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    before and after: wood to guitar

    We have a few before and after photos scattered in various threads. I'd like to collect some in one place. I'll start.

    Does anybody else miss the wood library era?


    Remember when fingerboards were just a boring chunk of wood to stick some frets and an inlay on?

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    Quote Originally Posted by veinbuster View Post
    We have a few before and after photos scattered in various threads. I'd like to collect some in one place. I'll start.

    Does anybody else miss the wood library era?


    Remember when fingerboards were just a boring chunk of wood to stick some frets and an inlay on?
    I love how in that second pic there's some figuring inthe wood that looks a little like the 12th fret bird. And where does it end up once it's a finished fretboard? 12th fret! That is cool!
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    I was able to choose the top for my PS Sig #37/100, and asked Tina and Paul to find me some similar wood to that used on Paul Reed Smith and Myles Kennedy's guitars. They sent me this blank:




    Which was a pretty good match to what I was after:




    The guitar turned out pretty good


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    Beautiful guitar, Twinfan!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikegarveyblues View Post
    I love how in that second pic there's some figuring inthe wood that looks a little like the 12th fret bird. And where does it end up once it's a finished fretboard? 12th fret! That is cool!
    Yes it worked out quite well. That placement was by design - we drew the fingerboard outline on the blank.

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    Great thread idea Mr. Pete.
    Here are my offerings.
    Mainly top based because I really love seeing how a certain top takes a color.

    Love those TGS WL guitars.
    Bonni Pink - before and after.



    Blue Steel - before and after.



    Fretboards for Blue Steel (above) and Charcoal Cherry Burst (below)


    Charcoal Cherry Burst - before and after.


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    Quote Originally Posted by veinbuster View Post
    Yes it worked out quite well. That placement was by design - we drew the fingerboard outline on the blank.
    I didn't know that was yours - thought it was from a thread or something. Also, very gorgeous!

    JFB's are also stellar.

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    All of these guitars are stunning.... one day I'll have one built.

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    Fantastic thread idea!
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    Quote Originally Posted by LSchefman View Post
    Beautiful guitar, Twinfan!
    Thanks Les - to my eyes I've not seen a better looking guitar. I adore it, and it's got a proper loud and thick rock tone. It's awesome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wilerty View Post
    I see a face in there...

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    I know there are more out there. While you dig them out to post, here is the top that goes with the finger board in the first post.
    I don't know how or why somebody decided to try and make a guitar out of rotting wood, but I like the look.

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