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Old 01-30-2021, 01:32 PM
Nemoman Nemoman is offline
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Your set is so well bookmatched I'd be tempted to not use a backstrip.

It'll look great either way!
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Old 02-08-2021, 11:25 PM
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With no backstrip, you see all the beautiful wood.

With the backstrip, some think it frames the wood nicely.

Can't go wrong with either!
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Old 02-13-2021, 03:40 AM
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Thanks for the suggestions! We went with no backstrip on this one.

The Back after being glued!

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Back 2.jpg

Here is the beautiful bearclaw spruce Karan chose for me!

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The Rosette! Stone Engraving in Ebony!

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Old 03-06-2021, 07:36 PM
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Welcome — I'm also now following you.
I've usually spent a few months a year in Chennai,
and as soon as The Thing goes poof!, or even semi-poof, my wife and I are flying to her fsmily home there.
i'm very curious about guitars he's made with unusual woods like tamarind and monkeypod. — and his bracing design and materials? and use of high tech such as titanium truss rod, graphite bridge plate, . . . ?
Once your guitar-build chronicle has ended well, I'd love to hear your experiences of other high-end Indian or Indian-based luthiers.
As you may suspect, visiting the Bigfoot workshop is a major priority for me. Luckily my wife's family is co-based in Mumbai and New Delhi.
— welcome again, as in howdy namste —
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