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Old 10-04-2013, 02:21 PM
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Default #11 - Tassie Blackwood/Sinker Redwood GA

This marks Guitar # 11 for me. The woods (apart from the top and inlay woods) was purchased back in 2007 from an OLF auction to help out our Friend Kevin Gallagher (rip). Here are the details:

Top - Sinker Redwood
Back & Sides - Flamed Tasmanian Blackwood
Neck - Tasmanian Blackwood with lacewood and red laminates
Fretboard - Mulga a desert hardwood bound in tiger myrtle with red purfling
Bridge - Minnerichi
Binding & headplate - Tiger Myrtle
Top purfling - Lacewood with red accents
Inlay wood - pear burl

The rosette is based off Jason Kostal's stained glass design. I really like this look and will certainly use it again.

Finish is nitro lacquer.

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Old 10-04-2013, 02:47 PM
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Wow! Rod, that's a fine looking instrument there!
Nice details and excellent execution of them.
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It's gorgeous, Rod. I love the details with color, and the red in the rosette glows.
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Old 10-04-2013, 06:53 PM
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Nice one Rod, as Stephen K said "There are some great woods, down under!" Certainly if one of the voices in my head said that was not beautiful the other one would definitely tell me to shut the hell up.

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Edit, I have just turned the first sod on my number 11 as well so congratulations on getting past the ten.
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Gorgeous! Are you selling that?

The only thing I don't like about the looks of it is the Florentine cutaway.
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Old 10-04-2013, 08:25 PM
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Wow! That's a beauty!

I'm a big fan of Tasmanian Blackwood. I like the idea of combining it w/ the Sinker Redwood. Very nice selection of woods for the edge binding too.

What is the signature on the fretboard? (never mind..I just saw the caption on the photo)

Does it sound as good as it looks?
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Gorgeous! Are you selling that?

The only thing I don't like about the looks of it is the Florentine cutaway.
No, this one is spoken for as are all the guitars I'm building for the next few years. I'm just a hobby builder and I'm lucky to get one guitar out a year.

And that's ok about the cutaway. Not everyone likes the fabulous florentine, which is good, that way the guys who build venetian cutaways can sell some too
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No, this one is spoken for as are all the guitars I'm building for the next few years. I'm just a hobby builder and I'm lucky to get one guitar out a year.

And that's ok about the cutaway. Not everyone likes the fabulous florentine, which is good, that way the guys who build venetian cutaways can sell some too
Must have been something I said
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Old 10-16-2013, 09:55 PM
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Rod--really love the rosette and all your wood and detail choices. Beautiful instrument!
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Just found this thread - nice to see the Aussie woods Rod.

Can you post a pick of the headstock?

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Edit - don't know how the unhappy purple dude got into my post
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Old 10-17-2013, 12:50 PM
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Thanks folks.

Sure Colin, here you go. My wife wasn't happy with any of the pictures she took of the headstock (she's a perfectionist with her photos) so I took one with my iphone

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