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Old 11-30-2018, 06:54 PM
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Yesterday the head was around 40%, today perhaps 93%:

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How lovely. Thank you for sharing the build photos.

I was trying to understand better the two thin strips (darker wood?) running longitudinally down the neck. At first, I simply thought that the neck was laminated from five pieces of wood, but now I am less sure of this. Did you rout out the cavities within a one-piece neck for hard-wood inserts to be added (under fret-board area)? Is this to add stability?
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Old 12-01-2018, 10:31 AM
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This neck is made from Cuban Cedar, and the black stripes are 1/8” x 3/8” carbon fiber strips inlaid on edge. While the neck will not be adjustable as far as relief is concerned, if I do my work correctly it won’t need to be as it will be very stable. Thanks for asking.
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Old 12-01-2018, 11:44 AM
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May get the sides bent today! Or maybe not, as I am going to a party in Berkeley this afternoon where I will once again see/hear Eric Skye play.
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Old 12-03-2018, 04:31 PM
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This back will go on in a few minutes:



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Old 12-03-2018, 06:46 PM
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The back is on. It came out as centered as I could hope (always a question). I shaped the heel enough that I can proceed to binding.



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Old 12-04-2018, 07:54 PM
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Top binding is done, the back is still to come:

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Old 12-05-2018, 05:42 AM
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I did not see any previous posts regarding that rosette. It is quite stunning. Is there a story behind that?
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Old 12-05-2018, 09:38 AM
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Not much of a story, Tom. The customer wanted a rosette similar to the one I used in my last classical guitar, and thatís what he got.
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I like that rosette a lot too. Sexy side tapes!
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Old 12-05-2018, 02:49 PM
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Here's the 4th and final quarter of the binding going on:
This back will go on in a few minutes:



Here's the back cleaned up after binding, and with the fingerboard on with clamps till the glue dries:

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Old 12-05-2018, 03:58 PM
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I guess I meant it looks amazing and did you inlay all those diamonds etc. It looks like a bugger to do. Thought there may be more to the story of the work behind it.
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Old 12-05-2018, 06:53 PM
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Tom, You are exposing my corner-cutting in a public forum! Those are two commercial rosettes, one inlaid into the other. It does look good, which is why we did it, but aside from the tuners and the strings, it's the one thing I can't take full credit for. Well, there the actual wood, too.

I shaped the neck this afternoon. There's further to go, but I am off to an old tyme session.




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Old 12-05-2018, 08:10 PM
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ummm, no shame in that, it is stunning. You had the vision and the skill to do it. When something looks that good, why reproduce it. I congratulate you on it.
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