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Feste 02-24-2021 11:12 AM

Russel Crosby- Multi-Scale Build
 
I have been down the baritone rabbit hole for a few years now, having bought and sold quite a few in that time. A couple were pretty darn close to what I was looking for, like the Kingslight baritone I sold a few months ago. However, there were things about each I trued that persuaded me that I should keep looking. You know how that goes. Perhaps that is the prime symptom of G.A.S. Then I just missed out on a Lowden that I thought would be right up my alley. So, I finally decided to commission a build. I considered a few different luthiers but so many were beyond my financial wherewithal. Then I got to know Russel Crosby from the woods of Nova Scotia. We began planning back in October. The idea was to build a multi-scale version of his FS model with a spruce top and Walnut back and sides. I kept thinking this will probably be my only shot at a custom baritone, so I decide to go all-in and found some really nice and reasonably priced Koa. Other specs include a cutaway, beveled armrest and a Manzer wedge. The neck is Walnut and the top is AAA Lutz. Russel is such a consummate artist and luthier and I think the results thus far bear that out.

https://i.imgur.com/TrWFbc9.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/htOE9qz.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/tLAlCsg.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/ZEmjrSF.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/TTZPak5.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/ZZlTDJR.jpg

TomB'sox 02-24-2021 11:23 AM

That is a beautiful set for the back!!!!

Teleplucker 02-24-2021 11:43 AM

That will be a very nice guitar. What will the scale length be?

Feste 02-24-2021 02:12 PM

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Originally Posted by TomB'sox (Post 6645705)
That is a beautiful set for the back!!!!

Agreed. I bought that from Steve at Hawian Hardwoods Direct. He has quite a bit of older growth Koa. Great guy to deal with. I bought another set for a guitar that Brook Guitars is building for me. In fact, I borrowed some ideas from your latest Taran build... But that is for another thread:D

Feste 02-24-2021 02:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Teleplucker (Post 6645721)
That will be a very nice guitar. What will the scale length be?

27-28 inches

cigarfan 02-25-2021 04:54 AM

Exceptional set of Koa! Thanks for sharing.

colins 02-26-2021 01:18 AM

What a fine looking guitar, more pics soon please!

Feste 03-16-2021 09:28 AM

She is out of the finish shop waiting for strings:cool:
https://i.imgur.com/3jd6503.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/p3tKWIo.jpg

Guitars44me 03-16-2021 09:37 AM

Beautiful axe
 
Lovely Koa, and the entire axe is PRETTY!

You will love the bevel and Wedge. I am so glad they can be had!

Have FUN with this big bad boy.

Paul

fitness1 03-16-2021 09:40 AM

I thought I heard some "whoops" from a couple hours away:D

Feste 03-16-2021 09:45 AM

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Originally Posted by Guitars44me (Post 6663841)
Lovely Koa, and the entire axe is PRETTY!

You will love the bevel and Wedge. I am so glad they can be had!

Have FUN with this big bad boy.

Paul

Yes, once you've had a beveled armrest, it is kind of hard to go with on out on larger guitars. However, this will be my first Manzer wedge.


Quote:

Originally Posted by fitness1 (Post 6663846)
I thought I heard some "whoops" from a couple hours away:D

And yes, you heard right Todd, although it was muffled a bit by all this “freakin’” SNOW!!!

cigarfan 03-17-2021 04:50 AM

Lookin' schweeet!

Feste 04-07-2021 09:40 AM

Looks like she's finished and ready to ship:
https://i.imgur.com/eqloydx.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/tNOrz70.jpg

colins 04-08-2021 02:09 AM

Looks great, and that bevel is something else. Did he use veneers to get that effect?

Feste 04-08-2021 12:21 PM

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Originally Posted by colins (Post 6684904)
Looks great, and that bevel is something else. Did he use veneers to get that effect?

I am pretty sure he used pieces from the top, back and neck wood, that was the plan anyway. I will ask him next time I talk to him.


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