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Old 01-03-2019, 12:38 AM
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Our previous bespoke build with Mark was very successful so we are so excited about this build.
Previous build link > https://www.acousticguitarforum.com/...d.php?t=513916

As you checked out MW’s recent Luthier Stories, Mark just graduated from his apprenticeship to Ervin Somogyi. Mark’s departure from Ervin’s workshop will be happening sometime in 2019. So we grabbed 2 build slots for 2019 delivery. This bespoke build is sold to one of our clients. Mark has already started this build so gotta share this with you guys!

As the long-term plan for Gaiero guitars, Mark doesn't want to hold to the same aesthetic appointments repeatedly. He would love to try a variation from the current Micro Mosaic Pattern.
The client of this build also agreed to Mark's philosophy so we will see something different this time!

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Body - OMC (Florentine Cutaway)
Top - European Spruce
B/S - Claro Walnut
Rosette - Gaiero Rosette (New Type)
Backstrip - Koa
Wedge - Rocklite
Purfling - White
Binding - Flamed Koa
Neck - Walnut
Inlays - Mosaic pattern (fretboard, heelcap, End Wedge)
Heelcap - Rocklite
Headstock front veneer - Granadillo bound with Rocklite and White purfling
Headstock back veneer - Rocklite
Fretboard - Granadillo bound with Rocklite
Bridge - Granadillo
Frets - EVO gold frets
1 3/4" nut and 2 1/4" saddle

Mark had a good looking Claro Walnut set so that will be matched with a nice Euro Spruce set.

1. Top plate joined. (Euro)


2. Back on shooting board. (Claro)


3. Back center reinforcement strip being glued to back in go-bar deck.




Looking forward to this build!

If you are interested in Gaiero Guitars, feel free to get in touch with us~

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Old 01-03-2019, 03:14 AM
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Looking good Alan! I was very impressed with Marks work when I met him.
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Old 01-03-2019, 05:43 AM
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Looking good Alan! I was very impressed with Marks work when I met him.
Thank you, Michael~ His work is seamless! I've never seen this kind of level at the early stage of a luthier's career!

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Old 01-06-2019, 11:49 PM
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4. Back center reinforcement strip is laminate of cross-grain Sitka spruce and Black dyed maple veneer.


5. Bent Sides. (Inner Sides are Black Walnut)


6. Koa board being cut into strips for binding.


7. Some of the materials displayed together.


I love his design so much and look forward to sharing his new rosette art soon!

Cheers

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Old 01-30-2019, 11:37 AM
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Default Bespoke Build : Mark Gaiero OMC Euro/ClaroWalnut : Fine Luthiers

8. Back bracing sequence.


Braces are Sitka spruce.


9. Bracing top in go-bar deck. (Sitka spruce braces)


10. Granadillo inlay in peghead.




We’ll share Mark’s new rosette design in the next post!

It was a privilege for us to do the world premiere of Mark’s work. As we witnessed the high-class fit&finish, beautiful aesthetic appointment, Stunningly balanced tone on the first guitar, we grabbed more build slots right away!

If you interested in Mark’s work, Feel most welcome to get in touch with us!

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Old 02-21-2019, 01:28 AM
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Hi, Folks

As per our last post, We now release the photo of this beautiful New rosette design! (Plus the fretboard inlay work)
We are so honored to showcase and curate the work of a true artisan like Mark Gaiero.

11. Closed box with neck, fretboard


12. Back of closed and bound box


13. Final Fitting of the neck! Plus the new Rosette and Fretboard inlay




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Alan

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Wow, this gets better and better. The first one already looked beautiful, but this one is really really special. Thanks for posting, I am looking forward to hearing a description of how it sounds.
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If this guitar sounds anything like it looks, it should be a winner. Nice visual aesthetics and great craftsmanship shown here.

Best,
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Wow, this gets better and better. The first one already looked beautiful, but this one is really really special. Thanks for posting, I am looking forward to hearing a description of how it sounds.
Yes, We are so happy with this new design! We'll definitely work on some sound samples and a review~

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Old 02-21-2019, 10:33 PM
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If this guitar sounds anything like it looks, it should be a winner. Nice visual aesthetics and great craftsmanship shown here.

Best,
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We love Mark's workmanship and creativity~ It will be a great sounding guitar!
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Hi, Folks

Mark will get us the studio photos of the finished guitar later.
The bridge was glued on last week. Can't wait to see the final!

Mark will bring it to the La Conner Show(May 10-12), so if you're going there you can check out this beauty!

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Old 11-14-2019, 12:10 AM
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Hi, Folks

I have been away from the forum and Social media for a while.
I hope to share more builds with you guys soon.
We've got the first sound sample of this beautiful Gaiero OMC for you.
Enjoy~



If you’re seeking Somogyi Apprentice guitars, We highly recommend Gaiero Guitars!

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Old 11-14-2019, 05:22 AM
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That sounds amazing! Alive.
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