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Old 06-03-2019, 03:09 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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Old 06-07-2019, 10:14 PM
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It will be a Killer instrument, Juston!
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Old 06-09-2019, 07:29 AM
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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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