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Old 12-03-2016, 05:06 AM
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Default Leonardo Buendia MD build!

Ever since i played a Somogyi MD at TAMCO I've always wanted one of my own! And after playing one of Leo's MD i was even more convinced i have to have one!

Well now that dream is coming true as i have a Leonardo Buendia Modified Dreadnaught coming into my possession very soon!

Here are the specs -

Soundboard, Swiss Alpine Moon Spruce
Back and sides, Wenge
Non Cutaway
14th-fret ebony fingerboard
Rosette, solid ring wood choice bordered in purfling
Bridge, hand carved ebony
Bridge pins, ebony with pearl dots
Saddle, Compensated FMI 2 1/4"
Binding, ebony with black/white purfling
End graft, triangular style that matches binding
Top braces, Sitka spruce
Back Braces, Mahogany
Neck, one piece Honduran mahogany
Nut, Laminated bone 1 3/4
Position markers, white side DOTS
Headcap veneer, ebony and wenge
Back of Headcap veneer, ebony
Tuning Machines, Schaller M6 in gold with ebony buttons
Fingerboard, ebony with ebony binding and white maple purfling
Fretboard Radius, 20
Case, Custom carbon fiber Hoffee hardshell case
Scale Length, 25.25" for MD
Finish, nitrocellulose Lacquer
Strings, John Pearse light .013-.053


Choices of wood was made mainly on the recommendation from Leo. He had a special batch of Moon-spruce and commented on its richness and headroom. I've never played a guitar with Moon-spruce top but i trust Leo on his choice! Wenge was chosen because both MD's I've played were made with it and....well i was very impressed as you can see!

For the aesthetics i wanted something simple, stark and contrasted and let Leo decide on the outcome. And i couldn't be happier with the outcome.

I wanted to start this thread sooner but work got the best of me until now so without further to do here are some pictures of the build! I hope you will enjoy watching this come together as much as i have!










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Very very nice! Congratulations. I see that the guitar is nearly completed, you must be very excited. Those are wonderful woods. One of Leo's simpler builds aesthetics wise, but very elegant nonetheless.
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Love the restrained aesthetics....just a beautiful looking guitar.
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What a beauty! Congrats.
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I also love it's simplicity. Leo's guitars are wonderful.
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Congrats!! You can tell this guitar will be special, as I'm sure all Leo's guitars must be! I love simple elegance......this one has it!
As an aside........Leo's signature is amazing!!
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Love the restrained aesthetics....just a beautiful looking guitar.
What ukejon said. The rosette is striking and the headstock is simple but stunning. congrats!
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Very very nice! Congratulations. I see that the guitar is nearly completed, you must be very excited. Those are wonderful woods. One of Leo's simpler builds aesthetics wise, but very elegant nonetheless.
Thanks Marcus! The wait is killing me! It's not that far now but it is tough!
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Thank you Ukejon!
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I also love it's simplicity. Leo's guitars are wonderful.
His guitars are indeed exceptional!

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Congrats!! You can tell this guitar will be special, as I'm sure all Leo's guitars must be! I love simple elegance......this one has it!
As an aside........Leo's signature is amazing!!
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Thanks! He does have a snazzy signature!
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What ukejon said. The rosette is striking and the headstock is simple but stunning. congrats!
Me and Leo are both in love with the rosette!
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Leo is easily one of my favorite Luthiers, this looks awesome, you're gonna LOVE it...! 🎯
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