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Cincy2 08-07-2020 05:26 AM

Bryan Galloup Build
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I've admired Bryan Galloup's work for some time. I first discovered him years ago in a TV documentary I stumbled across. The series showcased Craftsmen of various types. Bryan was highlighted as a luthier and instructor. My friends at Dream Guitars arranged a build slot for me. The process has begun. He is building a G6 (Jumbo) for me in Spruce / Brazilian. First pics below.


Cincy2 08-07-2020 11:41 AM

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Here is the rosette design I chose. Artistic but still conservative.


colins 08-08-2020 01:15 AM

Congratulations on a Galloup build. I have played a few of his guitars and they are very, very, very nice!

cigarfan 08-08-2020 05:27 AM

Bryan is a master at his craft. You won't be disappointed! Congrats! :)

Cincy2 08-20-2020 10:16 AM

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Here is a better look at the amazing BRW back. Also a shot of his instrument profile. The cutout is more relaxed than I'm used to. I like the aesthetics better than a sharp cut. The sides are now bent. More pictures soon.


thomasfelty 08-26-2020 03:42 PM

I've know Brian since the late 80's and he is a really great guy. He's been a big inspiration to me. I wish I could of taken one of his classes but life got in the way and it didn't work that way. It's been a treat to watch him take his repair business and add a school then building of his own guitars. You'll have a winner of a guitar.

Cincy2 08-27-2020 12:12 PM

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Making progress.


colins 08-28-2020 01:52 AM

Nice to see there's a bevel going in. You can enjoy the sound coming out of that big lower bout without compromising on comfort.

Cincy2 09-12-2020 03:29 AM

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I chose some very subtle inlay for the back. The woods on this guitar are all the bling it will need.

Cincy2 09-12-2020 11:16 AM

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Things are moving fast now.

Cocobolo Kid 09-12-2020 11:26 AM

Looking good! Can't wait to see more.

I got to play Bryan's guitars when a traveling high end guitar show came to my city (Tucson, AZ). Bryan's guitars were easily the best sounding acoustics at that show.

Cincy2 09-12-2020 04:14 PM

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Lots of progress today. The completed rosette and back braces. The rosette inserts are Brazilian Rosewood from some figured leftover pieces in the shop.

Nemoman 09-13-2020 01:47 PM

Looks great so far!

Cincy2 09-29-2020 05:12 AM

Soundboard Bracing
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Soundboard bracing and bridge plate.

Nahil.R 09-30-2020 02:38 AM


Originally Posted by Cincy2 (Post 6510861)
Soundboard bracing and bridge plate.

That's a very interesting bracing pattern. I don't think i've seen one quite the same. The build is looking great!


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