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Old 01-19-2019, 02:15 PM
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Default Norlund Guitars build update

My build is coming to life Here are some pics in chronological order.

Build:
- Jumbo body
- Sitka Top
- Wenge back/sides
- Ebony board
- Ebony peghead
- Ebony bridge
- Flame maple neck
- Koa Arm rest
- Koa backstrip
- Koa binding (Complete wrap)
- Abalone purfling top, sides, back, fretboard extension, fretboard, and headstock
- Abalone and Koa rosette
- Matching headstock rosette
- Custom Norse God abalone/MoP fretboard inlay (my design)
- Reindeer Horn nut/saddle
- Gotoh 510 Engraved tuners, Gold
- Slim C neck
- 1.75 nut width
- nitrocellulose finish
- Custom Top/Neck burst














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Wow! This is a knockout and very creative! I think some people would reject using a great tonewood like Wenge on the grounds that it's rather plain-looking, but it also opens up the opportunity to add bold and beautiful elements like this. The end result is a guitar that is anything but plain!
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Thanks! Ya she is a looker for sure I have only read positive things about the tonal properties of wenge and it was the only wood offered that I didn't already have.
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Very nice! I happen to be a fan of shell and man, you got a lot of it!

Betcha this one is gonna make some noise.
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Old 01-22-2019, 08:57 AM
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Beautiful guitar, great details, fancy without being too much. Always wanted to try wenge. Was it difficult to pore fill it? Wondered about the best way with such a very porous wood.
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