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I am thinking that another term for the P induced color is: "Cremonese Brown".
I think that is a marked step up from P-stain. In my profession, that means something completely different!
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Yeah I know, but Cremonese brown is the color usually attributed to Cremonese era violins by makers such as Stradivari or Guarneri. The means to achieve the exact finish tone is generally considered lost knowledge.

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My gosh, that is a stunning guitar! The colors are so rich and the flame is beautiful. I hope to get to play one of your guitars someday, Bruce.
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Man, that is hot. Bruce, I have just learned that shipping Oregon myrtle guitars to Europe is now banned. So sorry. But I can take the guitar off your hands. You're welcome.
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My next build is not quite defined by the customer, so I am doing other things while I wait for clarity. One of these things is to repair and refinish the Pernambuco L)) I made for the Memphis Show a few years back. There was catastrophic flooding in Texas at the time, so we camped a few days in the desert near El Paso, and the Flatsawn Pernambuco did what I expected: it cracked in 13 places! I have been using this as my own guitar ever since as it sounds just fine despite the open sores. It is stable at this point, however, so I filled the cracks with CA and will add a few coats of Varnish. Maybe it will become salable . . .



I am also have a path from the driveway and home to my shop put in. The "Garden Path", so to speak:

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I am also have a path from the driveway and home to my shop put in. The "Garden Path", so to speak:

Bluestone? That's a lovely meandering garden path!
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Hi Bruce - Congrats on both healing up nicely from the crash and the new bike.

I’m curious what the p-juice/cremonese brown stain looks like in the jar. Your varnish has just a hair of color, so I’m wondering whether the stain looks darker or lighter in the jar than it comes out on the instrument.
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Hi Bruce - Congrats on both healing up nicely from the crash and the new bike.

I’m curious what the p-juice/cremonese brown stain looks like in the jar. Your varnish has just a hair of color, so I’m wondering whether the stain looks darker or lighter in the jar than it comes out on the instrument.
The new bike exists but is not yet here.

The P juice in ammonia is a VERY dark burgundy. In water, it is candy apple red. Once dry on maple it is much less dramatic, but a beautiful color under varnish. A bit of vintage maple toner makes it truly seductive IMO. On myrtle it is significantly deeper despite the myrtle being quite light in color.

The Garden Path is completed but there is dirt to be moved. Here is a view of the shop from the back porch of the house:

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My next build is not quite defined by the customer, so I am doing other things while I wait for clarity. One of these things is to repair and refinish the Pernambuco L)) I made for the Memphis Show a few years back. There was catastrophic flooding in Texas at the time, so we camped a few days in the desert near El Paso, and the Flatsawn Pernambuco did what I expected: it cracked in 13 places! I have been using this as my own guitar ever since as it sounds just fine despite the open sores. It is stable at this point, however, so I filled the cracks with CA and will add a few coats of Varnish. Maybe it will become salable . . .


I love that purfling so much. I think you referred to it as the 'poor mans abalone' or something like that. I think it's even better then that.
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Today I started my next guitar following the Myrtle CN. This will be a JB-16 in Australian blackwood. JB is my fully asymmetrical MultiScale, and 16 is my biggest version of it. This will be my first JB-16 with a side port.

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Today I started my next guitar following the Myrtle CN. This will be a JB-16 in Australian blackwood. JB is my fully asymmetrical MultiScale, and 16 is my biggest version of it. This will be my first JB-16 with a side port.

Bigger is better! Hahaha... Bruce, have you ever done a bevel to go with the usual Wedge?

This will be fun to watch. And I Love that "poor mans abalone" purfling too!!!

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I believe the arm bevel is in direct opposition to the "Live" guitar concept which informs my building. In my concept the entire guitar contributes to the sound we hear, and the energy propagated by the strings must flow smoothly through the structure. The bevel amount to a hard spot in the energy stream, not unlike a rock in a river stream, which causes a disruption in the flow.

And if that's not enough, the diminished size of the top no longer matches the body volume, which is quite a curve ball for controlling tone and balance. Pay for a larger guitar than you get, and get a mixed tonal bag as well.
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The Amazon RW contrasts well with the Oz B'wood . . . and just about everything else, too.

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