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Old 12-26-2019, 09:12 AM
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Default Closing up the body

Here are a couple pictures of the body being closed up:





There will be an arm bevel and a cut away comfort bevel which will be done in Macassar Ebony similar to the rosette. I am working out the additional flourishes for those bevels now.

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Stunning.
Quite possibly the most beautiful guitar I've ever seen.
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..quite the elegant rosette and inlay ! Nice!
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Stunning.
Quite possibly the most beautiful guitar I've ever seen.
Thank you for sharing.
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Thank you Paul, It has some crazys figured woods and Redwood on Mahogany is a great combination for tone. In my opinion, its hard to find a good color of Redwood to go with this Tree Mahogany and I feel fortunate to have found a nice one.

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..quite the elegant rosette and inlay ! Nice!
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Thanks Lonzo! Its a push to get the lines that thin for the inlay. It took some trial and error. I feel Ive got it down now.

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Pure woodness goodness!
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Old 12-31-2019, 09:53 AM
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Thanks ukejon, here is a little more woodness goodness. I have the fretboard bound and radiused. The fretboard is nicely figured Macassar Ebony. It has Ebony binding and Maple purfling.



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Default Happy new year !

.. a particular one Im very much looking forward to.
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Love the way the woods always speak so clearly on your builds, Mark. Visually and sonically!
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.. a particular one Im very much looking forward to.
Health and happiness to everyone !
Thanks Lonzo, Im looking forward to the new year also. I have a great build schedule lined up that I am excited to dig into!

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Thanks Dustin! I am fortunate to be able to work with such wonderful woods. I try hard to show them off both visually and sonically. It is a matter of identifying a woods potential and letting that be the guide.
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A whole lot of "awesome-ness going on here!! Just beautiful, Mark. Also love your new web site.
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Spectacular woods in this build. Will be following this closely. I have a tenor uke from The Tree (see avatar) with Lucky 12 spruce top. It is my pride and joy, as I suspect this will be for the lucky owner!
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Looks great, Mark! I like the way the light inlays and accents pop against the darker woods.
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A whole lot of "awesome-ness going on here!! Just beautiful, Mark. Also love your new web site.
Thanks islandguitar and thanks for checking out my website!

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Spectacular woods in this build. Will be following this closely. I have a tenor uke from The Tree (see avatar) with Lucky 12 spruce top. It is my pride and joy, as I suspect this will be for the lucky owner!
Thanks for commenting Ukulel_Eddie. Redwood on the Tree is a great combination.

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Looks great, Mark! I like the way the light inlays and accents pop against the darker woods.
Dark Redwood on dark Mahogany with dark Macassar Ebony, yeah it really set the stage for light colored wood inlays!
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Old 01-02-2020, 10:03 AM
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I've started gluing on the binding. I am using Macassar Ebony. The back gets black wood-Maple-black wood purfling lines on both the side and the back.



Ever wonder why I say "black wood" purfling? Why not Black Ebony if I am going to use wood instead of the commonly used black fiber? The black wood is dyed Birch. I use Birch because it is softer than Ebony. Purfling is supposed to add a cushion between the hard binding and the tonewoodand Black Ebony wouldn't do that. I also use it because it is really black.

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Lovely, just lovely
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