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Old 02-10-2021, 09:59 AM
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I've had to split my time finishing another guitar the past week or two but I'm inching closer to buttoning up the woodwork on this one. As with the rest of the guitar, the "timeline" theme continues on the headstock with material collected by the client over his lifetime (everything except the maple purfling strips). First up is routing out the "background" for the design...




Filling it in with ebony...





Routing and chiseling out the middle sections (the central white line is elk antler)...





Gluing in the bordering strips and filling up the top section with some crushed coal from Wales...





The next section is fossil from a stone gathered from one of the great lakes...





A little bit more cleanup to do but pretty much done!





And of course with a hidden magnetic truss rod cover...





Thanks for looking!
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Looks amazing, Mike--great stuff!
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This is such a cool project, I can not believe the amount of detail you are putting into this for the client. It is going to be one of a kind for sure and amazing to own.
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This is such a cool project, I can not believe the amount of detail you are putting into this for the client. It is going to be one of a kind for sure and amazing to own.

Thanks! It's definitely the most custom build I've done for someone and it's great to see how excited the client is with the process.


Unrelated to this build but since this is my main thread at the moment I thought I'd mention that Tom Sands just put out a video podcast where myself, Tom, Dion James, and Joel Michaud chat for a little over an hour. Might be of interest to some of you!

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