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Old 04-05-2017, 12:32 PM
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IM IN...! This is gonna be rad, thx for sharing...
Better fasten your seat belt!

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Beautiful set... can't wait to see this come together. And I definitely approve of the model name.

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Haha! Yes, I am sure Joel had you in mind when designing this

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Marcus, thanks for taking on the task of posting this build from Joel. With my build going on while you post this, it's like I'm getting two builds for the price of one
Hey Ian, indeed! I shall try to time my posts so that you have some eye candy to look at while waiting for your latest updates
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Old 04-05-2017, 12:38 PM
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Here are some of the blue prints before the building began. Joel had come up with 9 different Jumbo designs before finally honing in on this one. Not an easy choice but I think he made the right one





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Old 04-08-2017, 09:56 AM
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Next came the choosing of the top; he was deciding between European and Sitka Spruce on this one, of which he chose the latter.

Euro



Euro with MBW



Sitka



Sitka with MBW





And whilst we are on the topic of woods, how's this for wood

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Old 04-10-2017, 09:21 AM
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Here are some shots of the closed box. Isn't she a beauty?



Love how the stripe in the headstock lines up with the stripe in the fretboard



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Old 04-10-2017, 03:10 PM
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Just ridiculously nice. Love Joel's more understated builds.
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Old 04-12-2017, 09:35 AM
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Just ridiculously nice. Love Joel's more understated builds.
This one really let's the woods speak. Wait till you see it under finish!
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Old 06-19-2017, 04:44 AM
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Okay, so this happened:



It's sitting in the case, taunting me. I shall have to wait a while before the guitar acclimatises!
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Old 06-19-2017, 06:35 AM
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wow Marcus, can't wait to see this shinny beauty, the MBW must be stunning under finish. I assume the guitar is not yours? But congrats anyway, either way at least you got to play it!
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Old 06-19-2017, 06:49 AM
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wow Marcus, can't wait to see this shinny beauty, the MBW must be stunning under finish. I assume the guitar is not yours? But congrats anyway, either way at least you got to play it!
Hey Howard, I can't wait to see it either! But patience is a virtue haha I wish it were mine, I can only imagine how great it sounds! It's actually up for grabs to some lucky person. But yes, at least I get to play it first
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Old 06-19-2017, 11:12 AM
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Is Joel no longer using Ameritage cases for his guitars, or is this a special order?
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Old 06-19-2017, 11:34 PM
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There's something Burton Le Geyt-ian about this model's proportions.

Now I want to see the finished product!
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Old 06-20-2017, 04:17 AM
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Is Joel no longer using Ameritage cases for his guitars, or is this a special order?
I believe he now offers both the Ameritage and the Hiscox as standards for his guitars. It is up to the customer to decide which they want. It is just the regular Hiscox case though. The Artist case would still come with an up charge. I would highly recommend the Hiscox though as it is SO much lighter than the Ameritage

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There's something Burton Le Geyt-ian about this model's proportions.

Now I want to see the finished product!
Ask and you shall receive! It's absolutely stunning in person. I absolutely love how the rosette, heel cap, fret board, head stock and back strap tie into the back/sides of this guitar. Such a consistent theme that is executed to create this understated beauty!













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Old 06-20-2017, 04:20 AM
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All I can say for now is that it sounds. Absolutely. Incredible. More to come when I change out its old strings and record a little sample on my phone for you forumites
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Old 06-20-2017, 05:40 AM
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Wow...looks great. I'm looking forward to hearing your recording of this new model Marcus!
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Old 06-20-2017, 05:53 AM
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Whoever gets this guys, is one hack of lucky guy for sure!! Looks gorgeous.
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