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Old 02-01-2020, 07:40 AM
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Default Build thread, Kraus Guitars granadillo and bearclaw Sitka OM

Granadillo back and sides.
Bear claw Sitka spruce top.
Curly koa bindings and trim.
Mun ebony fret board, bridge, and peghead veneer.
Abalone rosette.
Honduran mahogany neck.



Mun ebony fret board and bridge blanks.


Jointing the back plate.


Glued up back with back strip.


Back strip detail photo.


Rosette detail photo.
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Looks like some great materials to start out with!

That Mun Ebony fretboard and bridge will be super cool!
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Bill that's going to be handsome! What is the width of the abalone in your rosette?

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Bill that's going to be handsome! What is the width of the abalone in your rosette?

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Hello Steve, the abalone is 3/8" wide with 1/16" wide koa border.
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The granadillo back and sides.



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Great pictures here, Bill!
Your craftsmanship and attention to detail are obvious.
This OM will be strikingly unique.
Keep the pictures coming - fascinating stuff!
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Old 02-23-2020, 06:52 AM
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Great pictures here, Bill!
Your craftsmanship and attention to detail are obvious.
This OM will be strikingly unique.
Keep the pictures coming - fascinating stuff!
Bob
Thanks Bob, itís coming along well.
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Looking nice and clean, very nice work Bill.
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Looking nice and clean, very nice work Bill.
Thanks TomB, it's coming along fine, alongside a bunch of repair work I also have going.
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Rosette detail photo.
I really like this look! Somehow not using purfling to border the abalone or the koa strips gives it a more painterly look - or maybe it's just unusual abalone, I don't know, but it's very sweet - seductively beautiful.
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I really like this look! Somehow not using purfling to border the abalone or the koa strips gives it a more painterly look - or maybe it's just unusual abalone, I don't know, but it's very sweet - seductively beautiful.
Thanks SJ, this has always been a part of my look, somewhat minimalist (unless a customer requests otherwise), wood on wood, with very little in the way of purfling lines.
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