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CoolerKing 02-04-2020 08:01 AM

LeGeyt CLM Tree/Smoky Red Spruce
 
I think this will technically be a 2021 finish, but I got so excited by the photos I had to share. Sue me.

When I got the LeGeyt parlor, I really started running out of room, and Juston as well as Ed have RAVED about their lightweight hog CLMs. I had a perfectly good CLM, purchased from a member here on the forum, that had stunning brazilian and a beautiful Red spruce top. It was completely french polished, which really allowed the wood to shine through.

But, just as we all have first-world problems, I liquidated that CLM in order to help fund my old Martin. Aaaannnd, I just happened to have a killer set of Tree lying around, just looking for some unsuspecting luthier crazy enough to take on a project.

Fast forward a year or so, and here are some opening shots to get your juices flowing. I don't have any of the top, but it is the sister set to my Brondel, Smoky Red Spruce from the Hampton Brothers in Virginia. Old growth, super tight grain, etc. The last photo are BRZ fretboards, and we're going with the one second from the left.

Burton has a lot of secret weapons, but French polish is one of them. Certain LeGeyt clients used their Jedi mind tricks to convince Burton to try oil varnish a la Brondel. I for one think Burton's Yoda level building combined with a Mandalorian -level Brondel varnish will be a guitar to restore balance to the Force. :)

https://i.imgur.com/zU9S2cg.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/joCkVTF.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/ryOoRLL.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/ZyC1seD.jpg

More exciting photos to come sometime I don't know when, I have no idea when we're finishing, could be six months, could be 18, he's a busy guy and I'm in no hurry. Just here to torture you all by starting a thread and then not updating it for months on end. :evilgrin:

TomB'sox 02-04-2020 08:20 AM

That is a wonderfully beautiful set of the Tree Matthew. In Burton's capable hands it is a winner already.

justonwo 02-04-2020 05:07 PM

Insanity grade wood!

Parlorman 02-04-2020 05:13 PM

Well isn’t that special? I’m looking forward to seeing this process move forward

Nemoman 02-04-2020 05:41 PM

Wow--looking forward to this one!

Awesome set of the Tree to start with...

David Wren 02-04-2020 05:57 PM

What spectacular wood Matthew ... this will something really special!

gitarro 02-04-2020 06:48 PM

Le Geyt guitars have this ability to somehow look like they were made in the 19th century while at the same time looking cutting edge and modern in their design and execution. This is a thread I will definitely look at!

louis lasky 02-04-2020 07:47 PM

I'm WAY jealous! Everything Burton does appeals to me deeply but this build is as jaw-dropping as your last LeGeyt! Congrats

JJI 02-05-2020 12:37 AM

Thatís a ridiculous Tree set my dude.

CoolerKing 02-06-2020 07:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TomB'sox (Post 6283649)
That is a wonderfully beautiful set of the Tree Matthew. In Burton's capable hands it is a winner already.

Thanks doc. I'm pretty excited!

CoolerKing 02-06-2020 07:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JJI (Post 6284282)
Thatís a ridiculous Tree set my dude.

No doubt. to quote Sam Spade, "It's the stuff dreams are made of."

CoolerKing 02-06-2020 08:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by louis lasky (Post 6284162)
I'm WAY jealous! Everything Burton does appeals to me deeply but this build is as jaw-dropping as your last LeGeyt! Congrats

Thanks. I have a great deal of faith in him, and put him in the pantheon of Pagelli and Matsuda among others for out of the box artist-engineers.

CoolerKing 02-06-2020 08:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by justonwo (Post 6284056)
Insanity grade wood!

Insanity level enabling from a certain diesel engineer. With good taste in headphones. :)

Ukulele_Eddie 02-06-2020 10:33 PM

We're going to need you to get the luthier to speed this one up, because waiting until 2021 will be too trying. Will be a fun build to follow!

canuck7 02-06-2020 11:08 PM

Wow, Matt, thatís incredible wood! I donít know where you guys find this stuff...I bet on one of your explorations! Amazing! Canít wait to see the end result...another trip to Key West will be on my to do list...


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