Self built and self assembly ;)

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BY Kev77
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Builder friend in Blenheim that hand builds amazing original and replica designs.
https://www.solaceinstruments.co.nz/portfolio.html
He’s currently working on my p/Laklnd style bass. I thought I’d share some of his wares.
He makes it all himself, carves and sources timbers.
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And he’s currently carving a les paul
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BY Kev77
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Not sure, I think he sells directly. And through a shop, maybe the Rockshop in Blenheim.
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BY Reg18
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Kev77 wrote:He’s just a monster talented guy.


I know him and he’s a great guy. He’s the principal of a School I do photos at and every year he shows me his latest project so I’ve played a few of his creations.
Not sure how he gets time to do all this and be a principal but he seems to churn a few out every year.
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BY Kev77
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Totally, he’s the real deal.
He’s got mad skills. I’m saving my pennies atm, maybe a lil hollow Gem like this....


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This is amazing work. He has some great skills and a good eye for aesthetics as well on the carves. And yes at that price, I'd guess its a steal for a hand crafted "one-of-a-kind" instrument. The hourly wage for something like this will be very low!
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Wow! These look amazing. Price is cheap for custom made. He must be amazing time manager to do this on top
of a principal’s job.
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BY Molly
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Reg18 wrote:
Kev77 wrote:He’s just a monster talented guy.


I know him and he’s a great guy. He’s the principal of a School I do photos at and every year he shows me his latest project so I’ve played a few of his creations.
Not sure how he gets time to do all this and be a principal but he seems to churn a few out every year.


Thought I recognised the name. He was featured in The Shed magazine a few months ago. Has a coastal place he retreats to to work on his guitars I believe. Showed him getting his kids involved. It seemed the most idyllic life (though the guitar building probably provides some stress relief from his job). I wonder if he needs a new Head of Technology... :-)