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Old 05-06-2016, 05:52 PM
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Stunning!!!!
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Absolutely gorgeous Mark.

Someday I'd love to get a nylon crossover, and you'd be on the top of my list... hopefully someday sooner than later!
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Old 05-07-2016, 05:19 AM
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Man, that is an intensely beautiful instrument.
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Stunning!!!!
Thank you. I'm fortunate to have found this Maple billet. It's hard to believe it is actually flat.

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Absolutely gorgeous Mark.

Someday I'd love to get a nylon crossover, and you'd be on the top of my list... hopefully someday sooner than later!
Thanks nootis,

I'd be happy to make you a cross over. My Penelope model is my most popular.
I'm currently making my forth show spec as a steel string Penelope. The reason I'm mentioning it is I'll be doing an elevated fretboard on it. There are claims of a better sound which I know tends to be subjective but, I'm doing it for the increased comfort of play. Not only does it give more access room above the 12 th fret, it also gives more leeway in the angle of the fretboard both lengthwise and width wise. This would be good with a crossover as well.

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Old 05-07-2016, 06:54 AM
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That maple guitar is beyond description....wow!

Look forward to watching the elevated fretboard project.
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That maple guitar is beyond description....wow!

Look forward to watching the elevated fretboard project.
Thanks ukejon!

The elevated fretboard project is under way. I'll accumulate some pictures/steps and post them all together.

The problem with running a shop thread like this one is when you're working at different stages on four separate guitars it gets herky jerky to follow. I think it may be better to cover a larger span of work on each guitar before posting. Does that make sense?

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Having seen that maple on your shelf where it did not know it was a guitar yet, it was beautiful and my imagination let me envision what it would look like finished, however, in this case my imagination was sorely mistaken and underestimated what was to come. Holy Cow, that is as amazing as any maple I have ever seen and really, if as rare as the Tree, one could argue it is right there with the tree in looks. Wow!
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Wow!!! that maple guitar looks ridiculous when finished. The finish really pops out all that cocobolo, i hadn't even spotted the extra cocobolo embellishments on the headstock before but they really set it off. And along with that, the maple looks killer too!
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Having seen that maple on your shelf where it did not know it was a guitar yet, it was beautiful and my imagination let me envision what it would look like finished, however, in this case my imagination was sorely mistaken and underestimated what was to come. Holy Cow, that is as amazing as any maple I have ever seen and really, if as rare as the Tree, one could argue it is right there with the tree in looks. Wow!
Thanks Tom,

The figure really did pop. It is difficult to capture in a photo just how deep those cup figures actually appear. When you move it in the light it appears you are looking into golden bowels.

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Wow!!! that maple guitar looks ridiculous when finished. The finish really pops out all that cocobolo, i hadn't even spotted the extra cocobolo embellishments on the headstock before but they really set it off. And along with that, the maple looks killer too!
The Cocobolo really does show up well. It's hard to get the photo exposure wide enough that the color of both the Cocobolo and the maple show at the same time.

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When you move it in the light it appears you are looking into golden bowels.
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Cool! I wish I had Golden Bowels, no more IBS, Constipation, or other trials and tribulations - SHWING! Which light do I need to move in?

Chris

(I know that was bad but, If you lay it up there, I gotta put it in the basket!)
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Cool! I wish I had Golden Bowels, no more IBS, Constipation, or other trials and tribulations - SHWING! Which light do I need to move in?

Chris

(I know that was bad but, If you lay it up there, I gotta put it in the basket!)
Ouch! Did I really write that?
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Ouch! Did I really write that?
Yup, LOL!

We've all done it!
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Default Show spec #4 Penelope update

This is an update of the Black Ebony Penelope model. This is the fourth in my show spec series. Here is the body coming together;













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Oh my, my!

That is all!
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Old 05-14-2016, 07:38 AM
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Beauty....what is the overall weight going to be like compared to rosewood?
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Old 05-14-2016, 08:19 AM
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Mark, On balance you find some of the most stunning woods out there. And then use them with classic style. Love your ebonies, the maple and at least 1 BRW. NICE!

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