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Old 06-26-2017, 08:47 PM
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Howdy Folks! When it rains it pours... Juggling a few builds at the same time, lol... I was involved with some Brazilian Rosewood trades a couple years back and the flowers are finally starting to bloom... So Leo is building me an OM cutaway of Brazilian/German and French Polish finish! He'll be bringing it to the 2017 Santa Barbara Show this August..

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If you are making the show, come meet Leo and see in person!!! and if you are not planning on making the show, rethink that idea

Keep an eye out for Leo's work... He's as cool as they come, and builds a flooring instrument... A guitar that stands out amongst a room filled with the best in the world.

So I first met Leo at the 2013 Healdsburg Guitar Festival... He was hosting Ervin Somogyi's booth. It was there under the table he had stashed his apprenticeship Indian/German OM with French Polish finish... I took a fast look, strummed some chords, and instantly felt the connection... I asked Leo for a private spin and I took her into the solo rooms where you can actually hear. I have been hooked on his work ever since, and his OM was a highlight of the entire show. I knew in the back of my head I'd be jamming a Buendia one of these days... Here we are!


I choose a set of Brazilian that had been stashed away and cut in 1996.. BIG THANKS shout out to my main man Maro for hooking me up, The Wizard of Brazilian...! It wasn't cut in half yet, so always a bit of a mystery to me how it would actually look... It was oxidized quite a bit, I was surprised how many bold colors came out after sanding... Its a bit over the top looking at first, but the French Polish will darken and settle everything in, and again natural oxidization over time...



Here is the look after cutting and sanding...




I'll post now all the pics I've been sent and update them as they come!











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I'm in for the ride on this one. Awesome BRW set!
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YOWZERS that is a gorgeous set of BRW!
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Very nice brazilian rosewood. I am still not able to forget the brazilian that Diamond Dave used on his circa OM - the most brautiful set i have ever seen that is still quartersawn.
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Like other said, what a beautiful set of BRW, the spider-webbing on the side is crazy! Love Leo's take on the rosette too. Congrats on an epic upcoming OM!
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The GAS continues I see. Got to meet Leo and play his guitars at Memphis 2 years ago. I think you're going to get an amazing instrument.
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The woods are off the charts in the coolness factor, and the rosette is awesome!

You're a lucky man, DD--congrats!

Can't wait to hear it--you've got me rethinking about Santa Barbara...
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Howdy Folks! I got totally jacked by photobucket, big headache... been uploading my pics here since 2005 with no issues and for free, well, we pay in crazy add harassment, lol, now they want $399 per year... that ain't happening, lol... anyways, all my pics are gone.... I'll probably just repost all the build shots in one long row... coming soon
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Same here. Luckily I had a backup file and was able to move to another service for now anyway. Had to go in and reconstruct my post but I would rather do that than pay ransom. Looking forward to seeing your build progress. I'm sure it's going to be awesome!
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Leo is REALLY building a gem here, it's turning out better than I ever could have imagined... Santa Barbara is right around the corner!
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Fantastic!!!
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Howdy Folks! I got totally jacked by photobucket, big headache... been uploading my pics here since 2005 with no issues and for free, well, we pay in crazy add harassment, lol, now they want $399 per year... that ain't happening, lol... anyways, all my pics are gone.... I'll probably just repost all the build shots in one long row... coming soon
WTH? For everyone or maybe people that upload a lot? Anyway, this is a stunning guitar already! I love that Green! I would love to have a guitar from, Leo. Congrats!!!
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Howdy Folks! I got totally jacked by photobucket, big headache... been uploading my pics here since 2005 with no issues and for free, well, we pay in crazy add harassment, lol, now they want $399 per year... that ain't happening, lol... anyways, all my pics are gone.... I'll probably just repost all the build shots in one long row... coming soon
I've been having the same problem, there are usually so many adds I cant get through all of the popups to get to my pictures
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