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Old 11-06-2019, 10:58 AM
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Default Guitar's back at Joel's

Finally.... Took a hell of a time, but the guitar is back at Joel's shop.

It's rather cold in Calgary at the moment so the guitar will settle for about a week before getting worked on by joel for the fret and bridge job.


Few pictures of the beauty (others to come soon) :



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Old 11-06-2019, 11:37 AM
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Wow--looks insanely awesome!
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Old 11-07-2019, 07:26 AM
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Kate, that is one gorgeous specimen! Wow!
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Old 11-08-2019, 02:56 AM
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Default New pics

Guys,

Joel sent me a bunch of very nice pics to appreciate the finish done on my guitar.
Absolutely amazing result so far. Very pleased with the look, design and details. So far really worth the wait !






















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Old 11-08-2019, 01:59 PM
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Wow Wow Wow!!!!

Absolutely beautimus!
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Old 11-12-2019, 02:39 AM
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Finished and polished Rocklite Bridge :




Placed but not glued yet over the guitar :




I really like this slightly asymetrical bridge to fit the global design, nice touch !
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Old 11-15-2019, 10:10 AM
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New pictures !


The bridge is being glued with a vaccum machine that helps to even the clamping pressure.






Nice looking neck here :




next to come, the fret job !
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Alvarez MSD1 - Cedar/Mahogany
Breedlove C25 - Cedar/Mahogany
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Old 11-16-2019, 09:22 AM
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Lovin' this guitar! Wow!
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Old 11-21-2019, 03:00 AM
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Fret work with EVO gold :



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Old 11-22-2019, 09:50 AM
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Default Strung up

Only a dummy Saddle in Ebony at the moment, but the beauty is strung up.

Apparently it holds great results soundwise so far. I think she'll stay like that for a while so she can get used to being a guitar and accomodate for the strings tension, then she'll go through the intonation process





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Alvarez MSD1 - Cedar/Mahogany
Breedlove C25 - Cedar/Mahogany
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Old 11-23-2019, 09:44 PM
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Joel builds some of the absolute best guitars in the world currently and I can't wait for you to receive yours man! The woods and design on yours is incredible too. What an exciting build!!
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Old 11-25-2019, 05:35 PM
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What a beauty!

May I ask where you sourced the tuning machines from?
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What a beauty!

May I ask where you sourced the tuning machines from?
The first page mentions that they are Robson 501 tuners. Made in England.
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This is really stunning! I have a strong preference for larger guitars but when I recently visited TGEG in Singapore, the Michaud OMR was my top pick over all of Marcus' collection of beautifully handcrafted guitars that I tried that afternoon. Although I was there to pick up my Mod D, I yielded defeat that Michaud's was just insane, the most fundamental sounding RW guitar i have ever played.
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Old 11-25-2019, 09:17 PM
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The first page mentions that they are Robson 501 tuners. Made in England.
Thanks! Only one mounting screw? I guess the shaft and locking nut provide the other anchor point.
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