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Old 03-07-2020, 10:40 AM
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Default Tom Doerr - the Brazilian build that took 5 years to start

Okay folks. Letís do this. My first build thread. I originally commissioned this build 5 years ago, reserving the set and then...life happened. Iíll skip the details but, I back. And the build has begun. Here is a link to the original thread. Iím sorry the PB account is useless and Iím not going to sweat it. But, there will be new pics. First time trying Imgur. Weíll find out together how THAT works

After much consideration, Iíve gone back to where I started in my thinking. I wanted a big guitar with some ergonomic accommodations. I also wanted a bold tone that would also respond with articulation and nuance. I tend to push the limits of dynamics and need a guitar that will sound sweet and bellish, or rumble like Bo Diddly. Neil young cs 1970 to Michael Hedges (Oracle). Not that I am half the player of either. Sprinkle in some old acoustic blues, early R&B, Stones, Dylan And then 60ís/70ís Willie/Waylon/Guy Clark/Steve Goodman....Mexican/Spanish Iím all over the map. I need a guitar that will hang.

So a Modified Dread it will be. With his cutaway and anRyan bevel. I picked the wood from Toms Brazilian stash (which is truly something to behold) in Ď15. Since then, Tom found a wonderful Red Spruce top. Braz FB and Bridge with Ebony binding.

Here we go with the Imgur links. More to come as updates flow in from Tom. Expecting June/July delivery and NOW, Iím finally getting really excited!











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Old 03-07-2020, 10:59 AM
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Truly awesome woods, design, and build. This is gonna be great!
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Your lucky on so many fronts, but mostly to have Tom in the driver's seat.
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I agree, the building blocks are absolutely stunning. Nice choice, way to go!
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Smile Staggering Braz!!!

That may be the most beautiful Braz I have EVER SEEN...

Glad life is now going your way and so it this axe!!!

This will be fun to watch...

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VERY exciting, Tom builds amazing guitars, and YES, that set is such a nice choice, love it.. cant wait to see this come together
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Stupendous! Glad to hear you are back on track. Thrilled to be following along.
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Old 03-08-2020, 08:22 PM
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Thanks for the kind words! This my first build thread so well
See how it goes. Super excited about it though.

Tom has a simply amazing stash of woods (esp BRW). And his shop so. Clean he probably pass a food-service inspection.

A lot of people have adopted the notion of finger style guitars versus flat pick guitars. I prefer to consider guitars to be more or less responsive. Regardless of the mode of play.

More coming as we go.
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Wonderful to see this come together for you! Played my Legacy for a while tonight......the best guitar I own, full stop!!! I'll enjoy watching this come together and will drop in often to check things out!!!
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Beautiful!! Very excited for you.
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Can't go wrong with that wood combination and with Tom--congrats on your build getting underway!
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Tom has been busy. Sides laminated and bent. Top and back glued.

We talked quite a bit about the rosette. I wanted to stay ďearthyĒ (no dead fish if I didnít catch it and, or at least eat the rest for lunch). I also wanted to bring the Ebony from the binding in next to the Braz for the Rosette. Tom does some really nice marquetry inlays, I chose a more casual visual for this build. Plus I put my last real ďextrasĒ money in to the Top. I canít recall seeing Red Spuce this clean before. So there you have it. Also, thereís one shot youíll want your surf board. If Dick Dale and Willie Wonka had a guitar love-child...



















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Old 03-21-2020, 02:24 PM
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Tom has the bracing on top and back. Logo in place. The shaping has begun.

Thought some pics would be a nice pick-me-up today.













I’ll keep posting! Love how painfully clean Tom’s work is - regularly.
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Tom Doerr - Trinity. Flamed Maple under Swiss
Tom Doerr - M/D. Braz under Red (due 2020)
Ovation - 1712 Custom Balladeer, 1988. Cleated Sitka over carbon/fiber/plastic yada yada - Campfire Baby!!!

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Thanks for the great photo's. That is a nice set of braz. there, and the spruce is pretty sweet too.
Regarding the change from PB to Imgur, I think you will be very pleased with imgur. I was with PB for a few years and just switched to Imgur, Imgur is much faster and much easier to use.
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Old 03-21-2020, 04:11 PM
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Thanks for the great photo's. That is a nice set of braz. there, and the spruce is pretty sweet too.
Regarding the change from PB to Imgur, I think you will be very pleased with imgur. I was with PB for a few years and just switched to Imgur, Imgur is much faster and much easier to use.
Thanks! And I couldnít agree more about Imgur. Once you get used to it, and it easy, itís way preferable; at least for my needs.

Guess what? THAT was Tomís suggestion as well. And I hope it goes without saying but credit to him for the pics as well!
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