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Quite a nice piece to emulate. 👍
Thanks, That wasn't just a nice looking guitar. It had a wonderful sound to it too! I'd be very happy to do that again with this guitar.
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Old 05-04-2016, 09:28 AM
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Default Show Spec #5

I started working on the fifth show spec. This is a Pina parlor to replace the first show spec that I couldn't seem to hold onto. I've shown the wood selection previously in this thread. Here is the Padauk back being joined and set up;







I'm looking forward to working the color pallet I've selected for this guitar.
Lot's more to come!

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Mark,

I'm pretty sure you are the Bob Guccione of the guitar-porn world!

Waiting with baited ears!

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Mark,

I'm pretty sure you are the Bob Guccione of the guitar-porn world!

Waiting with baited ears!

Chris
That's really funny
I'm glad I'm not the Larry Flint of guitar porn!

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That's really funny
I'm glad I'm not the Larry Flint of guitar porn!

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I think Martin or Taylor may be the Larry Flint, I just don't care for the guitars - as of now!
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Who is the Hugh?

I'm thinking sKt has a shot!

Poor play on words.

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Tom Doerr - Trinity. Flamed Maple under Swiss
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Who is the Hugh?

I'm thinking sKt has a shot!

Poor play on words.

Chris
I'm sure Steve would appreciate that!
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Default Show Spec #2

I am pretty much finished doing the French polish on the Greta BRW spec guitar. The last sessions are done and I need to let it sit and harden before I can hand buff it;



While that hardens up I've done some of the other little jobs to finish up. I installed the strap buttons and started working on the wooly mammoth tusk bark that will be the nut, saddle, truss rod cover, and bridge pins.

These pieces of bark below will be the nut and saddle. I've already cut out the nut from the smaller pieces on the bottom. The big piece, up top is where I'll cut the saddle;



These bark pieces are partially fossilized so they are harder than regular Mammoth ivory which I think will be perfect for a cedar topped BRW guitar.
Here is a picture of the headstock coming together. It has live edged Oak burl as a faceplate and the nut and truss rod cover are roughed out. I'll finish shaping and polishing them after I cut the string slots;



I worked to keep one side of each piece in it's more natural texture.

Thanks for checking it out!
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Boy those are really cool and what a perfect color match!!! The texture adds another dimension completely!!!
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Just stunning. I have no other Cedar tops. I had a Taylor 714 once. Sold it to a band mate. He played one gig and 'dinged' the soundboard pretty robustly. He then said he didn't like Cedar and wanted to sell it back. I offered less 150 for the dings. He kept it, still has it and when I hear it the Cedar has really opened up. Nice. I can only imagine what THIS baby will sound like on day one, let alone when the kids pry from my cold-dead hands.
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Default Josie Maple Small Jumbo

I got my 3rd show spec back from the finisher late yesterday. I pieced it together an put a dummy bridge on it to show what it will look like;





















And that's what it will look like

Thanks for looking!
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Wow, Mark--that's incredible!

Totally stunning--any chance we'll hear her sing?
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Wow, Mark--that's incredible!

Totally stunning--any chance we'll hear her sing?
Thanks!

Yeah, I'll try to set that up.

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Man, that is an intensely beautiful instrument.
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