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Old 10-06-2019, 10:21 PM
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This is looking great! I can't wait to see that Koa under finish - it already looks alive in its unfinished state!
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Old 10-07-2019, 04:42 PM
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Beautifully played, my friend.
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The pickguard is inlaid into the top, which is the thinnest guitar top I've ever encountered. Those Larson boys were unique and talented.
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Old 10-07-2019, 05:31 PM
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The pickguard is inlaid into the top, which is the thinnest guitar top I've ever encountered. Those Larson boys were unique and talented.
Yeah, Iíve always loved that cloud pickguard. So unique and cool. I may just do it. I wonder if Tony will inlay it into the top!?
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Old 10-07-2019, 06:31 PM
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Yeah, Iíve always loved that cloud pickguard. So unique and cool. I may just do it. I wonder if Tony will inlay it into the top!?
He must. As Tony well knows, just having the cloud pickguard in the same room as a guitar improves the guitar's tone by 3.687 %. Gluing the pickguard to the finished top improves tone by 7.897 %. Inlaying the pickguard, as we all know, improves tone by 11.686 %. No rational luthier would resist inlaying a cloud pickguard.

OK, I know Tony well. He's not often rational, but if you strike at the right moment ...
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Old 10-07-2019, 07:38 PM
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Justonwo will you be having the steel rod running from neck block to tail block that the Larson brothers sometimes used? (Substituted for carbon fiber I suppose)
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Justonwo will you be having the steel rod running from neck block to tail block that the Larson brothers sometimes used? (Substituted for carbon fiber I suppose)
Negative. I believe that was the Prairie State guitars for the most part. I donít like the look and Iíve heard they arenít the best tonally. This will be like the 20s Larsons except no 1 7/8Ē nut.
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looking great Juston! Will you adopt me if I buy a mahogany guitar?
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Really looking forward to this build, if it is as good as the Fairbanks KGal the we are in for a treat. Cheers.
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How about this to go with the style 8 theme?

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How about this to go with the style 8 theme?

I Love it!
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How about this to go with the style 8 theme?

It's perfect!
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How about this to go with the style 8 theme?

A vine growing up into a cloud? Juston and the beanstalk?
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It's one of my favorites of the Larson Brothers inlays.

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The inlaid cloud pickguard improves tone by 11.686 %.

Love it John

You sure that wasn't 11.7%?
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Love it John

You sure that wasn't 11.7%?
Thank you, kind sir!
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