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Old 08-13-2018, 09:52 AM
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Looks like it's going to be a special one!
I really think so too Andy! I'm sure Josh will tell you all about it once he gets it

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Blown Mind...
Gage's work is indeed mind boggling

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Thread makes me mad.

I can't afford it.

Not good enough to play it.

Can't make one.

I have the "sads"..... LOL
I'm sorry, please don't report the thread! Hahah I think Josh is going to have a lot of haters once this build is completed

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that's gorgeous...Josh gonna be really happy!
Thanks for dropping by Howard! I see that you have a 2019 Buendia headed your way too WOW. My Buendia is probably going to be the batch right after yours
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Old 08-13-2018, 09:53 AM
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On a side note, I wonder if anyone here visited the Vancouver Guitar Festival and paid Gage's booth a visit. If so, I would love to hear what you thought of his guitars!
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Old 08-13-2018, 01:03 PM
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Iím already really happy!! Gageís reputation for getting as close to perfection as he can with every little step is staggering to watch.
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Thanks for dropping by Howard! I see that you have a 2019 Buendia headed your way too WOW. My Buendia is probably going to be the batch right after yours
Leo's work is too good to pass by...my Gaffney can use a mate anyway! Can't wait to see you reveal your upcoming Buendia!

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Iím already really happy!! Gageís reputation for getting as close to perfection as he can with every little step is staggering to watch.
Oh I know...I've spent too much time staring at his perfect cutaway joint before binding.
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Old 08-22-2018, 09:10 AM
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Leo's work is too good to pass by...my Gaffney can use a mate anyway! Can't wait to see you reveal your upcoming Buendia!


Oh I know...I've spent too much time staring at his perfect cutaway joint before binding.
I think Gage has captured the attention of many builders (and some discerning players) who have an eye for the details he's capable of executing.

And this build really borders on perfection with the quality of materials used too! Here is the Ancient Cedar top being joined before it's braced to make some music. What beautiful grain and colour in this top



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Beautiful woods, looks like a real winner. Never heard of Ancient Cedar, is there a tone improvement?
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Old 08-29-2018, 12:48 PM
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Beautiful woods, looks like a real winner. Never heard of Ancient Cedar, is there a tone improvement?


Hey B Chas,
This ancient cedar as opposed to Ancient Cedar. Ancient as in, VERY old. There should be a tonal difference from it being such an old tree and impossibly stiff and light, but not because itís special otherwise. The rosette is done now and it is remarkable! Pics soon!
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Old 08-30-2018, 05:47 AM
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Ask and you shall receive. Here are a couple shots of the rosette - one of the most beautiful ones I've seen!



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Old 08-31-2018, 12:14 AM
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The first image has naphtha on it and the H isnít part of the rosette, itís just covering the center seem.
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Love the look of the top, beautiful grain, and wonderful color with the naphtha! It's got that richness that I love about redwood. Does the fact that this is "ancient", with more stiffness being mentioned, give this top some additional headroom?
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Love Gage's artistry that went into the rosette. simply beautiful.

Congrats to Josh, you and Gage!
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That rosette really is something special...with an incredible top to set it off!
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Old 09-01-2018, 07:35 AM
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Love the look of the top, beautiful grain, and wonderful color with the naphtha! It's got that richness that I love about redwood. Does the fact that this is "ancient", with more stiffness being mentioned, give this top some additional headroom?
I'm guessing that there would be improved headroom but as the guitar is built specifically for Josh, it's not going to matter as he is a really light finger picker haha

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Love Gage's artistry that went into the rosette. simply beautiful.

Congrats to Josh, you and Gage!
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That rosette really is something special...with an incredible top to set it off!
Thanks for all the nice comments guys. This build is really special to me as a dealer as it's built with some of the most incredible materials, by one of my favourite luthiers, and for a really good friend I've made on this very forum
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Old 09-02-2018, 05:23 PM
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Thanks for all the comments everyone! Gage sent this pic over and it killed me. Under finish the braz will be nearly black, but not yet ;-)IMG_1488.jpg
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Jayson Bowerman
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Old 09-04-2018, 10:50 AM
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Well that's just not fair
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