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Old 05-23-2017, 03:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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My primary woodworking outlet is building custom electric guitars. Here are a few of the most unique I've done.

This one was built for a charity event. I built it out of a dozen Matt Holliday signature baseball bats and hand-stitched the strap to look like a baseball. I also treated the back of the neck to look like an old bat that was covered in pine tar. Matt ended up buying it at the auction for $45k






I've built a few guitars for the band Needtobreathe. This one was inspired by the cover art for the album Rivers in the Wasteland.






And this was the one I built for NTB just this year. Their song "Brother" got certified gold last year, so this one was inspired by the album art for that song.





One of the cool touches I added was a gold record made from gold mother of pearl on the back of the headstock.


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Your work is awesome, Roger!
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Holy Shiskabob Batman! Those are AWESOME !!!
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Fantastic !!!!! . $45k ..... wish I could get that for a pen !!!!!
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Thank you, guys. This is a side hustle for me, and it gives me a chance to exercise my creativity and my need to make things. I don't seem to be happy unless I'm building, tinkering or learning something.

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Fantastic !!!!! . $45k ..... wish I could get that for a pen !!!!!
That middle guitar sold for $31k at their charity event last year, and the bottom guitar sold for $8k at the auction this year. All that money went to the charity. I try to do a lot for charities and have built others for different charities as well.
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Any more posts like this and I am going to take up weaving. Those guitars are beautiful. Very nice work. Thanks for sharing.

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Thank you, Seven. I appreciate that.
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Those are just awesome.
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Awesome. (I love Need to Breath!)
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Beautiful artistry! Thank you for sharing.
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