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Gibson ES-339

Added Jul 24, 2008

by leighr

Pittsburgh, Penn...






I made this reproduction of a Gibson ES-339 guitar for my guitar-obsessed nephew’s birthday. I made a pattern from a picture of the guitar and scaled the neck down (keeping all of the frets) so that it wasn’t unwieldy for a 3 year old. It was sewn by hand.

I did get lazy and neglected to peel off the tape I used to mark the center of the body and the string positions before I gave it to him, which shows in the pictures.

Material Notes

glitter vinyl, metallic cord, poly stuffing






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    Apr 7, 2012, 01.30 AMby kstyled

    I don’t even play the guitar but can I be your nephew for a day? WOW !!! GREAT JOB! I agree with candyjoyce…WORK OF ART, INDEED !

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    May 27, 2009, 04.32 AMby heathertweed

    Great guitar! Have you seen the Soft Sculptures of Claus oldenburg?https://www.moma.org/collection/browse_results.php?object_id=82053 Cheers heather

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    Oct 7, 2008, 09.56 AMby jsolnushko

    this is crazy! I am in love with this creation, what a great job you`ve done!

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    Jul 25, 2008, 01.25 PMby sonnenblume25

    This is AMAZING!!! Great job!

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    Jul 24, 2008, 05.09 PMby polychromatin

    This is not true, isn’t it? This is the coolest thing a 3 year old could get. I want one, too! Really gorgeous work!

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    Jul 24, 2008, 02.56 PMby maldrich

    You are the most amazing aunt! That nephew will be a star some day and still toting his aunt made guitar everywhere!

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    Jul 24, 2008, 12.30 PMby reneebeth

    WOW…there’s so much detail, and all hand sewn! I’m amazed at your dedication, and your nephew must be in guitar heaven!

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    Jul 24, 2008, 11.52 AMby candyjoyce

    That my friend is a piece of art!

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