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Olive and old growth Redwood. I'm interested in hearing the results for sure.
Yes indeed, me too.
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Tim,

Nice...

I also dig that you are giving luthier-related insite (e.g.: the sander).

Looking forward to it.

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Cool thread. I recently started an acoustic guitar building class and being a northern californian by birth, the redwoods, and living in Portland Oregon, I decided to do a native guitar too. Iwill be doing a redwood\walnut OM with reclaimed myrtlewood for the neck, with oak and walnut stringers.
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Nice...

I also dig that you are giving luthier-related insite (e.g.: the sander).

Looking forward to it.

Chris
Hi Chris,

That is just one aspect of the luthier community that I love. Even though each one of us are competing for segments of the market we also remain quite friendly and most are willing to help each another and share knowledge. Its a friendly and pretty close knit group in case you hadn't noticed?
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Cool thread. I recently started an acoustic guitar building class and being a northern californian by birth, the redwoods, and living in Portland Oregon, I decided to do a native guitar too. Iwill be doing a redwood\walnut OM with reclaimed myrtlewood for the neck, with oak and walnut stringers.
You're right, this is an inspiring thread. Tim makes guitars with the quality of legend!

I predict you will have great success with your Walnut/Redwood OM. That is a wood combination that just excels. It's one of the best wood combos you can use, for a highly expressive, colorful, full-bodied sound. EXCELLENT for fingerstyle-optimized guitars. I'm not sure what makes it so magical, but it does seem that the sum is greater than the parts. Walnut and Redwood just SING together.
I recently finished a Claro Walnut/Redwood OM-size guitar, and it's one of the best sounding ever. I'm reticent to sell this guitar, because it has re-ignited my love for playing, all over again.
Good luck with your project. Hope you will share it with us here on the Forum!
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Steve,
I agree that Walnut / Redwood combo is a classic combination. I wonder if you or others have experienced this wood combo to sound even better when plugged in? It seems the guitars that I have built with Walnut and Redwood are just even more impressive when amplified. I can't explain it but if you have experienced it you will know what I am trying or failing to convey in words.


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Good luck on your build and keep us posted of your progress.
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The double sides are bent:





And out they come:




Ready for the bonding process to marry the inner and outer sides as one:




Adhesive is sparingly applied:




Into the form they go:





And there they cure for the next 24 hours:
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Don't doubt it... but probably not as much as we enjoy watching a McGit build through the camera of Mary.
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Steve,
I agree that Walnut / Redwood combo is a classic combination. I wonder if you or others have experienced this wood combo to sound even better when plugged in? It seems the guitars that I have built with Walnut and Redwood are just even more impressive when amplified. I can't explain it but if you have experienced it you will know what I am trying or failing to convey in words.


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Good luck on your build and keep us posted of your progress.
Tim, I have not experienced a Walnut/Redwood guitar plugged in yet. But now you've got my curiosity piqued. I wonder why this combination of woods might respond so well. I have a brand new, as yet unsold Walnut/ Redwood 000-size that sounds like a chorus of angels. I think I will get an LR Baggs Lyric and put it in there. Maybe this guitar will be a good stage instrument.
The Lyric, and the K&K Pure Mini are my two favorite pickups. Do you have any particular favorites for amplifying such a guitar?
By the way- First time I've seen you with a mustache. You and Steve Kinnaird could be brothers!
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Thank you, Kurt.
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Tim, I have not experienced a Walnut/Redwood guitar plugged in yet. But now you've got my curiosity piqued. I wonder why this combination of woods might respond so well. I have a brand new, as yet unsold Walnut/ Redwood 000-size that sounds like a chorus of angels. I think I will get an LR Baggs Lyric and put it in there. Maybe this guitar will be a good stage instrument.
The Lyric, and the K&K Pure Mini are my two favorite pickups. Do you have any particular favorites for amplifying such a guitar?
By the way- First time I've seen you with a mustache. You and Steve Kinnaird could be brothers!
K&K PW Mini and Baggs Anthem or Lyric are my favorites as well. K&K for solo or low volume venues and Baggs hardware for LOUD venues because they are less prone to feedback than the K&K in high volume situations.

Steve and I are brothers BTW. We have the same Father but different mothers
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Sides coming out of the mold:












I cut the inner sides a tad wider than the outer sides and then sand the inner side edges flush with the outer sides. This allows me some forgiveness in case the sides slip a bit during clamping:



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Purfling and rosette lams are dry so its time to rip some strips on the cabinet saw:







Curly Walnut bindings with Ash and Ebony trim:






Ripping the rosette purflings:






Rosette purflings of Curly Walnut with Ash and Ebony:






Routed channels in the Olive wood rosette are ready to accept the purfling rings:
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Love your work, Tim, and am especially excited to watch the gestation of this guitar. Thanks, Mary, for the visual updates!

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