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Old 12-10-2019, 07:12 AM
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Default Redwood / Chakte coc (Redheart) handmade by an unplugged luthier

Raw sound test: https://youtu.be/VXPK_PagxOU







Handmade, without power tools (save for the inlaid fretboard).

Specs, as far as i can recall.

Top: figured redwood
B/S: redheart (Chakte kok)
Bracing: sitka
Neck: laminated red lauan (46mm nut, thin but wide neck profile)
Fretboard: african ebony (store bought, already inlaid, but real ebony)
Bridge: ebony
Binding: rosewood
Purfling: abalone
Back strip : rosewood
Headstock Veneer: rosewood
Nut & Saddle : bone
Machine Heads: gotoh 501s
Finish: french polish (shellac)
Scale Length: 25.5 in

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Old 12-11-2019, 12:07 AM
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Welcome madmichael, and what a great first post!

Love the look of that redheart back.
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Old 12-11-2019, 02:38 AM
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Thank you so much!! This is made by my friend. Got the redheart from ahix at ebay. ☺️
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Old 01-04-2020, 07:34 AM
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Recorded using Rode NT 1 condenser mic. Raw, no eq or other effects.

https://youtu.be/VXPK_PagxOU
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That inlay looks so Asian.

It's a very handsome guitar.
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Old 01-04-2020, 11:43 PM
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That guitar looks well executed and is the evidence of a considerable degree of skill that your friend's possesses and that was certainly not a sophomore effort. Has he been building guitars for a few years now?
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Old 01-05-2020, 01:08 AM
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That inlay looks so Asian.

It's a very handsome guitar.
Thank you!

We bought the already inlaid fretboard from China. It's confirmed to be real ebony, though. Also, we are Asians. ��

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Old 01-05-2020, 11:54 AM
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That guitar looks well executed and is the evidence of a considerable degree of skill that your friend's possesses and that was certainly not a sophomore effort. Has he been building guitars for a few years now?
He used to run a little shop about a decade ago, but somehow quit to work in another country (not as a luthier), then for the past 3 years, had been researching about modern methods. He just recently went back to making them with the goal to supply to music stores. I believe he has already started doing so in Korea.

We are Filipinos, btw. ��

I'm just lucky to have one of his prototype ones. Cost me well under 1,000$. Just about paid for the materials.
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What's your friend's name? I would love to talk to him about maybe getting a guitar built
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