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Old 01-17-2022, 09:06 PM
GaultierRedon14 GaultierRedon14 is offline
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Default New build: Brook Moore "Yeti" Jumbo-- Sinker Cedar/Brazilian Rosewood

Brook and I began discussing this build about a year ago and work has now begun! Brook has been building guitars for many years. He recently moved from a farm in rural eastern Oregon to an island off of the Washington coast and has set up a new shop there. He has a website that is mostly out of date at this point regarding his models and approach to bracing, but it will at least give you some idea of his history with woodworking and building guitars. For the Yeti model, which is not on his website, he uses a combination of Falcate bracing and some type of classical guitar bracing.

So the Yeti model is a true jumbo body (approx. 16 7/8" lower bout) that is truncated so that the bridge is located in the center of the lower bout.

The body depth at the tail will only be 4.25", so a bit slimmer than a typical jumbo. Brook will be building it specifically for DADGAD and dropped tunings, played fingerstyle, with a 25.4" scale length.

He's building with a very stiff and light set of sinker Western Red Cedar and a dark, beautiful set of quarter sawn Brazilian Rosewood. We're still working out some of the cosmetic details like the neck wood, binding wood, rosette, etc. The Brazilian set is large enough to avoid the sapwood on both the center seam on the back and on the sides. As per my preference, there won't be any sapwood on the finished instrument.

Below is a picture of his first Yeti with a spruce top (on the left) and a few pictures of the Brazilian Rosewood back/sides set he is using for my build.
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