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Tom Doerr 02-03-2019 02:54 PM

Doerr Guitars four Sterling Series build thread
 
This build thread is going to document four Sterling Series guitars that I'm building in my current batch. For those of you who aren't familiar with my Sterling Series here's a quick rundown on how I do things.

I have three different series that I offer on my website http://www.doerrguitars.com. My Standard, Signature and Sterling Series. Each series progressively has more features and higher grades of woods. Let's get into the details of what my Sterling Series is all about.

All three of my series come standard with Brazilian rosewood in my base price. I have a nice stash of stumpwood and old growth Brazilian rosewood. I've reserved my best quartersawn straight grain or just rare wild figured stumpwood for my Sterling Series.

https://i.imgur.com/KeI4601h.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/65tauafh.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/cL9lDyXh.jpg

One of the distinctive details on my Sterling Series is that all the purflings are made out of pure silver. Being that silver is a precious metal it's much more expensive than wood purflings. It's also much harder to work with than the typical wood purflings. I do think it is well worth the extra money and effort as it is just a beautiful subtle look on the guitar that I really enjoy. Here are some examples.

https://i.imgur.com/8J6g61th.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/ltJ2tQJh.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/CRDlb5Ah.jpg

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

The Sterling Series also offers a lot of the details that are on my Signature Series such as beveled binding, Ryan-Style bevel, and multi-piece laminated neck. I also have multi fine silver purflings on my headstock, fretboard and bridge. Here are some examples.

https://i.imgur.com/BX1c2Zqh.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/8G2GIHph.jpg

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

https://i.imgur.com/cNyRG0Mh.jpg

My Signature Series backplate that I've been doing ever since I started building guitars is also upgraded on the Sterling Series. I have two bookmatched pieces of Brazilian that I put on each side of my neck laminations. I then bind them in ebony with multi fine silver purflings. I also use nickel silver Rodger tuners on every Sterling Series.

https://i.imgur.com/UV6fFTxh.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/48iSNMJh.jpg

That kind of gives you the rundown of what my Sterling Series is all about. In this build thread I'll get into greater detail of each Sterling feature as I build this batch. I'll also give more details of the 4 guitars I'll be working on in later post. I'm looking forward to sharing this with you all. Thanks for looking!

fitness1 02-03-2019 03:16 PM

This will certainly be fun to watch!:guitar:

One of these days we've got to get that Mahogany guitar in the mix!;)

The Growler 02-03-2019 03:48 PM

Stunning. Absolutely beautiful.

Halcyon/Tinker 02-03-2019 04:07 PM

That is pretty cool...

islandguitar 02-03-2019 04:36 PM

Oh Boy!! Off to the races with Commander Tom Doerr at the helm......how cool is that!? :):)
Awesome pics, detail and knowledgeable, creative artistry, Tom! Looking forward to more...and more!!
Best,
Fred

Erithon 02-03-2019 05:55 PM

This sure is exciting!

I'm loving the silver purfling on the bridge and pins. Subtle and classy.

jmagill 02-03-2019 09:51 PM

Can't wait!

invguy921 02-03-2019 10:19 PM

Elegantly all dressed up and ready for someone to make sweet music with. What a great guitar, well done!

GaultierRedon14 02-03-2019 10:44 PM

Beautiful as always, Tom! Thanks for sharing the pictures!

Jamiejoon 02-03-2019 11:20 PM

Crazy beautiful. Drooling.

justonwo 02-03-2019 11:46 PM

Your work is gorgeous, as always.

Tom Doerr 02-04-2019 08:00 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by fitness1 (Post 5969011)
This will certainly be fun to watch!:guitar:

One of these days we've got to get that Mahogany guitar in the mix!;)

Definitely would like to do that someday Todd. Haven't forgotten about that:)

Quote:

Originally Posted by The Growler (Post 5969045)
Stunning. Absolutely beautiful.

Thank you The Growler!

Quote:

Originally Posted by Halcyon/Tinker (Post 5969070)
That is pretty cool...

Thank you Halcycon/Tinker

Quote:

Originally Posted by islandguitar (Post 5969091)
Oh Boy!! Off to the races with Commander Tom Doerr at the helm......how cool is that!? :):)
Awesome pics, detail and knowledgeable, creative artistry, Tom! Looking forward to more...and more!!
Best,
Fred

Thanks Fred! Glad you're looking forward to it. I'm looking forward to sharing:) Hope you're doing well!

Quote:

Originally Posted by Erithon (Post 5969129)
This sure is exciting!

I'm loving the silver purfling on the bridge and pins. Subtle and classy.

Glad you are excited. I do like subtle and classy.

Quote:

Originally Posted by jmagill (Post 5969362)
Can't wait!

Can't wait for your build to start or this build thread? lol :)

Quote:

Originally Posted by invguy921 (Post 5969393)
Elegantly all dressed up and ready for someone to make sweet music with. What a great guitar, well done!

Thanks Mike!

Quote:

Originally Posted by GaultierRedon14 (Post 5969420)
Beautiful as always, Tom! Thanks for sharing the pictures!

Thanks Daniel! I'm looking forward to sharing this with everyone.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jamiejoon (Post 5969440)
Crazy beautiful. Drooling.

Thanks Jamiejoon!


Quote:

Originally Posted by justonwo (Post 5969454)
Your work is gorgeous, as always.

Thanks Juston!

jmagill 02-04-2019 11:31 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tom Doerr (Post 5969610)
Can't wait for your build to start or this build thread? lol :)

Why BOTH, of course. :)

Dustinfurlow 02-04-2019 12:11 PM

Never cease to amaze me Tom...wow.

WayneJohnson 02-04-2019 06:52 PM

Tom is one of the most gifted builders I have ever met, as his photos clearly reveal, they are also an absolute dream to play. I'll be watching this thread with keen interest and respect.

Thanks for sharing your gift Tom!!


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