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Old 02-02-2019, 08:57 AM
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Default SJ17 Finished

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
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