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Old 10-02-2018, 09:39 PM
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Originally Posted by iim7V7IM7 View Post
I spoke with Nick and we decided upon some aesthetic details:
  • Nick is going to make a “Style 40” type rosette, with a Paua Abalone ring but using maple/dyed pear purflings instead of Ivoroid.
  • The guitar will be bound in Sugar Maple instead of Ivoroid and have herringbone top purflings.
  • It will a simple, thin back stripe to emphasize the bookmatched figure of the Cuban Mahogany.
  • The Gaboon Ebony fretboard will have Paua Abalone diamonds and squares long pattern inlays. We will use Jescar EVO 43080 fret wire.
  • A Brazilian Rosewood belly bridge (blanks he got from Thomas Humphrey years ago) and a Brazilian Rosewood head plate veneer.
  • I opted for a Visesnut Active Series Flight Case - 000/OM, Gray.
I'm so pumped for this build! Love the choice of sugar maple binding and braz bridge and head plate. I can't wait to see the pictures of it.

I'm still getting over the Cuban 'Hog. The flame is so nice, there are times when I feel it looks like koa!
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