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Congrats Tad...

From an owner of a guitar made from a sister pernambuco set, 2,600 miles to the east...
Oh, I remember that guitar - and very, very well -

but its another of yours thats on my top ten list, and as long as I don't have your address, you have nothing to worry about -

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I've heard the name. I will go listen to him and find out exactly how embarrassed I should be. The vast majority of the music I listen to is made by people I actually know, since high school, anyway!
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Tadol,From the owner of another L00 wrx pernambuco} I agree with your comments.Tom
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I put strings on the BRW classical today:







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Old 01-19-2016, 05:31 PM
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Boy that's purdy...

Kudos...
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I made myself a Jazz guitar this last spring, as many will recall. I did show it at Woodstock, but I put a price on it high enough to be confident it would not sell. I am now making another that I will price realistically. If I have it at the Santa Barbara event I will offer it there. I plan to make this one aesthetically similar to the last, but am targeting a different character. The last was more traditional, this one will be more contemporary.


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Beautiful Bruce...

I remember the figure in that black cherry billet. It's a stunner!

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I made myself a Jazz guitar this last spring, as many will recall. I did show it at Woodstock, but I put a price on it high enough to be confident it would not sell. I am now making another that I will price realistically. If I have it at the Santa Barbara event I will offer it there. I plan to make this one aesthetically similar to the last, but am targeting a different character. The last was more traditional, this one will be more contemporary.


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This cherry is significantly more challenging a carve than the big leaf maple I've mostly used in the past for my JZ series. I did make one from hard maple once, but like childbirth (they say), I can scarcely recall it.

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This cherry is significantly more challenging a carve than the big leaf maple I've mostly used in the past for my JZ series. I did make one from hard maple once, but like childbirth (they say), I can scarcely recall it.
How is it challenging Bruce?
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How is it challenging Bruce?
Sorry about the ambiguity, I meant it is harder to carve. Not because it is wild, but literally harder. I am sharpening more often.
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Sorry about the ambiguity, I meant it is harder to carve. Not because it is wild, but literally harder. I am sharpening more often.
This likely illustrates how you need to take published hardness data with a “large grain of salt” and judge the piece at hand:

• Bigleaf Maple - 3,780N
• Black Cherry - 4,230N
• Sugar Maple – 6,450 N

I suspect Bruce’s billet is much “harder” than the published hardness for black cherry and more towards Sugar Maple.
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If the rest of Bob's Janka scale were right by my experience, I'd put this cherry at about 5550.
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Plates are carved, sides are bent, and I am doing a bit of assembly today:





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Old 01-24-2016, 03:33 PM
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It appears that you have flattened your arch on this new JZ and also adjusted your x-brace angle and junction location. Your last JZ is shown in the lower photo of each of these composites.

Beautiful work...



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Old 01-24-2016, 05:12 PM
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I also moved the ff holes out board some as well as a bit north, and it will have 7/32" shorter strings.
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