New Guitar is Finished

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  1. LittleMan

    LittleMan TPF Noob!

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    Well, it's been finished for a while... I just haven't gotten around to taking many photos of it.

    Here they are hanging on my wall: (large photo, if you are on 56k please be patient)
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    The Guitar on the left is the one I just finished for someone. It was my first commission job.

    If you would like to see more photos of that guitar, here they are.

    (56k warning here... there are 8 photos about 300k each)
    http://sorberaguitars.com/pics/

    I had posted a thread a long time ago in the subscribers' forum about the building of this guitar. so if you are a subscriber you can view that in there.

    Hope you enjoy these photos!
    Tell me what you think about them!

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Corry

    Corry Flirtacious and Bodacious Supporting Member

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    Chris, I love when you post your guitar pics! I'm still in awe that you build them from scratch...and that you taught yourself how to do it. HOW old are you again? :scratch:

    Very cool, Chris....thanks so much for sharing!
     
  3. LittleMan

    LittleMan TPF Noob!

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    not old enough. :p
     
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    fmw No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Wow, I'm impressed. You are a true craftsman. Beautiful instruments.
     
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    Yes, they're beautiful...probably sound great, too.

    I was surprised and awed when I first heard about people making their own guitars. My sister's friend also makes electric guitars, and my mom's father used to make acoustic ones.
     
  6. LittleMan

    LittleMan TPF Noob!

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    Thank you for your compliments fmw/gunder!

    My little brother and I are working on our first acoustic... there isn't much more work we need to do on it before it is done. :thumbup:
    We have already done quite a few electrics.

    It is a skill that is very hard to master, but we aren't stopping. So look for more of our work in the future! :D
     
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    Those are so awesome. I never knew that people could make guitars from scratch like that! So cool; I'd like to try sometime. (ha, like I'd get anywhere.)
     
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    Chris, you're simply my hero! :)
     
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    LittleMan TPF Noob!

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    haha, thanks y'all. :D

    I'm going to be working on them today. Then I'll take more photos. :thumbup:
     
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    id love to purchase one, can you send me some details about them?
     
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    cigrainger TPF Noob!

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    Absolutely awesome. I know a few guys who make their own. Jim Soloway made me one a while back (www.solowayguitars.com) before he got way big.

    I like the body style. I'm interested in the woods. Flamed maple cap, it looks like a flamed maple neck, ebony fingerboard? I can't see the back wood to tell what it is. Can you make them routed out for a pseudo semihollow kind of thing?

    I'd like it even better if it wasn't for the EMGs. haha

    About how long does it take you to build them? Are the necks bolt-on, thru, or set? As far as fret polishing, leveling, etc, have you done it a lot before?

    Once again, awesome. If the natural one had some Lollars or Fralins in it, it'd be the kind of guitar I'd love.

    Is there any way you could give me an idea of the price you're offering them for? Or is it more of a private thing for friends?
     
  12. Chris of Arabia

    Chris of Arabia Herding cats since 1988... Supporting Member

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    Those are great looking guitars there Chris. Like cigrainger, I'd love to know what sort of price you'd put on one of them for a customer. Just ordered myself another bunch of stuff from Warmoth to assemble - once it's turned up, I'll post something here.

    Out of curiosity, which SD combination did you use in the red one? And is that a set of Grover's I see on top too?
     

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