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OmKing 12-03-2016 06:06 AM

Leonardo Buendia MD build!
 
Ever since i played a Somogyi MD at TAMCO I've always wanted one of my own! And after playing one of Leo's MD i was even more convinced i have to have one!

Well now that dream is coming true as i have a Leonardo Buendia Modified Dreadnaught coming into my possession very soon!

Here are the specs -

Soundboard, Swiss Alpine Moon Spruce
Back and sides, Wenge
Non Cutaway
14th-fret ebony fingerboard
Rosette, solid ring wood choice bordered in purfling
Bridge, hand carved ebony
Bridge pins, ebony with pearl dots
Saddle, Compensated FMI 2 1/4"
Binding, ebony with black/white purfling
End graft, triangular style that matches binding
Top braces, Sitka spruce
Back Braces, Mahogany
Neck, one piece Honduran mahogany
Nut, Laminated bone 1 3/4
Position markers, white side DOTS
Headcap veneer, ebony and wenge
Back of Headcap veneer, ebony
Tuning Machines, Schaller M6 in gold with ebony buttons
Fingerboard, ebony with ebony binding and white maple purfling
Fretboard Radius, 20
Case, Custom carbon fiber Hoffee hardshell case
Scale Length, 25.25" for MD
Finish, nitrocellulose Lacquer
Strings, John Pearse light .013-.053


Choices of wood was made mainly on the recommendation from Leo. He had a special batch of Moon-spruce and commented on its richness and headroom. I've never played a guitar with Moon-spruce top but i trust Leo on his choice! Wenge was chosen because both MD's I've played were made with it and....well i was very impressed as you can see!

For the aesthetics i wanted something simple, stark and contrasted and let Leo decide on the outcome. And i couldn't be happier with the outcome.

I wanted to start this thread sooner but work got the best of me until now so without further to do here are some pictures of the build! I hope you will enjoy watching this come together as much as i have!

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OmKing 12-03-2016 06:08 AM

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Marcus Wong 12-03-2016 07:17 AM

Very very nice! Congratulations. I see that the guitar is nearly completed, you must be very excited. Those are wonderful woods. One of Leo's simpler builds aesthetics wise, but very elegant nonetheless.

ukejon 12-03-2016 07:33 AM

Love the restrained aesthetics....just a beautiful looking guitar.

CoolerKing 12-03-2016 07:53 AM

What a beauty! Congrats.

JJI 12-03-2016 09:43 AM

Stunner,
 
I also love it's simplicity. Leo's guitars are wonderful.

islandguitar 12-03-2016 10:45 AM

Congrats!! You can tell this guitar will be special, as I'm sure all Leo's guitars must be! I love simple elegance......this one has it!
As an aside........Leo's signature is amazing!! :)
Best,
Fred

Nemoman 12-03-2016 11:55 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ukejon (Post 5146199)
Love the restrained aesthetics....just a beautiful looking guitar.

What ukejon said. The rosette is striking and the headstock is simple but stunning. congrats!

OmKing 12-03-2016 07:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Marcus Wong (Post 5146184)
Very very nice! Congratulations. I see that the guitar is nearly completed, you must be very excited. Those are wonderful woods. One of Leo's simpler builds aesthetics wise, but very elegant nonetheless.

Thanks Marcus! The wait is killing me!:) It's not that far now but it is tough!

OmKing 12-03-2016 07:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ukejon (Post 5146199)
Love the restrained aesthetics....just a beautiful looking guitar.

Thank you Ukejon!

OmKing 12-03-2016 07:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by matthewpartrick (Post 5146217)
What a beauty! Congrats.

:):guitar::guitar::guitar:

OmKing 12-03-2016 07:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JJI (Post 5146359)
I also love it's simplicity. Leo's guitars are wonderful.

His guitars are indeed exceptional!:):)

OmKing 12-03-2016 07:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by islandguitar (Post 5146450)
Congrats!! You can tell this guitar will be special, as I'm sure all Leo's guitars must be! I love simple elegance......this one has it!
As an aside........Leo's signature is amazing!! :)
Best,
Fred

Thanks! He does have a snazzy signature!

OmKing 12-03-2016 07:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Nemoman (Post 5146542)
What ukejon said. The rosette is striking and the headstock is simple but stunning. congrats!

Me and Leo are both in love with the rosette!

Diamondave 12-03-2016 11:33 PM

Leo is easily one of my favorite Luthiers, this looks awesome, you're gonna LOVE it...! 🎯


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