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Jimmy Caldwell 12-21-2018 02:10 PM

Caldwell Guitars 2019
 
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I've started a new build for a previous customer and thought since it's been quite awhile since I did a build thread, I'd post some pics. It's an 0-28 with a few twists that I'll reveal as we progress.

https://www.acousticguitarforum.com/...1&d=1545426394

https://www.acousticguitarforum.com/...1&d=1545426436

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Thanks for following along. (Looks like I've posted both the photos and links. I can't quite figure out how to get rid of the links...………??)

roberts 12-21-2018 02:43 PM

Guitars come and go and, as much as hate to admit it, I rarely miss them. One exception - my Caldwell 00. Looking forward to watching this one come together.

Best,
Robert

justonwo 12-21-2018 02:58 PM

Oooh! Yes, please post lots of photos. I've always admired your work. That 00-42 at Schoenberg is quite nice!

http://om28.com/data/photo/P161104004_photo-01.jpg

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TomB'sox 12-21-2018 03:02 PM

Looking good so far!!! I look forward to meeting you in person next March!!!! I will be watching this build for sure!

SJ VanSandt 12-24-2018 08:44 AM

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Originally Posted by roberts (Post 5925731)
Guitars come and go and, as much as hate to admit it, I rarely miss them. One exception - my Caldwell 00. Looking forward to watching this one come together.

Best,
Robert

Same thing with me: my Caldwell 00 was the best one that got away. I got to play it a couple of weeks ago for the first time in years, and now I miss it more! It found a better home though, and it's being played in public daily as the best guitars should be.

Stan

Jimmy Caldwell 12-26-2018 08:42 AM

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I've made a little progress over the holidays. Here's what we have so far.

https://www.acousticguitarforum.com/...1&d=1545838420

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Binding and purfling is up next. We're deviating a little from the traditional 28 style and these will become apparent in the coming round of posts.

Thanks for looking.

Jimmy Caldwell 01-03-2019 01:44 PM

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Here's our progress so far. I've completed the binding and purfling and cleaned everything up. A couple of the deviations I talked about earlier - rope purfling in place of herringbone and did I mention this is a 13 fretter?

BTW - I can't figure out the image protocol, so please bear with me.

https://www.acousticguitarforum.com/...1&d=1546547310
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Jimmy Caldwell 01-14-2019 10:30 AM

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The woodworking is all done on this one and it's off to the finisher. We're going to use a sunburst on the top and let the mahogany speak for itself.

A quick recap of the specs:

0 13 fret body Mahogany Back & Sides
AAA Lutz Top w/Cross Grain Ivoroid 28 Style Rosette
Ebony Fretboard w/Short Pattern 28 Abalone Diamonds and Squares Inlay
One Piece Mahogany Neck w/Carved Volute
Cocobolo Headplate
Ivoroid Binding w/Rope Purfling & Boxed Endgraft
Ebony Pyramid Bridge w/28 Style Ivoroid Pins
Bone Nut and Thru Saddle - 1-3/4" x 2-5/16"
Gold Schaller Grandtune Tuners w/Ivoroid Buttons

https://www.acousticguitarforum.com/...=17706&stc=1&d
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Thanks for looking. I'll also say that I hope to meet a lot of you at Tom's Big Show in a couple of months. Less than an hour and a half from my house....pretty sweet. I'm sure there will be lots of fun and some great Texas BBQ. See you then.

SJ VanSandt 01-14-2019 10:45 AM

Very classic, very classy looking. Can't wait to see it under finish!

matthewpartrick 01-14-2019 01:32 PM

Holy Schnikes Juston. Go buy that 00-42 now! Love the back and sides, is it Mahogany?

TomB'sox 01-14-2019 02:47 PM

That is a nice clean little beauty right there!!!

matthewpartrick 01-14-2019 03:00 PM

Jimmy, could you post a photo or two of your personal style 30 with the banjo tuners? I'm sure people here would love to see that combo.

Jimmy Caldwell 01-14-2019 04:17 PM

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Originally Posted by matthewpartrick (Post 5948498)
Jimmy, could you post a photo or two of your personal style 30 with the banjo tuners? I'm sure people here would love to see that combo.

Matthew,

Thanks for asking. This one was a blast to build and even more fun to play. With no one to please but myself and no time constraints, here's what I came up with.

13 fret 00 body Brazilian Rosewood Back & Sides
Torrified Adirondack Spruce Top w/Torrified Sitka Bracing
30 Style Appointments (Ivoroid Trim, 45 Rosette, Rope Purfling)
Boxed End Graft
Unbleached Bone Saddle, Nut, End & Bridge Pins
Ebony Fingerboard & Bridge w/Thru Saddle
Spanish Cedar Neck w/Bird's Beak Joint @ Headstock
Bar Frets
Raw Brass Banjo Tuners w/Tortoise Buttons



https://www.acousticguitarforum.com/...1&d=1547507695
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Tim McKnight 01-14-2019 07:09 PM

Awesome looking OO Jimmy. Please share your opinion of the Torrefied Adi top. I just finished one and wondered if your opinion of it is similar to mine?

Jimmy Caldwell 01-14-2019 08:10 PM

Tim,

With a sample size of one, I'm hesitant to read too much into the results, but for my tonal target, I'm very happy. I thinned the top about .005 under my norm and thinned the x slightly also. It's super responsive and responds equally well to finger style or pick, though I'm generally playing it with a pick. I am going to put a set of nickel bronze strings on it and see how it sounds. I have a set on my Greven and really like them.

There are a lot of tonal influences on this guitar ... Bar frets, Ebony neck reinforcement, Spanish Cedar neck to name a few, but as we all know the majic is in the top and I'm very encouraged by what I hear with this material. Hopefully others will agree.

I very interested to hear your comments.


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