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    Guitar Project

    This has been about a 6 month project. The body is Bocote I saw the Bocote lumber in the Woodcrafters store and fell in love with it. The neck is a maple after market production model. I didn't feel quite up to trying to build one to hold up under the strain of 12 strings. I didn't like the contrast of the maple headstock, so I re-sawed some of the Bocote down to about 1/16 inch and laminated the headstock with it. All in all I'm very pleased with the look. I'm still playing with the setup but it plays nice.
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    Last edited by Dan Mooney; 12-16-2010 at 04:12 AM.
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    That's sweet! What's the copper for??
    Aloha,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Royall Clark View Post
    That's sweet! What's the copper for??
    Thanks Royall,
    The copper is a shielding thats grounded, it keeps the pickups and controls from humming (60 cycle hum)
    Dan
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    Hot rats! That looks very sweet. The bocote really looks flashy, and I'll bet it's got lots of mass.

    Great job, Dan.
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    Great job i really like the looks of the bocote.I don't play but most of my brothers and brothers in laws do and they would love it.
    Steve

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    Sweet! Looks like great work! Bet that sucker is kinda heavy though, Bocote is pretty dense stuff. Are you a "Byrds" fan?

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    Nice job. That's on my bucket list is to do my own Electric one of these days...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn McMillan View Post
    Hot rats! That looks very sweet. The bocote really looks flashy, and I'll bet it's got lots of mass.

    Great job, Dan.
    It is kinda beefy, It weighs in right at 12 pounds.

    Quote Originally Posted by Barry Richardson View Post
    Sweet! Looks like great work! Bet that sucker is kinda heavy though, Bocote is pretty dense stuff. Are you a "Byrds" fan?
    I loved the Byrds! Now if I could just play like Roger McGuinn!
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    Nice stick Dan ya done good. Play us a tune on youtube

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