While building guitars for the troops, I've finally completed one for myself.

 

'The Chief' is a 4-string electro/acoustic tenor guitar with a GuitarFuel  on-board amp with tone and volume controls, ear bud jack, and speakers built into the body.

 

The design was inspired by an old radio I found at a yard sale.  Maple front and back are joined with mahogany one-piece sides and back panels, walnut neck and maple fretboard make up the woodwork.  Corian nut and saddle, cedar bridge/string retainer with an old Indian Head Nickle recessed into it provides the reason for the name.

 

If you're interested in more photos and details of the build, please go to my website (http://totalrojoguitars.blogspot.com) for a complete rundown.

 

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Comment by Jess on July 7, 2011 at 9:04am
Thanks, Wes.  The on-board amp is so cool.  The sound is awesome and easily controlled, and there is absolutely no feedback or distortion.  This wasn't my idea, but my friend Ty from GuitarFuel suggested I try it, and it will not be the last for me.  Hope to see you in August.
Comment by wes carl on July 7, 2011 at 7:35am
thats one of your nicest builds Jess - I always thought about putting an amp in one of my guitars but havent gotten to it yet - *****
Comment by Jess on July 6, 2011 at 9:04pm
Knotlenny:  Thanks, and let me say that I really like your musical renditions of some of my favorite singers.  Maybalene is so cool.  Thanks for the video lesson.
Comment by Kevin Sprague (Knotlenny) on July 6, 2011 at 7:14pm
Beautiful!  Very Creative!
Comment by Jess on July 5, 2011 at 8:00pm
Thanks John.  But, I do play it and it is really fun.
Comment by Uncle John on July 5, 2011 at 7:17pm
This one just wows me.  Very creative and beautiful.  Kind of looks too pretty to play.
Comment by Jess on July 5, 2011 at 3:50pm
It does!
Comment by Seaman Jay on July 5, 2011 at 3:48pm
if it sounds half as good as it looks...
Comment by Dan Sleep on July 5, 2011 at 1:28pm
I am not aware of any issues with using the post office to send guitars to military personnel. I know one of our UK members had a problem with the UK postal service though.
Comment by Jess on July 5, 2011 at 12:53pm
Dan:  Thanks for the comment.  Do check out the info on my blog.  And, did I read where there is a problem with sending guitars to the troops via USPS?

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