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iim7V7IM7 06-20-2022 06:37 PM

Coming out of the Spray Booth
 
Will Kahn who has taken the reigns of client relations now that Carolyn Sills has moved on to her career in music was kind enough to send me a few photos of my FS coming out of the spray booth. Now that a “buttered toast” sunburst has been applied to the Bachmann Italian Spruce top, the Paua Abalone purfling and rosette are beginning to visually “pop”.

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The flamed figure of the Claro Walnut back and sides can also now be seen a bit more clearly as can the contrasting African Blackwood binding with Maple purflings.

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Still about 3-weeks out from shipping to my dealer.

jt1 06-20-2022 06:38 PM

Oh, my. Glorious.

Thank you for sharing the photos with us.

Carpinteria 06-20-2022 08:09 PM

That’s one of the prettiest sets of walnut I’ve ever seen. Dave

Steve Kinnaird 06-20-2022 09:28 PM

So very pretty. Worth the wait, I’m sure!

Steve

cigarfan 06-21-2022 04:38 AM

Nice! It's excitement time!

iim7V7IM7 06-21-2022 09:27 AM

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Originally Posted by jt1 (Post 7027127)
Oh, my. Glorious.

Thank you for sharing the photos with us.

My pleasure JT1...:)

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Originally Posted by Carpinteria (Post 7027176)
That’s one of the prettiest sets of walnut I’ve ever seen. Dave

Thank you. Yes, the fiddleback curl in the wood is quite beautiful.

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Originally Posted by Steve Kinnaird (Post 7027219)
So very pretty. Worth the wait, I’m sure!

Steve

Thanks Steve...:up:

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Originally Posted by cigarfan (Post 7027293)
Nice! It's excitement time!

Dennis, yeah it is always exciting to see what you visualized at the beginning of a commission become an actual instrument.

Jamiejoon 06-22-2022 09:12 AM

Ahhhhh, that is just so lovely. 10 out of 10. Bob, you have impeccable taste, and the good people at SCGC are doing a beautiful job.

Diamondave 06-22-2022 01:44 PM

Master Grade...!!!

Mr. Paul 06-22-2022 02:13 PM

These folks are just SO good at what they do. Wonderful guitar.

iim7V7IM7 06-22-2022 03:09 PM

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Originally Posted by Jamiejoon (Post 7028100)
Ahhhhh, that is just so lovely. 10 out of 10. Bob, you have impeccable taste, and the good people at SCGC are doing a beautiful job.

Thanks Jamiejoon, but you attribute too much credit upon me; but you rightly recognize the talents of the Craftsmen at SCGC…:up:

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Originally Posted by Diamondave (Post 7028307)
Master Grade...!!!

I do appreciate your sentiments…:). “Master Grade” is actually a term that always makes me chuckle a bit. Terms like “Master Grade” or “AAAAA” make me chuckle. These marketing aesthetic designations are so overused (particularly to a AA/AAA guy).

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Originally Posted by Mr. Paul (Post 7028320)
These folks are just SO good at what they do. Wonderful guitar.

They are doing a great job…:up:

colins 06-24-2022 05:32 PM

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Originally Posted by iim7V7IM7 (Post 7027125)

...The flamed figure of the Claro Walnut back and sides can also now be seen a bit more clearly as can the contrasting African Blackwood binding with Maple purflings...


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Beautiful! I'm a big fan of claro walnut and, like you say, the ABW binding really works with it. This will be a great guitar!

iim7V7IM7 06-24-2022 05:34 PM

Goodonya…:up:

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Originally Posted by colins (Post 7029665)
Beautiful! I'm a big fan of claro walnut and, like you say, the ABW binding really works with it. This will be a great guitar!


1after909 07-20-2022 04:32 PM

Totally Gorgeous with a capital “G”

iim7V7IM7 07-25-2022 06:17 PM

An update…My FS has been shipped from SCGC last week to my dealer (Eddie’s Guitars). They were kind enough to forward me a few photos of the guitar today. Since we are currently staying at our summer beach cottage (a place where guitars go to die due to high humidity), I wont take possession of it until late August when we return home. My dealer Mathew Chulka has been known to audition guitars in their shop and make a video or two. If he does, I will share it here.

It is a large, but narrow waisted guitar (15-7/8” @ the lower bout & 4-3/8” deep at the end block) with 25-3/8” scale length, 1-3/4” nut width and 2-5/16” string spacing.

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The Bachmann Italian Spruce top is finished with Santa Cruz’s nitro “buttered toast” sunburst with a Paua Abalone top purflings and rosette. Some of the fiddleback figure can be seen in the Claro Walnut framed in African Blackwood bindings with Maple purflings.

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The Gaboon Ebony fretboard is clean with EVO 43080 fret wire other than a single MOP art deco inlay at the 12th fret. The purples, blues & greens of Paua Abalone shell used in the rosette and purflings contrast against the “buttered toast” top.

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A simple Gaboon Ebony peghead veneer framed with a Maple purfling & African Blackwood binding. The Gotoh 510 tuners have custom Macassar Ebony buttons made by Bill Wise. The rear shop shows the beautiful piece of Honduran Mahogany the used to make neck.

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The figure in the Claro Walnut extends to the rims as well.

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Nemoman 07-25-2022 06:29 PM

That is drop-dead gorgeous, Bob!

Looking forward to Mathew's video and your review once you have it in hand in late August!

Congrats on another winner!


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