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Carlos Polidura


From:
Puerto Rico, USA
Post Posted 2 Jan 2017 7:48 am     Reply with quote

Well, this is it! Finally completed.
This guitar is for my friend Tomas who asked me to build him one. A big thank you to my friend Orlando (Kiko) who helped me with his knowledge in building acoustic instruments and those on the forum who in some way helped.





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David M Brown


From:
California, USA
Post Posted 2 Jan 2017 7:57 am     Reply with quote

Nice work.

Is there a reason for the placement of the tone and volume knobs? It would seem hard to do a volume swell as they are.

Very pretty though.
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Rick Barnhart


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Arizona, USA
Post Posted 2 Jan 2017 8:17 am     Reply with quote

I like the "yin yang" balance you've got goin' on there.
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Carlos Polidura


From:
Puerto Rico, USA
Post Posted 2 Jan 2017 10:33 am     Reply with quote

Hi David. Thank you.
I see your point about the the vol. and tone control placement. My friend asked me to place them in that position. He is not into the volume swell technique. However he uses a volume pedal.
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Carlos Polidura


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Puerto Rico, USA
Post Posted 2 Jan 2017 10:34 am     Reply with quote

Thank you Rick. Glad you like it.
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David M Brown


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California, USA
Post Posted 2 Jan 2017 10:50 am     Reply with quote

Carlos Polidura wrote:
he uses a volume pedal.


That would work well too!
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Joe Elk


From:
Ohio, USA
Post Posted 2 Jan 2017 11:17 am     Reply with quote

beautiful instrument!!
Joe Elk
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Carlos Polidura


From:
Puerto Rico, USA
Post Posted 2 Jan 2017 12:09 pm     Reply with quote

David, it sure does.
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Carlos Polidura


From:
Puerto Rico, USA
Post Posted 2 Jan 2017 12:10 pm     Reply with quote

Hi Joe. Thank you.
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Bill Groner


From:
Pennsylvania, USA
Post Posted 3 Jan 2017 2:20 am     Re: My Second Project Completed Reply with quote

Carlos Polidura wrote:
Well, this is it! Finally completed.
This guitar is for my friend Tomas who asked me to build him one. A big thank you to my friend Orlando (Kiko) who helped me with his knowledge in building acoustic instruments and those on the forum who in some way helped.







Beautiful Lap Steel. You are a talented builder. Love the colors of the wood you used. Very Happy
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Larry Phleger


From:
DuBois, PA
Post Posted 3 Jan 2017 8:33 am     Reply with quote

Beautiful guitar, Carlos. I bet she sounds as good as she looks. What tuning are you going to put on this beauty? I's love to hear a sound clip.
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Chris Walke


From:
St Charles, IL
Post Posted 6 Jan 2017 11:09 am     Reply with quote

That's just stunning.
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Carlos Polidura


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Puerto Rico, USA
Post Posted 9 Jan 2017 8:28 am     Reply with quote

Hi Larry. Thanks for your comment. This is tuned to "A6", at my friends request. It sounds great with the Jerry Wallace true tone pickup. I will post a sound clip as soon as I can.
Thanks. Carlos.
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Carlos Polidura


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Puerto Rico, USA
Post Posted 9 Jan 2017 8:31 am     Reply with quote

Thank you Chris. So glad you like it. I will post a sound clip as soon as I can. Carlos
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Paul Arntson


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Washington, USA
Post Posted 9 Jan 2017 8:37 am     Reply with quote

Beautiful guitar, Carlos.
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Carlos Polidura


From:
Puerto Rico, USA
Post Posted 9 Jan 2017 12:19 pm     Reply with quote

Thank you Paul for your comment. I also built a 12 stringer for my personal use. I just uploaded a video on youtube using this guitar but don't know how to post it here on the forum. Perhaps you can elaborate on this if you will, or maybe someone else. Please keep us updated with your 12 stringer on the making if you don't mind. Carlos
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Carlos Polidura


From:
Puerto Rico, USA
Post Posted 9 Jan 2017 12:32 pm     Reply with quote

Ooopsss....
User name........

LATIN STEEL GUITAR

Find video # 18.
hank you.
Carlos
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George Piburn


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Post Posted 9 Jan 2017 2:20 pm     Channel Reply with quote

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Carlos Polidura


From:
Puerto Rico, USA
Post Posted 11 Jan 2017 4:42 am     Reply with quote

Thank you George. Very kind of you.
Carlos
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Carlos Polidura


From:
Puerto Rico, USA
Post Posted 20 Jan 2017 7:05 pm     Sound Clips Of My First And Second Projects Reply with quote

Sound clips of my home made steels on my YouTube channel just above. LATIN STEEL GUITAR.
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Carlos Polidura


From:
Puerto Rico, USA
Post Posted 20 Jan 2017 7:15 pm     Reply with quote

Thank you Bill. Sound clip available. Just scroll down. Hope you enjoy.
Carlos
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Brooks Montgomery


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Idaho, USA
Post Posted 20 Jan 2017 9:57 pm     Reply with quote

That guitar is gorgeous.
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Andy Volk


From:
Boston, MA
Post Posted 21 Jan 2017 4:48 am     Reply with quote

Beautiful guitar, Carlos with some unique aesthetic touches. Lovely.
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Andy Henriksen


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Michigan, USA
Post Posted 21 Jan 2017 3:06 pm     Reply with quote

Carlos Polidura wrote:
Thank you Bill. Sound clip available. Just scroll down. Hope you enjoy.
Carlos

Wow! I don't know which I like better, the guitar or your playing...both excellent!
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Micheal Harvey


From:
Palm City, Florida, USA
Post Posted 21 Jan 2017 4:17 pm     8 string guitar Reply with quote

Carlos I sent you an email
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