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Very nice Bruce... Sitka or Engelmann top?
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Pretty certainly Sitka.
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Today I expect to have the back on before bedtime. Here's a glimpse of the inside before I add the kerfed linings that will facilitate the back's attachment:


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Unless someone cares deeply, I will probably bind with Pernambuco an my normal purfling scheme.



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I bound the 2nd JZ-16 yesterday, and today I created the release and scraped it and then sanded the plates to 180:


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I bound the 2nd JZ-16 yesterday, and today I created the release and scraped it and then sanded the plates to 180:

Looks nice Bruce. Love that cherry...
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Old 01-29-2016, 06:22 PM
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It's been a few years . . . 25(?) . . . since I have hand cut a dovetail in a guitar, but I have been doing it on all the fiddles I've built, so it sounded like my idea of fun, potentially.

This was a bit uncomfortable:


But I got into the swing:


From here I can land this thing:
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I'm absolutely loving the vibe on this one. Reminds me of Corrado Giacomel.
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I moved the JZ into finish today.

Just the first sealer on the back, but for the first time it is easy to see the character of this cherry:
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In another life, I would LOVE to be able to do what you do !

I've always wondered, is there ever a moment, as your putting on the strings that you wounder, " Will this one sound good ? " with some trepidation ? All the hours put in the thing, I would suspect some concern somewhere along the way. Or, are those days long gone with your first few guitars ?
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I am blessed or cursed with looking at the results a little differently than Good/Bad. I virtually always Love my guitars, and in the spirit of love I find them acceptable though not flawless. Not unlike parenting, the younger children benefit from the experience of raising the older children (ideally). Stringing a guitar is invariably an exciting time full of promise, rarely if ever disappointing, and from there it just gets better.
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I am blessed or cursed with looking at the results a little differently than Good/Bad. I virtually always Love my guitars, and in the spirit of love I find them acceptable though not flawless. Not unlike parenting, the younger children benefit from the experience of raising the older children (ideally). Stringing a guitar is invariably an exciting time full of promise, rarely if ever disappointing, and from there it just gets better.
Love that!

Also, love that cherry back and sweet cutaway. Wish I could play it! I don't know that I've ever played an acoustic archtop with a cherry back, or with a mahogany neck. I'm looking forward to your loving evaluation of the finished instrument.
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Old 02-08-2016, 04:14 PM
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Check out the color change with the first coat of oil varnish!

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Buffed her out today and glued the neck to the body:


The cherry looks delicious to me:
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The cherry looks delicious to me:
Oh my, yes. Beautiful.
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