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Old 10-27-2023, 03:30 PM
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Absolutely beautiful, stunning work.
Maybe after another 100 guitars you'll figure out what you're doing.
Congratulations on reaching 100! Keep up the fantastic work!
Thanks SteveS. I'm not so sure, I'm not off to a great start. My first guitar took two years to build and as I was just finishing buffing it out it caught the buffer wheel and I watched it smash into the cement below breaking the headstock off. Now on my 101st guitar I was taking the last photos before taking it to Woodstock and from the corner of my eye I watched it fall forward off the bench and brake it's the headstock off.

Now if that only happens once every 100 guitars I guess I'm not doing that all that bad but I'm not so sure of my learning curve.

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Mark, did anyone grab this at Woodstock?
Not yet. It got a lot of attention and interest but I think what I am doing with this design will take a little while to sink in with folks. I don't mind showing it off for awhile and if I still have it, I'll show it at the Artisan Show this spring.

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Absolutely stunning! A big Congratulations on being able to incorporate all of the designs elements you wanted.

I love that you include a soft case for the hard case. That brings less attention to the guitar, and protects the new case as well.

Can you share with us the Brand of that soft case & size?
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It looks like the soft case cover that Visenut sells for their own guitars:

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Thanks AcousticDreams, sinistral is right. That is a Premier Series Visesnut case with their soft cover. I recommend the soft cover with the Premier series because a good bang can mark the finish. Also, because with the trim design of the Visesnut cases that soft case is easily taken as a gig bag which may come in handy when boarding a plane.

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I just have to say, man, the 100th guitar was an absolute delight and exceeded my expectations at Woodstock. So glad to get to demo your work again and look forward to catching up at Artisan in April!
Dustin, I'm glad you liked #100. You may have noticed some influence from the guitar I built for you. Thanks for the great demos! I could see the room filling up and quieting down as the demo went on in Woodstock! I look forward to seeing you at the Artisan Show. Good luck with your impending move!

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Old 10-27-2023, 04:24 PM
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Beautiful guitars! Someday when my ship comes in I'd love to go custom.
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Mark, I really though you had that guy on the hook as I was leaving! The best laid plans... LOL!
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Beautiful guitars! Someday when my ship comes in I'd love to go custom.
Thanks Horseflesh!

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Mark, I really though you had that guy on the hook as I was leaving! The best laid plans... LOL!
Yeah, this guitar got a lot of attention at the show but I have to take the long view. Things happen at a slow pace in luthiery world. I was still getting follow-up calls 3 years after I did the show in ‘18.

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“My first guitar took two years to build and as I was just finishing buffing it out it caught the buffer wheel and I watched it smash into the cement below breaking the headstock off. Now on my 101st guitar.”

Ouch! Keep up the great work moving forward.
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“My first guitar took two years to build and as I was just finishing buffing it out it caught the buffer wheel and I watched it smash into the cement below breaking the headstock off. Now on my 101st guitar.”

Ouch! Keep up the great work moving forward.
Thanks, I’ll try.
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