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Show us your Unusual Grain guitars

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by noname_dragon, Sep 7, 2020.

  1. Beebo

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    My 1988 Martin D16A (Ash back and sides)


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  2. alathIN

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    Cherry often has some unusual grain patterns albeit subtle
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    This is a kit I ordered from China. The quilt is just a veneer but I like it.
    This was at the stage where I was testing different wiring configurations "outboard."
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    I don't know why but every guitar/kit I have built have all been red.
    This one is cherry and has some interesting grain but I've never bee able to get a picture that really shows it.
    The neck is from Warmoth and has some nice birdseye too.
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    How about these?
     

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    Like it. More guitars should have clear guards.
     
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    What wood is the strat? Stunning.
     
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    That dark one is spcetacular! What a piece of wood you found. And nice work too.
     
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    it’s black walnut cut from the crotch of a tree.
     
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    Here's my baby. Baseball bat ash, 2 piece body. Oak grainfiller, then green stain and lacquer to finish
     
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    Cocobolo back. Bird's eye Maple front.
     
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    Unfortunately I don't have any burr/burl guitars, Have a few that aren't really very grand..

    1960 Hofner President with a bit of fiddleback maple.
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    This Alliance has a fiddlefront maple! :eek::D
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    I can't remember what this Tanglewood is made of, There's four different kinds though including the plain Nato neck and sycamore binding!
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    Also have no idea what the heck this stuff is!
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    John :)
     
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    I've had this wood for around 20 years. Every once in a while I pick away at it.
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    The section I decided would be a Tele has some nice patterning you don't often see in mahogany.
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    I decided to make it the back so as not to cover it up. I think I'd like a Rosewood, Koa or Walnut veneer for the front as it's very plain now.

    Will either do a Bigsby or a top load bridge.
     
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    I like veneer because it makes it a lot easier to build with unusual wood.

    The wood on this one is etimoe:
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    This one's quilted sapele:
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    Beeswing eucalyptus:
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    The next one's Karelian burl, which I believe only comes from trees in Finland. You rarely see it on guitars.

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    Smoked eucalyptus:

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    This is a kind of sycamore, I believe. I looks a little like snakeskin.

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    Walnut burl:

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