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Old 01-31-2019, 01:41 PM
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That is looking very pretty. The rosette looks retro and business like as if this guitar is designed for serious players. Ebony fingerboard carries that theme too. I like it.

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Old 01-31-2019, 02:30 PM
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That back is stunning!!! Great looking guitar, Steve!
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Very tasteful fingerboard inlays...
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That is looking very pretty. The rosette looks retro and business like as if this guitar is designed for serious players. Ebony fingerboard carries that theme too. I like it.

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Thanks John, I'm loving it!!
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Old 01-31-2019, 08:46 PM
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That is looking very pretty. The rosette looks retro and business like as if this guitar is designed for serious players. Ebony fingerboard carries that theme too. I like it.

KBE
Thanks much, Kinnaird Brothers East! It seems (around here, perhaps?) that tradition is the new novelty. Anyway, a few concentric circles is a very satisfying solution that will never go out of style. Well, if geometry goes obsolete I'm in trouble.

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That back is stunning!!! Great looking guitar, Steve!
Joel so pleased you stopped by. And thanks for the kind word!


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Very tasteful fingerboard inlays...
Thank you Tom, I've always been partial to this old design.

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Some more shots of neck building.

Steve using a saw rasp to rough carve the neck.




Then a scraper to fine tune it.




Inlay in the peghead.





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Wow, that headstock is looking good !!
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Laying out the inlay for the back of the peghead.




Using a jeweler’s saw to cut out the mother of pearl.




A look at the final inlay.



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Old 02-12-2019, 10:45 AM
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Looks perfect guy's. The idea of the inlay was to honor my Dad who passed away a couple of months ago and also to honor my Grandkids, the newest of which will be born in March. The growing flowers represent life beginning again, the halo for those who have passed, intertwined to show family. Steve pulled it off perfectly and I couldn't be happier with how it turned out. Thanks Steve/Ryan, this means a lot to me.
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Looks perfect guy's. The idea of the inlay was to honor my Dad who passed away a couple of months ago and also to honor my Grandkids, the newest of which will be born in March. The growing flowers represent life beginning again, the halo for those who have passed, intertwined to show family. Steve pulled it off perfectly and I couldn't be happier with how it turned out. Thanks Steve/Ryan, this means a lot to me.
Very nice, I love the meaning.
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Very nice, I love the meaning.
Thanks Tom, I've followed several of your builds and love the personal touches each have had. Hopefully this guitar makes it to BIG for folks to enjoy, I'm sure it will be amazing, and I'm speaking of both this guitar and BIG being amazing!
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This is ridiculously beautiful.
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Old 02-17-2019, 09:09 PM
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This is ridiculously beautiful.
Thank you, Ben, that is absurdly appreciated.

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This is ridiculously beautiful.
Thanks Ben. The guitar just returned from the finishing spa at the end of last week, hopefully pictures coming soon. I got a sneak peek and all I can say is WOW.
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Old 02-26-2019, 04:59 PM
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So, one of the nerve-wracking jobs was done today--namely, cutting free the masking tape that was shielding the top from finish. This is one of those steps where you want (and need) a pair of steady hands. Steady hands were so last century, though...
Anyway it was done, successfully, preparing for this step:

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Each step, and it looks more like a guitar.
Dave chose an African Blackwood bridge which, granted, isn't obvious from this pic. But the subtle browns in its grain work well with that sinker redwood top.
Not long now, Dave!
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