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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Abbotsford, BC Canada

    Howdy from BC, Canada

    Hello everyone.

    I found this site while looking for ideas for a cross cut sled. Great site and some nice folks here I think.

    OK, my name is Rod True, I'm 37, married for the past 11 years, 3 kids and totally addicted to building acoustic guitars

    Don't know if there are any other guitar builders here but I'm here to better my woodworking skills and try and share any tips and tricks I've learned over the 10 some years of my woodworking hobby.

    To date, I've built 4 guitars with another 3 in progress and 2 other's needing to be built for sale.

    I'll post my humble 185 sft shop in the shop section with some pics and details.

    Here are a couple pictures of two of my guitars to date. They are basically the same woods, but they are different sizes, scale length and internal bracing.

    Anyway, it's great to be here. I'm sure I can learn a bunch from you all and I hope I can give some help along the way as well.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Vinces guitar finished 004 (Small).jpg   Vinces guitar finished 020 (Small).jpg   Vinces guitar finished 006 (Small).jpg   000 (Small).jpg   JPV guitar 033.jpg  

    JPV guitar 040.jpg   JPV guitar 067.jpg  

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Hi Rod, wellcome, it's nice to see a guitar builder on this forum.
    Wonderful hobby, and your guitars are looking great.
    In earlier times I build furniture, but now I'm a fun woodturner.
    Hope you have a great time here.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Tokyo Japan
    Hi Rod, hows it going eh?

    Where abouts in BC are you? I'm originally from Kelowna, but I've been here in Japan for going on 18 years now.

    Your guitars are super, the attention to detail is stunning.

    Welcome to the Family!
    The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
    William Arthur Ward

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Toronto, Ontario, CANADA
    Welcome Rod, I hope that you enjoy it here at Family Woodworking and that you visit often.

    Nice guitars. Do you do other types of woodworking as well?
    Cheers, Frank

  5. #5
    Welcome Rod
    Your guitars are wonderful

    The coffee pot is on

    WoodWorking, Crappie Fishing, Colts, Life is good!

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    No, not all of SoCal is Los Angeles!
    Welcome. Lots of great folks here. Beautiful work on the instruments.
    Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
    - Arthur C. Clarke

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    DSM, IA
    Welcome to the family Rod The guitars are great, I assume you play guitar as well?
    A man is rich in proportion to the number of things he can afford to let alone. -Henry David Thoreau
    My Website

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Abbotsford, BC Canada
    Thanks allot ya'll.

    Stewart, I live in Abbotsford. We sure like going to Kelowna for the summer, hanging out at the lake and all.

    Bob, sorry bout the Colts, I was hoping they would go all the way.

    Frank, I do moderate other types of wood working. My shop is so small though and is really just set up for guitars. I have made a couple of built-in shelving units in the house over the years but that's about it. My father in law is a journeyman cabinetmaker and he and I do some small projects together at times. For now though, most of my passion is spent on guitar making.

    Jeff, my wifes maiden name is Bowser and she has a brother Jeff so every time I see your name I have to remind myself that it's Jeff Bower, not Jeff Bowser. I play, but not very good. I really enjoy hearing other's play my guitars as usually they are considerably better than I at playing. Mostly I just play for the kids, camping, and just to relax.

    Anyway, thanks for the warm welcome and the kudos on my guitars. I have a long way to go AFAIC before they are up to industry standard. Most guitar makers always feel their guitars can improve in some area, even after a couple hundred built.

  9. #9
    Bob, sorry bout the Colts, I was hoping they would go all the way.

    Rod your comment is appricated,
    but it dont help the pain..............:soapbox:

    WoodWorking, Crappie Fishing, Colts, Life is good!

  10. #10
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Kansas City, Missouri
    Welcome aboard! Great work on the guitars.

    To a small child, the perfect granddad is unafraid of big dogs and fierce storms but absolutely terrified of the word “boo.” – Robert Brault

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