A while ago my sister bought me four guitar lessons with Chris Meredith a talented musician and teacher.When the paid lessons finished Chris and I came to an agreement,he would carry on giving me the lessons and in exchange I would show him how to make a guitar.The photographs here show the finished result,his first ever build.

Four string tenor with uke reso cone,3.6mm ply box,"mahogany" neck with walnut fingerboard,headstock faced with walnut and obeche. He now fancies making a licence plate guitar for his dad (a car fanatic).

Mission accomplished I have passed on the bug! 

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Comment by Greg Geracioti on March 31, 2018 at 4:42pm
That is a fine piece of work. Looks professional.
Comment by David Bowes on March 27, 2018 at 3:57pm

Looks good.

Where do you buy your wood from?

Comment by Michael Fred Johnson on March 27, 2018 at 3:31pm

David that's a layer of lime wood under the fingerboard

Comment by David Bowes on March 27, 2018 at 2:43pm

I am not a good builder, but better builder by miles than a player!

What is the light strip between the neck and fretboard?

Comment by Michael Fred Johnson on March 25, 2018 at 7:32am

David and Richard on behalf of Chris thanks for the comments.The headstock was Chris's original idea,think he may adopt it as a signature feature on future builds now that he has the bug.As for the arrangement,he's turning out a better builder than I am a guitarist!

Comment by David Bowes on March 24, 2018 at 1:59pm

Great result and excellent first build, I could do with the same arrangement.

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