Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Teenage craftsman!

Last summer, our 14 year old Grandson told Grandpa "the woodworker" he'd like to make his own guitar and ask him to help. 

So, Gramps armed with wood and tools and Vincent armed with plans and ideas on how he was going to build the coolest  of solid body electric guitars EVER, were off and running.

Finding two pieces of pine, they planed, they measured, then they started cutting, trimming and sanding the wood, then the two pieces were glued together.......and looked like this.....

flowers 013Holes were filled, holes were drilled and in between lots and lots of sanding!

Vincent lives about a half hour from us, so much of the sanding he did at home.

flowers 017 From about this point on, it was all up to Vincent and his sanding arm. 

A few weeks later, they were at this point....drilling more holes and fitting the electrical pieces.....

labor 002More sanding and fitting......

labor 003   By the end of summer....here is Vince holding the neck on with his hand but the body is ready to have the components installed.

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Vincent's dad, Brett, cut and polished a piece of stainless steel to cover the front and back.  Vincent painted, sanded, stained, sanded and finally, varnished.

A fellow, Brett works with, helped them with the installation of the components and the wiring.

Finally, Vincent proudly shows Gramps the finished product.

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Look at that beauty......

IMG_0248I know, I'm the proud Grandmother and all, but.....believe it or not most of the work on this project was done by a one talented, hard working 14 year old who had the determination to see this project through! 

Sure the adults helped and he couldn't have done it without them, but, I'd be willing to bet....he could now!

I've linked this post to Strut Your Stuff Thurs. at Somewhat Simple and Tickled Pink Friday at 504 Main and Creation Corner's Friday Link PartyTatertots and Jello's Weekend Wrap Up Party, Funky Junk Interiors Saturday Nite Special, Masterpiece Monday at Boogieboard Cottage

10 comments:

Mindy said...

This is awesome!!

By the Bluegrass said...

WoooooW! Super cool....that just blows my mind that he did that.
xo,
Sena

Fresh Linen said...

Absolutely brilliant*!* Can't wait to show Craig Ron's handiwork. Master carpenter I think. New business venture for Ron?????

ThreeOldKeys said...

How amazing and wonderful is that ... not only the finished guitar, but the whole story of 3 generation teamwork, determination, skills, patience .... aren't you glad you have pics of the process?

You're right to be proud.

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

I'm proud of your grandson too, Grandma! But it is also so beautiful that they all did this together. So wonderful and extraordinary.

AmieAnn said...

This is awesome! You have a very talented grandson and you should be proud!

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Katie @ EyeSpyDIY said...

Wow, that is impressive! And so special because they worked on it together!

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Marit Irene said...

Awesome! I will show my husband who is the guitar man inn this house. For the time he has four guitars (Fender) in the Tv room.

Dean and Heather said...

What a fabulous family project. I'm sure the best part of it is the memories that you created. Thanks for sharing.