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Old 12-06-2017, 07:44 AM
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I bet the box rings already!!!
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Old 12-06-2017, 08:24 AM
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Mike,

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(or, maybe I'm just jealous)



Congrats on this nice build guys - looks great
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Old 12-06-2017, 11:26 AM
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WOW... this guitar is looking amazing! At the rate it is going, you will be playing by Christmas!
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Old 12-06-2017, 05:39 PM
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Mike,

Sometimes I think you have more fun than one man is entitled to - - -
(or, maybe I'm just jealous)

Congrats on this nice build guys - looks great
Nicholas, well what can I say? Guilty as charged! Maybe a case of old man disease...gotta get 'em all before I croak ha!

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WOW... this guitar is looking amazing! At the rate it is going, you will be playing by Christmas!
I think Christmas might be pushin' this one a little, but I'll lay odds on the fact that I'll be serenading my sweetheart on Valentine's day with it

Oh and by the way, here's the daily update...with the caption "Oh, Look! A Guitar!! :

Here's the "dry shots"







Clean Miters!




Here's the wet ones. Note the subtle figure in the maple around the top.



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Old 12-06-2017, 05:55 PM
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So the whole idea with the maple purfling is that it will add some flash to the top, like shell would, but with a much more organic look. Its nice and fat, .040", and is very well quartered and curly. You can't really appreciate it in those pictures I took, but it has a ton of movement in it.
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Old 12-06-2017, 06:46 PM
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Oh man--that BRW is just killer!

And the binding and maple purfling really set everything off just right.

Great stuff, guys!
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Old 12-06-2017, 06:54 PM
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Oh man--that BRW is just killer!

And the binding and maple purfling really set everything off just right.

Great stuff, guys!
Thank you! I can't wait to put the epoxy filler on there, and see all the colors bloom.
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Old 12-06-2017, 07:21 PM
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Ben, I am glad to see you are not only a forum sponsor but are actively participating in The AGF Custom Shop...
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Wow ... great clean work ... love the design and execution (and of course, the wood)!
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The rosette surrounded by the top looks spectacular...
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Ben, I am glad to see you are not only a forum sponsor but are actively participating in The AGF Custom Shop...
Well, thanks- I have been putting it off for a long time, but I am planning to become an active AGF guy. It's just too cool a room to not participate. And now Mike is doing my Debutante's Ball....
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Wow ... great clean work ... love the design and execution (and of course, the wood)!
Thank you! It is simple, simple, simple, but I love that.
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Old 12-06-2017, 08:29 PM
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The rosette surrounded by the top looks spectacular...
Thank you very much.
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Old 12-06-2017, 09:36 PM
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Thanks to all of you guys for the nice comments, and Ben deserves each and every one of them. I just gotta just say how much I'm enjoying this build. I have been blessed to work with several builders, and have been fortunate to get to know a bunch more. Ben is absolutely one of the nicest and most fun guys I've met to work with, not to mention...he's got game

What a classy performance on this build. The more I see of this guitar, the more I realize that this one will become a permanent part of my ever so small stable. Everything is just SOOO clean and pure!! I would expect Ben to get even busier after this build since we've all seen what he brings to the table.

Great stuff!! Woody gives his full approval!!
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That looks really nice. Very classy.
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