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    I finally finished my 1st guitar, definitely a big learning process. I started it end of March, and finished Jan. 18th. It has a cedar top, sapele back and sides, spanish cedar neck, and maple binding. Iím satisfied on how it plays other than the action is a bit high.
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    Lovely! I would imagine it's got dulcet tones. You should be proud.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rdeane View Post
    Lovely! I would imagine it's got dulcet tones. You should be proud.
    Oh yes! And I suppose not many 17 years olds get the privilege to build one either.
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    Wow, if that is your first guitar at age 17, I can't wait to see what you do next!

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    Welcome to the world of getting the neck angle right, something I've screwed up more times than I care to admit to over the years. Congratulations on finishing it.
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    What Mike said!
    So, whatís next?
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    Congrats! It looks sweet!

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    Nice job! I love the maple binding, thatís a really nice touch! Just curious as to what material you used for the nut and saddle. And I canít really make out your headstock design, Iíd like to see a pic of that if you donít mind. Thanks and congrats!

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    Sure, I donít mind. My sad attempt to do inlay, itís recon stone. I think one of the prettiest part of the guitar is the fretboard. The nut and saddle are black buffalo horn.
    My sister wants me to build her a guitar next, and after that maybe tackle a mandolin.
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    Thanks for the additional info. Thereís nothing sad about it to my eyes. I look forward to seeing your future builds!

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    Nice job! It looks great!

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    wow! cool... congrats
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