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Acoustic Guitar Laser-Cut Inlay Pen Kit Blank

Item #
41557
Rating:
60% of 100

The detail on our Acoustic Guitar Laser-Cut Inlay Pen Kit Blank will amaze music lovers! You can even see the guitar's certificate of authenticity through the sound-hole. The 9-pc. kit includes yellow cedar, curly koa, blackwood and red dyed and stabilized black ash burl and other pieces that get inlaid into position to become a seamless part of the finished pen. Designed for Manhattan Chrome, Manhattan Gold, and Elegant Manhattan style pen kits only, sold separately. Assembly requires cyanoacrylate (CA) glue. For best results, use sharp tools.


Features:

  • Fits Manhattan Pen Hardware Kits (Sold Separately)
  • Difficulty Level (1 Easy - 5 Hard): 4
(1) Acoustic Guitar Laser-Cut Inlay Pen Kit
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Manufacturer Part Number ACOUSTIC GUITAR
Weight 0.0600
Style Music
3.0 / 5.0
9 Reviews
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Acoustic guitar inlay pen kit stunning when completed!
Beautiful finished product. The are many small pieces in the kit, so be sure to open the packages carefully, and preferably on top of a clean bench. Also, be fairly gentle with the black neck section while inserting the small foil pieces for the fret markers. I broke mine in half, but saved it by using a drop or two of thin CA glue. All in all it was a challenging, but rewarding, pen to make & it turned out gorgeous!
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Added Dec 27, 2016
December 27, 2016
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
There are a thousand ways this can go wrong
With lots of little pieces to be made, then assembled, potentially lost or broken, I was nervous about this kit from the time I first opened it until I assembled it for the last time. But the results were worth it. Made the first one as a gift for my granddaughter's guitar teacher. Now I'm working on one for her. Beautiful when finished but be patient and very careful. Plan on spending more time than you expected.
December 14, 2013
I  had a problem with the...
I  had a problem with the epoxy going soft on me but during the sanding process before I put on a CA glue finish. I suspect the epoxy softened from the heat of sanding even though I sanded lightly and didn't feel hot to the touch. Next time, I will fill the hole with CA glue instead of epoxy.
January 27, 2013
Man this was fun. It was...
Man this was fun. It was quite challenging to get all the pieces in. I did feel it necessary to drill out the holes in the fretboard to allow the silver wire to go all the way in. I didn't put in the paper for the frets but the fretboard still looks good. Unlike one of the other reviewers, I didn't have any trouble with interactions between CA and epoxy. The biggest problem was finding really clear epoxy. I finally found a 5 minute epoxy double tube from a home center. I used 2 fillings, one to mostly fill the hole, and the second to get the level a bit above the wood so that there wouldn't be a dent. And there are a couple of small bubbles. Overall, it's a fun pen to put together, it looks great, and it'll be a great gift.
December 3, 2011
I liked it very much. I made it for one of my sons and he really liked it. The only thing I wish is you would put two of the white fret markers in the kit. One was just not enough.
March 22, 2019
Purchased
7 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Beginner
The very definition of frustration
First of all, it is not 9 pieces - it is almost 40 pieces, 35 of which are so small that you have to use tweezers to handle them. The fretboard piece is extremely brittle and is most held together by wishful thinking. I ordered four of them and before I finished one I was regretting ever starting the project. Fortunately the people I am giving them to are as old Is I am and will probably not see the flaws. If you can handle the tiny pieces and the fragility of it, it will make a gorgeous pen. I put them on Gatsby click pens and they are really pretty if you do not look too closely. Some of mine are missing frets, some missing pegs. I was not able to get one perfect out of four tries. If you want a challenge, this certainly qualifies.
December 27, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
This was my fourth laser inlay...
This was my fourth laser inlay pen and by far the most complex. The instructions were hard to read, especially as I do not know guitar parts. Once I figured out where the silver wire went, that was smooth. The white plastic stick was too large for the designated holes. I would either enlarge them, or whittle down the white stick next time. I did not use epoxy glue to fill the sound hole as another review said that would smear it. I used medium CA, which kept running out, and I ended up filling it like 6 times, finally using tape to create a pocket above the height of the barrel so there wouldn't be a low spot in the middle of the sound hole. I had one small air bubble, but it is barely noticeable. The parts were not super tight, but a little ebony dust filled in nicely. Overall, having attempted one, I would be willing to try another. I would not recommend this as your first laser inlay kit. Looks super sweet when done.
September 30, 2011
Not for a novice
Way too many small pieces. Had to use a magnifying glass to see them and the fingerboard broke into three pieces because of the number of cuts in it.
December 2, 2018
Purchased
11 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
My girlfriend ordered this guitar pen...
My girlfriend ordered this guitar pen blank earlier and it came with extra pieces if you know what I mean it was broken and I could not make it well enough to sell. So I had to order another one but the holes are too small and had to order a set of jewelers drill bits so I am now trying to finish this so I can sell it. It must be perfect.
May 15, 2011
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Coworker will give as a gift to a musician in her family.
Randy on Aug 7, 2019
Friend plays guitar. Just made dog pen for his wife 😁.
Darrell A on Nov 10, 2018
Coworker will give as a gift to a musician in her family.
Randy on Aug 7, 2019
Built this before...pretty difficult with lots of patience outcome is nice.
Paul P on May 4, 2019
Friend plays guitar. Just made dog pen for his wife 😁.
Darrell A on Nov 10, 2018
ordered by friend
P A on Oct 11, 2017
Request for gift
Keith B on Aug 26, 2017
Customer Requested
Randall K on Sep 4, 2016
As a gift to a person that makes guitars for a living
Tom M on Jul 9, 2016
Can't play a lick of music on a guitar. I figured this would be the next best thing to it! I look forward to getting to work on this project. Thank you, be at peace!
Jay K on Dec 31, 2015
Chalenging, but makes a great piece.
L G on Apr 25, 2015
Built this before...pretty difficult with lots of patience outcome is nice.
Paul P on May 4, 2019
ordered by friend
P A on Oct 11, 2017