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The Great Guitar Build-off

Christian Talbot

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I'm 48 years old and live in Co Down, Northern Ireland. I used to be a stand-up comedian and comedy writer but now I write a comic series called The Life of Sharks and produce my own merchandise for that including t-shirts, mugs etc. I got into guitar making about two years ago when learning how to screen print and making my own printing press, screens and workbenches. I stumbled across one of Ben's videos while looking for screen printing videos and started out making a cheap kit guitar.

I'm hoping to make a walnut solid body guitar with a carved top, based roughly on a 335 body shape, mahogany set-neck and ebony fretboard. I've never made a set-neck guitar before or carved a guitar top. In fact this will be only my third scratch built guitar.

You can visit my YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/c/ChristianTalbotComedian

You can see the video of my final build here: https://youtu.be/_vvXAuvFeVs

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