably gifts special friends.

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Response to JohnnyRingo (Reply #23)

Sun Aug 2, 2020, 12:03 PM

33. That's just a come on.

You won't see many guitar wood shelves. It might have been used as a shelf until he got around to using it. Seems kind of silly to me to hand carve an archtop body for a semi hollow body guitar but to each his own.

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Response to BluesRunTheGame (Original post)

Fri Jul 17, 2020, 03:14 PM

24. out of shelf and an whole lot of tools!

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Response to BluesRunTheGame (Original post)

Sun Jul 19, 2020, 01:31 PM

28. Next video: How to Build a Bookshelf

to hold all those books that are lying around on the floor.

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Response to BluesRunTheGame (Original post)

Fri Jul 31, 2020, 01:22 PM

29. Brian May of Queen built his guitar at age 16

in his garage with help from his dad, and it’s the one he still uses.

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