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justonwo 11-11-2015 02:27 PM

Adding the Style 30 backstrip!

http://jus-tone.com/misc/circa/Circa_OM-9.jpg

http://jus-tone.com/misc/circa/Circa_OM-7.jpg

http://jus-tone.com/misc/circa/Circa_OM-6.jpg

http://jus-tone.com/misc/circa/Circa_OM-10.jpg

http://jus-tone.com/misc/circa/Circa_OM-5.jpg

JamesO 11-11-2015 03:44 PM

That backstrip is rad.

rlxnply 11-11-2015 03:47 PM

Keep the pictures coming. I was very close to picking that set of wood, now I am wishing I would have :D. It is looking awesome with the backstrip.

iim7V7IM7 11-11-2015 04:47 PM

Howard's marquetry is beautiful!

justonwo 11-11-2015 07:52 PM

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Originally Posted by JamesO (Post 4710380)
That backstrip is rad.

Agree completely! Thanks, Howard.

Quote:

Originally Posted by rlxnply (Post 4710382)
Keep the pictures coming. I was very close to picking that set of wood, now I am wishing I would have :D. It is looking awesome with the backstrip.

I will definitely keep the pictures coming. John had quite a bit of nice Madagascar rosewood to choose from, and I would have been equally happy with a few other sets.

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Originally Posted by iim7V7IM7 (Post 4710454)
Howard's marquetry is beautiful!

No doubt.

CoolerKing 11-12-2015 03:16 PM

I'm so drooling and following along faithfully with this one.

justonwo 11-12-2015 03:31 PM

Here's a shot of the completed backstrip. Thanks to John for taking the time to take photos!

http://jus-tone.com/misc/circa/Circa_OM-11.jpg

Nemoman 11-12-2015 03:38 PM

Very cool--love that backstrip with the RW. Congrats!

stringjunky 11-12-2015 03:41 PM

Howard is a talented chap. That backstrip is awesome.

justonwo 11-14-2015 04:29 PM

John was SCUBA diving off the coast of Maine in the mid 90s and, by crazy and freakish coincidence, discovered a wrecked ship that had been lost to history for 150 years. It was carrying a load from none other than CF Martin himself back to his European homeland. A load of Red spruce. John hired an excavation team to salvage the red spruce billets and has been drying them carefully ever since. The so called "Shipwreck spruce" is being used for the top of this OM. He also found some abalone during the same dive. And now it's in my rosette.

http://jus-tone.com/misc/circa/Circa_OM-12.jpg

http://jus-tone.com/misc/circa/Circa_OM-13.jpg

FormerFoodie 11-14-2015 08:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by justonwo (Post 4714554)
John was SCUBA diving off the coast of Maine in the mid 90s and, by crazy and freakish coincidence, discovered a wrecked ship that had been lost to history for 150 years. It was carrying a load from none other than CF Martin himself back to his European homeland. A load of Red spruce. John hired an excavation team to salvage the red spruce billets and has been drying them carefully ever since. The so called "Shipwreck spruce" is being used for the top of this OM. He also found some abalone during the same dive. And now it's in my rosette.

Wow! That's a pretty crazy story about the adi. Sounds like it would come out of the movies! I heard about moon spruce before, but never shipwreck spruce. ;) The axe is coming along beautifully. Thanks for continuing to share the pics!

invguy921 11-14-2015 09:29 PM

Like everyone else, I just LOVE that pretty strip for the back. This guitar is very simply and yet elegantly appointed. A beauty!

CoolerKing 11-15-2015 06:38 AM

Very cool Juston! I'm sure some of you know I'm an avid diver as well.

JoeCharter 11-15-2015 09:35 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by justonwo (Post 4714554)
The so called "Shipwreck spruce" is being used for the top of this OM.

I guess you should change the title of this thread to "Sinker Adi Spruce".


Quote:

Originally Posted by justonwo (Post 4714554)
He also found some abalone during the same dive. And now it's in my rosette.

That has to be the most incredible looking abalone I've ever seen. Unreal.


On a serious note, I'm quite jealous of your back strip.

justonwo 11-15-2015 11:01 AM

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Originally Posted by matthewpartrick (Post 4715037)
Very cool Juston! I'm sure some of you know I'm an avid diver as well.

You should start looking around for some Shipwreck Brazilian down there!

iim7V7IM7 11-15-2015 01:08 PM

Beautiful top and rosette...:up:

I suspect the doomed historic ship was commanded by Captain John Griffin and abalone was harvested from the salty deep by John's famed dive buddy Joanne Thompkins. Let's hope that the ship sank and the abalone was harvested under a "full moon"...:)

FormerFoodie 11-15-2015 05:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by justonwo (Post 4715333)
You should start looking around for some Shipwreck Brazilian down there!

What a coinkydink. I just stumbled across this guitar at Dream Guitars with shipwreck Brazilian! I never heard about shipwreck wood till yesterday and now I see two guitars with it. :)

http://www.dreamguitars.com/detail/4...pson_000_2015/

iim7V7IM7 11-16-2015 04:35 PM

I am off SCUBA diving later this week. I will keep my eyes open for "shipwreck" woods instead of the boring critters that I am normally distract me..:)

http://i1238.photobucket.com/albums/...svihhvgg5.jpeg

justonwo 11-16-2015 04:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by iim7V7IM7 (Post 4716989)
I am off SCUBA diving later this week. I will keep my eyes open for "shipwreck" woods instead of the boring critters that I am normally distract me..:)

http://i1238.photobucket.com/albums/...svihhvgg5.jpeg

Awesome! I'm a SCUBA diver, too. And I keep coral and tropical fish in a big marine aquarium. I'll keep an eye out for shipwreck woods popping up in my tank.

justonwo 11-18-2015 11:40 PM

More progress all around. Many thanks again to John for taking the time to take photos. It's fun for all of us!

http://jus-tone.com/misc/circa/Circa_OM-18.jpg

http://jus-tone.com/misc/circa/Circa_OM-19.jpg

http://jus-tone.com/misc/circa/Circa_OM-20.jpg

http://jus-tone.com/misc/circa/Circa_OM-21.jpg

http://jus-tone.com/misc/circa/Circa_OM-23.jpg

http://jus-tone.com/misc/circa/Circa_OM-24.jpg

http://jus-tone.com/misc/circa/Circa_OM-25.jpg

http://jus-tone.com/misc/circa/Circa_OM-26.jpg

http://jus-tone.com/misc/circa/Circa_OM-27.jpg

justonwo 11-19-2015 04:07 PM

More updates.

http://jus-tone.com/misc/circa/Circa_OM-28.jpg

http://jus-tone.com/misc/circa/Circa_OM-29.jpg

http://jus-tone.com/misc/circa/Circa_OM-30.jpg

justonwo 11-20-2015 02:16 PM

And a few more . . . not the sexiest pictures, but sort of nuts and bolts.

http://jus-tone.com/misc/circa/Circa_OM-31.jpg

http://jus-tone.com/misc/circa/Circa_OM-32.jpg

http://jus-tone.com/misc/circa/Circa_OM-33.jpg

http://jus-tone.com/misc/circa/Circa_OM-34.jpg

http://jus-tone.com/misc/circa/Circa_OM-35.jpg

rlxnply 11-20-2015 07:31 PM

Looking great. I still don't get why they don't just put some bricks on it to glue the braces on.

justonwo 12-14-2015 08:01 PM

Some of that fantastic style 34 binding on the completed box. And a look at one of the highest precision miters I think I've ever seen. John tells me he re-sharpens his chisel 4 or 5 times for the miters of a single end graft. I had no idea!

http://jus-tone.com/misc/circa/Circa_OM-36.jpg

http://jus-tone.com/misc/circa/Circa_OM-37.jpg

http://jus-tone.com/misc/circa/Circa_OM-38.jpg

http://jus-tone.com/misc/circa/Circa_OM-39.jpg

http://jus-tone.com/misc/circa/Circa_OM-40.jpg

antsdmb 12-15-2015 09:10 AM

Holy moly that top purfling (and the whole build that is) is out of this world. Did John already have some or did you source it elsewhere? I'm loving this build! Can't wait to see it come to fruition!

Mark

dcn 12-15-2015 02:08 PM

This looks great, Juston - can't wait to see the finished product.
That back is so straight grained - nuts!

justonwo 12-15-2015 02:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by antsdmb (Post 4751060)
Holy moly that top purfling (and the whole build that is) is out of this world. Did John already have some or did you source it elsewhere? I'm loving this build! Can't wait to see it come to fruition!

Mark

Hi, Mark. Howard Klepper generously supplied the purfling for this build. It's the same as a guitar of Howard's that I bought last year. Check earlier in the thread. I think there's a photo of my Klepper/Schoenberg 000-12.

Quote:

Originally Posted by dcn (Post 4751478)
This looks great, Juston - can't wait to see the finished product.
That back is so straight grained - nuts!

My favorite kind of back wood. Plain ol' straight grain. :)

justonwo 12-15-2015 06:30 PM

Bound for greatness! I think the fossilized unicorn horn was a great choice.

http://jus-tone.com/misc/circa/Circa_OM-41.jpg

http://jus-tone.com/misc/circa/Circa_OM-42.jpg

http://jus-tone.com/misc/circa/Circa_OM-43.jpg

antsdmb 12-16-2015 08:28 AM

Absurd...probably my favorite aesthetic circa in recent memory. Think Howard has any purfling left he'd be interested in unloading :)

j. Kinnaird 12-16-2015 10:55 AM

Beautiful work! Bi love the mite red side joints


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