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Old 07-03-2016, 07:35 AM
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Default My first Archtop

So, this is my first archtop build.

Soundboard: Englemann Spruce
Back and sides: QLD Maple (Australian)
Neck: Australian Red Cedar
Fretboard: Australian Gidgee
Pickguard and headstock veneer: Gidgee
Bindings: Curly Maple
Pickup: Benedetto S6

I'm really pleased with the outcome, it is loud acoustically and sounds awesome plugged in. I will definitely be making more. I loved the hand carving although my wife would probably point out at this moment that I did complain of shoulder pain at the time!









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Old 07-03-2016, 07:45 AM
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Wow that's beautiful, and I love the Aussie woods. Where on the central coast are you? I'm down in Sydney.
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Congrats and thanks for sharing it with us...
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Old 07-03-2016, 04:24 PM
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Wow that's beautiful, and I love the Aussie woods. Where on the central coast are you? I'm down in Sydney.
I'm at 6/8 Bonnal Rd, Erina. Feel free to drop in at the workshop.
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That's your FIRST? (Jaw drops.)
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I used to be able to rough carve a plate in a day, but as I've aged I find I like to instead spend an hour or two every other day for a week. There are plenty of other less strenuous tasks to fill the space between sessions, and it gives me time to consider the target.
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