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Old 10-29-2018, 09:40 AM
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Thank you everyone for all the love, I should have this guitar in my hands this week and will give my first impressions as soon as I can. I have very high expectations which I am sure will be met.
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Old 10-29-2018, 10:16 AM
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What a gorgeous guitar Tom! Bruce builds such fine instruments. I played one at Woodstock a number of years ago, and it's still with me (only in memories, unfortunately). The fretboard looks great with the snakewood- so cool! I think Kathy will come around when she sees it

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Old 10-29-2018, 10:23 AM
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What a gorgeous guitar Tom! Bruce builds such fine instruments. I played one at Woodstock a number of years ago, and it's still with me (only in memories, unfortunately). The fretboard looks great with the snakewood- so cool! I think Kathy will come around when she sees it

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Haha, no Kathy loves the fretboard what she may not be so quick to back me up on is the fact that I am so agreeable LOL
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Old 10-29-2018, 10:48 AM
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Oh.... That one I'll stay out of!

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Old 10-29-2018, 01:01 PM
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Today I will clean up Tom's guitar, make a truss rod cover, a second slightly higher saddle for "just in case", and take some photos. Tomorrow I plan to ship.
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Old 10-29-2018, 06:16 PM
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I went out to take some pictures and found the winter coming up quickly enough that I had already lost the light I prefer . . . so I took a few shots anyway. I made a new saddle AND a new nut, and the truss rod cover as well. The guitars plays as I would wish now, and tomorrow I will do the final cleaning and then the packing/shipping ritual. And hopefully, some better pics, though these are good enough for the documentation, which is my actual reason for doing them.









Tom and I picked out a set of tuners which were black with snakewood buttons. Unfortunately, on closer scrutiny those are slothead tuners. It will be several weeks till I can get the spec'd ones, so these will have to do for the moment. Sorry about that, Tom.



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Old 10-29-2018, 06:19 PM
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She’s a beauty Maestro... Tom is in for a treat!
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Old 10-29-2018, 06:33 PM
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Wow, she looks great Bruce. Thank you. I love it all, but in particular, how the fretboard, rosette, that pick guard we picked out and the bridge all look so good together!

But, then again, how can I not list that BRW as the highlight or how the truss rod cover color blends with the more red streak in the middle of the front headstock veneer! I am just becoming more and more of a snakewood fan especially with this dark BRW. I can not wait to hear it. I remember being in your shop and every guitar you placed in my hands had the perfect set-up all playing so easily. I can't wait to experience that on my own Sexauer.

Tuners hmmm....do you want to just change them out in March???

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Kudos to Bruce and congrats, Tom--this really looks amazing!

Yet another one I'm looking forward to playing...

Can't remember if you mentioned this earlier--is this your first fan-fret (or I should say mild fan-fret)?
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Kudos to Bruce and congrats, Tom--this really looks amazing!

Yet another one I'm looking forward to playing...

Can't remember if you mentioned this earlier--is this your first fan-fret (or I should say mild fan-fret)?

Yes, for sure, my one and only. If I am not mistaken, I played one at the shop and it is so mild you may not realize you are playing one, but it is enough to help with drop tunings. I am so forward to all the folks coming in March that I wish were could just jump forward a few months!
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Old 10-29-2018, 07:08 PM
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Tuners hmmm....do you want to just change them out in March???

Tom
It is a simple screw-driver job, Tom, but if you're willing to wait that long, I'll do it in March with a smile.
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Old 10-29-2018, 07:51 PM
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I think those tuners look great, myself! Are they the same ones we were discussing on FB, Bruce?

Tom, this is surely one of the most beautiful guitars I've ever seen. I love Bruce's minimalist multi-scale: just enough asymmetry to give it a swagger, instead of, like many, looking drunk.
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Old 10-29-2018, 08:48 PM
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From certain angles, my JB doesn't look like a MultiScale at all. This is because the entire guitar is as asymmetrical as the fretboard. From other angles, however, traditionalists may experience vertigo like symptoms.
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Old 10-30-2018, 02:39 PM
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If you're not used up looking at pictures of Tom's guitar (to be shipped today), you can find my glaringly honest sunny day pictures of it HERE. I have cleaned it and put on a set of 80/20 John Pearce strings, which will not go up to tension till Tom takes it out of its Visesnut case around Friday.
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