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Old 01-30-2019, 07:26 PM
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Default New Wilborn Guitars Warhorse

Here's a new build. This is the first build thread I've ever managed myself, so please forgive me if I post things in a less-than-elegant way.

I'm very excited about this one. It's a bit of a departure for me, since I'll be employing every single modern and snazzy feature I know. In fact this guitar will be completely maxed out with features. Two bevels, a soundport, laminated sides, a cutaway, a radially braced back, a multi-scale neck, and the finest woods I have in my shop. I'll be building this onto a WarHorse, which is my version of a dreadnought. My version is in keeping with my other guitars- a sharp upper bout,
a waist-forward configuration, and no flat spots. All curves and balance.

The top is master grade red spruce (Adirondack) and it's the nicest looking Adi top I've ever seen, or tapped. I was saving it for my alleged "dream guitar" that I was going to build for myself, but what the heck- this is a great use for it. The back and sides are old growth Brazilian Rosewood, quarter sawn and a lovely dark chocolate tone with no weird defects or knot shadows. It's the real deal! It has a piece of paper that says it is CITES compliant (whatever that means in reality, I don't know...) and was carbon dated to the 19th century. Its sweet. It will be bound in landscape cocobolo, and will have jet black Gaboon ebony bridge and fingerboard. The purflings, etc., I have yet to decide on.

Thanks to Dale for this exciting commission! I'm going to really enjoy this.
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Old 01-30-2019, 08:03 PM
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Wowser Ben. As a lot of you know, I am personally a big fan of Wilborn guitars. This one is going to be amazing Ben, the woods look amazing. That Coco billet looks fantastic.
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Old 01-30-2019, 08:05 PM
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Thanks Tom. Yep, I wish I had a big old billet of that cocobolo!
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Ben, thanks for taking the time to chronicle your work... See ya @ Artisan...
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My pleasure! Can't wait till Artisan!
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Thanks for sharing this Ben!

And what a monster this will be. I am a huge fan of bevels, ports, etc. they certainly add a LOT to the player's experience.

Dale is going for the Gusto for sure.

I am looking way forward to this!

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Old 01-30-2019, 09:22 PM
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Thanks for sharing this Ben!

And what a monster this will be. I am a huge fan of bevels, ports, etc. they certainly add a LOT to the player's experience.

Dale is going for the Gusto for sure.

I am looking way forward to this!

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Thanks for hangin' out! I'm with you, especially on the port. They are standard issue on my guitars, and really enhance a player's experience.
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Oh my goodness...BEN started his own thread??? Say it ain't so

But, yes I'm GLAD you did!! This should be awesome to follow. Can't wait to see what new innovations you introduce to all of us. Love your work Ben. That is some gorgeous wood also. Thanks again for sharing!
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Old 01-30-2019, 10:44 PM
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Oh my goodness...BEN started his own thread??? Say it ain't so

But, yes I'm GLAD you did!! This should be awesome to follow. Can't wait to see what new innovations you introduce to all of us. Love your work Ben. That is some gorgeous wood also. Thanks again for sharing!
Thanks Mike, welcome aboard! This should be fun. I'm doing some new stuff on this one, so we shall see what we shall see.
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Amazing woods on this one, Ben!

What scale lengths are you going to be using?

Really looking forward to following along...
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Amazing woods on this one, Ben!

What scale lengths are you going to be using?

Really looking forward to following along...
Howdy! I am going to use a half inch disparity- basically a 25.4" on the bass side, and a 24.9 on the treble.
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Going to be fun. Iíll be following along. Iím excited to see a fully loaded Wilborn.
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Pulling out all the stops! Can't wait to see this one come to life, Ben. Those woods look top notch!
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Going to be fun. Iíll be following along. Iím excited to see a fully loaded Wilborn.
Thanks for joining me! The deluxe-est Wilborn ever.
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Pulling out all the stops! Can't wait to see this one come to life, Ben. Those woods look top notch!
Thank you, good Z! It should be fun.
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