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cpabolting 05-02-2010 01:13 PM

Olson Build - #1325 Brazilian Dread started 5/2010
 
Here we go with the start of an amazing dread built to match my Olson #1301 Brazilian SJ.

Specifications are as follows:
- Dreadnaught, Cutaway
- Highly figured Brazilian Back and Sides
- Brazilian rosewood and curly maple 5 piece neck
- Adirondack Top
- Paua bound ebony headstock with custom paua inlay and paua "O" logo and Brazilian backplate
- Paua fretboard perimeter binding and custom paua partial vine inlaid fretboard markers
- Radially cut Brazilian rosette with wide Paua band
- Custom paua inlay on the ebony bridge
- Brazilian heelcap
- Brazilian binding around body
- Fossilized walrus ivory pins, end pin and strap buttons
- Paua end block
- Gold satin Gotoh tuners with ebony knobs
- Clear Pickguard
- LR Baggs LB6 Pickup
- Deluxe Carbon Fiber Calton Case (Not sure on color yet)
- Bone saddle and nut

http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g2...1325/214-1.jpg
http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g2...5/keith1-1.jpg
http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g2...1325/keith.jpg

690MBCOMMANDO 05-02-2010 01:42 PM

Looking forward to another jem in creation from Jim!

Kent Chasson 05-02-2010 01:58 PM

That's some spectacular Brazilian. Look forward to seeing it finished.

tpp 05-02-2010 03:13 PM

I always enjoy Olson builds, keep the updates coming.

hreboredo 05-02-2010 05:50 PM

That wood looks amazing! Why are you letting Jim keep some by doing a cutaway :-). Have him send you the scrap for a coaster if he doesn't use it in the trim.

cpabolting 05-03-2010 04:22 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hreboredo (Post 2213694)
That wood looks amazing! Why are you letting Jim keep some by doing a cutaway :-). Have him send you the scrap for a coaster if he doesn't use it in the trim.

I will ask Jim for it. I will make my daughters earings!

walkin_man 05-03-2010 09:16 AM

Wow. Can't wait to see the finished product!

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3067/...dc69e42a_o.gif

Markart 05-03-2010 11:02 AM

This is gonna be cool to watch.. that set looks amazing!

cpabolting 05-03-2010 12:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Markart (Post 2214220)
This is gonna be cool to watch.. that set looks amazing!

I am thrilled with such a killer set.

-12- 05-03-2010 03:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Kent Chasson (Post 2213479)
That's some spectacular Brazilian. Look forward to seeing it finished.

Hi Kent, what exactly is spectacular about this piece? Personally I hope it sounds better than it looks.

Am I the only one who doesn't see the beauty? :wink:

Christian Reno 05-03-2010 03:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by -12- (Post 2214536)
....Am I the only one who doesn't see the beauty? :wink:

Assuming you are serious (I am not really sure how your "wink" was intended)
this is actually an issue that has been discussed on this forum quite a bit.

I won't hi-jack the thread by opening up the issue of this type of "cut", but there are some who see it as beautiful, and other more traditional types see it as poor quality wood for a guitar.

cpabolting 05-04-2010 04:14 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Christian Reno (Post 2214549)
Assuming you are serious (I am not really sure how your "wink" was intended)
this is actually an issue that has been discussed on this forum quite a bit.

I won't hi-jack the thread by opening up the issue of this type of "cut", but there are some who see it as beautiful, and other more traditional types see it as poor quality wood for a guitar.

Everyone has their perspective on quarter sawn and flat sawn. I looked at well over 100 options and this was exactly the figured with spider web that I was looking for. I honestly think that this is the most attractive Brazilian, but others prefer the straight grained dark stuff. That other straight stuff is just for my liking. So I guess that is the benefit of doing a build, you get to build to your preference. If you look at many of the Brazilian older Martins, many have this figuring and those guitars are still spectacular.

One of the nicest backs I have ever seen is the one on this guitar built by Jim Olson...and is behind my selection of this set of Brazilian:

http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g2...bd20back20.jpg

Anyway, I am really excited for this dread.

Jarvis 05-04-2010 04:39 AM

keith the brazilian on this build is pretty impressive..all the best and keep us updated with pictures

cheers

cpabolting 05-04-2010 08:49 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jarvis (Post 2215075)
keith the brazilian on this build is pretty impressive..all the best and keep us updated with pictures

cheers

I am lucky to have such a beautiful piece....Jim will really make this one sing.

K III 05-04-2010 10:11 AM

Keith,
congratulations and looking forward to your thread. I also spotted the Brazilian neck planks at the bottom of the stack behind your back wood on the second photo :)


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