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Old 02-27-2013, 02:42 AM
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Laurent is building this A2 in red spruce (Adirondack) and walnut for me.











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Old 02-27-2013, 06:27 AM
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Look forward to seeing this one come together. I really like Laurent's guitars.

That jig for gluing the binding onto the fretboard is bloody brilliant!
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Or money
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Is that a cocobolo fretboard?
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Yes, here's the full spec.

Adirondack spruce top
Flamed Oregon walnut back and sides
Oil varnish finish
14 frets to the body
25 scale
1 nut width
2 5/16 string spacing at saddle
l5 lower bout
Laminated black walnut neck
Cocobolo/flamed maple arrow purfling
Cocobolo bindings
Cocobolo headstock veneer
Cocobolo rear headstock veneer
Custom multicolor backstrip
No position markers (with side dots)
Custom arrow rosette
Cocobolo fretboard
Cocobolo bridge
Schertler black chrome tuners
Ebony tuner buttons
Bone nut and saddle
Ebony bridge pins
No pickguard
Ameritage case
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Yes, here's the full spec.

Adirondack spruce top
Flamed Oregon walnut back and sides
Oil varnish finish
14 frets to the body
25 scale
1 nut width
2 5/16 string spacing at saddle
l5 lower bout
Laminated black walnut neck
Cocobolo/flamed maple arrow purfling
Cocobolo bindings
Cocobolo headstock veneer
Cocobolo rear headstock veneer
Custom multicolor backstrip
No position markers (with side dots)
Custom arrow rosette
Cocobolo fretboard
Cocobolo bridge
Schertler black chrome tuners
Ebony tuner buttons
Bone nut and saddle
Ebony bridge pins
No pickguard
Ameritage case

Nice spec. I've liked the Brondels you've had in so far. I like the Sobell-esque arching of the tops. I'm not sure if Laurent has been consciously influenced by Stefan, but there seem to be some elements of similarity. Having said that, they're far from being Sobell clones.
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Brook OM custom (maybe!) - Bubinga/Sitka
Lowden F 25th anniversary model - European/Brazilian
David Oddy J - Englemann/Brazilian
David Oddy mandocello - European spruce/flame maple
David Oddy A4 mandolin
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Those are some really fun specs! Was the coco bridge and fretboard an aesthetic choice or is there a sound he's attempting to zero in on?

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I've asked Laurent to join in so maybe he will answer that.
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Ripping off a quote from Howard Klepper, "Brondel = good".

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Congrats Trevor! Laurent is indeed master grade!!!
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Was the coco bridge and fretboard an aesthetic choice or is there a sound he's attempting to zero in on?
Both, cocobolo has about he same density as the Gabon ebony I normally use for fretboard and bridge, but has much less internal damping.

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I'm not sure if Laurent has been consciously influenced by Stefan, but there seem to be some elements of similarity. Having said that, they're far from being Sobell clones.
I love Stefan's work, nothing unconscious about it. He's also a true gentleman.
That being said I build at the opposite spectrum, deep in the American tradition, and light.
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I love Stefan's work, nothing unconscious about it. He's also a true gentleman.
That being said I build at the opposite spectrum, deep in the American tradition, and light.
You're right, Laurent, Stefan is an absolute gentleman. He's just sold a guitar to Mark Knopfler, who he described in almost exactly the same terms.

I can see exactly what you mean about your builds. I've played some of the ones that Trevor has had in - superb! I'm looking forward to seeing and playing this one at some point.
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Bourgeois JOM custom - Adirondack/koa
Brook OM custom (maybe!) - Bubinga/Sitka
Lowden F 25th anniversary model - European/Brazilian
David Oddy J - Englemann/Brazilian
David Oddy mandocello - European spruce/flame maple
David Oddy A4 mandolin
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