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matthewpartrick 11-03-2016 10:07 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by justonwo (Post 5117174)
Wow, so cool. This is going to be a fun project to follow. When is Burton planning on starting?

I have no idea. Soon-ish. Now that he's done messing around with that CLM and it's in the mail as of today then I guess he'll have a little more time. I'm no no great hurry as we just closed on our new house and are just starting what will be a 6-12 month gut job.

Burton LeGeyt 11-03-2016 01:59 PM

God I love that rosette- What is the green?? I have searched high and low for some resin or something that has that pale color. I have something close but not quite the same.

I think a lot about how a guitar will age. That one looks amazing, even with the wear. I think the appointments, and the way they were constructed, make a big difference in it looking classic as it gets older rather than just old, or maybe more appropriately, not new anymore.

I am started, in some way. I've been getting the shape perfected before making the molds. Redesigning my CL at the same time- Hope to have the first one of those done for Woodstock 2017. (and hope to show this one with it!)

matthewpartrick 11-03-2016 02:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Burton LeGeyt (Post 5117366)
God I love that rosette- What is the green?? I have searched high and low for some resin or something that has that pale color. I have something close but not quite the same.

I think a lot about how a guitar will age. That one looks amazing, even with the wear. I think the appointments, and the way they were constructed, make a big difference in it looking classic as it gets older rather than just old, or maybe more appropriately, not new anymore.

I am started, in some way. I've been getting the shape perfected before making the molds. Redesigning my CL at the same time- Hope to have the first one of those done for Woodstock 2017. (and hope to show this one with it!)

I don't know what that green is either. I'm guessing it's wood, and I suppose that part would be easy to test if the fretboard was off. I'd also be interested to see how it faded over time. What are the odds that it's not wood, probably pretty slim right? I would think different density stuff would differentially shrink over time. No grain pattern though, so probably not something like lignum vitae which is green. I'm just consistently shocked at the remarkably good condition of these old instruments like Robert has.

I'm sure the mold is a pain in the neck. Until then I'll just continue posting drooly inspirational photos! :)

justonwo 11-05-2016 05:49 PM

It's leprechaun blood. Hard to get these days.

matthewpartrick 11-05-2016 05:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by justonwo (Post 5119420)
It's leprechaun blood. Hard to get these days.

Perchance Harry Potter's bile.

matthewpartrick 11-23-2016 04:29 PM

Updated Back/Sides allowing for a 12 inch lower bout:

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

https://i.imgur.com/0D5tWUL.jpg


Burton's schematic for the neck block etc:

https://i.imgur.com/MATpO2R.jpg

justonwo 11-23-2016 05:01 PM

Ummmm. Sweet! That wood is perfect.

TomB'sox 11-23-2016 05:42 PM

Very beautiful Koa!

Jeff Scott 11-24-2016 12:49 AM

My guess about the green elements of that Martin rosette is it is some sort of pearl/shell material.

matthewpartrick 01-26-2017 06:43 PM

Wow! Long time no post. Burton is working on the very complex compound curve and neck block now.

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

justonwo 01-26-2017 06:58 PM

Fancy pants!

iim7V7IM7 01-27-2017 06:33 AM

Burton's fixtures are every bit as cool as his guitars...:up:

matthewpartrick 02-05-2017 09:12 PM

Some other fun shots of the compound neck joint
 
I don't know how he does it, but here goes the custom neck block mold and wood being fitted:
https://i.imgur.com/XdF6AGv.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/EEvloDf.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/EeUE9LA.jpg

justonwo 02-05-2017 09:19 PM

This, my dear Partrick, is going to be awesome.

matthewpartrick 02-06-2017 10:21 PM

Smithers, I presume.


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