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Old 06-11-2021, 03:24 PM
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Wink Fred Tellier challenges the world with explosive nylon build!!

Fred is so low key I upped the ante on him with this provocative thread title!

I asked Fred to build my next guitar - the specs are:
Image1 by Tristan Koehler, on Flickr



Here's the sinker cedar top:
193550271_207278477881108_3868189391348676138_n by Tristan Koehler, on Flickr


and here's the maddy back/sides:
188863475_459368688738978_8709722835808132492_n by Tristan Koehler, on Flickr
191587189_234239504780327_3267150250207010663_n by Tristan Koehler, on Flickr


Here's the rosette going in. It's Fred's spalted maple creation:
192291056_386995962690259_3256205807371015813_n by Tristan Koehler, on Flickr
195904451_271554774727528_6964869127300630619_n by Tristan Koehler, on Flickr
198889312_168528435237915_7421407248094723355_n by Tristan Koehler, on Flickr
195285900_1621620271366320_2422379543220367501_n by Tristan Koehler, on Flickr



That's how far we are along. Fred started last week. After we (remotely) went thru his wood selection and finalized the choices things are moving quite quickly.

I'm excited about this guitar - finding the perfect specs for me is impossible - the only route is custom build. Plus Fred's guitars look darn cool to boot.

I'll post more as we go.

TK

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Old 06-11-2021, 04:27 PM
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Those are some fine looking wood choices Tristan. You are in great hands with Fred at the helm so it should be an awesome build. I look forward to following this one.
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That should be pretty darn nice - I'd been "eyeing" one of Fred's steel strings at Elderly recently.
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Congrats on the build! Sure looks purdy.
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Interesting build for sure! I like the idea of a radiused fretboard and a slim neck for a classical. My small hands just don't like normal classical necks at all.

The rosette is very tasty too!!! Plus I do appreciate a good thread title...

I am in. Let's PARTY

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Old 06-14-2021, 07:21 PM
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Thanks for the positive comments everyone!

UPDATE - side bending:


194689880_191426066223938_4808049623283606993_n by Tristan Koehler, on Flickr



192114671_484966962590337_7577460054903229093_n by Tristan Koehler, on Flickr



193019225_295706638927481_2230872088357740218_n by Tristan Koehler, on Flickr



You can see the top bracing plans in the background. Very exciting! Fred is working fast too.

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Old 06-19-2021, 10:43 AM
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UPDATE: more stuff from the last few days



195142408_333310565043047_8925955018151997181_n by Tristan Koehler, on Flickr



196867058_4450634294955670_931211904931167314_n by Tristan Koehler, on Flickr



201058992_608436793881959_452164463422120254_n by Tristan Koehler, on Flickr



195793392_310262550814495_8200190133745190873_n by Tristan Koehler, on Flickr



197017902_4031233826946311_6032922146916810714_n by Tristan Koehler, on Flickr
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UPDATE - more pics from Fred from the last two days.


Top bracing -


198320768_144705507635266_5791288535029816547_n by Tristan Koehler, on Flickr



199703053_821428482132711_2260272533015835146_n by Tristan Koehler, on Flickr



200169431_1149917652172999_2103076645054263652_n by Tristan Koehler, on Flickr



197673706_223279846287537_3538865017430796389_n by Tristan Koehler, on Flickr



Back bracing -



198102051_190834529633958_4544522262879278477_n by Tristan Koehler, on Flickr
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That is lovely
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UPDATE - Fred is building away, working on my guitar and finishing his first nylon build at the same time.


First up - neck construction!



201573495_541828930185888_6793884408518282609_n by Tristan Koehler, on Flickr



200982332_137452325136842_1639535789816044964_n by Tristan Koehler, on Flickr



204164239_3009645132647057_4341060526289005192_n by Tristan Koehler, on Flickr



204626992_334802348297119_7334031484954682283_n by Tristan Koehler, on Flickr



208062618_508041253848281_6019970640372912518_n by Tristan Koehler, on Flickr



203025002_521715472609543_9177636072117334010_n by Tristan Koehler, on Flickr



205655229_170106451702634_1334945205783148315_n by Tristan Koehler, on Flickr



205805283_341879317445961_5812520795680535562_n by Tristan Koehler, on Flickr



210131421_545561859795949_9124541399597329042_n by Tristan Koehler, on Flickr
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Old 07-10-2021, 07:36 PM
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NEXT UP - putting the top on.


Here's the building blocks - I must say they are looking so fine!



211290973_238474774532204_159714981363969638_n by Tristan Koehler, on Flickr



208367038_829487517684350_2046280624974148564_n by Tristan Koehler, on Flickr



211027257_877453719785354_526057743379506182_n by Tristan Koehler, on Flickr



Take a look at the final result - Hermann Hauser would be thrilled!



212432254_1180300235777134_1347150562975684643_n by Tristan Koehler, on Flickr



208900928_141949708012366_5226460939816838374_n by Tristan Koehler, on Flickr
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You are gonna enjoy that arm bevel, I predict!

Looking sweet...

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Old 07-13-2021, 08:55 PM
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UPDATE - the back goes on! It's a box now :-)



208374250_367609901378051_8283306902316264860_n by Tristan Koehler, on Flickr



209301983_1185360498596889_5144890437048905343_n by Tristan Koehler, on Flickr



213380749_193601262722593_9207993021415724808_n by Tristan Koehler, on Flickr



And Fred is working on the bridge. It's been shaped further and is now down to 17 grams.



215561343_214311303925798_7594035585646790000_n by Tristan Koehler, on Flickr
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Tristan is on a epic journey across the US and into Vancouver island British Columbia in his motor home along with his family and 10 large dogs. He asked me to post some progress as his internet access is limited on route.

The body is now completed except for the veneers on the armrest and scoop cutaway and final sanding.



Madagascar with Wenge binding and black/maple purfling






Woods wet with solvent to simulate what the under finish color will be





Test fit of partially shaped neck and fingerboard

Thanks for looking and well wishes to Tristan and the dogs

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Old 07-28-2021, 12:48 PM
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Looks fantastic Fred!

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