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Kevs-the-name
03-24-2015, 11:20 AM
So. Here it is...

it is 95% finished just needs fretwork and nut/saddle work.
for now, it tunes, plays and has surprisingly good internation!
a bit buzzy, but thats due to the lack of nut filing!

It has:
Solid Mahogany top back and sides
Mahogany neck
Rosewood fretboard
Black Walnut head plate
Grover tuners.

3 coats of Z-poxy
8 coats of Tru-oil.

It ain’t perfect, I’ve learnt LOADS. made lots of mistakes and errors.
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Can’t wait for the next one
Ive already started a Spruce topped one!:o

MichaelPfenning
03-24-2015, 02:00 PM
Wow. Is that your first try or your fist tenor . It looks amazing. Did you start with a plan or kit. Or from scratch.

sequoia
03-24-2015, 07:11 PM
What a great looking little tenor. You done good... as for the buzzy: Set-up is such a pain but so important. Sometimes I think that building the things is only half the equation. Set-up being the other half. It ain't easy.

Kevs-the-name
03-24-2015, 10:00 PM
Wow. Is that your first try or your fist tenor . It looks amazing. Did you start with a plan or kit. Or from scratch.

It started of as a vey basic kit. Luckily it had the sides bent! But everything else needed 'doing' including neck and headstock carving.
I'm pleased with neck, not so much the head! All part of learning.
Thanks to the people who offered advise during the build. Invaluable

YorkSteve
03-25-2015, 02:16 AM
Looks good Kev. As someone who failed 'O' level woodwork, I have nothing but admiration for people who can take bits of a tree and make them make music.:)

ksquine
03-25-2015, 03:58 AM
Ya done good man!! Looks like a sweet player

Kevs-the-name
03-25-2015, 04:19 AM
Looks good Kev. As someone who failed 'O' level woodwork, I have nothing but admiration for people who can take bits of a tree and make them make music.:)

There's hope for everyone!
I don't recall doing woodwork exams at school.
Time, patience and research.
(And the acceptance that it won't be any way near perfect)

PiterCh
03-25-2015, 12:48 PM
Super:-) it looks nice and so much expirience. Do not give up with setting it up. It is so hard to back to work when it plays.