Dead guitar project

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  1. RTH

    RTH Moderator Staff Member

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    This was my first guitar that I've had since about 1991 it's a late 70s Kingston 12 string that is as dead as a door nail. Cracked neck, separated heel and sunken top, among other things. It's been a wall hands for years. I've been storing drum sticks in the sound hole. Wall space is st s premium in the basement, so I was looking for ways to repurpose old guitars and parts. I found a cool ides on Pinterest and here is what i made with it.

    I took photos of the teardown, but I was in the groove and skipped the build photos. My bad .

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    Skipping forward here.
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    The lighting was kind of harsh in the dining room. It looks better in person. The photos don't really capture it the same way.
     
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    Paruwi Kraut-Rocker Staff Member

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    Raiyn Well-Known Member

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    More metal than a dead guitar!
    Approved!
     
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    That’s very nice!
     
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    Davis Sharp Well-Known Member

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    Well done. How did you get the top and binding off, heat gun?
     
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    I cut it off with a box knife with a dull razor blade. I like them a little dull because they track better around curves. I didn't plan on reusing the binding originally. Otherwise I would have cut into the top instead of the side.
     
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    :rofl: ... when I came to the pic with the shelves, I thought, that's not a bad idea to get the whole body sturdier before reassembling. I was pondering if the top crossbar would be seen in the sound hole or not.
     
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  8. RTH

    RTH Moderator Staff Member

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    :lol:
     
  9. Jay Bones

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    That's what I thought of when I heard repurposing acoustic.

    Except I would have displayed pics of me playing, or CD's.
     
  10. RTH

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    That's a great idea, too. Im.sure the contents will change over time. It's in my wife's territory, so ultimately, it's up to her.
     
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    Great minds think alike, before I scrolled down I was going to suggest exactly that....nice job..
     

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