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Old 02-29-2012, 07:12 PM
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This is really going to be a great build to watch. I think Jasons attention to detail is second to none. Congrats and nice blackwood BTW
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Thanks for the very kind words guys; sorry not to upload this sooner, but I am rammed at work. I like a "tease" but know how irritating it can get if it goes on for days.

Anyway, lets get the back glued up, sap in the centre:



Then smooth it down with those sharp thingies luthiers use:



Right. What about two backstrips?!



Glue 'em in...



Job done!



So now I've got both - a backstrip and sap right across. What a nice little detail.

The guy is a genius.

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Old 03-01-2012, 11:19 AM
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Funny enough, it reminds me of my Philip Woodfield nylon guitar. Philip uses two slim strips and intertwines them for a very short length. Lovely:



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Old 03-01-2012, 02:13 PM
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Thanks for the very kind words guys; sorry not to upload this sooner, but I am rammed at work. I like a "tease" but know how irritating it can get if it goes on for days.

Anyway, lets get the back glued up, sap in the centre:



Then smooth it down with those sharp thingies luthiers use:



Right. What about two backstrips?!



Glue 'em in...



Job done!



So now I've got both - a backstrip and sap right across. What a nice little detail.

The guy is a genius.

Cheers,
Steve
That is a lovely bit of detail there!
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Really nice. It looks a bit like a letter "H"

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Old 03-02-2012, 02:04 AM
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Brilliant - class.

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Old 03-02-2012, 09:23 AM
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It looks a bit like a letter "H"

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Hadn't thought of that Fliss - I guess I've got my initials on the back of the guitar.

Jason's going to have a hard time doing the "M" for Jonny tho'!

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Old 03-03-2012, 02:58 AM
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That's a lovely piece of wood there Steve, and the detail is a really clever solution too.

When's the ETA now?
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Old 03-03-2012, 03:39 AM
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Hello Steve

I discovered yesterday that I had indeed signed upto this forum ages ago but have only had time in my life for two forums so far (Acoustic & Mike's ouds) - I crossed onto here from Acoustic just now and saw the Kostal you are having made. What a beautiful design sense Jason has ... btw those sharp thingies are cabinet scrapers - probably one of the most useful tools you can have.

When are you expecting to get this guitar???

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Old 03-03-2012, 03:43 AM
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Just found this and as a fellow 'acoustic lifey' thought I would add something.

This guitar is going to be marvellous, simply marvellous

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steve, looks great! I can't wait to see how jason ties it in with the rest of the guitar!
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Old 03-03-2012, 01:06 PM
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Another wonderful Kostal build thread to follow...Steve, what a marvelous piece of ABW...wow...looking forward to watching this progress...congratulations...mine is scheduled for a Healdsburg 2013 delivery, so it will be a while...I'm glad I get to enjoy through your thread...
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Old 03-03-2012, 02:55 PM
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Jason's going to have a hard time doing the "M" for Jonny tho'!

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Great idea - I'll have a word - he's going to have to tart up that wenge somehow.

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Old 03-03-2012, 04:00 PM
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nice ABW Steve.
but I need to know what Japanese chisel (with the dark handel) is lying between the two Two Cherries ones ?
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Old 03-03-2012, 09:10 PM
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This is going to be a great thread to watch - thanks for sharing the build with us.

There was a time that I had my eye on that piece of ABW....
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