Newest build using reclaimed 100 year old pine

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Newest build using reclaimed 100 year old pine

Post by Kinghat » Mon Jun 03, 2019 7:13 am

I thought I would share a bit of my newest build. The pine came from a building in downtown Texarkana that was built sometime around 1908-ish. I really like the look of the old rough wood, with herringbone and laminated binding. Here's the body. Note the side shots: the wood is being removed from the building due to a fire from several years ago. I think the smoke damage penetrated down into the rafter beams through both sides.


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Re: Newest build using reclaimed 100 year old pine

Post by mbene085 » Mon Jun 03, 2019 7:23 am

Wow, that looks amazing. What's the rest of the build going to look like in terms of pickups, hardware, neck, etc?

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Re: Newest build using reclaimed 100 year old pine

Post by Kinghat » Mon Jun 03, 2019 7:29 am

mbene085 wrote:
Mon Jun 03, 2019 7:23 am
Wow, that looks amazing. What's the rest of the build going to look like in terms of pickups, hardware, neck, etc?
I'm totally up in the air on that. Originally it was getting an all-electronics-mounted-pickguard, but I want that spot on the lower cutaway to be exposed. I am leaning towards two humbuckers in black rings with a half tele bridge and tele control plate

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Re: Newest build using reclaimed 100 year old pine

Post by Amon 7.L » Mon Jun 03, 2019 7:40 am

Mother of neatness... It's freaking gorgeous!
What did you flood the wood with, is it epoxy?

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Re: Newest build using reclaimed 100 year old pine

Post by Kinghat » Mon Jun 03, 2019 7:46 am

Amon 7.L wrote:
Mon Jun 03, 2019 7:40 am
Mother of neatness... It's freaking gorgeous!
What did you flood the wood with, is it epoxy?
Lots of lacquer coats. The pic was taken when the coat was still wet

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Re: Newest build using reclaimed 100 year old pine

Post by Con-Tiki! » Mon Jun 03, 2019 8:22 am

man, you build cool stuff.
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Re: Newest build using reclaimed 100 year old pine

Post by Maggieo » Mon Jun 03, 2019 8:24 am

Con-Tiki! wrote:
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man, you build cool stuff.
Seconded! :-*
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Re: Newest build using reclaimed 100 year old pine

Post by JSutter » Mon Jun 03, 2019 5:11 pm

Very cool.

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Re: Newest build using reclaimed 100 year old pine

Post by wademp » Mon Jun 03, 2019 6:21 pm

The herringbone is perfect! I love the look of the end grain, too!
I’ll be following this for sure!

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Re: Newest build using reclaimed 100 year old pine

Post by HNB » Mon Jun 03, 2019 6:43 pm

LOVELY!!!
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Re: Newest build using reclaimed 100 year old pine

Post by Shadoweclipse13 » Mon Jun 03, 2019 7:30 pm

Oh yeah, I love it!!! That is really gorgeous wood. Super classy, all the way, Kinghat!!
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Re: Newest build using reclaimed 100 year old pine

Post by PorkyPrimeCut » Mon Jun 03, 2019 9:43 pm

Amazing! Right from the get-go you had some amazingly figured wood to work with but adding the binding was a masterstroke!

I'm eagerly awaiting updates for this one.
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Re: Newest build using reclaimed 100 year old pine

Post by antisymmetric » Mon Jun 03, 2019 10:00 pm

Really nice, I love the way the binding works with that wood. A very cool idea. :-*
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Re: Newest build using reclaimed 100 year old pine

Post by mgeek » Tue Jun 04, 2019 1:16 am

Kinghat wrote:
Mon Jun 03, 2019 7:29 am
mbene085 wrote:
Mon Jun 03, 2019 7:23 am
Wow, that looks amazing. What's the rest of the build going to look like in terms of pickups, hardware, neck, etc?
I'm totally up in the air on that. Originally it was getting an all-electronics-mounted-pickguard, but I want that spot on the lower cutaway to be exposed. I am leaning towards two humbuckers in black rings with a half tele bridge and tele control plate

Your build of course but imo this would look amazing with old hardware. Bigsby, sorkin bridge, pair of pickups salvaged from something cool and old

For some reason gives me Harvey Thomas vibes in it's current form

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Re: Newest build using reclaimed 100 year old pine

Post by Shadoweclipse13 » Tue Jun 04, 2019 2:17 am

mgeek wrote:
Tue Jun 04, 2019 1:16 am
Kinghat wrote:
Mon Jun 03, 2019 7:29 am
mbene085 wrote:
Mon Jun 03, 2019 7:23 am
Wow, that looks amazing. What's the rest of the build going to look like in terms of pickups, hardware, neck, etc?
I'm totally up in the air on that. Originally it was getting an all-electronics-mounted-pickguard, but I want that spot on the lower cutaway to be exposed. I am leaning towards two humbuckers in black rings with a half tele bridge and tele control plate

Your build of course but imo this would look amazing with old hardware. Bigsby, sorkin bridge, pair of pickups salvaged from something cool and old

For some reason gives me Harvey Thomas vibes in it's current form
I'm thinking Bigsby and Firebirds, for the metal to be different from the wood...
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