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Old 12-21-2018, 02:10 PM
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I've started a new build for a previous customer and thought since it's been quite awhile since I did a build thread, I'd post some pics. It's an 0-28 with a few twists that I'll reveal as we progress.

https://www.acousticguitarforum.com/...1&d=1545426394

https://www.acousticguitarforum.com/...1&d=1545426436

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Thanks for following along. (Looks like I've posted both the photos and links. I can't quite figure out how to get rid of the links...………??)
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Old 12-21-2018, 02:43 PM
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Guitars come and go and, as much as hate to admit it, I rarely miss them. One exception - my Caldwell 00. Looking forward to watching this one come together.

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Old 12-21-2018, 02:58 PM
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Oooh! Yes, please post lots of photos. I've always admired your work. That 00-42 at Schoenberg is quite nice!



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Old 12-21-2018, 03:02 PM
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Looking good so far!!! I look forward to meeting you in person next March!!!! I will be watching this build for sure!
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Old 12-24-2018, 08:44 AM
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Guitars come and go and, as much as hate to admit it, I rarely miss them. One exception - my Caldwell 00. Looking forward to watching this one come together.

Best,
Robert
Same thing with me: my Caldwell 00 was the best one that got away. I got to play it a couple of weeks ago for the first time in years, and now I miss it more! It found a better home though, and it's being played in public daily as the best guitars should be.

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Old 12-26-2018, 08:42 AM
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I've made a little progress over the holidays. Here's what we have so far.

https://www.acousticguitarforum.com/...1&d=1545838420

https://www.acousticguitarforum.com/...1&d=1545838554

https://www.acousticguitarforum.com/...1&d=1545838637

https://www.acousticguitarforum.com/...1&d=1545838692

Binding and purfling is up next. We're deviating a little from the traditional 28 style and these will become apparent in the coming round of posts.

Thanks for looking.
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Old 01-03-2019, 01:44 PM
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Here's our progress so far. I've completed the binding and purfling and cleaned everything up. A couple of the deviations I talked about earlier - rope purfling in place of herringbone and did I mention this is a 13 fretter?

BTW - I can't figure out the image protocol, so please bear with me.

https://www.acousticguitarforum.com/...1&d=1546547310
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Old 01-14-2019, 10:30 AM
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The woodworking is all done on this one and it's off to the finisher. We're going to use a sunburst on the top and let the mahogany speak for itself.

A quick recap of the specs:

0 13 fret body Mahogany Back & Sides
AAA Lutz Top w/Cross Grain Ivoroid 28 Style Rosette
Ebony Fretboard w/Short Pattern 28 Abalone Diamonds and Squares Inlay
One Piece Mahogany Neck w/Carved Volute
Cocobolo Headplate
Ivoroid Binding w/Rope Purfling & Boxed Endgraft
Ebony Pyramid Bridge w/28 Style Ivoroid Pins
Bone Nut and Thru Saddle - 1-3/4" x 2-5/16"
Gold Schaller Grandtune Tuners w/Ivoroid Buttons

https://www.acousticguitarforum.com/...=17706&stc=1&d
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Thanks for looking. I'll also say that I hope to meet a lot of you at Tom's Big Show in a couple of months. Less than an hour and a half from my house....pretty sweet. I'm sure there will be lots of fun and some great Texas BBQ. See you then.
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Old 01-14-2019, 10:45 AM
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Very classic, very classy looking. Can't wait to see it under finish!
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Old 01-14-2019, 01:32 PM
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Holy Schnikes Juston. Go buy that 00-42 now! Love the back and sides, is it Mahogany?
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Old 01-14-2019, 02:47 PM
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That is a nice clean little beauty right there!!!
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Jimmy, could you post a photo or two of your personal style 30 with the banjo tuners? I'm sure people here would love to see that combo.
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Old 01-14-2019, 04:17 PM
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Jimmy, could you post a photo or two of your personal style 30 with the banjo tuners? I'm sure people here would love to see that combo.
Matthew,

Thanks for asking. This one was a blast to build and even more fun to play. With no one to please but myself and no time constraints, here's what I came up with.

13 fret 00 body Brazilian Rosewood Back & Sides
Torrified Adirondack Spruce Top w/Torrified Sitka Bracing
30 Style Appointments (Ivoroid Trim, 45 Rosette, Rope Purfling)
Boxed End Graft
Unbleached Bone Saddle, Nut, End & Bridge Pins
Ebony Fingerboard & Bridge w/Thru Saddle
Spanish Cedar Neck w/Bird's Beak Joint @ Headstock
Bar Frets
Raw Brass Banjo Tuners w/Tortoise Buttons



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Old 01-14-2019, 07:09 PM
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Awesome looking OO Jimmy. Please share your opinion of the Torrefied Adi top. I just finished one and wondered if your opinion of it is similar to mine?
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Old 01-14-2019, 08:10 PM
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Tim,

With a sample size of one, I'm hesitant to read too much into the results, but for my tonal target, I'm very happy. I thinned the top about .005 under my norm and thinned the x slightly also. It's super responsive and responds equally well to finger style or pick, though I'm generally playing it with a pick. I am going to put a set of nickel bronze strings on it and see how it sounds. I have a set on my Greven and really like them.

There are a lot of tonal influences on this guitar ... Bar frets, Ebony neck reinforcement, Spanish Cedar neck to name a few, but as we all know the majic is in the top and I'm very encouraged by what I hear with this material. Hopefully others will agree.

I very interested to hear your comments.
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