Turning weeds into guitars

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martintaylor
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Turning weeds into guitars

Post by martintaylor » Wed Oct 25, 2017 8:03 am

If only all councils would donate their noxious weed removal to guitar builders (well, only the big ones of course) we would have more guitars like this. I know it's the equivalent of denim on denim but I just love timber. Camphor Laurel body, Blackwood pickguard, rock maple one pice neck. I think I still l Great making acoustics more but everyone needs a "Strat".
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Re: Turning weeds into guitars

Post by routout » Wed Oct 25, 2017 3:20 pm

Yes I wondered that when I last wandered through NSW ,Nice electronical guitar that one there :lol: .
John ,of way too many things to do.

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Re: Turning weeds into guitars

Post by demonx » Thu Oct 26, 2017 7:30 am

Looks nice, great work.

I've used Camphor a few times, it's good to work with but it sure has a distinct aroma!

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Re: Turning weeds into guitars

Post by celestial_groover » Fri May 25, 2018 1:35 pm

This is a beautiful guitar, I couldn't agree more. I cringe every time I see the council teams turning beautiful timber into wood chips.

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Re: Turning weeds into guitars

Post by Kamusur » Mon May 28, 2018 8:04 pm

Sure loosens up the old sinuses no end when you're milling it.

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Re: Turning weeds into guitars

Post by DarwinStrings » Thu Jun 07, 2018 2:12 pm

Nice theme. I have been working on a couple of electrics (telealike) lately with Australian made in mind so both are Aussie grown woods but one is Darwin garden weed variety of wood. The neck is a local Acacia Ariculaformis often described as a suburban weed cause it pops up everywhere. The body is Gmelina Arborea which is a Asian one that used to be planted quite a bit in Darwin but now most have been removed and do not get replaced because people see them as a bit messy for gardens.
Life is good when you are amongst the wood.
Jim Schofield

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