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Old 02-08-2020, 01:34 AM
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This one's goin down in the record books...!!!
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That wood looks like a topological map.
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Thanks guys! It will be a long term labour of love....
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Smoky Mountain Red Spruce, from Maggie Valley, North Carolina. Harvested by the Hampton brothers, who work closely with John Arnold. This top is from the same tree as my Brondel.





Finally a prelim headplate shot in which we'll try to carry the spiderweb through the fingerboard.



Being a hog guitar and being Burton, he wants to shoot for just over three pounds. I don't know how feasible this is, primarily because this Tree set was about the most dense mahogany I've ever had my hands on. After that tactile experience, I felt I could understand why people who have made or played with this wood before seem to think it sounds different from other hog guitars they've played.

Me? I'm just mesmerized by the tortoiseshell figuring because it looks like a big juicy vein just waiting for me to put an IV in it
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Very cool fretboard and headplate continuation!
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Some decent starting materials there, Big M.
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Gotta love Brazilian rosewood spiderwebbing!

I will be following this build.

Congrats Matthew!
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I remember your telling me about this Tree set. Looks awesome. And I play Burton's guitars nearly every day, the one I got from you is really spectacular, and being well cared for. I know you will love your CLM. I am really interested to see if yours comes in weight wise. Real magic!
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Beautiful guitar, both the Tree set and the top wood. Just to clarify, I think most people think when you say Smokies top that you would be referring to wood from one of two trees that John Arnold harvested in 1995, when remnants of Hurricane Opal toppled trees within the national park. Because of that protection, the trees were incredibly old and tight grained. You can read more in the current issue of Fretboard Journal in an article on the guitar I had Ken Hooper build last year, from the Tree and a Smokies top from John's supply. Regardless, your guitar is beautiful!
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Beautiful guitar, both the Tree set and the top wood. Just to clarify, I think most people think when you say Smokies top that you would be referring to wood from one of two trees that John Arnold harvested in 1995, when remnants of Hurricane Opal toppled trees within the national park. Because of that protection, the trees were incredibly old and tight grained. You can read more in the current issue of Fretboard Journal in an article on the guitar I had Ken Hooper build last year, from the Tree and a Smokies top from John's supply. Regardless, your guitar is beautiful!
Absolutely. I guess I should generalize by saying nc red spruce.
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Beautiful woods on this one, two guitars with spruce from the same tree will make for a fun comparison.
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Beautiful guitar, both the Tree set and the top wood. Just to clarify, I think most people think when you say Smokies top that you would be referring to wood from one of two trees that John Arnold harvested in 1995, when remnants of Hurricane Opal toppled trees within the national park. Because of that protection, the trees were incredibly old and tight grained. You can read more in the current issue of Fretboard Journal in an article on the guitar I had Ken Hooper build last year, from the Tree and a Smokies top from John's supply. Regardless, your guitar is beautiful!
Was this log processed with the help of Ted Davis?, I bought a couple red spruce arch top mandolin tops, which I still have, from Ted in 2003 while I was at Roberto-Venn. It seems like the story Ted told, salvaged log from a landslide across the road.
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Was this log processed with the help of Ted Davis?, I bought a couple red spruce arch top mandolin tops, which I still have, from Ted in 2003 while I was at Roberto-Venn. It seems like the story Ted told, salvaged log from a landslide across the road.
Yes, Bill, that is correct. The fact that the logs fell across the roadway and had to be cleared is the only reason they (Ted and John) were able to get those trees. If they had just fallen on the forest floor, they would still be considered protected under the National Park guidelines and would have to lay there as part of the natural process. There are some really nice trees in that area as a whole, as Matthew's is a good example. But the ones from private property aren't nearly as old as the ones in the park, due to logging. At least that is my understanding.
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HA! I absolutely love the dark grain line from the fingerboard continuing through the peghead veneer ... genius!
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Pretty much everything Burton does is gorgeous. That beautiful mahogany is in good hands! I don't fault you for getting some pictures up early, Matthew!

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