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Charente

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Sep 8th, 2017 11:26 AM        

Honduran mahogany; swamp ash; Brazilian rosewood; fencing timber - you know the stuff.



Leftee

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Sep 8th, 2017 11:47 AM        

Nice stack!<br /> <br /> I need to build me a guitar like this. I think that all I'm missing is a neck.



Hammond101

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Sep 8th, 2017 02:37 PM        

Everything you need and nothing that you don't. Les Paul's "Log" proved this a long time ago.<br /> <br /> I like his "workbench".



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Creed

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Sep 8th, 2017 02:43 PM        

I was in a crap hole on the other side of the earth 15 years back, and our suppliers brought in some full-pull 2" x 12" x 10' beams so we could construct a few dug-in bunkers for ourselves.<br /> <br /> The beams were mahogany, with no knots or other defects. It was some of the finest slab mahogany I've ever seen, and here we were digging it into the ground and making bulkheads and roofs out of it.<br /> <br /> Needless to say, our three bunkers all smelled like the inside of an acoustic guitar. It was lovely!<br /> <br />



Hammond101

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Sep 8th, 2017 02:48 PM        

Cool story Mr. Goo!



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Creed

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Sep 8th, 2017 04:54 PM        

I rrrrreally wanted to cut off a few pieces when we vacated the site and ship 'em home for guitar projects. <br /> <br /> Not only was it nice wood, but as a guitar--the story of how it saved a few lives would've been pretty cool too.



Hammond101

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Sep 8th, 2017 04:59 PM        

^^^^+to many to count!



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Creed

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Sep 8th, 2017 05:13 PM        

Yeah, probably!!!



Te 52



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Sep 8th, 2017 05:42 PM        

Most of you have probably heard the (true) story about how back in the '90s, Bob Taylor made a guitar out of wood from a ratty pallet he scavenged off a loading dock in order to demonstrate that design and construction are more important than "tonewood".



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Creed

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Sep 9th, 2017 07:03 AM        

Martin did the same thing too.<br /> <br /> I've built some pretty nice things from scavenged pallet lumber, but not a guitar...yet :0)



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Sep 9th, 2017 07:05 AM        

First one to do it starts a thread in the appropriate forum.<br /> <br /> GO!



Charente

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Sep 13th, 2017 11:23 AM        

Now he's gone all John Mayall and started chopping bits off!



stratcowboy

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Sep 13th, 2017 02:59 PM        

Gettin' a little hard to hold, though! ;-)



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Sep 13th, 2017 03:42 PM        

I see this progression ending in air guitars.



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