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Food for thought...thanks guys. (There's got to be money in Lutherie somewhere.)
And thanks for the kind words. Much appreciated.

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And you can keep the sound off… We probably shouldn't hear the frassin' rassin', rassin' frassin'! Or the comments about the blankety-blank customer!
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In truth, luthiery is a very visually appealing activity. Combine that with the right set of characters and drama, and there's no reason it couldn't be as compelling as shows about fishermen, bike builders, gold miners and loggers.
In fact you could do a little logging as part of the show!
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And just think about all the soundtrack music!!
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Well let me tell you, we get a lot of characters in our shop too...some even have all their teeth. It's sounds like we just need some backing to get this off the ground. Feel free to join the upcoming "Kinnairdly Believe It!" Kickstarter at the Executive Producer level for some days on the set.
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Well let me tell you, we get a lot of characters in our shop too...some even have all their teeth. It's sounds like we just need some backing to get this off the ground. Feel free to join the upcoming "Kinnairdly Believe It!" Kickstarter at the Executive Producer level for some days on the set.
I'll come down next week and film the trailer or pilot or teaser... What ever we like to call it!
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Doc said to let it breath. What he didn't say was jab a screw driver into the infected part. But I did anyway...
(The kind of guy they say to keep away from power tools.)
So Bloodwood bindings then, eh?
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So Bloodwood bindings then, eh?
Ha! And yes, they are now.

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I'll come down next week and film the trailer or pilot or teaser... What ever we like to call it!
You're always welcome, Bob!

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Well, we've finished the first "shop" guitar of the year. We'll see how long it sticks around. There will be a detailed Marketplace thread on all the specs at some point, but the highlights are that it is a Sitka/Bubinga CS with Honduran RW bindings and rosette and Indian RW peghead. 25.4" scale, light strings.

Thanks for watching the build (such as it was) and I hope you like the pics. We'll try to get it recorded before too long, so you can hear its well-balanced voice. The trebles are some of the clearest we've heard in a while.


























Thanks again. We'll start the thread on the next "shop" guitar fairly soon.
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Sweet looking "shop" guitar, guys--looking forward to hearing your sound clips!
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Very pretty, that bubinga really comes alive with the finish, love the neck and headstock as well. I am sure it sounds fantastic.
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Thanks guys! It does sound good. I don't know what it is about it, but our CS model to my ear sounds very focused. It has good overtones and everything, but it's like every note just cuts through. I like it. Clean and clear.
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Sweet lookin' guitar!
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That's lovely work. Bubinga is very pretty. I prefer this figure over the waterfall stuff, which always looks like brain matter spread on a plate to me.

How does it sound? My bubinga HG has a very balanced tone, a little on the dry side but not as dry as mahogany. Curious if that's common or what.
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Thanks Jim. This now frees me up for more time on your sweet OM coming!

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How does it sound? My bubinga HG has a very balanced tone, a little on the dry side but not as dry as mahogany. Curious if that's common or what.
Rog, Probably similar to what you're hearing. Definitely not as dry as Mahogany, but not quite the fullness of overtones as Rosewoods. Bubinga is called from time to time African Rosewood, but while it has some nuance to its timbre, it doesn't quite reverb like a rosewood. It sounds great for what it is though. Dense and bright, it gives a bell-like quality across the scale. I would think this instrument would be a dream to record with.
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