see this guitar body hand carved in the Amazon jungle

I have played guitar for over 15 years. But my occupation is Author and wildlife lecturer. I travel to the Amazon rainforest every 8 weeks. While in one of the Amazon villages I live in, I became friends with a very talented wood carver. Last week while in his hut he hand carved me a guitar body from bloodwood. It blew my mind… It was even blessed by a Shaman.

I am looking for advice on how to set it up to be a real sweet ax. Needless to say I am having this villager make more in all different styles, themes, and wood.. Your advice is priceless thanks… Please go to my website and check it out.

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Edit: Ahhhh... I see it now.

And what do you think glw??


Lets post a picture of it up, so we all know what we are talking about..

....ain't this what we call a really strange coincidence...

Best left as it is - a nice carving in the shape of a guitar body. A neck rout, at least one pickup, flattening an area for the bridge, a couple of holes for the pots...

Whether or not it appeals to the senses as a player's guitar, the hunking out of the necessary wood kindof ruins the work already done, IMO.

Have to agree with 1bassleft, the nicest bit is the bit you'd have to destroy to fit the hardware, I think.


I wonder if it's tonaly any good? and how much it weighs, ive not heard of blood wood before.

Quite dense, I think, Lee (that's the bloodwood, not you :P ). I've heard of it used in acoustics and a search showed up its use in a one-off Alembic bass. Never seen a one-piece, all bloodwood solid body, though.

"Bloodwood – This red colored wood is a native of Brazil. It is beautiful and heavy wood." Link

And a little more info for those who love the wood:

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