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Old 06-03-2019, 04:09 PM
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That is indeed a benefit of using EVO wire. I personally like the 43080 on my flat tops and the 47095 on my archtops. I also have some 47104 EVO wire on an archtop. It feels fine, but looks a bit too wide to my eye. Back to the subject in hand, Johnís guitar looks GREAT...

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Thatís the beauty of using EVO. I have 43080 on one guitar (a mistake by the tech, but Iím fine with it). I have 47095 on 4, and 47104 on 2. Since EVO hardly wears at all (pardon the pun), you donít run into the intonation issues you would with regular nickel frets. Iíve not tried the 55090. I suppose itís very similar to the 47095 because once youíre used to a very light touch and your fretting hand never touches the fretboard, it doesnít really matter how high you go above the fretboard. I like the 95 over the 104 width as when I slide I can feel the frets below more like a bar fret. I started using the 47104 after I bought my first Norman Blake Martin 18/28. Norman specified 0.046Ē x 0.103Ē on those guitars (Dunlop 6155). As each guitar needs a fret dressing, I just re-fret with the EVO as my tech charges about $160 for a dressing with set up and $350 for a full EVO re-fret with set up. So I just re-fret as Iím more than halfway there.

This build is stunning. I canít wait to see the sunburst against that figured mahogany. I have never spoken to John Slobod but I wonder what heís picked up from his work on Bourgeois guitars, Schoenberg guitars, his time with Julius Borges vs his own gestalt from his many builds. He must be in the 200-300 range by now? The only picture of the bracing is blocked by the clamping tools. Does he build more modern or more like Jules Borges as a strictly Martin vintage OM? My Borges OM-18 is made with what Jules calls ďGolden Grain MahoganyĒ and is one of the best guitars Iíve ever played. Jules is currently working on a Madagascar OM-42 Deluxe for this fall. We havenít discussed plain vs a sunburst top, but I love a great sunburst.
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It will be a Killer instrument, Juston!
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Thanks for the discussion on fretwire sizes Ė useful info for a build I have in progress.
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Wowza. That is just stunning.
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Now THAT is one sweet set of mahogany! It's great to see that you've resisted the temptation to resist temptation, Juston. Clearly, your therapy is working.
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God, I love mahogany.
Gobsmackingly gorgeous mahogany. Unbelievable!
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Justin, that is one fabulous looking OM! Well done on those choices!
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Looking fantastic!
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Wowza. That is just stunning.
Thanks! It should be pretty cool. Iím curious with the mahogany how light it will end up. No adjustable truss rod. Maybe 3 lbs 8 oz or so.

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Now THAT is one sweet set of mahogany! It's great to see that you've resisted the temptation to resist temptation, Juston. Clearly, your therapy is working.
Iím going to up my visits to 3 times per week.

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Justin, that is one fabulous looking OM! Well done on those choices!
Thanks, I copied off Matthew Partrick, truth be told.

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love the case in these pics!
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Like the 00 that was at Schoenberg, but with more power and a prettier set of mahogany.
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That one looks outstanding! Should be a blast to play.
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Old 09-12-2019, 02:23 PM
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OMG. There's mahogany and Mahogany. You, my friend, have MAHOGANY!!!!!!! That looks truly spectacular and I look forward to hearing your review when you start playing it. Just when I thought I had my GAS tamed... OK, time for a cold shower.

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Old 09-12-2019, 02:24 PM
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Nice stuff...
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