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Old 03-22-2013, 09:01 PM
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Absolutely gorgeous wood, and wood that nice, I think it speaks for itself without any (much?) need for bling...Mau, I'd encourage you to keep it to a minimum and let such gorgeous wood shine on its own...you got lucky with the back and sides, for sure...
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Old 03-22-2013, 09:13 PM
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Hi, Mau,

Really looking forward to seeing this baby get started. I'm guessing it should be any time now, right?

What are the appointment specs you are "pretty sure" about at this point (purfling, fingerboard inlay, etc.)? I think the last we heard from you on that you were still deliberating about what you were going for with this build.
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Old 03-23-2013, 06:17 PM
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Guys, I'm going with less bling this time around -- but it's definitely NOT because of the nearly unbearable peer pressure here on the AGF...

When I held the JTSM I knew I had to have a similarly plain model. It had such a nice vibe to it.

My guitar will feature Jim's #1 fingerboard inlays along with a few minor visual upgrades -- but otherwise it will be very close to the JTSM.
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Old 03-24-2013, 02:50 PM
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Guys, I'm going with less bling this time around -- but it's definitely NOT because of the nearly unbearable peer pressure here on the AGF...

When I held the JTSM I knew I had to have a similarly plain model. It had such a nice vibe to it.

My guitar will feature Jim's #1 fingerboard inlays along with a few minor visual upgrades -- but otherwise it will be very close to the JTSM.
Mau - when is this guitar scheduled to be delivered to you (or you pickup)?

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Old 03-24-2013, 03:40 PM
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Mau - when is this guitar scheduled to be delivered to you (or you pickup)?

Kevin.
Hi Kevin,

I would guess by end of summer or some time this fall. Jim can't really guess that far ahead so he'll just do his best and I can see the progress through the photo updates. I'm not particularly anxious either (I play a nice SJ every day...) so this works well for me.

Currently I'm mostly excited about the mandolin since I've never owned one and I can't wait to practice my scales and arpeggios on such a diminutive instrument...
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Love that brazillion. Very nice stuff.
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Guys, I'm going with less bling this time around -- but it's definitely NOT because of the nearly unbearable peer pressure here on the AGF...

When I held the JTSM I knew I had to have a similarly plain model. It had such a nice vibe to it.

My guitar will feature Jim's #1 fingerboard inlays along with a few minor visual upgrades -- but otherwise it will be very close to the JTSM.
Glad to hear this. You can make up for it buy ordering a rhinestone studded Calton for it

I do somewhat regret not getting some simple fingerboard marker inlays on my SJ, and perhaps not going for a BRW+abalone rosette, but I'll just have to get those on my next Charis
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Old 05-09-2013, 07:49 PM
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I am very excited to share with you the latest pictures of my upcoming SJ.

As I have previously indicated, we're going for the 90s look on this guitar. Everything is "vintage spec" except for the veneer on the back of the headstock.


Having a short name makes it easier for Jim to identify the various parts.




In a few months, I will be the proud owner of #1419 and #1449.






I had seen pictures of the back and sides but here's the first time that I see the top. I'm very, very pleased with it. I didn't even have to mention run-out as Jim knows my tastes by now.



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Old 05-09-2013, 07:55 PM
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Here's the beautiful piece of BRW that Jim kindly selected.






The sides taking shape.








The top goes on.





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Awesome, Mau! Have you decided what inlay(s) for the fretboard yet? Very excited to see this coming together.
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Old 05-09-2013, 07:59 PM
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Certificate of authenticity.




Closing the box.






I really love the colour and the figure of the BRW. Once finished I think it will be spectacular.






42 style extension.




Mitered joints.




Group shot.

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That is going to be stunning under finish, and I agree, the top is really nice. I love the inlay that will wrap the fretboard! Just beautiful.
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Awesome, Mau! Have you decided what inlay(s) for the fretboard yet? Very excited to see this coming together.
Hey Jon, I'm going for Jim's #1 inlay. It was a tough decision...
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That is going to be stunning under finish, and I agree, the top is really nice. I love the inlay that will wrap the fretboard! Just beautiful.
Wait until you see the classic black pickguard... LOL
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I'm actually a pick guard fan, lol! Yup, a cutaway dread, and I like pick guards...I'm a real rebel.

Forgot to get a pick guard on mine!!
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