Remember The Pretty Black Walnut Guitar Tone Wood Log?

I spent weeks and months Google Searching for someone with the capability to cut my black walnut log into 2 inch thick boards and having zero luck. I ditched the idea for a while. It’s almost enough to reduce a grown man to tears. So with the upcoming trimming of a few trees in our yard. I decided to ask the tree man if he could rip that log into boards.

So I asked the tree man if he could cut the log into boards. “Sure can” he said. It’s a good thing I had them cut into two and a half inches thick planks, we will need every inch of wavy plank to get the desired thickness of one and three quarters of an inch thick (1 3/4″).

Looking at the pictures you can see how beautiful the wood grain is, and what a poor job of cutting. If you click the pictures they should enlarge. I saved the sawdust, about 10 pounds worth.

After deciding which part of the wood is the prettiest I will have employ a jointer and then a planer to get each plank 100 percent square, then plane the planks to exactly 1 3/4″ thickness. The planks will have to be cut to size and then glued together and clamped tight for a week or so before the machining process starts.

Once the glue is 100% dry, it will be cut to the final body size. Then I will need the use of a Strat body template to cut and route the block of wood into a Stratocaster body pattern. And the machining will continue as I keep you updated.

Plenty of thought will go into the pickups, and electronic controls. I already know about the neck, it will be a AAA Birdseye Maple Soft V stock headstock Strat neck, with a 25 1/2′ scale length. I like the Sperzel locking tuners as an upgrade on my Mexican Strat, so I’ll use a set of them probably.

I listed a few related articles below to complete this post. Enjoy.

Related Articles:

Active Guitar Tone Controls or TBX Boost as in The Eric Clapton Strat.

Learn Guitar Repairs Without The Hassle.

7 Responses to Update On Hand Made Black Walnut Stratocaster Guitar

  1. Pingback: Csl Ibanez 1970s Stratocaster Vintage Mij Guitar Blazer | Electric Guitar Sales

  2. Pingback: Fender Stratocaster With Eric Clapton Tbx | Electric Guitar Sales

  3. Pingback: Vox AC50cp2 Guitar Amp Demo | tube8,tube8 similar,tube8 sites,tube8 similar sites,tube8 video,free tube8

  4. Pingback: What is the best online store to buy hardwood? |

  5. Pingback: Entice Butterflies into Your Garden | Small Garden Ideas

  6. Pingback: maillot bulgarie

  7. Pingback: maillot manchester united enfant

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *