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I agree to the looks..
but your last 2 lines are the icing on the cake I think.. your initial impression on tone and ease of playing sound promising!
Great! Glad you like it!

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I don't really know how a guitar could get more beautiful that this.
Thanks Tom, I'm very pleased with how this has all come together and particularly how good it sounds!

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Default Knilling Planetary Geared Tuning Pegs



I really love how well this lyre style headstock with the geared tuning pegs goes with the Medieval age color pallet of this guitar.
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Very elegant and stylish!
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I think those pegs and that peghead shape are perfect together
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Very elegant and stylish!
Thank you Lonzo!

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I think those pegs and that peghead shape are perfect together
Thanks John! It was about 9 years ago when I did my first one like this. I liked these pegs because they can go in at an angle and I wanted to show that off. I only wish I felt comfortable to using these with steel strings

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Old 05-14-2021, 12:10 PM
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Default Calton Case for Tree small jumbo

Here are a couple pictures with the almons ready to ship "Tree" small jumbo in it's custom Calton case:





The guitar has a body wedge shape and Calton did a wonderful job accommodating it!

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Beautiful. I’m sure that guitar is going to have a very happy owner.
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The matched plate on the back of the headstock looks so good balanced with the full Tree back. And that's a real sexy Calton. All captured by Mark's skilled photography
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This one should be at the top of your "best" list. Awesome!
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Beautiful. I’m sure that guitar is going to have a very happy owner.
Thanks. I hope so!

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The matched plate on the back of the headstock looks so good balanced with the full Tree back. And that's a real sexy Calton. All captured by Mark's skilled photography
The back strap is “Tree” wood too. It’s a small touch but I agree it is a good balance. Thanks Erithon

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This one should be at the top of your "best" list. Awesome!
Thanks cigarfan, I guess the goal is to keep making “best” new guitars. I learned the Japanese word kaizen recently which basically means continuous incremental improvement. In a word that is what I try to bring with each new guitar build.

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Default 00 Nylon Crossover Ready for Finish

I have the waterfall figured Bubinga/Western Red Cedar 00 nylon crossover pretty much ready for finish:



I tried to capture the blue paua abalone sparkle purfling in this picture:



This picture shows the waterfall figure Bubinga neck and Verawood backstrap:



These are dry woods in these pictures so you know the figure and color will really pop once the finish is on!
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..that blue is sparkling nicely! You captured that well.
I am anxious to see those woods finished .. hard to imagine, I guess they will look spectacular.
And when I look at that headstock I always am reminded of the headstocks of traditional japanese and possibly chinese stringed instruments.
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..that blue is sparkling nicely! You captured that well.
I am anxious to see those woods finished .. hard to imagine, I guess they will look spectacular.
And when I look at that headstock I always am reminded of the headstocks of traditional japanese and possibly chinese stringed instruments.
Thanks Lonzo, it does have an Asian string instrument look to it. I usually refer this headstock as my Lyre design which I think it resembles as well.
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I'll say it again with sustained enthusiasm - your photography is wonderful, Mark. These new builds are seriously baffling.
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