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Old 03-09-2018, 06:37 PM
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Default Another build from an almost noob

See... I graduated up to ďalmost noobĒ!
This one is #5 for me.
It is padauk and Sitka. Maple binding with BWB the rosette is walnut. The finish is Tru-oil / semi gloss finish. Nothing super fancy, but my guitars are getting better thanks to a lot of support from folks all over the place including this forum
I canít wait to get started on the next one and make less mistakes







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Old 03-09-2018, 07:18 PM
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Very nice work!
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Old 03-09-2018, 07:34 PM
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Very nice work!


Thank you sir.
I still have some really basic skills to clean up, but it is getting better
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Old 03-09-2018, 07:34 PM
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You did a fine job, congrats. How do you like the tone of the instrument? I always find something about every instrument that is unique. It's hard to explain as you know since you built it.
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Old 03-09-2018, 08:57 PM
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Looks good. Any problem with the padauk and the maple when finishing?
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Old 03-09-2018, 09:31 PM
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Looks good. Any problem with the padauk and the maple when finishing?

That padauk dust gets on EVERYTHING. You really have to be careful ha... however shellac sealed the maple before I started the finishing in earnest.
Spots that had red on it ... had to carefully sand it away
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Old 03-10-2018, 05:59 AM
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You did a fine job, congrats. How do you like the tone of the instrument? I always find something about every instrument that is unique. It's hard to explain as you know since you built it.


Tonally i like the padauk a lot. It has color issues down the road with browning, but finally I think itís one of the most under rated tonewoods out there. Itís also the first OM style body Iíve played with sound ports. I need to do some recordings from the front so I can tell whatbthe projected sound is like I guess.
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Old 03-10-2018, 08:52 AM
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Right on!

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Old 03-10-2018, 10:25 AM
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Looks Great Snowman!
What will the next build?
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Old 03-10-2018, 10:52 AM
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Looks Great Snowman!

What will the next build?

Travis


Spalted tamarind. Bubinga accents.
POssibly cedar top.... undecided
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Old 03-10-2018, 12:34 PM
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Since you are experimenting with Tru-oil, you might also like General Finishes "Arm R Seal". It's my favorite in this general class for use on musical instruments.
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Nice ... love the Padauk!
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Old 05-06-2018, 01:14 AM
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That looks great. Congrats snowman!
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