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Old 03-16-2020, 09:56 PM
Chipotle Chipotle is offline
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Default Beau Hannam 12-fret 00

I'm excited that my first custom build is finally coming together! It's taken a while for various reasons, but the finish is in sight so I thought I'd document it here. Beau Hannam is an Australian luthier who now lives in Grand Junction, Colorado. He also creates amazing ukuleles as well.

I wanted a versatile smaller guitar, so went with his 00 model, more akin to the Gibson 00's than the slightly smaller Martins.

The specs for this one:
12-fret 00 (19.5" body length, upper bout 10.25", lower 14.75")
Slotted headstock
Short-scale 24.9"
1-3/4" nut, 2-1/4" bridge string spacing
No cutaway

Englemann spruce top
Tasmanian Blackwood back & sides
Ebony binding
African blackwood fingerboard with custom-designed inlays
Mahogany neck
Ebony pyramid bridge
Headstock facings still tbd, with custom MOP inlay
Rosewood/ebony rosette with custom inlay that wraps to fretboard
End graft: still tbd

Gold EVO frets
Custom-engraved Rodgers tuners
Schatten HFN (passive) pickup

I did the tuner and inlay design myself, using Adobe Illustrator. It allowed me to make a scale mock-up of what the final guitar would look like:
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