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Old 11-14-2018, 12:55 PM
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I've been on the hunt for more 100 yr old+ woods to expand my selection for the Woodsman model. I just came across a number of 150 yr old+ salvaged Mahogany back and side sets that originated in the Central American country of Belize:



They are very hard sets with nice character and ring. I'm looking forward to making guitars with these!
We'll look forward to that thread. That set looks great and good to know that you ear agrees.

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Old 11-14-2018, 02:10 PM
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This thread is looking better and better, canít wait to see the finished instrument
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Old 11-14-2018, 03:25 PM
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Oh my, that pair sure will make a fine looking guitar!
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Old 11-14-2018, 04:11 PM
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We'll look forward to that thread. That set looks great and good to know that you ear agrees.

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Jayne
Thanks Jayne! Hopefully, you wonít need to wait too long, I really am enjoying making this guitar!

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This thread is looking better and better, canít wait to see the finished instrument
It wonít be long. Iím away on vacation next week but, it will finish up pretty quickly after that.

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Oh my, that pair sure will make a fine looking guitar!
I really think this is a great combination too. On several levels: looks, sound, and age.

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Old 11-15-2018, 10:41 AM
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Here I am shaping and cleaning up the back ladder braces:



The back is being glued on:



Tomorrow I'll do the top and close up the box.

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Old 11-15-2018, 02:26 PM
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Here I am shaping and cleaning up the back ladder braces:


This has got to be the messiest photo I ever seen you present!!!
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Old 11-15-2018, 02:47 PM
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This has got to be the messiest photo I ever seen you present!!!
I normally rail against this whole idea of the dusty old man working in his dusty old shop. However, if Iím going to get in to this whole vintage influenced guitar project I feel itís only right that I embrace my inner Geppetto!
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I normally rail against this whole idea of the dusty old man working in his dusty old shop. However, if Iím going to get in to this whole vintage influenced guitar project I feel itís only right that I embrace my inner Geppetto!
Honestly, it's good to see you're not this mythical god-like person who doesn't make a mess!!
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Old 11-16-2018, 05:23 AM
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Red face So I had this thought

When I was putting my plans together for this guitar one thing I didn’t mention was how I am pricing this model. Part of the idea of building this minimalistic vintage style guitar is that I am making a great sounding, well built instrument with mostly over 100 yr old select woods and will be selling it finished at my base price.
I am having a lot of fun reasearching and putting this guitar together and I have a lot yet to come. My original intentions were to go through this build thread and then have kind of a reveal and say, “and you get all this at my base price!”
I was thinking this morning if I was following this build thread with somebody going through all the stuff they we’re doing with their new model and in the end they announced, “all this at my base price” I’m afraid my reaction might be,
“Well, I guess that didn’t come out so well!”
So before I finish this guitar I’m telling you now this is a high character, vintage style guitar, with woods you’d normally pay a premium for, at my base price.
Oh, and it’s coming out great!
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Old 11-16-2018, 06:26 AM
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I was wondering if that wasn't your original intent, but thought maybe you were leaving yourself some wiggle room in case you couldn't resist the urge to beautify. This is already a whole lot of added value for the price, and a whole lot of beauty!

As far as your inner Geppetto goes, I doubt that messy old man would have such beautiful, pristine tools, or would take such artistic photos of the process. I love that about your work, Mark - you take time and care, so nothing looks generic: everything is art. Bravo!
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Mark, this is shaping up beautifully! I'm kind of surprised it isn't presold at this point. You've got plenty of fans, and your excitement about this build is so evident. I can only imagine how nice this guitar is going to feel, look and sound.
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Old 11-16-2018, 09:49 AM
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I was wondering if that wasn't your original intent, but thought maybe you were leaving yourself some wiggle room in case you couldn't resist the urge to beautify. This is already a whole lot of added value for the price, and a whole lot of beauty!

As far as your inner Geppetto goes, I doubt that messy old man would have such beautiful, pristine tools, or would take such artistic photos of the process. I love that about your work, Mark - you take time and care, so nothing looks generic: everything is art. Bravo!
Thank you SJ VanSandt. You would laugh at me if you saw how long I spent trying to lay those tools out in a ďcasualĒ manner for that messy picture!

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Mark, this is shaping up beautifully! I'm kind of surprised it isn't presold at this point. You've got plenty of fans, and your excitement about this build is so evident. I can only imagine how nice this guitar is going to feel, look and sound.
Thanks Mike, I suppose the being a new model folks want to see it finished first but, certainly if someone wants to buy it right off I wouldnít say no!
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Old 11-16-2018, 11:05 AM
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Here is a picture showing the joined back and sides. I hit it with a wipe of Naptha to show the color on this old Eastern Black Walnut:

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Wow, Mark. When you say it should just "shake in your hands" you are speaking my language!

I'm just getting ready to celebrate one year with the amazing Lullaby Guitar, and it keeps getting better. Now this 00 has me thinking about what's next and, of course, how both of my daughters need their own special heirloom guitar. I couldn't have them fighting over just the one...
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Old 11-16-2018, 04:53 PM
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Wow, Mark. When you say it should just "shake in your hands" you are speaking my language!

I'm just getting ready to celebrate one year with the amazing Lullaby Guitar, and it keeps getting better. Now this 00 has me thinking about what's next and, of course, how both of my daughters need their own special heirloom guitar. I couldn't have them fighting over just the one...
Glad you're following along on this one and thanks for commenting. You're right, it's not right that those poor girls need to fight over just one. If I can help in anyway just let me know!
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