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Old 01-13-2023, 04:32 PM
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When John and I first talked about this build, I asked him to select the best materials for what I could afford. I also told him that I was hoping for a classy but unique guitar with great curb appeal. A lifetime guitar to grow old with.
To my eye, John has successfully done just that. Knowing whatís still yet to come, I couldnít be more pleased.
Well done John. You have somehow managed to build a handsome, brand new, unique guitar, that already looks like an old friend.
And even better, itís built by someone who now feels like an old friend.
I like the sound of all this
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Old 01-25-2023, 02:35 PM
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I love opening the shipping crate and looking at the transformation.






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Absolutely gorgeous. What a well designed and beautifully appointed instrument. And Iím certain that the tone will be to die for as well. Great work John
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Old 01-25-2023, 09:42 PM
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Thank you Mike. I appreciate those kind words
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Been watching this build, what an accomplishment. That fade on the back strap is a super classy detail.

Scheller tuners?
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Looks a million dollars this guitar. Love the braz, love the lapis lazuli, love the LS, love the bevels. I'm glad you went with gloss on this. I know that it will attract fingerprints but really accentuates the awesome materials.

I think that it's awesome to have a guitar as a piece of art as well as a great player. It can be more inspiring to pick up the guitar and coax out some tunes when it looks great.
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Been watching this build, what an accomplishment. That fade on the back strap is a super classy detail.

Scheller tuners?
Thank you, and yes, scheller tuners

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Looks a million dollars this guitar. Love the braz, love the lapis lazuli, love the LS, love the bevels. I'm glad you went with gloss on this. I know that it will attract fingerprints but really accentuates the awesome materials.

I think that it's awesome to have a guitar as a piece of art as well as a great player. It can be more inspiring to pick up the guitar and coax out some tunes when it looks great.
Hey I appreciate your remarks, and to think it didn't cost 1/10: of your quoted price. What a deal.
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Old 01-26-2023, 08:01 AM
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The nerve wracking process of getting the finish off of the bridge patch


Today the tape is rather brittle and had rather break than come out in one clean piece
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Ready. To glue bridge



Bridge glued. This McKnight stuff is not just good for fingerboards.



Bridge pin decision time

This



Or



We went with the rosewood pins
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Whoa baby, that looks great!
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Guitar sure is purdy John. And I couldn't agree more, that McKnight stuff works really well.
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Guitar sure is purdy John. And I couldn't agree more, that McKnight stuff works really well.
Aww you guys making me blush
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Beautiful work, as usual, John. I love your use of color. Dave
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Looks terrific - like Dave (above) I am also a big fan of the color combo in that rosette.
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Beautiful work, as usual, John. I love your use of color. Dave
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Looks terrific - like Dave (above) I am also a big fan of the color combo in that rosette.
Thanks guys. That color was Tory's idea. He sourced the Lapis and requested its use. I didn't have much In the way of stone working tools (that has changed) so would have never even thought to go this route left to my own imagination. That's part of the joy of creative partnerships that develop between customers and luthiers who do custom work.
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