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Old 12-14-2015, 02:09 PM
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Oh my, Dan that looks awesome! Love how some of the colour of the wood still shines through the blue stain. Works really nicely.

Not long now!

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Old 12-14-2015, 02:59 PM
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I think Jason told me the darker rosettes tend not to not fade as much over time.

But don't be fooled, the rosettes tend to look different under different lights

Sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet!
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Old 12-15-2015, 06:33 AM
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I think Jason told me the darker rosettes tend not to not fade as much over time.

But don't be fooled, the rosettes tend to look different under different lights

Does that mean that the brighter rosettes will end up looking more washed out in colour in a few years time?
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Old 12-15-2015, 08:01 AM
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Does that mean that the brighter rosettes will end up looking more washed out in colour in a few years time?
I reached out to Jason and this is what he told me:

"The main reason behind the new colors is twofold, the first is that the dye company that I was using in the early years went out of business. The second reason was that I found that while the dyes don't really change color, the wood that is dyed oxidizes, and gets darker over time, so the bright colors tended to get darker, not because of the dye itself, but because the wood underneath was darkening. I fixed this by changing to lighter woods as the base for the material and using a new, color enhanced dye, but I have also started using darker colors as I feel like they work wit the woods better visually. I still use the bright colors, but it is on a case by case basis."

Sounds good to me!
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Old 12-28-2015, 05:14 AM
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Jason was kind enough to take and send me some build photos ... in turn, building my excitement.

Top getting glued on, routed and voiced:







Back getting glued on a routed:



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Nothing better than walnut, IMO. I will never be able to afford a Kostal, so I will be living vicariously through this build thread as the exact guitar I would order. congrats so far......looks AMAZING!
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I've just managed to catch up with this thread and wanted to say congratulations Dan, the guitar is already looking very special indeed!

As for the comments regarding the neck on my personal Kostal guitar, it's entirely deliberate and it works for me... that's the beauty of a bespoke build! Admittedly even Jason took some convincing but it worked!
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Thanks Michael.

Welcome to the thread!

In many ways, it'll be something of a sister guitar to your #32 (the one that started it all for me) - it's basically the same spec, save for the neck profile/string spacing, and walnut instead of The Tree. Will be interesting to see how they compare.

Very much looking forward to getting my paws on this...

All the best,

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Nothing better than walnut, IMO. I will never be able to afford a Kostal, so I will be living vicariously through this build thread as the exact guitar I would order. congrats so far......looks AMAZING!
Congratulations on your superb taste!

I was fortunate enough to get in relatively early, when Jason's prices weren't what they are now ... else they'd be off my menu too.

Glad to be able to provide the vicarious thrill!

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Thanks Michael.

Welcome to the thread!

In many ways, it'll be something of a sister guitar to your #32 (the one that started it all for me) -
I've watched with interest the growing love for Jason's guitars over the past few years, and there appears a common link to many new owners...Michael Watts!

hoping he is earning some good commission as he seems to have had substantial influence in the sky rocketing prices!

You're new guitar looks beautiful by the way!
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Thanks Michael.

Welcome to the thread!

In many ways, it'll be something of a sister guitar to your #32 (the one that started it all for me) - it's basically the same spec, save for the neck profile/string spacing, and walnut instead of The Tree. Will be interesting to see how they compare.

Very much looking forward to getting my paws on this...

All the best,

Dan
I've been watching from the wings! You're right, in many ways this is something of a sister guitar to 32. However since my guitar was built Jason has refined his voicing technique to a huge degree and the guitars that he is sending over sound like mine did after a year!

I look forward to a comparison session in the to too distant future!
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I've been watching from the wings! You're right, in many ways this is something of a sister guitar to 32. However since my guitar was built Jason has refined his voicing technique to a huge degree and the guitars that he is sending over sound like mine did after a year!

I look forward to a comparison session in the to too distant future!
Awesome. If the box is going to sound so great right out of the, er, box, maybe I'll hold off any more recording so I can use the Kostal for the album! (Up to my eyes in nappies at the moment, so it's not like I'm going to be doing much recording over the next month in any case!).

Dare I unleash a Toneright on it ...?
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I'm a little behind on posting pics here - slightly pre-occupied with baby jiggling and nappy changing!

But ... just ... wow:









Ebony binding with maple / ebony purfling.

The endgraft has ebony/maple/rosewood/maple/ebony purling and flamed Honduran mahogany (which will tie in nicely with the neck).

For anyone's who's impatient - in case it takes me a while to post more pics - you can get a bit ahead of yourself on the photos here: https://www.facebook.com/danburneguitar
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Old 02-14-2016, 09:29 AM
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Beautiful guitar all around. The top looks particularly promising...
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Old 02-14-2016, 04:36 PM
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Beautiful guitar all around. The top looks particularly promising...
Couldn't agree more! Nice tight grain; lovely and consistent silking; seemingly no run-out.

Really looking forward to this one.
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