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Old 02-19-2019, 07:04 PM
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Old 02-19-2019, 08:23 PM
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Congratulations Tom and Bobby on what looks like an amazing experience for you both! Especially loving that tiled rosette
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That is looking superb!
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Oh my did that BRW come to life with finish. It looks amazingly beautiful.
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Looks like a killer guitar, Tom! Awesome stuff--really like the elegant lines of this model.

Hopefully, Bobby will record some soundclips so that we can hear it sing!

Congrats, Bobby!
Thanks Kevin! I'm very happy how it is turning out. I talked to Bobby today and he does have plans to record some videos of it. Hope all is well your way

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That just look insane! Now this is torture waiting for my build to start.
Thanks Andrew! Torture! Waiting is the best part I promise it will be here before you know it.

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Outstanding Tom......
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Congratulations Tom and Bobby on what looks like an amazing experience for you both! Especially loving that tiled rosette
Thanks Zeke! The tiled rosettes are becoming very poplar for me. I'm really liking them myself.

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Thanks Tom! I agree the Brazilian did come to life. It's amazing what finish will do.
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What are the specs on the MD? I don't see them on your website. The pics remind me of the shape of my Goodall Standard (which is not a bad thing.) A couple of of the pics look like it is fairly deep too.
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What are the specs on the MD? I don't see them on your website. The pics remind me of the shape of my Goodall Standard (which is not a bad thing.) A couple of of the pics look like it is fairly deep too.
Hey hoopsfan the depth at the neck and tailblock are typical dread depths at 4" and 5". Here are the other dimensions

Lower bout 15.875
Upper bout11.75
Waist 10.5
Length 20.187

This is my first MD so that is why it isn't on the website yet. But this particular one will be sooner than later. Thanks, Tom
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The MD has been strung up for about a week. I like to have the guitar strung up for at least a week before I fret it. Once it's under tension for a bit I put it on the stewmac neck jig. On this jig I can get the neck to stay in the position as if there was string tension on it without the strings being in the way. I then level the fretboard as perfect as possible. I like to have it as straight as possible with a touch of fall off on the tongue, treble side straight, little relief on the bass side.











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For the frets I'm using gold evo. I typically use stainless fret wire but lately been loving the evo. The fret are treated with semi hemisherical fret ends. Tomorrow I'll have them all in and leveled. Thanks for looking!



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That more or less fails to be terrible. Very well done.
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Wonderful, Tom!
Reminds me that we often pay such close attention to the sound box and bracing, choice of woods and finishes, that we miss this part of the process, despite the many thoughts concerns on action.....and how exacting all that work on the neck really must be.
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Very cool update Tom, thanks for the pics and description. I'm crazy excited about getting this one!!!
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Very cool update Tom, thanks for the pics and description. I'm crazy excited about getting this one!!!
Just got back from Tom's shop - Bobby, you are going to be happy camper, I promise!!

I took all 4 of my guitars out and Tom and I had a nice chat for a couple hours.....truly one of the nicest guys ever.
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Tom, that is just outstanding. Your work is so impressive.
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Absolutely a most brilliant tactic....keeping the neck strung for a week before fretting. This makes so much sense as it is giving the wood time to stabilized.
Did you come up with this idea?
Also, Do you find any difference in sound between the Evo Gold and the stainless?
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That more or less fails to be terrible. Very well done.
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Wonderful, Tom!
Reminds me that we often pay such close attention to the sound box and bracing, choice of woods and finishes, that we miss this part of the process, despite the many thoughts concerns on action.....and how exacting all that work on the neck really must be.
Great pics.....thanks
Fred
Very true Fred. I've always said that setup and tone really go hand in hand. If someone picks up the guitar and if it's not setup properly that's not a great first impression.

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Very cool update Tom, thanks for the pics and description. I'm crazy excited about getting this one!!!
You should have the guitar by this time tomorrow

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Just got back from Tom's shop - Bobby, you are going to be happy camper, I promise!!

I took all 4 of my guitars out and Tom and I had a nice chat for a couple hours.....truly one of the nicest guys ever.
Glad you made it out Todd. It's always a pleasure meeting up with you.

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Tom, that is just outstanding. Your work is so impressive.
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Absolutely a most brilliant tactic....keeping the neck strung for a week before fretting. This makes so much sense as it is giving the wood time to stabilized.
Did you come up with this idea?
Also, Do you find any difference in sound between the Evo Gold and the stainless?
I'm sure other people have done the same method as I do before I install frets. I started doing it because it just made sense to me. I've done it for years that way. What also helped me was back in the day I would get my guitars PLEKed and the computer would do a virtual scan of the fretboard. So I could see where my problem areas were on the fretboard. When I started doing my fretboard this way they vastly improved. Far as the difference tonaly between gold evo and stainless I personally can't tell a difference.
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