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Old 11-20-2016, 09:26 PM
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Tom, I've been relatively absent of late, spending more time with electrics than acoustics, and just busy in general, but this is looking awesome! Will there be bevels? I think Woody/Mike asked about the depth of this deep body guitar, what do you expect that to be? This is going to be a lot of fun to check in on. Any projected completion date?
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Thanks for checking in, as long as you're playing a guitar it is all good. There will be no bevels on this one, really trying to stick to a budget and avoid temptations for all the goodies. I am doing a sound port and a fretboard inlay which we really have not talked too much about costs yet...I think once they design the final look, they will give me a quote. The standard depth is 4 1/8", the deep body adds 1/2 inch to that to 4 5/8". It should be done around March.
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Old 11-22-2016, 08:33 AM
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Tom, I understand about budgets! I'm sure the smaller body will be very comfortable without bevels, but expect the slightly increased depth to get you some full, rich bass. Should be really nice to watch come together.
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Old 11-22-2016, 05:09 PM
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Some work from today....

The tower and power of the brick used to glue in the rosette:



If you look in the background you can see the remnants of the burl it was harvested from...

Rosette glued in with the black white black lines with teflon spacers. The radial Southeast Asian purfling will live there eventually.



And the heel block being glued up:





Braces on deck for tomorrow.
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Old 11-28-2016, 06:09 PM
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Back from a Tryptophan overdose, the boys were back at it today:

Here is a pic of the rosette with the Teflon spacers in place still, but with a little finish rubbed on to show the colors that will emerge in that redwood burl:



Here are the radial southeast asian rosewood purfling strips cut out and waiting to be installed in place of the Teflon:



Here is the rosette and purfling completed and sanded down, what a difference in the rosette itself without the finish on it! The back is showing through the soundhole:

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Old 11-28-2016, 06:29 PM
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Like that rosette! Schweeet!
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Very nice! Its all working together.
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Old 11-28-2016, 09:10 PM
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Here is a pic with the purfling all done, things cleaned up a bit and something wiped on to show the color under finish....

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Really looks great so far!

Very tasteful rosette....
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Thanks guys, I think it is classy too, simple, but pretty....

Here is the back bracing being attacked by go-bars:

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Some work from yesterday:

Beginning to shape back braces:



Braces done and sanded to shape:



This is a picture of the sides in the form with the end blocks being glued in:



thanks, more updates from Santa's workshop as I get them....
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Very classy, coming together great!
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Very classy, coming together great!
Thanks Dave, they are going to start with top bracing next...also going to add to the rosette design just a bit. pics to follow.
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Old 12-01-2016, 06:42 PM
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Sometimes the bracing can be so elegant that it's a shame to cover it up. I love the wood choices in this one but, then again, I don't recall Steve and Ryan building anything that I didn't love!
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Thanks Jay! It's been too long. Hope your OM's are treating you well. Stop by sometime.
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Old 12-04-2016, 02:48 PM
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Gluing in the top linings from last Friday....



We have decided to change up the rosette a little. In this pic you can see the spruce that was left on the inside of the rosette has been removed, an additional purfling line has been glued in and this will be followed by a Celebes Ebony inner lining to bind the sound hole...This will be done next...



Once the sound hole is bound I will chose between these two bridge options, I just wanted to wait until the hole is bound before deciding, one is ebony and one is Amazon rosewood...The obvious choice to me is the Amazon, but I want to see what the sound hole looks like with the ebony ring in it first:




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