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My second is under way (link to blog)
enalnitram (Martin Lane)

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So I got into this thing, just thinking I wanted to make one guitar. Along the way, I found that there isn't much I'd rather do on earth than building instruments. At this point in my life I may even enjoy it more than playing. Recently I've been reading books about Antonio Stradivari. I'm so inspired lately, it's beyond obsession.

So anyhow, a friend of mine liked how my first build turned out so much, that he asked me to build him one. He's a part-time pro picker living in Kentucky. His dad owns a 1933 00-17 that he's always liked a lot. So that's the idea. This guitar will be a lot like that one, in concept.

John Hall put the kit together, and I started on it over the weekend.

I'm going to post progress on the blog, if anyone is interested in following along. The purpose of the blog is so that my buddy can see what is happening. I'm not sure how the blog-follow feature works, but there's a "follow" button on the top-right of the page.

I'll no doubt have problems along the way, which will likely show up here at KGF, too.

Nov 09, 09 | 6:15 am

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Looking good Martin!

Nov 09, 09 | 9:52 am
Bill Cory

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Martin -- that's a great blog with lots of info on the 00's. Good resource!

Nov 09, 09 | 9:57 am

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Martin, Thanks for the posting...enjoy this very much...will be watching...


Nov 09, 09 | 2:00 pm
Kevin Sjostrand

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You are off to a bang of a start. I am always impressed at how quickly some of you guys get going. I will keep watching.


Nov 09, 09 | 2:31 pm
enalnitram (Martin Lane)

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Thanks everyone.

Y'know, I thought on the second guitar, I'd just repeat everything I got right on the first one, and avoid the mistakes and things I had to re-do on the first. Easy, flawless build, right?

Wrong! I've already made a few big blunders. But nothing I can't work my way out of. Wood just has a way of wriggling it's way out of my control. I still struggle with finding the right tool to use. Heck, I don't yet own many of the right tools to use.

But I'm working on it. And still having fun.

Nov 16, 09 | 4:28 am
Bill Cory

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Martin -- I've been amazed at the new kinds of mistakes I can discover to make. Haven't repeated too many of the first ones, but I keep coming up with new ones.

Heck, I think if we could master it easily, we'd just get bored and go do something else.

Nov 16, 09 | 7:50 am
enalnitram (Martin Lane)

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After half a dozen or so setbacks, I'm cruising again on this guitar. It's really shaping up pretty nice.

It's crazy how my emotions fluctuate between despair and elation while working on these things, sometimes within a few moments.

Mar 16, 10 | 9:57 am

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Looks good. I like how it looks all setup with the neck and what not in place. Looking forward to seeing it done :p


Mar 24, 10 | 12:12 am

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Looking good Martin!!

Mar 24, 10 | 3:57 am

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