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Old 01-30-2020, 02:22 PM
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Originally Posted by Nemoman View Post
Wow--very cool how the dyed spalted wood is full-depth so that you see it from the side as well. Awesome detailing!
Thanks Nemoman. Ray does make an awesome headstock, not to mention the rest of the guitar!

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Originally Posted by matthewpartrick View Post
very cool.

Apropos of nothing I know of a few luthiers that have picked up and moved cross country, Gage Halland being another, and a few others I'm forgetting. I can't imagine moving all that equipment. Last time I moved I basically nuked my attic, brought the guitars and the stereo, etc.

Congrats on the build
Thanks Matthew. In the past, Ray has had to move his shop over a half dozen times, mainly due the building being sold where he was renting shop space. Ray has collected some massive shop tools, many that weigh a couple tons. He has this huge lathe that used to be on a U.S. Navy air craft carrier (I think I am remembering correctly). He has some massive drill presses, sanders, band saws and a table saw, which are much more useful for guitar building. I took a lot of photos of Ray's shop, and plan to post those during the lull in this thread when my guitar is curing after the finish is applied.

I took more build photos at Ray's shop yesterday and should be posting those tonight.
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2020 Kraut 00, Swiss/Brazilian, build
2018 Eady EG Pro Electric, Redwood/Mahogany
2013 Baranik Meridian, Blue Spruce/Cocobolo, build
2009 Beneteau Concert Standard, Engelmann/Brazilian
2008 Baranik CX, Blue Spruce/African Blackwood
2008 Breedlove A20 Masterclass 12-string, Adi/IRW
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