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Old 02-05-2019, 06:41 PM
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Go Sterling or go home...!!!

So much cool details Tom, Love it...
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One of which is making it's way here in Singapore ain't it? will be following this thread closely Tom!
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Tom is one of the most gifted builders I have ever met, as his photos clearly reveal, they are also an absolute dream to play. I'll be watching this thread with keen interest and respect.

Thanks for sharing your gift Tom!!
Thanks much for the kind words Wayne I appreciate it!

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So much cool details Tom, Love it...
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That's all you need to say

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This will be fun indeed!

Break out the popcorn and adult beverages...

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Old 02-13-2019, 07:40 PM
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There are many reasons why I'm excited about these four builds. One reason is that they are all my Sterling Series. The Sterling Series has all my favorite options. The details are very time consuming but well worth it and I enjoy doing them.

Another reason is working with some of the finest tonewoods that are available. They all will be built with nice quartersawn straight grain Brazilian and Mastergrade tops. It's truly a pleasure working with these wonderful tonewoods.

Here are some details about the builds. One of my customers who has many of my guitars ordered 2 of my new Modified Dread model. These 2 guitars will be fraternal twins. Both the back and sides will be old growth straight grain Brazilian with a master grade Adirondack spruce top and the other with a beautiful Tunnel 14 master grade redwood top that has 72 grain lines per inch. The Adi top guitar will be a 14 fret with a 25.4" scale. The Tunnel 14 redwood top will be a 12 fret 25" short scale. Both will have a cutaway and my tiled rosette.

The third guitar will be for another great repeat customer who is getting nice quartersawn straight grain Brazilian with Mastergrade Swiss moon spruce top. The model will be my Legacy Select with a cutaway along with a beautiful Brazilian fingerboard and bridge both bound in ebony.

The fourth guitar is my little Trinity Select model with cutaway. It will have a Mastergrade Adirondack top with some old growth Brazilian rosewood. This guitar will have my micro abalone purflings throughout. Also, it will have a portrait inlay of my customers daughter. The inlay will be done by the wonderful Larry Robinson and the scrimshaw work will be done by Bob Hergert. Looking forward to working with the both of them for the first time.

Lots of exciting things for me as a builder that's for sure. Here are a few pics of the woods that I'm using.

One of the twins. Adirondack/Brazilian


The other twin Tunnel 14 redwood/Brazilian


The Legacy Swiss/Brazilian


The Trinity Adirondack/Brazilian


Pic of all the wood for the four guitars.




Here's a cool pic of some flitched sets of Brazilian that one of the twin sets came out of.


That's all for now thanks for looking!
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Absolutely stunning woods....you know where I want to be when they come back from the finish booth!
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Old 02-13-2019, 09:03 PM
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Absolutely stunning woods....you know where I want to be when they come back from the finish booth!
Sounds good Todd! Hey I got the MD back yesterday from the finishers. I'll be posting pics soon of it. I should have it strung up in the next couple weeks. I'll keep you updated.
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Old 02-14-2019, 06:13 AM
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Sounds good Todd! Hey I got the MD back yesterday from the finishers. I'll be posting pics soon of it. I should have it strung up in the next couple weeks. I'll keep you updated.
Yes!! I will definitely make time for a visit.
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OMG, Tom.....speechless!!!! But I promise to keep following this thread! LOL
Keep up the great work!
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That wood is so cool that it makes me want to cry!
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Beautiful, restrained, rich, clean. You are just a top notch builder, Tom.
So impressive!
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Old 02-20-2019, 07:14 PM
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OMG, Tom.....speechless!!!! But I promise to keep following this thread! LOL
Keep up the great work!
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Thanks Fred! Glad you're enjoying the build

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That wood makes me want to cry too...especially if I can't get my hands on some more lol

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Beautiful, restrained, rich, clean. You are just a top notch builder, Tom.
So impressive!
Thanks Ben I appreciate your comments! I am enjoying your Dread build. Beautiful Brazilian man!
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Old 02-20-2019, 07:32 PM
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Here are some pics of that Legacy. This Legacy will have the classic Doerr look. Beauty in the details. It will have all Brazilian throughout with the b&s, fretboard, headplate, bridge, backplate all bound in ebony. I just like the way ebony frames out everything. That's the typical recipe for my guitars.

Here's a pic of the beautiful straight grain being joined.



Legacy sides and binding ready to be bent.



Sides bent before I laminate them.



I laminate the sides with a vacuum bagging. It works really well.



That's is all for now. Thanks for looking!
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Sorry it's been so long for a update on this one. I get going in the shop and well I guess that's where I'm at my best. Anyway I got quite a bit done some of which I don't have any pics as of yet. A few changes have occurred since I last posted. The Legacy model I'm going to hold off on as the customer will not be able to take till he gets back from working out of his country. I plan on resuming that build in the summer to be ready for delivery when he comes back in October.

So I'll be focusing on the twins and the Trinity. I did happen to get all the rosettes done. The twins have my tiled Brazilian rosettes with silver purflings. The Legacy simple classic rosette with ebony sound hole binding. The Trinity Brazilian rosette with micro abalone purflings and ebony sound hole binding. Here are some pics.











I'll post more soon. Thanks for looking!
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