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Old 04-04-2019, 07:55 PM
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Default new Dion Guitars commission - cedar/lapacho, model no.4 (because lapacho)



Dion reports sawdust is flying and my cedar/lap model no.4 under way.

Iíll let the woods themselves speak for the first post of the thread. More to follow.

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Old 04-06-2019, 01:39 PM
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structured sides reveal
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Old 04-06-2019, 03:17 PM
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I saw those stunning woods on Facebook and thought, "that guitar is going to be a killer." Congratulations! Looking forward to more process pics.
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Old 04-11-2019, 06:08 AM
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side bending one week under way,

and a quick splash to activate the visual energy of the lap wood for another moment of YES!

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Old 04-13-2019, 02:33 AM
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I always get so excited to see new Dion posts, totally falling in love with Lapacho as well! A quick google search reveals it's also known as the 'pink trumpet tree' which only serves to make it more charming. Congrats!
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pre/post iron acetate ebonizing. sides bent and laminated. now the blocks can glue in.

the aesthetic integrity of the soundbox interior is rare and profound.

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neck block glued and no. burned in
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Old 04-17-2019, 06:40 PM
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This is Dion Guitars #33. There's fortune/backstory that makes that a significant draw of a number for the commission-er, the current of karmic feedback loops we wander unwittingly through ~

Story lands somewhere between The One That Got Away and Guided By Voices ca 1992 handmade Propeller edition 33/500.
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This is Dion Guitars #33. There's fortune/backstory that makes that a significant draw of a number for the commission-er, the current of karmic feedback loops we wander unwittingly through ~



Story lands somewhere between The One That Got Away and Guided By Voices ca 1992 handmade Propeller edition 33/500.


This is cool! I was curious about the excitement surrounding the #33.
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rosette. yellow cedar bound in black.

oblique angle and nadir for definition.

the amazement continues apace.
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boxing day.



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Looking good!!!
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That Lapacho looks intriguing ... and I'm sure Dion will make the absolute most of it!
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Very pretty woods! Huge Cedar fan here...

Please explain the "ebonizing" and the sides' construction.

Thanks for sharing !

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Very pretty woods! Huge Cedar fan here...

Please explain the "ebonizing" and the sides' construction.

Thanks for sharing !

Paul

Dion posted a time-lapse to his insta

https://www.instagram.com/p/BwsMUFjnkDW/

Of an actual application to one of the guitars in this batch (not sure which of #31-33 it is).

Good hunting there.

Like everything re Dion's kits, it's a very intentional aesthetic and signature of process. It also establishes a root note of subtlety - there's not a lot of aperture to peer in the soundbox once it's boxed, you know, so it almost re-surprises and rewards future attention - once this is made-up and a "guitar". A focal point hiding in plain sight. I'm now realizing how it's almost like a painter/iconographer preparing the canvas.

Perhaps I overthink it.

Re structured sides, it's one of the keys that unlock how Dion's kits sound distinct from other luthiers - and enables the hollow-core back approach to work its magic (and the Dion guitar's unparalleled capacity for volume). His webpage explains it a little, and there's some explanation here on AGF and his insta (again) as well - and perhaps the maker himself might catch this thread and surf by to elaborate.
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