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Old 09-08-2013, 02:48 PM
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Default #4: slope shoulders dread, sitka/sassafras

Hi everyone,

I would like to introduce you my latest build:
It's a dread with slope shoulders, 12 frets, the specs are:

-Bearclaw sitka top (from Lmi)
-Blackheart sassafras back and sides (from australian tonewoods)
-Ebony fingerboard, bindings and bridge
-Red purflings and shell inlay in the purflings and the rosette
-Kaya Mahogany neck with laminations
-Bone saddle and nut
-Nitro finish with spray rattle cans (last time I use these, I think..)

I made this guitar for.. myself

It has a quite wide neck (46.5mm on the nut, 58mm on the 12th fret), I wanted a neck comfortable for picking.

This guitar has many little flaws everywhere, the finish caused me a lot of trouble, because rattle cans are expensive and I think the lacquer is thinned too much in order to be used in cans.
So, to build a good finish it takes forever and costs a lot..

I hope you will enjoy it!

Thank you to all amazing luthiers who share their work on the agf, it is a true inspiration for me as an amateur luthier!

Quentin






This is my little assistant, gathering the wood shavings on the floor (yes, I work at home, with my son running around the table )



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Old 09-08-2013, 02:50 PM
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And a quick video for sound:
http://youtu.be/dEmw1HtwHaw

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Old 09-08-2013, 03:18 PM
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Classy looking guitar. Nice work!
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Old 09-08-2013, 04:35 PM
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Hey Quentin, nice work and a pretty bit of Sassy. Did you get the Khaya from Tim as well?

Jim
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Old 09-09-2013, 12:18 AM
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Thank you!
Actually the khaya is coming from a wood company based in Turkey.
I bought several boards of khaya 2 years ago, which was not quartered, so I used it with laminations
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Old 09-09-2013, 05:15 AM
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Wow, that is a gorgeous guitar. Sure looks beautifully built to my eye....
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Old 09-09-2013, 05:27 AM
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Default #4: slope shoulders dread, sitka/sassafras

I don't know where you see flaws. I think it look wonderful! I'll listen to the sound clip later, but really like the look of the guitar and you should be very proud of yourself!!
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Gorgeous guitar, Quentin! Sounds very nice too. Thanks for sharing the photos and video.
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Old 09-09-2013, 11:24 AM
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Really nice looking guitar--love the look of the sassafras and the headstock! Very cool to see your little guy running around helping with the clean-up! :-)
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Old 09-10-2013, 10:34 PM
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Thank you guys!
I owe you a lot because this forum is really inspiring!
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Old 09-11-2013, 08:33 PM
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Wow, that seemed fast.
18, 19 pictures in, and you've got strings on.
Would you like a job? (Ryan's quick, but I'm always slowing him down.)

Oh, and a fine looking guitar for sure. Beautiful set of Sasafrass!

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Old 09-12-2013, 09:59 AM
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Thank you Steve!
Actually, the guitar took me 7 months to build, because I do it at home, and I don't have room for a worktable, etc..
I have to unpack my tools and pack it again when I'm done, which takes a lot of time...
I have many other pictures, though..

Here you can see a picture of my go bar deck: my piano!



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Old 09-12-2013, 12:59 PM
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super cool guitar! the headstock veneer gives an awesome look.
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Old 09-12-2013, 02:27 PM
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Great looking guitar. Sassafras is one of the most beautiful tonewoods around, inspired choice for a 4th build, great work.

I really like the picture of the 'shop floor assistant' - he looks very happy there!
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