Mickem Builds A Guitar - New Blogger!
Kristofer Dahl
Dec 11 2007, 10:10 PM
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Hey there!

If you - just like me - have been following MickeM's informative and entertaining posts about gear, then you will hopefully be happy to follow this new blog series! biggrin.gif

The first post can be found here.

I think the idea to build a guitar from scratch is awesome - I hope Micke will share some sound and video samples as well! biggrin.gif

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mattacuk
Dec 11 2007, 10:12 PM
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Fantastic, MickeM is my hero wub.gif biggrin.gif

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Xranthoius
Dec 11 2007, 10:13 PM
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Great! biggrin.gif I wish I could afford customly making my own guitar. sad.gif

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Chris Evans
Dec 11 2007, 10:17 PM
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yea nice one MickeM! look forward to reading and keeping track of that one m8 biggrin.gif

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Muris Varajic
Dec 11 2007, 10:24 PM
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Wish you luck and keep us updated on this one!! smile.gif

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Tank
Dec 11 2007, 10:27 PM
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What a great project. Best of luck with it Mickem biggrin.gif

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Great project ! I wish you a lot of luck with it! wink.gif

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Dec 11 2007, 10:38 PM
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Awesome smile.gif I'm still going to build myself a guitar, but going to save up for the laney first then shift focus toward that smile.gif Very interested in this blog.

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Dec 12 2007, 12:21 AM
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Cool ! I'll be keeping a watch on this for sure!

I'm planning to get back to my amp building over the xmas period, I have a few clear days with no interruptions. When we are both done, maybe you can play your home made guitar through my home made amp biggrin.gif biggrin.gif biggrin.gif

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Look great MickeM. Looking forward to reading about your experience smile.gif .

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Dec 12 2007, 07:47 AM
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Thanks! First step in this project will be to install a radiator to the 400V line in the garage. If I manage and survive that anything is possible wink.gif

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Dec 12 2007, 11:18 AM
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All these DIY projects sound great fun. I would most likely end up blowing my head off if I attempted such feats ! laugh.gif

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Dec 12 2007, 11:32 AM
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QUOTE (mattacuk @ Dec 12 2007, 11:18 AM) *
All these DIY projects sound great fun. I would most likely end up blowing my head off if I attempted such feats ! laugh.gif

laugh.gif then you could take it one step further with the KFC thing. Replace your entire head with a bucket! blink.gif laugh.gif

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Dec 12 2007, 11:34 AM
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QUOTE (MickeM @ Dec 12 2007, 10:32 AM) *
laugh.gif then you could take it one step further with the KFC thing. Replace your entire head with a bucket! blink.gif laugh.gif


LOL !! laugh.gif Or I could just step right back from any power tools and walk away! cool.gif

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Cool! biggrin.gif

I always wanted to make my own guitar! Good luck with the radiator unsure.gif wink.gif

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Just a comment about rosewood. If I remember this right, read it somewhere...
There are two types of rosewood, from Brazil and from India.
The brazilian rosewood (which we call jakaranda in Sweden) is indeed endangered and can no longer be exported. The other one should be available, but I don't know if the indian rosewood equals the brazilian. We aren't nice to the environment and things change fast, so maybe it's all endangered now.

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QUOTE (blindwillie @ Dec 12 2007, 03:21 PM) *
Just a comment about rosewood. If I remember this right, read it somewhere...
There are two types of rosewood, from Brazil and from India.
The brazilian rosewood (which we call jakaranda in Sweden) is indeed endangered and can no longer be exported. The other one should be available, but I don't know if the indian rosewood equals the brazilian. We aren't nice to the environment and things change fast, so maybe it's all endangered now.

Yes, I learned that too from the wood-salesman. One of these charming old men who has been around for ages. You know biggrin.gif He told me Brazil pretty much chopped down everything they have and never planted any new wood. Already in the 80's their stocks on Mahogany went short mellow.gif

Instead of Rosewood I'm getting Santos Palisander (Pau Ferro?) which acousticly lies inbetween rosewood and ebony so that should work fine.

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That's great MickeM! I will definitely watch this progress smile.gif

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Oh my God !!! I want to see this !!!!! biggrin.gif

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