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Old 07-12-2020, 12:31 PM
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Since there recently was a very thorough and detailed build thread of a Franklin guitar here on AGF, I thought I would just document the aspects of my build that differed from that one.

After some discussion with Nick about the particular sound characteristics of the Dread and of his Jumbo, and the effects of various woods, he proposed African Blackwood back and sides —luckily Nick had one set of the Blackwood wide enough for a jumbo — with a European spruce top.
Nick thought the nearly solid black appearance of the African Blackwood would be nicely set off by white bindings, so he suggested using figured maple. We decided on maintaining the theme with simple black/white purfling.
Nick sent me a photo of the purfling on a guitar that he’d built with his brother that had a thicker black band sandwiched with thin white and black strips, as an example of what he planned to put on my guitar.
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