The Acoustic Guitar Forum

Go Back   The Acoustic Guitar Forum > General Acoustic Guitar and Amplification Discussion > Custom Shop

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 01-31-2022, 09:06 PM
Bruce Sexauer's Avatar
Bruce Sexauer Bruce Sexauer is offline
AGF Sponsor
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Petaluma, CA, USA
Posts: 7,004
Default Sexauer '22

I have started my first guitar of 2022, an FT-000-C-WRX-Kerala-JB/2 . . . perhaps I need to rethink my nomenclature, but I probably won't. It will be White Spruce over Pear.



__________________
Bruce
http://www.sexauerluthier.com/
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 02-01-2022, 09:22 AM
jaan jaan is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Colorado
Posts: 326
Default

That Pear looks so interesting!
__________________
2004 McCollum GA redwood/walnut, 2011 Lame Horse Gitjo, 2019 Pono 0-10V Engleman/Acadia, 2019 RainSong V-DR1100N2, 1925 Weissenborn Style 4

Good Guys:
Howlin Bob,skiproberts,Dustinfurlow, jherr, sevenpalms, Methos1979, Flat Top, bgpicker, Luria, TobyWalker, JerryM,jonfields45,eljay,buddyhu,funky2x
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 02-01-2022, 10:39 AM
Nemoman Nemoman is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: N. California
Posts: 2,830
Default

You can't change the nomenclature now--I'm just now getting the hang of it!

And that pear looks mighty fine...
__________________
2013 Stehr Auditorium (Carpathian/Myrtle)
2015 Stehr Auditorium (Adi/BRW)
2018 Wilborn Ellie Belle (Old Stika/EIR)
2020 Baranik Meridian (Blue Spruce/Manchinga)
2020 Wilborn Arum (Tunnel 14/Coco)
2021 Kinnaird Graybeard (BC Cedar/Bog Oak)
2022 Kinnaird CS Student Build (Adi/Padauk)
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 02-01-2022, 12:38 PM
fregly fregly is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 1,320
Default

White Spruce!
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 02-01-2022, 04:43 PM
Bruce Sexauer's Avatar
Bruce Sexauer Bruce Sexauer is offline
AGF Sponsor
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Petaluma, CA, USA
Posts: 7,004
Default

I got a note from Walter Strauss today re an upcoming gig at The Freight in Berkeley on April 20, 2022. Yeah, I know . . . .In any case he included links to a couple of his tunes I hadn't heard before. These YouTube videos were performed on the Pernambuco JB-16 he bought from me a couple of years ago.

Dixie Flyer

If It's Magic
__________________
Bruce
http://www.sexauerluthier.com/

Last edited by Bruce Sexauer; 02-02-2022 at 10:55 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 02-01-2022, 09:59 PM
Steve Kinnaird's Avatar
Steve Kinnaird Steve Kinnaird is offline
AGF Sponsor
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Nacogdoches, TX
Posts: 3,325
Default

That White Spruce is really handsome. Nice score!

Steve
__________________
www.stephenkinnaird.com

Crafted in the Piney Woods
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 02-02-2022, 03:31 PM
Guitars44me's Avatar
Guitars44me Guitars44me is offline
Charter Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Mountains east of San Diego
Posts: 5,533
Smile Hahahahaha

Quote:
Originally Posted by Nemoman View Post
You can't change the nomenclature now--I'm just now getting the hang of it!

And that pear looks mighty fine...
Go Bruce!

And have FUN

Paul
__________________
3 John Kinnaird 12 fret cut Customs:
Big Maple/Cedar Dread
Jumbo Spanish Cedar/WRC
Jumbo OLD Brazilian RW/WRC

R.T 2c 12 fret Custom
2016 552ce 12X12
R.Wilson Weissy

A few choice 90s Taylors
Some budget electrics
Bunch of drums
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 02-02-2022, 09:30 PM
gerberguitars gerberguitars is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Canton, Ohio.
Posts: 283
Default

I hadn't heard the music of Walter Strauss before reading your post Bruce. Wow, what a musician! I've gone through a dozen of his videos on youtube.
You're a lucky luthier to have someone like him with one of your guitars in his hands. And he's lucky to have your guitar. A beautiful combination.

Ryan
__________________
Ryan Gerber
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 02-02-2022, 10:13 PM
canuck7's Avatar
canuck7 canuck7 is offline
Charter Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Oak Harbor WA
Posts: 254
Default

I could listen to Dixie Flyer all day! Thanks Bruce, for sharing…!
__________________
Jeff

Mark Hatcher Pina Parlor Torrified Maple/Cedar
Stephen Kinnaird 00 B&W Ebony/Engelmann Spruce
Simon Fay African Blackwood/Sinker Redwood
Wolfgang Jellinghaus La Canada Model 17
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 02-03-2022, 06:30 PM
Bruce Sexauer's Avatar
Bruce Sexauer Bruce Sexauer is offline
AGF Sponsor
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Petaluma, CA, USA
Posts: 7,004
Default

Here are a few pics of my recent progress on the new Pear 000C:





__________________
Bruce
http://www.sexauerluthier.com/
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 02-04-2022, 11:25 AM
Dogma Dogma is offline
Charter Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2019
Posts: 489
Default

I like the subtle streaking in the fretboard and it seems harmonious with the koa rosette.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 02-08-2022, 06:44 PM
Bruce Sexauer's Avatar
Bruce Sexauer Bruce Sexauer is offline
AGF Sponsor
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Petaluma, CA, USA
Posts: 7,004
Default

The new pear 000 is coming along. It is actually a new template for me, as I redesigned my 000 a couple of guitars ago and this is the "Kerala" version, which means 13 frets to the body. I shortened the body a fret's worth, and widened the upper bout slightly, not unlike what Martin did to the 000 when they created the OM, but less change all around.





__________________
Bruce
http://www.sexauerluthier.com/
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 02-08-2022, 08:50 PM
Bruce Sexauer's Avatar
Bruce Sexauer Bruce Sexauer is offline
AGF Sponsor
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Petaluma, CA, USA
Posts: 7,004
Default

I got the Peone/Tentalones in today, and have just one tine little bit of "side" still to go. This little piece is one of the secrets to my fully mitered sides, which do not then require binding.



__________________
Bruce
http://www.sexauerluthier.com/
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 02-08-2022, 11:04 PM
memphis1 memphis1 is offline
Charter Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 242
Default Sexauer '22

I love the look of that Pear! Is pear easy to work with or do you find unique challenges with pear uncommon to other woods? In other words, does its properties remind you of working with maple, mahogany, rosewood, or anything else? In any case- I think it will be phenomenal looking, Bruce!
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 02-09-2022, 11:16 AM
Bruce Sexauer's Avatar
Bruce Sexauer Bruce Sexauer is offline
AGF Sponsor
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Petaluma, CA, USA
Posts: 7,004
Default

This is my 4th Pear guitar. I have found it works a bit like a higher quality American Cherry. It has a finer texture and far less flaw, at least on the high end pieces I use. Virtually poreless from a finishing POV, it bends relatively easily with minimal scorching, and sands easily as well. It is a bit brittle and care must be taken lest it break cross grain.
__________________
Bruce
http://www.sexauerluthier.com/
Reply With Quote
Reply

  The Acoustic Guitar Forum > General Acoustic Guitar and Amplification Discussion > Custom Shop

Thread Tools





All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:29 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, The Acoustic Guitar Forum
vB Ad Management by =RedTyger=