This is a guitar I made 24 years ago...

Ls3D

TPF Noob!
Joined
Dec 15, 2007
Messages
1,279
Reaction score
3
Location
Encinitas Cali
Website
www.shea-design.com
Can others edit my Photos
Photos NOT OK to edit
Just messing with EOS utility,... but some back story if you like...

I was supposed to receive this beautiful chunk of koa wood after a year of repairing customer instruments so that I could build my own acoustic guitar,... turns out the guy flakes on our agreement so I 'enter' the shop after hours, procure the wood, build the guitar at another shop and then put it in his face! What could he say!

Took 1st place in craftsmanship at Del Mar Fair that year. Of note; I drafted her shape with folded paper on glass and one sharp razor.. Rosette is local manzanita wood book matched at 30 degrees, mirrored on the centerline. Just for fun! I play almost everyday. -Shea :mrgreen:

shea-koa-guitar-front-sharp-NoFlash-SML.jpg



shea-koa-guitar-back-sunish-crop-SML.jpg



shea-koa-guitar-back-headstock-SML.jpg

shea-koa-guitar-bridge-detail-crop-SML.jpg

 

jeph

TPF Noob!
Joined
Jul 7, 2008
Messages
116
Reaction score
3
Location
Sunny San Diego
Can others edit my Photos
Photos OK to edit
Those are amazing, and by those I mean the pics and the guitar. So Beautiful. It makes me want to learn how to play the guitar.
 

plugsnpixels

TPF Noob!
Joined
Jan 6, 2006
Messages
44
Reaction score
14
Location
LA area
Excellent craftsmanship! That is a special skill indeed, much less playing the thing!

Back in the mid-'90s I bought a koa electric (DC135) guitar from Carvin, which was also a work of art with its gold hardware, nice smell, sweet tone, etc. Lefty too! As the years went by I never did progress my chops playing it, so I sold in on ebay to some guys from Edinburgh Scotland who wrote me and requested international shipment. Bought my wife the nice couch she wanted with the money...
 
OP
Ls3D

Ls3D

TPF Noob!
Joined
Dec 15, 2007
Messages
1,279
Reaction score
3
Location
Encinitas Cali
Website
www.shea-design.com
Can others edit my Photos
Photos NOT OK to edit
Nice,.. thanks. I google image searched 'koa guitar' one night and saw some incredible works of art! Would love to have a koa Djembe too.. I love channel jamming those things.

Here is me rocking out some multitrack on a roland VG8 and semi e-coustic jazz guitar. I'm trying to record YES's 'Mood for a Day' on the acoustic, but that is one long take!

Thanks for your comments. -Shea :mrgreen:
 

Most reactions

New Topics

Top