before and after: wood to guitar

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  1. veinbuster

    veinbuster Freeze zone

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    We have a few before and after photos scattered in various threads. I'd like to collect some in one place. I'll start.

    Does anybody else miss the wood library era?
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    Remember when fingerboards were just a boring chunk of wood to stick some frets and an inlay on?
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  2. rugerpc

    rugerpc A♥ hoards guitars ♥A
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    Oh....


    Me likey this thread!
     
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  3. Mikegarveyblues

    Mikegarveyblues Cream Crackered

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    I love how in that second pic there's some figuring inthe wood that looks a little like the 12th fret bird. And where does it end up once it's a finished fretboard? 12th fret! That is cool!
     
  4. Twinfan

    Twinfan 408 Sig Club President

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    I was able to choose the top for my PS Sig #37/100, and asked Tina and Paul to find me some similar wood to that used on Paul Reed Smith and Myles Kennedy's guitars. They sent me this blank:

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    Which was a pretty good match to what I was after:

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    The guitar turned out pretty good ;)

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  5. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    Beautiful guitar, Twinfan!
     
  6. veinbuster

    veinbuster Freeze zone

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    Yes it worked out quite well. That placement was by design - we drew the fingerboard outline on the blank.
     
  7. jfb

    jfb Plank Owner

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    Great thread idea Mr. Pete.
    Here are my offerings.
    Mainly top based because I really love seeing how a certain top takes a color.

    Love those TGS WL guitars.
    Bonni Pink - before and after.
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    Blue Steel - before and after.
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    Fretboards for Blue Steel (above) and Charcoal Cherry Burst (below)
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    Charcoal Cherry Burst - before and after.
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  8. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    I didn't know that was yours - thought it was from a thread or something. Also, very gorgeous!

    JFB's are also stellar.
     
  9. Aeetus

    Aeetus New Member

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    All of these guitars are stunning.... one day I'll have one built.
     
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    Fantastic thread idea!
     
  11. Twinfan

    Twinfan 408 Sig Club President

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    Thanks Les - to my eyes I've not seen a better looking guitar. I adore it, and it's got a proper loud and thick rock tone. It's awesome.
     
  12. JMintzer

    JMintzer Bobble Head Moderator
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    PS #234

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    Jamie
     
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    wilerty Geezer

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    iahawk36 Prince of Paisley

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    altoidman aka McCartyman

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    I see a face in there...
     
  16. veinbuster

    veinbuster Freeze zone

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    I know there are more out there. While you dig them out to post, here is the top that goes with the finger board in the first post.
    I don't know how or why somebody decided to try and make a guitar out of rotting wood, but I like the look.
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    markie 11Top's personal Chauffeur

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    markie 11Top's personal Chauffeur

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    markie 11Top's personal Chauffeur

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