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mhw48 08-15-2020 06:02 PM

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Nick sent me the latest photo with the comment: "I’m having déjà vu I looked at this scene 2 1/2 weeks ago" The spruce is actually not so yellow, it's quite white.

mhw48 08-15-2020 06:30 PM

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This is the pick guard that Nick thought went well on the guitar. It's not glued on yet, just resting in place on the top for the moment. Nick sat a "Woody Mann" bridge below it to complete the picture, although I'm actually getting a regular belly bridge. This photo gives a better idea of the pale color of the unfinished spruce.

blindboyjimi 08-15-2020 06:32 PM

It looks like it’s on fire. I dig it!

mhw48 08-15-2020 06:33 PM

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Originally Posted by blindboyjimi (Post 6469758)
It looks like it’s on fire. I dig it!


Me too! Thanks!

mhw48 08-15-2020 06:35 PM

Woody Mann's Franklin
 
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This is Woody's Franklin -- many unique details on it in addition to the bridge.

mhw48 08-17-2020 03:23 PM

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(Belly) Bridge glued on. Nick is planning to string the guitar up tonight to see how it sounds before the varnish is applied.

justonwo 08-17-2020 07:32 PM

Looks awesome!

mhw48 08-17-2020 08:48 PM

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Originally Posted by justonwo (Post 6471892)
Looks awesome!



Thanks! I think so!

pegleghowell 08-18-2020 08:31 AM

It`s a joy to be able to follow the build of this beautiful guitar.I really like that pickguard.

mhw48 08-18-2020 08:52 AM

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Originally Posted by pegleghowell (Post 6472218)
It`s a joy to be able to follow the build of this beautiful guitar.I really like that pickguard.

Thanks! I really like the pickguard too. I've been having fun posting about the build. I wanted to convey something of how personally invested Nick is in his guitars (and as far as he's concerned, they remain his guitars -- we are just allowed to steward them for him), as well as following the functional and mechanical aspects of the build. Nick is a master craftsman, but he has the sensibility of an artist as well towards his work.

mhw48 08-19-2020 12:06 PM

Just lounging around...
 
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The jumbo relaxing in Nick's shop. The frets are in. They still need to be dressed, the ends shaped, etc. Nick says the guitar is really alive sounding!

Diamondave 08-19-2020 12:23 PM

So exciting, this has come together primo!

mhw48 08-22-2020 07:06 PM

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Originally Posted by Diamondave (Post 6473388)
So exciting, this has come together primo!



It is really exciting to see it coming together into such a sweet instrument. I only wish I could get my hands on it!

justonwo 08-22-2020 08:32 PM

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Originally Posted by mhw48 (Post 6476410)
It is really exciting to see it coming together into such a sweet instrument. I only wish I could get my hands on it!

That's looking truly outstanding! I really love the rosette he does with the diamonds. Super cool.

massimo 08-24-2020 07:30 AM

Beautiful instrument, congrats!
I love thin fretboard purfling- ordered my OM from Nick with one when I commissioned :)
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