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Old 02-28-2019, 06:17 AM
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Love carving a neck!
Can't wait to see this one finished!
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Old 03-03-2019, 05:56 PM
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Here are some more pictures of the neck:






And the finish coming together very nicely



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Old 03-03-2019, 06:01 PM
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Lovely. Getting close!
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Old 03-07-2019, 11:01 AM
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I recently had a very enjoyable hour long phone call with Karan about speccing up an OM. He's a great guy to deal with and has access to such an exciting wood stash. We talked about doing an OM with a cutaway, modified for 12 fret neck join, with old growth Sitka top and either Spalted Tamarind or figured Indian Redwood back and sides. I was interested in trying to combine my favourite elements of my Matsuda M1 and a traditional 000 12fret. Who the hell knows if this is even possible!??? But Karan was very open to finding solutions to what I'm after. I've had to hit the pause button on this for the time being, but I hope to be in a position to hit the 'GO' button at some point soon. Karan is a very exciting builder who I'm following very closely.
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Old 03-12-2019, 11:09 AM
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I recently had a very enjoyable hour long phone call with Karan about speccing up an OM. He's a great guy to deal with and has access to such an exciting wood stash. We talked about doing an OM with a cutaway, modified for 12 fret neck join, with old growth Sitka top and either Spalted Tamarind or figured Indian Redwood back and sides. I was interested in trying to combine my favourite elements of my Matsuda M1 and a traditional 000 12fret. Who the hell knows if this is even possible!??? But Karan was very open to finding solutions to what I'm after. I've had to hit the pause button on this for the time being, but I hope to be in a position to hit the 'GO' button at some point soon. Karan is a very exciting builder who I'm following very closely.
Much like your Matsuda journey, I have fallen in love with my Kostals. Karan spent 4 weeks with Jason and was able to spend a lot of time discussing the ins and outs of building guitars. I am very excited to see how he learned from Jason and to see what was implemented in his builds. This project that we are doing together is very exciting to me and I believe is his first Mod D! Going for an OM 12th fret with Karan would be amazing to see! You can play one of his guitars coming to the UK soon!

Here are pictures of the guitar coming together very nicely. The nitro finish curing very very nicely!











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Old 03-17-2019, 10:52 AM
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Gotta love a good thin Nitro finish

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Old 03-20-2019, 07:30 AM
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Fresh off the bench. Here is a gorgeous Bigfoot OMC with Sitka Spruce top, jet black Ebony back and sides, 12 fret with Falcate bracing.





And I got some good news today

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What a great and interesting thread! Thank you for posting this!
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How did I miss this awesome thread before? Congrats!
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oooohhhhh Christmas present!! What are you waiting for?!
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Old 03-22-2019, 06:07 AM
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What a great and interesting thread! Thank you for posting this!
Thanks Butler! Love your music! I want to hear more of your Kostal!

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How did I miss this awesome thread before? Congrats!
I'm glad you found it. Its just starting to get to the good stuff!

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oooohhhhh Christmas present!! What are you waiting for?!
I would open the box, but that was in India! Guitar was in Germany yesterday and touched down in Ohio last night. I should have it today!
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Happy times at Ericsong High! Congratulations to you and Karan.

Thanks for sharing the pictures of the other Bigfoots coming of the bench. That set of spalted tamarind is wild!
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Old 03-22-2019, 10:47 AM
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Happy times at Ericsong High! Congratulations to you and Karan.

Thanks for sharing the pictures of the other Bigfoots coming of the bench. That set of spalted tamarind is wild!
Thanks! Congrats again on your Claxton! Looking forward to hearing more about that guitar!

Bigfoot landed in DC this morning and now it out for delivery!
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Poor thing must be jet-lagged. Treat her kindly!
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Old 03-22-2019, 12:37 PM
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Poor thing must be jet-lagged. Treat her kindly!
Poor things, travelling the world without me. India, to Germany, to Ohio, to DC, to VA!

But made it home safely! Now to wait another 24 hours!

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