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Old 10-04-2017, 07:04 AM
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Besides making the guitar for WILS2017 I started another one.


Time to bend the sides.



Bent.



This time I decided to laminate the sides.



Glueing the blocks.



Glueing the liners.



This is the back board.



Glueing the center reinforcement.



Shaping the reinforcement.



Glued and shaped the back braces.



Tuning the back went all right.



Glueing the back on.



Glued the back on.



de Jonge style back braces.



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Old 10-04-2017, 08:46 AM
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Beautiful work, Ryo. And that Granadillo--wow!
Thanks for sharing. I look forward to meeting you at WILS.

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Old 10-05-2017, 07:00 AM
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Beautiful work, Ryo. And that Granadillo--wow!
Thanks for sharing. I look forward to meeting you at WILS.

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Thank you very much Steve san.
It's hard not to drool on the wood:P
So do I. It's a huge honor for me to be there and see great makers like you!
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Old 10-05-2017, 07:03 AM
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Started to work on the top.
Installed the simple wooden ring rosette.





This Lutz Spruce is full of medullary rays!



Making Figured Granadillo/Macassar Ebony laminated fingerboard with b/w/Ebony bordering.







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Old 10-05-2017, 08:45 AM
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I'm excited to see your guitars at the show. I've really been enjoying what you've been showing us here on the forum.
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Old 10-05-2017, 12:44 PM
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I agree Ryo. Very nice work. Your esthetic is excellent.

I look forward to seeing you at WILS as well.
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Old 10-06-2017, 05:26 AM
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Everything about these Kobayashi guitars appeals to me, I would love to get my hands on one to try...but likely never will!
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Old 10-06-2017, 09:49 AM
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I am continually knocked out but your designs, and your woodworking skills. You seem to have found the perfect balance between clean, yet artistic sensibilities that I can't help but admire. This guitar is just another reflection of that balance.
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Old 10-09-2017, 08:54 PM
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Nice work as always, Ryosuke! I've always loved that granadilla back and side set you had in your inventory
And another thing I noticed - great idea putting the side braces on in the small area where the curve changes from a convex curve to a concave curve of the waist; very clever!
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Ryo...
That Grandillo is stunning. It's strikingly similar to a set of Katalox that Steve Sheriff (Edwinson Guitars) used a couple of years ago, in a build that Tom Bowersox might remember 😋

I absolutely fell in love with that guitar, and I'll be following along here because I'm falling in love all over again 😍

Thank you for sharing this build with us all.

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Everything about these Kobayashi guitars appeals to me, I would love to get my hands on one to try...but likely never will!
Thank you so much for your kind words.
I hope you try my guitars one day.

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I am continually knocked out but your designs, and your woodworking skills. You seem to have found the perfect balance between clean, yet artistic sensibilities that I can't help but admire. This guitar is just another reflection of that balance.
Wow. Thank you very much!
I owe lots of lots of things to my great mentor, Sergei de Jonge.

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Nice work as always, Ryosuke! I've always loved that granadilla back and side set you had in your inventory
And another thing I noticed - great idea putting the side braces on in the small area where the curve changes from a convex curve to a concave curve of the waist; very clever!
Thanks Zach!
I got lucky
The straight part of the sides is the weakest part as you know.
And to make the part stiff makes it way easier to scrape after the body is assembled.

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I'm excited to see your guitars at the show. I've really been enjoying what you've been showing us here on the forum.
Thanks! Did you get maple sets from the supplier I told you?

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I agree Ryo. Very nice work. Your esthetic is excellent.

I look forward to seeing you at WILS as well.
Thank you very much. Did we meet?
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Old 01-28-2018, 02:51 AM
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That Grandillo is stunning. It's strikingly similar to a set of Katalox that Steve Sheriff (Edwinson Guitars) used a couple of years ago, in a build that Tom Bowersox might remember 😋

I absolutely fell in love with that guitar, and I'll be following along here because I'm falling in love all over again 😍

Thank you for sharing this build with us all.

Joel
Thank you so much Joel san!
I have a nice Katalox set as well
I'll check the thread. Thank you!
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Old 01-28-2018, 02:55 AM
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Old 01-28-2018, 02:57 AM
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Old 01-28-2018, 08:14 AM
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Outstanding. I love the bevel treatment you did around the sound port!!! How will the granadillo hold up as a figure board vs. ebony?
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