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Guitar Miniatures Anyone?

This is a group for those who build guitars, but not full size instruments, ones that will fit in one hand literally! Actually any size smaller than "normal" works here!

Members: 13
Latest Activity: Jun 8, 2013

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Quality Refrigerator Magnet Guitars 3 Replies

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Started by Walt Pilcher. Last reply by Walt Pilcher Nov 20, 2012.

Mini Pictures 8 Replies

Here is the place to post pictures of your miniatures!

Started by Edward Sparks. Last reply by Edward Sparks Feb 10, 2011.

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Comment by Edward Sparks on October 28, 2010 at 5:08am
Here is what the inside of the body looks like before assembled...Note that the "body" is not totally hollow, only an area around the soundhole, and that the internal bracing is only what is visible through the soundhole.

Comment by Edward Sparks on October 28, 2010 at 4:09am
Hey Michael,
Yes it is...he is the "Raymond" in my trio "Sparks, Raymond and McCoy". His "day job" is a guitar builder. He does our repair work...for free! He had me using this 12 string at gigs to get attention. He is a one man shop and they are all hand made...no CNC machines for him! They are beautiful and expensive. The mini 12 string was his Christmas present last year. It is in a glass case and he keeps it in his shop. Here is what the final looked like before the glass top was added. Edward

Comment by Michael D Krampitz on October 27, 2010 at 9:50pm
Hey is'nt that the guy you play with or used to play with,in the 12 string guitar ad?
Comment by Bernie on October 27, 2010 at 8:00pm
They are works of art. I am sure they are also a labor of love. Having a minature of your favorite guitar sitting on your desk, work area etc. would be extremely cool
Comment by susi Lawson on October 27, 2010 at 5:13pm
I love this! want one , want one!!
Do you plan to create plans for those who want to learn how?
Comment by Michael D Krampitz on October 27, 2010 at 4:50pm
Do you have some blue prints to follow,I love the Idea Ed. I saw the picture of you looking at them or showing them.Where you at the C&F Martin Co. Gallery?I think I would like to do a D35 how about you although that jumbo 12 string looks sweet.
Comment by Edward Sparks on October 27, 2010 at 2:10pm
I do not make them for money, only to give away to people I want to have one... My miniature creations have found their way into the hands of celebrities like Don Everly, Emmy Lou Harris, guitarist Albert Lee, to name a few. And also a few non-celebrities...like my son, my son-in-law and many of my friends. Edward

What do they say, a guitar in hand is better...than anything!


Here is a picture of me playing the real thing in an ad for the Raymond guitar company...

Comment by Edward Sparks on October 27, 2010 at 2:09pm
Here are the first pictures of mine...


One of my miniature guitars was featured in an issue of The Sounding Board as I donated it to the Martin Company and it now resides in the Museum in the same display as the CSN&Y guitars.
Martin Sounding Board article Issue 23, July 2007
It is a replica of one owned by Joan Baez in the 60's, according to Martin in the article! Here is a pic of the page from the Sounding Board:

 

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