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This is the beginnings of my first 'made from scratch' guitar! I got rather sick of my current guitar and wanted a new challenge, so I decided that, as someone who works with wood all day it would be a pretty poor show if I didn't have a go myself!

The head/neck still has a long way to go, but here's a quick shot of it after the initial carving has been completed. I have a rough idea of where the design's going, but generally just letting things evolve as I go!

I'll upload some more shots when it starts to really take shape!

If you like my work, why not join my Facebook here [link]
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SuukeiaFrydden Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Wow! it's amazing!! Really perfect fit, the design and the work you put in the details*-* pure creativity, love him<3
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paulmellor Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011
look great
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ionsandatrophy Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011
That is soo awesome!!!
I love how it has the basic Ibanez shape to it, Absolutly love it :D
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PtolemaiosLS Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
woa, sick, how did you managed to make those tiny holes??
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back2root Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks so much for your interest in my work. I actually drilled the holes with a micro drill bit (about 0.5mm in diameter)& a micro carving burr (once again, 0.5mm or less) from Dremel.

It was a very easy technique that achieved a really nice 'textured' result - well I thought it did anyway! Thanks again, & If you'd like to know anything else at all, feel free to contact me again!
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PtolemaiosLS Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
sound like an interesting technique, IŽll certainly use it in a future, thanks for the tip
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paulmellor Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2010
great work
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fairyfrog Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Your skills are stunning. I always admired people who could do woodwork, since that material (or perhaps the teacher I had) never agreed with me.

Congratulations to your well-deserved Daily Deviation. i must say, you are a great inspiration.
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SaoirseRanekaera Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice workmanship, reminds me of tendons or ligaments XD pretty friggin metal
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DesireeMorte Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010
Incredible! I've never seen one like this, such a brilliant idea! My dad builds instruments from scratch also.
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MrsMorrison-Cobain Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010
this is soo cool!

...but, will it actually work? like, is the wood sturdy enough for the tension from the chords and stuff?
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fractalhead Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010
exquisite
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fivka Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010
Its so a virtuous work you do here!Great!
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capncraka Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2010
damn..that is one badass headstock :thumbsup: very nice details in the wood :}
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cin425 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2010
I can't wait to see the finished result.
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:iconharlewood:
harlewood Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2009   Artisan Crafter
beautifully detailed carving!
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dreaminshades Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2009
your attention to detail is amazing :) Thank you for sharing your work!
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10hammers Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
so much better than veneer
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Urikal Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2009  Student General Artist
Awesome!
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Brolin940 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2009
Oh my god this is absolutely extraordinary, if I had the money I'd pay you to make me one.........I'm curious what kind of bridge and pickups are you gonna use?
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BlackNailpolishDays Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2009  Student General Artist
Dragony!
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Miss-Conceited Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2009
You must have gotten an "A" in Wood Shop when you were in High School because this is mega awesome. :)
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Weavrrcat Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2009  Student Digital Artist
This is beautiful! I like the organic shape of the design so far and I cannot wait to see more!
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SirJoeseph Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Wow... once again. Im in awe. From the looks of how well you work, I'd LOVE to see you in action, at that have you work on stuff for me.
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Grumzz Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
FUCKING AWESOME :D

really, amazing :)
I wish I could do that to wood, instead of smashing it to pieces (not like the who 0_o guitars are holy!)

I;m gonna watch you, I'm very curious to see the final result :)
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wretchedteddy Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2009
Oh my crap, I want this.
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Metalhead71 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2009
A very good start; I can tell the effort put into this.
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dragonfriend7738 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2009
Absolutely awesome. Given the detail and creativity that you put into your other projects, this is bound to be a true work of art. I would love to see the finished project.
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Strategem Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Electric or acoustic? Cause acoustics might be a toughie since you have to get the internal shape perfect or it'll sound all wierd :P
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K-rolaDC Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2009
I'm not a fan of the Ibanez' headstocks, but you made that shape 15413561234 % much more apealing to my eyes than it used to.
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TheBeardedComic Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2009  Hobbyist Artist
That looks fantastic.. It's going to look so bad ass when it's done!
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GinNova Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2009
Oh wow, this is awesome! I hang around a shop where the owner has been building custom guitars for twelve years now, but I've never seen him do anything so elaborate in the area of the headstock. Absolutely amazing! Can't wait to see the finished product.

By the way, what woods are you planning to use? Just curious.
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Kwinra Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2009
Oh, man. That is so cool.

I was actually thinking of making a guitar myelf, but I think I was just shot down by this...
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fantasio Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
awesome work!
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Lesko86 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2009
Thats so cool, might have to talk about a possible business propersition involving that piece of work.
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Maylar Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2009  Professional General Artist
Incredible, as always...judging by your other works, this will be something special and I just can't wait to see the whole thing ^^
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Charosheth Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I concur. Can't wait to see the finished product. My son just started learning to play the guitar, so my interest is peaking more with this hand artist made pieces.
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RowanWatersprite Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2009  Professional General Artist
Absolutely amazing :) I can't wait to see when it's finished.
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AvrilC Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2009
Pretty cool. Should make for an interesting project.
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