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Old 06-16-2014, 04:27 PM
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Despite the fact that it looks like he "batch builds", it surely looks like he treats each as an individual build, yet receives the benefits of efficiencies of performing multiple processes at a time. Very nice work and well organized.
That's very true. As mentioned, Per has tried to emulate the batch process that B&H uses. They also build to custom spec if you have design preferences. Most in on this batch are ordering basically what Martin won't make.

This batch has quite a variety of interesting builds. Some will use bar frets others t frets. Some carbon fiber rods for trusses and others ebony. Most are based on mid twenties-mid thirties models. There are a 21, 28s, 30, 42 as well as a 45 style being built in this batch.
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Old 06-16-2014, 04:44 PM
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Took a couple of photos to share….I sure enjoy the photos Per takes, don't you?
Yes. I do as well. It adds to the build for me. I love getting updates.

Thanks for posting 007!

Here's a few more;

Per just had these molds CNC'd for all the common Martin sizes.



And a couple fresh from the glue station





And back out in the Sun.



Cheers!
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Old 06-16-2014, 07:09 PM
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That's very true. As mentioned, Per has tried to emulate the batch process that B&H uses. They also build to custom spec if you have design preferences. Most in on this batch are ordering basically what Martin won't make.

This batch has quite a variety of interesting builds. Some will use bar frets others t frets. Some carbon fiber rods for trusses and others ebony. Most are based on mid twenties-mid thirties models. There are a 21, 28s, 30, 42 as well as a 45 style being built in this batch.
I have no doubt..... It has been suggested that builders that build in batches "lose touch" with the individual instruments and are less tuned into making each one finely tuned based on the materials and the desires of the buyer. I think that is ridiculous......Per clearly is very meticulous with what he is doing...
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Old 06-17-2014, 05:37 PM
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Thanks everyone for the kind words, I really appreciate it!

I built my first 8 instruments more or less one at a time and I don't feel that I "lose touch" with the individual instruments at all. After working with them so much I learn everything about them so it's no problem

Got some celluloid for pickguards today. I had to order it from China since Axiom woulnät ship to Sweden. The pattern is really good, color is a little on the red side. Would like to find some material that is browner/darker to have some options. Any ideas?

I had some problems with the sides on Brads D45, they cupped/rippled. Every once in a while you get some sides that are really stubborn! I think I'm going to bend them straight and use them for peghead veneers instead. However, bent the new sides today, glued the blocks, profiled the sides and glued kerfed lining. The box will be closed shortly!

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Per, talk to Bryan Kimsey on UMGF or Bob Colosi. They have some really nice pickguards.
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Default 45S box closed.

Just a short update. Maybe more to follow.

Before.



And after, this time with the builder. I think he likes that back wood.





Thanks Per!
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Mine is the one 2nd from right
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Default 45S pics .

It's really coming along. Here are a few more from Per.

It's no wonder the guitars look so nice. Look where they are being made.



Nice sound hole shot.



Top arch.



And back.



Looks like it's dark outside, but Per says it is light almost 24/7 this time of year.



And the back. What can you say.



And then there were 9 boxes done. Two more, and moving on to the necks, I think.
Oh, and Per has an OM-28 available in this batch now, if you're interested, get on it before the neck is carved.



OK Matthew, where's your's now?

Thanks Per!
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Looking great! What a beautiful place to build guitars.
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OK Matthew, where's your's now?

Thanks Per!
4th from right!
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Default OM-28 Added

I thought I would add this OM-28 to the list. It became available, and I have been wanting a nice OM.

This one will be as true to the original as possible with bar frets and an Ebony Truss rod.

Model: OM-28
14 fret. Plan based on 1933 Martin OM-28
Construction: Mahogany Blocks/Dovetail Neck Joint - Hide Glue Construction–Bar frets-Ebony truss rod
Finish: Shellac body -Nitro Neck 1933 Amberburst
Top: Austrian Alpine Spruce, Picea abies
Top Bracing: Picea abies
Back/side Material: Solid Madagascar Rosewood
Back Purfling: Style 28
Binding: Style 28
Top Inlay Style: 28 Herringbone
Neck Material: Honduran Mahogany
Neck Shape: Modified low oval
Nut Material: Ebony
Headplate: Madagascar Rosewood
Fingerboard Material: Ebony
Scale Length: 25.34
Fingerboard Width At Nut: 1-3/4” String spacing at 12th fret 2-1/4", 2-3/8” at saddle.
Fingerboard Position Inlays: Style 28
Bridge Material: Ebony
Bridge Style: Belly
Saddle: Bone
Tuning Machines: Waverly Nickel 8060 w/Butterbean Knobs and Nickel Bushings
Bridge & End Pins: Antique Acoustics
Pickguard: TBD
Case: TBD

Impeccable bracing as always.



And really nice Austrian Moon Spruce top.



Not to mention a real nice MRW back and side set.



GAS strikes again. Thanks Per!
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Default Three Marklund Customs, 00-42 + D-45S + OM-28

I have to say Per has some of the most gorgeous Madagascar Rosewood I have ever seen! Enjoy these beautiful instruments Brad!
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Excellent Brad!
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Old 08-25-2014, 03:56 PM
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Default 42 update.

The tuners are in. Some real nice hand etched Antique Acoustic Brass - Hand engraved 3 on a plate w/ small oval MOP buttons. Should coordinate well with the Alternate Torch set in Ebony on the head stock.





And finally, in surgery, under tape and gobs of glue, a down and dirty picture of the 42. It will be finished with a Flamed Koa binding next week. Per used temporary celluloid binding until the Koa is available. Per tells me the celluloid will peel right off the wood purfling because it doesn't stick well using the hot hide glue.

This is Per's first Pearl border!



We'll have to wait and see how it turned out once the wraps are off.

Stay tuned.

Thanks Per!
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Old 08-26-2014, 12:15 AM
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Excellent, you know I love when your thread gets updated.
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