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Old 03-05-2021, 01:33 PM
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Wow... it's been a while I haven't paid a visit to the AGF... basically, 1.5 years. I am glad to see that a lot of "AGFers" still have custom orders, even during the pandemic. I hope everyone is fine!

So, I am working on 8 projects for 2021. I will update this thread as regularly as possible!

Stay safe and Warm everyone! I am glad to be back in this amazing place full of Tone-afficionados!

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Old 03-05-2021, 01:43 PM
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Welcome back! I look forward to seeing what you are up to.
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Old 03-05-2021, 01:45 PM
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Thanks Mark, I am glad to read you! It's been a while!
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Old 03-05-2021, 01:57 PM
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So, here is a little preview of the line:







I will feature one rosette per day, for 8 days... See ya tomorrow for the first one!





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Some nice planks of the dark stuff there Ben. Looking forward to these developing.

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Old 03-05-2021, 05:46 PM
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Hey Fred,

The Dark stuff is Katalox, and it is such a killer material! I'll speak more about that later
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Old 03-05-2021, 08:47 PM
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Welcome back to the forum. Looks like quite a line up you have there. It will be fun to watch them come together!
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Welcome back Benjamin.

It is safe and warm down here in Australia; you should visit us (with a couple of guitars!)

Love the photos of the rosettes, and looking forward to more posts.
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Old 03-06-2021, 08:09 AM
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Thank you Tom & Colins! I wish I could come to Australia, you live in a beautiful country!

Here is the first Rosette of the day:









Soundboard: Adirondack Spruce (Picea Rubens)

Rosette: EIR Inner Circle, Honduran Rosewood in the center, Fiber B/W/B and Maple Purflings.

I want to thanks my peers, who influence me for years. My philosophy tends to go to "less is better" in terms of ornementation, but I always want to produce the best craftsmanship I could.

I try to not forget that the real star of the instrument is the wood, not me... and this kind of rosette bring the spruce and the different layers, in the center of the instrument.

The respect of Tradition, is obviously something that is pretty crucial for me too... this rosette definitely is "obvious Martin Style"

I am thinking about John Slobod, who is a master in this exercise (and probably some kind of "woodworker bionic-cyborg"), but also Stephen Strahm & Jeff Traugott

The Honduran RW circle is bordered with 2 thin layer of black maple, which slightly go thicker & thicker from the right to the left... to bring some kind of "trompe l'œil".

It simulate some kind of shade, which bring some dynamic to the rosette, and "3D effect". You can find this in the comic-book world, especially is some Japanese & European works.
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Beautiful, really like how the grain / figure changes throughout the perimeter.
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Old 03-06-2021, 10:59 AM
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You have a good eye DCN, thanks for the kind words!
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Old 03-07-2021, 09:17 AM
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Rosette #2:

Salvaged Bearclaw Sitka Spruce top

Rosewood & maple central ring

Fiber & maple purflings







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Alright Ben! That stuff looks awesome! I hope to be able to play your guitars again soon. I will follow this eagerly!
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Old 03-07-2021, 10:20 AM
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Hey Brad! I didn't know you were on the AGF! It is great to hear you man!

I should add that I made this rosette, because of this 1930 O-28:




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Old 03-08-2021, 07:47 AM
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Rosette #3:

Soundboard: Sitka Spruce top

Rosette: Honduran RW inner circle, figured mahogany for the center, Maple & fiber purflings












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