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Old 07-27-2017, 05:15 PM
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Either one of these after clear coating is applied is going to look spectacular, IMO.
Right ac, this is undeniable.

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I prefer the other one, Jimmy. That said, the darker grain on the lower half of this latest one does appear what seems like flames to me. Pretty cool. I still prefer the other one though, but you can't go wrong with either. Tough decision.
Comparing the two, I have to agree with you that the first one seems more outstanding with cleaner lines and a more definite grain pattern. BUT, I still could not shake off that "flag" resemblance I have with that first one. That was hard times for me.
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Old 07-27-2017, 05:28 PM
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Feeling out of hope and despair, I am left with the options of either reverting back to the original bubinga top, or a proposal to wait for another piece of ziricote (at a possible upcharge and of course, a later build time).

And just when you think there is no more solution, Alistair and Sean came back to me with this:

Option No.3


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Old 07-27-2017, 06:10 PM
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You poor guy! I know how you feel--so many options, so little time. In the meantime, I'm enjoying watching you sweat. Keep up the good work. And I'll let you know when my new, super, awesome Emerald Electric guitar shows up.
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Old 07-27-2017, 06:14 PM
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Feeling out of hope and despair, I am left with the options of either reverting back to the original bubinga top, or a proposal to wait for another piece of ziricote (at a possible upcharge and of course, a later build time).

And just when you think there is no more solution, Alistair and Sean came back to me with this:

Option No.3


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Imo, this one looks like a less desireable version of the second one where I said that the bottom dark grain looks like flames.
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Old 07-27-2017, 06:26 PM
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You poor guy! I know how you feel--so many options, so little time. In the meantime, I'm enjoying watching you sweat. Keep up the good work. And I'll let you know when my new, super, awesome Emerald Electric guitar shows up.
My pleasure to share with you my "painful" moment, you devil!

And don't tempt me into getting a new build with your incoming EmerElectric!
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You poor guy! I know how you feel--so many options, so little time. In the meantime, I'm enjoying watching you sweat. Keep up the good work. And I'll let you know when my new, super, awesome Emerald Electric guitar shows up.
Ah, I don't think he's sweating this... fun to play with the options, but the guitar is done - he knows what he has. AND, he gets to tease us.

Looking at all the options Jimmy posted, you can't go wrong with any of them. I have to say that I really like that "flame look," but I would be delighted with each and every one.

Now, if you really want to make him sweat, refer him to the new video Emerald posted this morning of the latest shipment of amazing veneers!
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Old 07-27-2017, 07:01 PM
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Imo, this one looks like a less desireable version of the second one where I said that the bottom dark grain looks like flames.
Hey Tom, the "flame" of this piece spread outwards as compare to the first one. Are you able to see what I saw - the face of a man or beastman, beyond the flame? I saw Devilman (iconic Japanese manga comic character).
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Now, if you really want to make him sweat, refer him to the new video Emerald posted this morning of the latest shipment of amazing veneers!
Wowza! That new vid is making me sweat indeed Capt! Thanks for the heads up!
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Hey Tom, the "flame" of this piece spread outwards as compare to the first one. Are you able to see what I saw - the face of a man or beastman, beyond the flame? I saw Devilman (iconic Japanese manga comic character).
It may be there, but I'm not seeing the face of anything.
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Using ziricote can be tricky, particularly when you don't want the light color sapwood, that leave us very limited material to work on. This is double confirmed by the kind folks at Emerald.

At this point, we maxed out all options, and leave no stone unturned. Here I present to you the very last option, Option No. 4, which I gladly called Sonic Scream.


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If I was choosing one, my preference ranks in the following order from best to least: 1, 2, 3, 4. In this last option, I definitely see a screaming face in the center-bottom.

So Jimmy..........which are you choosing?!
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If I was choosing one, my preference ranks in the following order from best to least: 1, 2, 3, 4. In this last option, I definitely see a screaming face in the center-bottom.

So Jimmy..........which are you choosing?!
Make a guess, Tom.


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Well it's no contest which is the spookiest looking !

The screaming face appears to be flanked by two huge-headed, menacing, spidery aliens ....

I guess there's an element of the Rorschach test about all of them.
Probably shouldn't say what we see, might reveal too much of our dark side !

Given those choices, which are all so great, I'd perhaps have gone with the one on the lower right of the group shot.
Looks a lot like some Braz rosewood I've seen (only ever in pics sadly...)

Can't wait to see the finished beauty !

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N idea, Jimmy, but like Jon who also picked my #1 in the above post, again, that's what I'd choose. What's the center raw veneer? Since you don't want sapwood in the veneer, I assume you're not picking that one.
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Well it's no contest which is the spookiest looking !

The screaming face appears to be flanked by two huge-headed, menacing, spidery aliens ....

I guess there's an element of the Rorschach test about all of them.
Probably shouldn't say what we see, might reveal too much of our dark side !

Given those choices, which are all so great, I'd perhaps have gone with the one on the lower right of the group shot.
Looks a lot like some Braz rosewood I've seen (only ever in pics sadly...)

Can't wait to see the finished beauty !
Jon, I concur with your thoughts on screaming face flanked by aliens. I almost dubbed it "H.R. Giger's Sonic Scream" haha. Well..

Rorschach test - this is something new I learnt today. Thanks!

It was tough for me to choose too. I practically rotated the pics in all directions, thought hard on how close these pics compared to the real veneer (as affected by camera lighting, shoot angles) etc etc.

Luckily, all my queries were answered by Sean, AND, the consensus and affirmation by Alistair, that the choice I made, will make the most beautiful T8, period.
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