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Old 05-19-2016, 02:03 PM
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Default Small Jumbo Quilted Maple Show Spec all strung up

I have the Josie quilted maple guitar all strung up. I'm very happy with it's sound and playability and will try to get sound clips up on it in the next week or so. This is the third in my show spec series.

The top on this is a bear claw and quilted Sitka. It glistens in the light but is a devil to catch with a camera. I trying my best to show this in some of these shots;

It's not too hard to catch the figure on the back;

The bridge and fret board are Cocobolo;

The rosette is a bunch of mahogany, black and white wood purfling lines with spalted Tamarind in the middle;

I went with Snakewood bridge pins and bone saddle;

The neck is bound in Cocobolo with MOP side markers and a black purfling line against the Sugar Maple neck;

The headstock has three different kinds of maple. It has a quilted Western Big Leaf Maple overlay, Hard Maple core, and a maple burl back strap;

I get to play this one for a week or so while it learns it's new guitar identity then I'll put up for sale or save it for a show, whichever comes first.

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Mark Hatcher

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