Kandy Apple Guitar

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Roaddawg

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Just finished painting this guitar for my buddy Bob (pictured holding the guitar). Bob creates these from a solid block of wood and most of the work is done by hand. For this guitar, I used HOK paints and clear coat.















 

pknowles

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What kind of wood did he use and how heavy is that thing. Nice job on both counts!
 

Mr. Wright

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I clear coated one for a kid this last winter. He makes them from scratch also, and does beautiful work.

 

Roaddawg

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Bob uses a combination of woods, with quilted maple on top, swamp ash on the bottom, and strips of walnut and rock maple that run through the entire center and make up the neck and head stock. It's all glued together first, looking like a big square block with a four by four post sticking out of it. It's all one solid body, no bolt on neck or anything like that. For additional strength, Bob runs carbon fiber rods down the neck, one on each side of the adjusting rod.

Here's a pic of one I clear coated showing the different woods involved.

 
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pknowles

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Bob uses a combination of woods, with quilted maple on top, swamp ash on the bottom, and strips of walnut and rock maple that run through the entire center and make up the neck and head stock. It's all glued together first, looking like a big square block with a four by four post sticking out of it. It's all one solid body, no bolt on neck or anything like that. For additional strength, Bob runs carbon fiber rods down the neck, one on each side of the adjusting rod.

Here's a pic of one I clear coated showing the different woods involved.

it seems like a sin almost to cover up that woodworking skill.
 
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