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Old 10-11-2021, 05:05 PM
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Pablo, you are going to love that BC Cedar top! I would say mine is a bit more to the browner side than your pic above, but of course that could just be the lighting. The bearclaw is very subtle, but beautiful.

It has a wonderful warm tone to my ear, and plenty of headroom as well--you will be very happy!

And Boys In the Boat--probably my all-time favorite book!

Pick on and enjoy...
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Pablo, you are going to love that BC Cedar top! I would say mine is a bit more to the browner side than your pic above, but of course that could just be the lighting. The bearclaw is very subtle, but beautiful.

It has a wonderful warm tone to my ear, and plenty of headroom as well--you will be very happy!

And Boys In the Boat--probably my all-time favorite book!

Pick on and enjoy...
Thank you Nemoman! I am sure you are reveling in your BEAUTIFUL new graybeard. I really love what John does with WRC.
Pretty sure he could make a killer instrument out of an old pallet and some 2x4s, like the famous Taylors, a couple of which I have played. (but John's would sound even better!)
The Boys in the Boat was a fine read and very moving story.

Bruce S, I love your story about harvesting the beached WRC! I would Really enjoy hearing what you could build with that salt water cured WRC wood at this point in your long and illustrious career.

Cheers

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Old 10-11-2021, 07:31 PM
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Paul, I'm following this with a lot of interest. I'd love an "almost traditional" cutaway dread with all the comfort features. Seeing this in slope shoulder will be a good idea as to how that would look. I'm sure this will be yet another killer guitar!
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Old 10-13-2021, 06:17 PM
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Thanks for checking in Mike.
I have absolutely no doubt John could build you exactly what you seek, and we seem to have similar wants for sure.

I want all the comfort, AND a port and cutaway, but way prefer a more traditional appearance otherwise.
I also want great tone at any volume level from whisper to a ROAR. John's big guns really deliver!

Although Slope may not quite describe the shoulders, due to the cutaways...

Meanwhile back at the bench, John sent pics this afternoon 20211013_151007.jpg20211013_152549.jpg
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Old 10-13-2021, 06:32 PM
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20211007_142755.jpg

A different crop of the cutaways pic. See what I mean, Mike?

Play on folks and have FUN

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Congratulations on yet another fantastic JK build. The wood choices are stunning!
I will be watching throughout the build, drooling all over the keyboard.
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Old 10-15-2021, 01:23 PM
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This just in from John

"Bent lining pieces for laminating the top bass side. The bent square of Koko wood will be reinforcement for the sound port. It goes on first. Such exotic woods. I got the Koko wood from an old friend in Atlanta over 40 years ago. This is the last of it nearly."20211015_145220.jpg

Trust John to use beautiful and exotic wood where no one will even see it! Hahahaha

He is using Western Red Cedar for the linings and inner bits. He says it is even lighter and sounds better than Spanish Cedar (which is not actually a true Cedar)

Thanks Godfather. Keep a towel handy.... hope you are doing GREAT

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R.T 2c 12 fret Custom
2016 552ce 12X12
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A few choice 90s Taylors
Some budget electrics
Bunch of drums

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Old 10-19-2021, 04:50 PM
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Arm bevel lining glued up. Laminated WRC.
Go John, Go
Paul 20211019_095119.jpg
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Bunch of drums
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Old 10-19-2021, 08:43 PM
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So far, so good guys! Here’s a vote for Bocote trim on that pretty Myrtle body. First cousin to Ziricote, but with a hint more green to its hue which seems to go well with Myrtle. Just a thought.

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That's some nice and different looking wood ... another thread
got me wondering about osage orange... I "reverbed" it and got one
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... same maker ...

-Mike
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Old 11-02-2021, 11:06 AM
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Thanks for the suggestion Steve! I am leaving the binding wood up to John, as he, like you, has spectacular sense of what works together!


Hey Hubcapsc, that Osage Orange back is pretty! That one is a Steve Kinnaird build, I believe. Stay tuned for more.

I hope everyone had a fine Halloween! No sugar hangovers, either....

These pics just arrived:


20211102_091633.jpg.
Carving the ganged laminated WRC lining/bevel support.

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I really LOVE these Celtic Knot rosettes. Not sure about the extra rings...
please let me know YOUR thoughts!

Don't worry. John is NOT using particle board for the top! Hahahaha
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R.T 2c 12 fret Custom
2016 552ce 12X12
R.Wilson Weissy

A few choice 90s Taylors
Some budget electrics
Bunch of drums

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Old 11-02-2021, 09:37 PM
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I say leave the rings but maybe bring them in a little tighter?
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Old 11-02-2021, 10:20 PM
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I say leave the rings but maybe bring them in a little tighter?
I agree. I am not a fan of oversized rosettes.
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Old 11-03-2021, 02:53 PM
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Just in from John:20211103_103117.jpg

"Lining glued in shaped and sanded.

All western red cedar just like the top.

Next I glue in the carbon fiber supports then side braces then the sliding mechanism for the adjustable neck."

Woohoo

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R.T 2c 12 fret Custom
2016 552ce 12X12
R.Wilson Weissy

A few choice 90s Taylors
Some budget electrics
Bunch of drums
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Old 11-03-2021, 03:47 PM
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Yum--look at those myrtle sides! And the cedar top should look beautiful with them.

I love my myrtle guitar--I predict you will love yours as well!

Looking good, John and Paul!
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