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Old 03-18-2018, 03:44 PM
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Default Spohn guitars MD, 00 and OM

Hey guys, I finally found some time to show you some pictures of the guitars I just started.

Some of you already know the woods because of the last thread I started:

http://www.acousticguitarforum.com/f...d.php?t=493507

First the wenge MD. Some of you thought it might get a little bit "boring" to use wenge, but I think it is a great sounding wood. Also due to its clean and simple look it gives room for some more inlays!
So here are the specs:

Back&sides: Wenge
Top: Swiss "moon" spruce
Headcap: Custom
Rosette: Dyed burl
Bindings: Ebony
Neck: Mahogany
Fretboard: Ebony
Bridge: Wenge or ebony

Nut width: 44mm
Scale: 25"
Fretboard radius: 20"
Tuners: Alessi

Custom options:
Cutaway
End graft
Soundport
Segmented backstrip

Here are the first pictures of this one!









And the second guitar is going to be made out of the extraordinary piece of european walnut most of you voted for. The design is going to be really simple as I want to let the wood speak for itself.
Some specs of this one too:

Back&sides: Curly european walnut
Top: Swiss "moon" spruce
Headcap: Curly european walnut
Rosette: Ebony burl
Bindings: Ebony
Neck: Mahogany
Fretboard: Ebony
Bridge: Ebony

Nut width: 44mm
Scale: 25"
Fretboard radius: 20"
Tuners: Alessi










There is a third and very special guitar on the bench but I will tell you more about this one in the next days!
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Superb work Max...!!! thx for sharing
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Old 03-21-2018, 02:50 PM
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Superb work Max...!!! thx for sharing
Thank you Dave!!!
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Really beautiful Max!
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Thank you Paul!
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The third guitar that I am currently building is pretty special to me because it is the last guitar that I have to build for my studies before graduating in summer!

This guitar is a curly european maple OM and here are the specs:

Back&sides: European maple
Top: Bearclaw alpine spruce
Headcap: Custom
Rosette: Dyed burl and horn with gold leaf
Bindings: Wenge
Neck: Mahogany
Fretboard: Ebony
Bridge: Wenge

Nut width: 44mm
Scale: 25"
Fretboard radius: 20"
Tuners: Alessi or Scheller

Custom options:
Cutaway
End graft
Manzer wedge
Segmented backstrip







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These are looking fantastic, Max! I really like your rosettes!
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These are looking fantastic, Max! I really like your rosettes!
Thank you Geoff!!!

I have some updates of the guitars for you!

All the boxes are finally closed and the bindings are in.
Here are some pics for you!





Also I already made the headstocks!

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I think I found the inspiration for your rosettes!
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Very cool rosettes!
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I think I found the inspiration for your rosettes!
Good guess! But no I am inspired by the work of Ray Kraut as on all my inlay work and by the artist Wissily Kandinsky.

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Thank you!
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Max, guitars are coming along GREAT...!!!
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Very lovely work and design. That walnut is exquisite. Love the shape too. How big is the guitar? Russ Parker
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Wow—cool. The figured Walnut in the 00 is a nice match with the modern clean lines in particular to my eye. What amazing work!
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Good guess! But no I am inspired by the work of Ray Kraut as on all my inlay work and by the artist Wissily Kandinsky.



Thank you!
Is "Wissily Kandinsky" in any way related to Wassily Kandinsky?
but anyway... the tops look really beautiful... congrats to this impressive work
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