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The whole thing is looking good Mark!
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Here is the full bodied BRW Josie SJ model after the initial clean-up:







That Adirondack top is looking pretty good, don't you think?

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Old 02-12-2015, 10:58 AM
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The whole thing is looking good Mark!
Thanks Tom and Jon,

I'll post pictures of the cut-away shortly to compare.

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Old 02-12-2015, 03:38 PM
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Here are some progress pictures of the other BRW Josie SJ guitar. I've started closing up the box:









This one will have black ebony trimmed with Blue Paua abalone.

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These two builds are captivating. Awesome stuff Mark!
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That is one beautiful set of BRW, the way the grain runs between the back and sides, wow. This rivals the grain of the Koa you ended 2014 on in terms of "outstandingness"!!!!
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Old 02-13-2015, 04:46 AM
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Thanks Cigarfan and TomB'sox,

I glued on the top last night and will clean that up today. We'll get a good look with the body closed up today.

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Old 02-13-2015, 12:49 PM
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Here is the top being glued on:



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I'm very happy with how the grain lined up at the point:



I like the dark chocolate color with the pale top:



I bent the binding today, setting up for the next steps.

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Hey, Mark, I have to say I'm glad it's you who has that extraordinarily sumptuous Brazilian Rosewood to work with. In the hands of a lesser luthier, it just wouldn't be fair... Both of these guitars featured here are out of this world. The level of craft and aesthetic design you're bringing to these builds is truly inspiring. And you do proper justice to the materials you are using. Awesome work!
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Oh Man. Does that really need binding? I would have a tough time putting anything along those edges!
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That is just completely awesome the way the grain lines up so perfectly on the cutout. I would think just making the cuts the width of the blade would take out just enough wood that there would be a least a little step in the pattern, but that is perfect. Great job!
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Hey, Mark, I have to say I'm glad it's you who has that extraordinarily sumptuous Brazilian Rosewood to work with. In the hands of a lesser luthier, it just wouldn't be fair... Both of these guitars featured here are out of this world. The level of craft and aesthetic design you're bringing to these builds is truly inspiring. And you do proper justice to the materials you are using. Awesome work!
Thanks Edwinson, that's quite a compliment! Who gets to work with better stuff than luthiers? It's the materials that are so inspiring.

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Oh Man. Does that really need binding? I would have a tough time putting anything along those edges!
Well we're going with black ebony binding which should bring out the black in the BRW grain lines and highlight the body lines, and to add some sparkle the top, back, and sides are getting blue paua abalone purfling. I'm not too worried about overpowering all that BRW figure. I'm expecting it to all play nicely together!

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That is just completely awesome the way the grain lines up so perfectly on the cutout. I would think just making the cuts the width of the blade would take out just enough wood that there would be a least a little step in the pattern, but that is perfect. Great job!
The sides are pretty well quarter sawn, which helps but, I have to say those didn't line up by accident. Thanks!

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Here are some progress pictures of the other BRW Josie SJ guitar. I've started closing up the box:









This one will have black ebony trimmed with Blue Paua abalone.

Thanks for viewing!
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Holy Man (a Wisconsinism), those last two photos are just jaw dropping. Folks, you know that this is Mark's secret trick....he lures you in with these amazing visuals. Fortunately he then blows your mind with the finished sound of his guitars.
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Old 02-14-2015, 06:25 AM
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Holy Man (a Wisconsinism), those last two photos are just jaw dropping. Folks, you know that this is Mark's secret trick....he lures you in with these amazing visuals. Fortunately he then blows your mind with the finished sound of his guitars.
Thanks ukejon,

Taking pretty pictures is one thing but, we all know it really comes down to sound and playability. I am working at improving my sound recording capabilities to help make the sound of my guitars more accessible.. I'll make every effort to finish all of my builds with soundclips.
Not much I can do online to show playability, although I should probably do better speaking to the things I do in design and construction for comfort of play.

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Old 02-14-2015, 08:54 AM
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Thanks ukejon,

Taking pretty pictures is one thing but, we all know it really comes down to sound and playability. I am working at improving my sound recording capabilities to help make the sound of my guitars more accessible.. I'll make every effort to finish all of my builds with soundclips.
Not much I can do online to show playability, although I should probably do better speaking to the things I do in design and construction for comfort of play.

Mark
I kind of chuckle to myself sometimes with all the debate regarding the BRW in terms of building with it or not building with it or I would never spend the extra money on using it, give me EIR of Hog any day etc.

That is all fine and good and God Bless everyone for their opinions and their right to have one. THEN I see a piece of BRW like the back and sides on this cutaway and I wonder how could anyone that is in their right mind say no to something that looks like this and will sound like this.

Mark, this guitar is just outstanding beautiful. I see a Peacock tail opening from the base of the guitar and spreading out over the back!

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