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Old 12-12-2013, 02:59 PM
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Pores filled on body. Now on to the neck. She sure is a purdy color.

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Old 12-12-2013, 11:39 PM
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Steven - I know it must get old having good ol me posting all the time, meaning it's cooler when klepper, sexauer, carruth post .....but I'm a fan. It just looks outstanding. I'm no birds beak expert but it appears you added our own flair to it and I think it's really nice.

It was also really cool to see the strings mocked up on it.

Excellent work. I'm sure many others have had super nice first builds, but this is the best I've seen.

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Old 12-13-2013, 11:22 AM
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Default Build Thread: Stahl Style #6 inspired.

Thanks, Sam! I really appreciate your comments as much as anyone's. I try to learn from everyone no matter their experience level. I'm a perpetual rookie.

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Old 12-13-2013, 08:21 PM
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Nice work Steven, you should be real happy with that no matter what it sounds like. I love the traditional look/wood combination. Never thought I would get to build in that combination but I was given two sticks of BRW that I have managed a four piece back out of to pair with backsawn sides. Also I have one Honduras Mahogany neck blank left that I bought twenty years ago.

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Old 12-16-2013, 04:48 PM
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Nice work Steven, you should be real happy with that no matter what it sounds like. I love the traditional look/wood combination. Never thought I would get to build in that combination but I was given two sticks of BRW that I have managed a four piece back out of to pair with backsawn sides. Also I have one Honduras Mahogany neck blank left that I bought twenty years ago.

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Thanks, Jim! I hope to be happy with how it sounds, but I know it will be somewhat lucky if it sounds great. I have no baseline or prior experience on voicing the top. It does seem very resonant, so we shall see. Good luck with your build. I'd like to see the thread.

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Old 01-02-2014, 03:39 PM
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when do we get to see the final pics? And of course and update on tone etc will be awesome......I continue to putt around with mine
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Old 01-10-2014, 09:06 PM
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Here's a clip of a song on my guitar. I named the guitar "The Lila" after my daughter.

https://soundcloud.com/steven-bollma...-with-the-lila
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Old 01-10-2014, 10:05 PM
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Should be happy with that for #1. Thanks for the demo.


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Old 01-11-2014, 02:05 PM
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This is a terrific thread, I love the pics and discussion of the headstock joint. I'm still wondering how you get such a tight fit in the back of the headstock, where there is nothing to hide it. Is that the same joint as on old Martins, and some classicals?

Cole Clarke do a nice headstock joint in a similar style, but it is all CNC.
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Old 01-11-2014, 10:29 PM
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Here's a clip of a song on my guitar. I named the guitar "The Lila" after my daughter.

https://soundcloud.com/steven-bollma...-with-the-lila
Cool Steven - glad it works and sounds good from all I can tell (so hard to tell if a guitar is "mind blowing" etc from recordings IMO). Are you happy with the tone and fit and finish and all that? Super cool.

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Old 01-12-2014, 06:39 PM
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Thanks, Jim, Tony D, and Sam! Generally, I am very happy with the result. The tone is way better than I expected and also different. It does have sparkly mid-tone separation and some deep piano-like tones on the bass notes. I stopped the French polish earlier than I might have liked and it's far from perfect, but I figure I can work on that as I go. I got the finish far enough along to glue the bridge on. I'm already excited about making a J-45 for my next build.
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Old 01-13-2014, 08:42 AM
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Here's a clip of a song on my guitar. I named the guitar "The Lila" after my daughter.

https://soundcloud.com/steven-bollma...-with-the-lila
very nice! good mids and a taste of the larson sweetness to the tone. bright trebles but not overpowering. would like to hear some more of the bottom end and some single notes played throughout the neck.

nice tune and good playing and singing!
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Old 01-14-2014, 09:58 PM
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Thanks arie! A big thrill is hearing how it's opening up. It's only been strung up for a couple of weeks but wow how it's changed. I'll post some better guitar-alone clips in a couple more weeks once I get the setup dialed in. That's another revelation. I had no idea a few 10,000ths of an inch was such a big deal on string height.
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Old 01-18-2014, 04:12 PM
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Outstanding. Awesome job!
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Old 01-26-2014, 01:01 AM
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Absolutley stunning!
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