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  1. #1

    Join Date: Jul 2012
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    This guy?

    So my father-in-law has played guitar off and on since his twenties and he's now 65. He's also has woodworking for a hobby so he decided to take the plunge and build his own guitars.

    He started with a 12 string somewhat Rickenbacker-ish semi-hollow body. He bought the neck and hardware but build the body from scratch out of mahogany and maple I think.

    I know these aren't really "metal" guitars but thought you may enjoy anyway.

    On his second one, he made his own thin neck laminating white korina with mahogany, a book matched mahogany body with a white korina top, and tung oil finished. It plays like a dream.

    He even made his own coffin case.

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    Can I trade my father in law for yours?

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    That is amazing work!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt C View Post
    Can I trade my father in law for yours?
    Hell you can have all my in laws for your father in law.
    Lead, follow, or get the fuck out of the way!

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    Join Date: Jul 2012
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    Well he has a lot of time on his hands but he works three twelves at a factory so he deserves it and enjoys it.

    He just buys planks of all kinds of woods that sit around begging to be rubbed down like a thousand dollar hooker. Purple heart, korina, walnut, maple...his workshop is a luthier's wet dream.

    I'm trying to talk him into building me a PRS carved top with mahogany body, padouk neck and top, and rosewood or purple heart fret board...or something.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mattayus View Post
    My thoughts exactly. And that inlay. . .

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    That is beyond cool. I cant imagine the time he put into the inlay work

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