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As far as I know (and I don't know everything!) the only all-Myrtle steel-string guitars existent are from Breedlove. There are probably others.

I have had good luck with my previous (nine?) all-hardwood guitars, as their owners will attest, and spectacular results with my Myrtle back'n'side guitars. Thus it seem like barely any risk at all to combine the efforts into an all-Myrtle guitar and have a reasonable expectation of something truly special.

Yesterday I put the first coat of varnish on CN#4, the guitar of the moment. Like my previous Myrtle work, I have treated this with my rendition of the Cremonese Violin maker's varnish secret, which seems well suited to Myrtle.





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Looks mighty tasty, Bruce--looking forward to hearing the end result.
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Looks mighty tasty, Bruce--looking forward to hearing the end result.
Looks VERY NICE!!!

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Gorgeous Bruce!
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Okay, Bruce, you win: this is officially the most beautiful guitar ever built. If Apollo abandoned the lyre for the guitar (and who wouldn't?), this is the one he would want. But remind us again why this is called a couch noodler. Something about the body depth?

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As far as I know (and I don't know everything!) the only all-Myrtle steel-string guitars existent are from Breedlove. There are probably others.
There are many other extant all-myrtle steel-string guitars. Les Stansell, for example, has built some.
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There are many other extant all-myrtle steel-string guitars. Les Stansell, for example, has built some.
I spoke with Les last week and thought his were nylon strung, including Myrtle bridges. Perhaps I have made an assumption based on knowing him for years and never having seen a Steel String Stansell.
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A guitar player who fell for my work when visiting Dream Guitars last year called me today. He has taken up fiddle and noticed I have more than a few of them. He thought I might be a good judge of their tone and playability. I couldn't disagree. Here's what I'm sending him. It's a 1900 or so German made violin labeled as a Stradavari, as so many are, but this one is quite worthy. I believe the aging is all natural.





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