Show everyone some wood

Discussion in 'Gear Talk' started by JohnHurley, Jul 31, 2020.

  1. PapaRaptor

    PapaRaptor The Central Scrutinizer
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    You clearly aren't familiar with the Nigel Tufnel theory of music.:ROFLMAO:
     
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  2. Elio

    Elio Student Of The Blues

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    Ok so now I'm beginning to feel really inadequate with my 21 feet strat.
     
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  3. Elio

    Elio Student Of The Blues

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    There is nothing quite like hitting that 3rd octave with the amp cranked up to 11!
     
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  4. matonanjin

    matonanjin Chubby, old guy trying to play some blues.

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    From my PRS Core Paul's. Always willing to show it off! What are called "free form birds" in the PRS jargon!

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  5. JohnHurley

    JohnHurley Rock and Roll

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    Oh hell yeah that's gorgeous looking!
     
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  6. brent

    brent Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.

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    I've got a few.
    more Birdseye.jpg ebony V.jpg ebony Bolt.jpg ebony Cobalt.jpg rosewood.jpg
     
  7. Grateful_Ed

    Grateful_Ed Student Of The Blues

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    Nigel is right, more is better. Don't know what I'd do with the extra frets, maybe start another guitar, but the algorithm is correct, more is better.
     
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  8. TwoNotesSolo

    TwoNotesSolo Student Of The Blues

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    My current project is a Danelectro inspired baritone and I had been wanting forever to try oak into a guitar build. So this fretboard is ebonized red oak. The ebonizing is done by wiping it with black tea, then a solution made from soaking steel wool in white vinegar for a week. It turns the oak black but not as strongly as if using stain.
    I wanted a "light ebony" look and it sort of got what I wanted, but I don't think I'll use oak again. It's very open grain and didn't make clean holes for the fret markers, it sort of "crumbled" at the edges, but now I know.

    The picture below was taken in very bright sun, it looks a little darker in person and the dark section at headstock not that dark, but it's currently taped up for painting the neck so I can't take a better picture.

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    At least it's different and cheap and homemade :)

    The neck is made from laminated leftover wood (maple poplar and red oak) and you can see the center strip is the natural color of the red oak, and you can see how open grain it is. It was a bad idea since I'm painting the neck cream and now I need to fill in the pores for the oak strip to blend it with the rest). Live and learn!
     
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  9. TwoNotesSolo

    TwoNotesSolo Student Of The Blues

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    My other attempt at ebonizing was on the ukulele I built. The fretboard is walnut so a lot less streaky than oak.
    The tree of life inlay is a sticker from Jokomo.

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  10. BigMike

    BigMike Blues Oldie

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    Here's the streaky ebony fingerboard on my Maton Blackwood series acoustic.
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  11. CaptainMoto

    CaptainMoto Blues Voyager

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  12. brent

    brent Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.

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    Could you have used the oak and just not put any fret markers? I have a guitar with no fret marker (except on the side). It's a very clean look and one of my favorite guitars.
     
  13. sloslunas

    sloslunas NM Blues

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    I got this!!
    Steve
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  14. PapaRaptor

    PapaRaptor The Central Scrutinizer
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    Whew! I was concerned when I saw you posting to a thread called "Show everyone some wood."
    Glad my worry was for naught... or was it knot?
     
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  15. Many Moons

    Many Moons Biking+Blues=Bliss

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    There's gotta be a hundred mandolins in that lot!!!!:D
     
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  16. Stevie C

    Stevie C Blues Newbie

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    Here’s the Ebony fretboard on my Acoustasonic Tele
    Here’s the Ebony fingerboard on my Acoustasonic Tele...
     

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  17. jackderby52

    jackderby52 Prehistoric blues knob (not newbie)

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    I don't know Steve, but your wood looks a little puny... Weak...
     
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  18. CaptainMoto

    CaptainMoto Blues Voyager

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    Funny Boy!
    We all know those are just dog chews.
     
  19. Elio

    Elio Student Of The Blues

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    Here's my Godin LGXT.

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  20. steve o

    steve o Blues Junior

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    ouch!:eek: