Post a pic of the first guitar you ever made

Recalcitrant

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Her groaty majesty. From 1999. I cut out the body with a saber saw.
 

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Freeman Keller

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Serial number 0001, January 2006, kit from Steve Kovick. 12 fret 000, sitka over rosewood, still a daily player (ignore the dobro in the background)

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There was a dulcimer before that but you said first guitar.
 

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crazydave911

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It's not in it's original condition, was converted to 4 string but then again, a piece of DF trim and a 12" lakeside BBQ grill wouldn't fit here 😂
 

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Made it out a wine crate when I was 18 years old. As you can tell, it survives, but I'm not risking tuning it up since the neck might cave the top in if I do.
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Fine craftsmanship from yours truly back in 1994. It was meant to be a lap steel since I had no way to actually put frets on that neck.
 

Telecaster582

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I hacked my first one out, too. A DF rafter, Jigsaw, various sanding blocks, a 10" sander... I had to go buy a router to do the pockets..

It worked out OK and it has been through many hands, played shows, it's had plenty of use since day 1... View attachment 1000674

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first pic..

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these days..

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I love the surfboard control plate on that guitar! I also like the idea of using a glue bottle for the cutaway, as I'm currently using a Lincoln Log.
 

Crafty Fox

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My first (of 3) resonator was started in 2000 and finished about 10 years later!
The back inlay is a 100 year old design detail from architect Chas. Rennie MacKintosh, from my hometown, Glasgow.
The construction is AM Cherry laminated body, biscuit bridge, Am maple neck.
It sounds great but weighs a ton! And if my fingers were a few inches longer I'd be able to play as a normal acoustic. I gave it to a good arty/craft friend.
 

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ChazFromCali

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Geez, I'm impressed some nice looking guitars! You actually make the bodies too?
It's almost more than I can do to put together pre-cut parts and add all the bits & pieces.
Respect.
 

WingedWords

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I've got no pictures of my first build, an all maple neck through Strat (way too ambitious) or the second, a classical - not too bad. It's still around, but no pictures on hand.

Here's the third and fourth, built together in the late 80s from Melvyn Hiscock's book and very soon sold to buy bits to build more. But I lost my workshop, jigs and most tools in a fire soon after so didn't really get back into it. Putting together partscasters scratches the inch now.

These were mahogany bodies faced with rosewood and bound with tulipwood as I remember. Maple necks and rosewood fingerboards. Hardware and pickups were mostly Schaller and ESP - there wan't a huge choice back then. I wish I still had the 2 HB one. 607643-539227ce22bc83e7b1b0af78160eb5fd.jpg 607642-10b679f77bbaf64794534eab8a51f1a3.jpg
 
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