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thinking of making a Tiki guitar
Haole Jim
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Joined: Jul 17, 2009
Posts: 424
From: central coast metro Chicago
Posted: 2010-09-17 11:09 pm   Permalink

The thought of making or converting from an existing, Tiki electric guitar has surfaced several times.

As winter approaches the USA's central coast, surfing becomes less appealing, as getting eaten by an polar bear becomes more likely while paddling out.

Anyone made or converted a Tiki guitar, and if so, what approach did you take?

Thank you.

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Joined: Sep 19, 2009
Posts: 71
From: San Diego, CA
Posted: 2010-09-18 9:26 pm   Permalink

Ive seen a few done. Is this going to be for playing or simply to hang on a wall and look pretty? Starting from a kit would be much easier either way. I'm not sure what your budget is or how deep into the build process of guitar making you want to dive into.
Cool idea though.

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Bay Park Buzzy
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Joined: Apr 07, 2006
Posts: 3048
From: West Bay Park, San Diego, CA
Posted: 2010-09-19 12:52 am   Permalink

Just don't do this:

(Dear Mr hakalugi, if you come across this post, can you please put one of those "Not Tiki" anti slash over those guitars? Thanks.)

I remember TikiKing had a cool tiki carved on a uke headstock a few years back.

Buzzy Out!


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Joined: Mar 30, 2008
Posts: 9063
From: The Anvil of the Sun
Posted: 2010-09-19 06:24 am   Permalink

Here ya go Buzz

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Tiki Socialite

Joined: Jan 13, 2010
Posts: 144
From: Hilo, Hawaii
Posted: 2010-09-19 2:24 pm   Permalink

Tikimango had a neat maori manaia inspired tiki guitar. A jewel just looking at it. Where is he by the way, "Paging for Mr. TIKIMANGO!"

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Joined: Jun 01, 2009
Posts: 2379
From: Tampa, FL
Posted: 2010-09-21 08:51 am   Permalink

wplugger did a pretty cool one.

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Joined: Feb 04, 2009
Posts: 948
From: Metz Lorraine France
Posted: 2010-09-21 09:01 am   Permalink

HERE for tikimango guitar

And here for facebooker

Hope this help!

Art by Laojia

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Joined: Sep 27, 2004
Posts: 2396
From: So FL
Posted: 2010-09-21 09:54 am   Permalink

I know someone else that started one - but has let it collect dust in his shop. He knows who he is and everyone else here knows his work!

Check out this guy:

[ This Message was edited by: AlohaStation 2010-09-21 09:58 ]

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Badd Tiki
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Joined: Aug 28, 2008
Posts: 387
Posted: 2010-09-23 4:54 pm   Permalink


That should be good enough. I wanna build one. There's a Uke halfway down the page.

Actually saw one on utube made from a plank and a Spam can.

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