2000 Bailey Build-Your-Own (BYO) course #1

During late August, early September 2000 I attended Mark Bailey's Build Your Own guitar course as an important birthday present and this the result!

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I designed and handcrafted this guitar from blocks of mahogony, maple and ebony in the space of 2 weekends.
I am astounded at what I've achieved with Mark's guidance given my lack of woodworking experience and the short time available. Attending the course was a very rewarding experience. The result plays like a professionally produced instrument and it is often my instrument of choice - it feels so "sorted" and it's simple yet versatile. The finish is hand-rubbed Danish Oil. The Seymour Duncan Custom P90s are a joy - my favorite pickup so far.
Please click here for lots more pictures of the construction and final guitar.

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