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    Music Instrument Kits

    We've had a lot of musical instruments made here on the forum. if doing that from scratch is a little out of your comfort zone... Rockler is having a sale on their kits. I've not made one of their kits and can't speak for the quality but a place to start if this is on your bucket list.

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    Cool...I didn't know Rockler was selling instrument kits. I've always had a hankering for a double neck electric, even though they are about as practical as concrete running shoes.

    Some day I'd like to put together an acoustic guitar, but I'll probably go with a kit from Stewart-MacDonald, since they specialize in lutherie supplies. Grizzly also has some pretty nice-looking kits, especially some of their figured maple solid body guitars.

    And speaking of member-built instruments, it sure was a pleasure to play Jason Beam's scratch-built acoustic guitar at Burning Wood. It looked, played, and sounded great.
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    A double neck would be interesting.

    but this would be fun too.

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    The Classic 1 reminds me of the Guild I had when I was in high school. Wish I had it now.

    Building a guitar from a kit sounds like fun. I'll have to save up for one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn McMillan View Post
    And speaking of member-built instruments, it sure was a pleasure to play Jason Beam's scratch-built acoustic guitar at Burning Wood. It looked, played, and sounded great.

    You are too kind, sir! Thank you. Feels good when a pro says my first guitar was up to snuff! Still need to polish that nut and cap the truss rod adjuster.

    It wasn't as hard to build as I was expecting it to be. You *do* need to know how to work with hand tools, I think, to be effective because there are a lot of little areas that need just a slice of a chisel to get fitting nicely. But I recommend every woodworker try to build one - it's an awesome experience
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    Thanks Dan, something that's been on my mind for a while, might be a great first attempt/learning project.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brent Dowell View Post
    A double neck would be interesting.

    but this would be fun too.

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    I don't have any pics of it, but I built a very nice lap slide guitar back in the late '70s. Laminated maple and imbuia wood, shaped like a cross between a Gibson Explorer and a Flying V. Next time I'm back in LA I'll try to get some pics of it.
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