Author Archives: Gimar Yestra

8 string fanned fret guitar

This is an update on the 8 string fanned fret guitar. While I’m waiting for the pickup’s, which are being custom made, I started sealing the body with shellack. This will protect the guitar from dirt and sweat, and also … Continue reading

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Flamenco Negra label

Brand new Flamenco Negra guitar, coming soon. I started building this guitar last winter but never got around to completely finishing it. This guitar is currently in the french polish stage and should be done pretty soon, so stay tuned … Continue reading

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Custom Explorer

Here are some more build process pictures of the custom explorer. Most of the preparations are done. All the blanks are planed flat and smooth and all the markings have been made. The channel for the truss-rod has been routed. … Continue reading

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Explorer guitar

I started the preparation work for the new Explorer guitar I’m building. The first steps of building a guitar are the most fun to me. It is very exciting to turn raw pieces of wood into something that has to sound, … Continue reading

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8 string guitar

I assembled the 8 string guitar to see how things line up. I stained the flamed maple neck and finished it with a few layers of shellack, the body will also be finished in shellack. The neck is a 1 … Continue reading

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Honduras Mahogany

Check out these awesome boards of Honduras Mahogany, a gorgeous wood with an incredible rich sound. These are the leftover pieces of the wood I used to build the ’58 Explorer I build in the past, and these will be used … Continue reading

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8 string guitar

Here’s something you don’t see everyday, an 8 string guitar in the make. This is the 8 string prototype of the Axe guitar I made a few years ago. Stay tuned for more pictures and updates on this build. Specs … Continue reading

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7 string telecaster

I made this 7 string telecaster for my friend and web designer Bastiaan Bitter Click on the picture to see the gallery! 7 string telecaster specs: Swampash body Maple neck with Ebony fretboard Floydrose 7 string tremolo Schaller hardware Bareknuckle … Continue reading

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First guitar in action

This is my buddy Randy Dean with my first guitar in action. On stage with his band: Nine lives. He is playing the first ever Yestra guitar, made back in 2005. Check them out at http://www.ninelivesband.nl

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7 string tele

This 7 string tele just needs some paint, electronics and a pickguard.

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