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My Kid Just Made This

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by saabfender, Dec 7, 2018.


  1. saabfender

    saabfender Banned

    Jan 10, 2018
    Indianapolis
    It was my birthday last night. Youngest of my sons is Colin who's 16 sent me this in a Happy Birthday email.

    He'd made a Telecaster before which turned out fair (an extraordinarily flamey neck) but my mind was truly blown when I saw this. What do you guys think?

    Les Paul (1).
    Les Paul (2).
     
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  2. Supadope

    Supadope

    Nov 30, 2015
    Louisville
    I am sometimes gassy.
    That looks awesome!
     
  3. I think you're a lucky daddy! :thumbsup:
     
  4. MattZilla

    MattZilla

    Jun 26, 2013
    CNY
    Neat!
     
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  5. Bassamatic

    Bassamatic keepin' the beat since the 60's Supporting Member

    I think you better keep him.
     
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  6. Bruce Johnson

    Bruce Johnson Commercial User

    Feb 4, 2011
    Fillmore, CA
    Professional Luthier
    It looks great! It's so good for a young guy his age to learn craftsmanship. Regardless of what direction he goes in life, the experience of hand-building a high quality project will help him. Kids need to learn how to use tools and organize their physical skills, and build things, and be proud of what they've made. Important parts of leading a productive life.
     
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  7. Very awesome.

    To echo what Bruce said above, my daughter is in medical school and considering orthopedic surgery. She said that one way to spruce up your application to residency for orthopedic surgery is to mention that "woodworking" is a hobby. They like people who have had experience with power tools. I guess my daughter can claim that to some degree as she's helped me make some furniture for her. I'll admit the first time I saw her try to use a power drill I felt like a failure as a father. She was very "stabby" with it, like she had to go at the wood with some velocity, ouch.
     
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  8. MonetBass

    MonetBass ♪ Just listen ♫ Supporting Member

    Sep 15, 2006
    Tulsa, OK
    That's fantastic.
     
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  9. tb4sbp

    tb4sbp

    May 9, 2017
    North East
    That is beautiful
    Let us know how is plays and sounds
     
  10. JRA

    JRA my words = opinion Supporting Member

    congrats on your 16-year-old son! :thumbsup:
     
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  11. mikewalker

    mikewalker Supporting Member

    Jul 30, 2017
    Canada, Eh!
    That fretboard looks kinda "chocolatey" ( milk/dark )... Delicious! :)
     
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  12. TwinDad

    TwinDad

    May 18, 2017
    Kentucky
    I'd be thrilled to be able to put something together with a fraction of that skill. Hat's off to your kid. He'll do well in life, if he keeps that level of craftsmanship up.
     
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  13. Schweet!!
     
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  14. interp

    interp Supporting Member

    Apr 14, 2005
    Garmisch, Germany
    I think you have a very talented kid.
     
  15. Madhouse27

    Madhouse27 Supporting Member

    Sep 19, 2016
    My daughter made purple slime with glitter in it.
     
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  16. DrThumpenstein

    DrThumpenstein Supporting Member

    Feb 8, 2015
    St Louis, MO
    None
    WOW! Impressive! That kid has talent! He seems very thoughtful too.

    Trade kids? I'll throw in a compressor pedal or something...
     
  17. MYLOWFREQ

    MYLOWFREQ Supporting Member

    May 13, 2011
    New York
    You should be a very very proud dad!

    Edit: Ask for a bass for your next year :) Happy belated birthday!
     
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  18. ^^^ This!

    Congratulations on a child well made!! ;)
     
  19. I might be contacting your son soon for a custom guitar. It looks badass.
     
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  20. basshawk21

    basshawk21 Supporting Member

    Jan 18, 2018
    Columbus, Ohio
    Wow, that is nice!
     
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