April 24th, 2012, 10:54 PM
This is my first build, I just finished it up and wanted to share it with you because of all the knowledge I sponged in from this forum. Countless hours of poring over the threads and builds here led me to build up the confidence to have a go at this build.
I've been rebuilding houses down here for a bit and found an awesome heart pine beam in a house, and ordered the rest of the stuff on Stew Mac. Hope you all like it, it needs a little fret work and some neck refinement, but its playable and sounds great!
April 24th, 2012, 10:55 PM
April 25th, 2012, 01:17 AM
She's a beaut! Love the pine.
April 25th, 2012, 01:53 AM
April 25th, 2012, 03:33 AM
Very nice pinecaster! Good work.
N.O.L.A? :) As in the Crescent city?
April 25th, 2012, 07:41 AM
Hey Fastskier, where yat? Im up here on the northshore. Thats a fine lookin build. That body is killer. Nice work
April 25th, 2012, 08:59 AM
The grain on that pine is amazing...very nice build!!!
April 25th, 2012, 09:52 AM
Very nice.. whats the finish??
April 25th, 2012, 10:00 AM
Very classy looking! Good job!
April 25th, 2012, 06:45 PM
April 25th, 2012, 08:40 PM
April 26th, 2012, 12:23 AM
I love the idea of using old wood - too much gets trashed these days...
April 26th, 2012, 05:36 AM
By the way, it looks like that beam might make just "few" more bodies! What are its original dimensions and how much is left over? Looks like a lot - what a find.Good on ya.
May 1st, 2012, 04:39 PM
Thanks ya'll! The beam was about 6"x4" to start out, I cut the pieces down on a table saw and glued it up, there is enough for another 2 guitars I think :)
michael, I live down in the New Orleans, close to downtown. A ton of good old wood can be found down here, there are a couple great building material re-use stores, and plentiful musical opportunities.
It's finished with 5-7 layers of Danish oil, and then a clear coat of satin sealer. First time doing wood like this, but it worked out great. Thanks for the compliments, wouldn't be the same without ya'lls advice.