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Manothemtns 02-02-2019 08:15 PM

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Originally Posted by RGPGuitars (Post 5967754)
https://i.imgur.com/CRgJP5rm.jpghttps://i.imgur.com/XuXt8jum.jpghttps://i.imgur.com/ixGJkeTm.jpghttps://i.imgur.com/LpP50H3m.jpghttps://i.imgur.com/ApMfHjhm.jpg
Just finished and making music. I am extremely pleased with everything about this guitar. I think that the cocobolo is not only the most beautiful coco I have seen, but the most beautiful body wood I have ever seen. I am so glad I bought it back 7 yrs ago.
A first for me, there is no adjustable neck rod, only 2, 1/8" x 3/8" tightly fit carbon fibre rods. A controversial idea to be sure, but it makes sense to me, but I shall see. lol.
The binding is torrefied flamed maple, and a torrefied flamed/birdseye maple neck. Walnut burl ph veneer. Ebony bridge and fb.
The AAA+ sitka top is bound with rope purfling.
I try to keep my builds on the simpler side. As much as I am in awe of the complex, very detailed guitars posted by others, I can't compete with them. We all have our limitations. LOL.
The combination X brace /lattice brace, large, deep body gives her a BIG sound, responding best to a pick or fingernails.
It is a lefty for me, and a lifetime guitar.
as before , I invite everyone to visit my website http://rgpguitars.ca

Really impressive build. I, too, am a lover of cocobolo. Nice work!

RGPGuitars 02-03-2019 06:01 AM

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Originally Posted by Brucebubs (Post 5968240)
The only thing I would change on that is the bridge/saddle and the nut .... so I could play it right-handed!
Absolutely beautiful, superb work.

Thanks Bruce. Imagine being a lefty walking into a high end guitar shop. One of the reasons I started making my own. Lol

RGPGuitars 02-03-2019 06:03 AM

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Originally Posted by Manothemtns (Post 5968325)
Really impressive build. I, too, am a lover of cocobolo. Nice work!

Thanks so much. Russ

Bill Pillmore 02-03-2019 10:28 AM

Neck
 
What kind of adjustable neck system are you using? The picture didnít show much detail.
Thanks

RGPGuitars 02-03-2019 01:48 PM

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Originally Posted by Bill Pillmore (Post 5968708)
What kind of adjustable neck system are you using? The picture didnít show much detail.
Thanks

Nothing special. A connector bolt through the neck block to a brass threaded insert, and an Allen head bolt through the neck block to a tee nut or brass threaded insert to adjust the action . A partially raised fb extension. A transverse 1/2 dowel at the top of the mortise as a pivot . Only seconds to adjust the action.

Bill Pillmore 02-03-2019 02:32 PM

Adjustable neck
 
Do you notice a difference between this and a conventional bolt on neck that has so much more contact with the body? I have a guitar with a raised neck and it adds more vibration in the upper top at the small expense of the finger board up at the last frets donít give those notes as much umph- for lack of a better word.

RGPGuitars 02-03-2019 03:12 PM

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Originally Posted by Bill Pillmore (Post 5968708)
What kind of adjustable neck system are you using? The picture didnít show much detail.
Thanks

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Originally Posted by Bill Pillmore (Post 5968970)
Do you notice a difference between this and a conventional bolt on neck that has so much more contact with the body? I have a guitar with a raised neck and it adds more vibration in the upper top at the small expense of the finger board up at the last frets donít give those notes as much umph- for lack of a better word.

Not that I have noticed, although my playing skills don't get me up that far too often, sad to say. Lol.

David Wren 02-03-2019 06:44 PM

What a stunning instrument Russ ... love everything about it!

RGPGuitars 02-05-2019 08:33 AM

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Originally Posted by David Wren (Post 5969151)
What a stunning instrument Russ ... love everything about it!

Thanks Dave. You know I couldn't have made it if not for everything I learned from you all those many, MANY years ago. A friend and mentor.


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