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limau
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Joined: Nov 24, 2007
Posts: 3
Posted: 2007-11-28 6:52 pm   Permalink

Greetings Tiki Tribe, Here is a project that has absorbed my spare-time for about six months. It is an electric Hawaiian guitar. Eight string, solid body. For those of you not musically inclined. it is played horizontally with picks and a metal bar. It has been introduced on two music site, but I hope it has a place here. I will attempt multiple pics by editing this post.






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Jungle Trader
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Joined: Jan 04, 2003
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From: Trader's Jungle Outpost, Turlock, Ca.
Posted: 2007-11-28 7:01 pm   Permalink

WOW! Very nice. Welcome to TC!

 
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Heath
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Joined: Dec 31, 2005
Posts: 608
From: Suburban San Diego (The Drawer)
Posted: 2007-11-28 7:10 pm   Permalink

Beautiful work!
Some questions though:
What type of wood is that?
Any progress pictures?


When should I look for it in the mail?


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Sam Gambino
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Joined: Dec 02, 2003
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Posted: 2007-11-28 11:40 pm   Permalink

Very cool guitar - like a lap steel. It's great that you made this thing yourself. I almost bought a '52 Fender lap steel for $275 about 5 years ago. Seeing this makes me wanna kick myself all over again for not getting it. It's very nice work!
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Sneakytiki
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Joined: Mar 31, 2003
Posts: 1795
From: Boise, Idaho
Posted: 2007-11-28 11:55 pm   Permalink

Beautiful craftsmanship, very original! Neat-O!!

 
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limau
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Joined: Nov 24, 2007
Posts: 3
Posted: 2007-11-29 02:56 am   Permalink

Thanks folks, Sam it is a lap guitar. I'm kind of old fashioned and prefer the original name Hawaiian guitar. Or as the Hawaiians say Kika Kila. Heath here are a couple of shots. One shows the fret slots being cut for the abalone inlay. The wood is Honduras Mahogany, very nice for carving.




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Matt Reese
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Joined: May 09, 2005
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From: San Diego
Posted: 2007-11-29 06:01 am   Permalink

That's insanely cool.

 
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