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Old 08-13-2019, 07:30 AM
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Default I was bound to like it !

... I can almost already see how this will fit and pop nicely under finish...
Sweet !... but just almost...
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Old 08-13-2019, 02:46 PM
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... I can almost already see how this will fit and pop nicely under finish...
Sweet !... but just almost...
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Thanks Lonzo. The curly figure on the Koa will really show up nicely with the finish. I like Koa trim on Cocobolo. The gold color of the Koa is a nice highlight on the red Cocobolo.

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The back is bound in and the top is cut to receive its binding and purfling. Here I am confirming a good fit before the glue comes out:



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Old 08-14-2019, 08:25 PM
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Wow ! I really like that combo.Very nice.

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Old 08-15-2019, 10:41 AM
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Wow ! I really like that combo.Very nice.

Brent
Thanks Brent!

I have also been working on the neck. Here the neck blank is being glued up:



It has Maple-cross grained Cocobolo-Maple center laminates:

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Old 08-16-2019, 11:13 AM
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Here is a picture of the body mostly cleaned up. It is a little wet to show the colors:

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Wow--that looks sublime, Mark!
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Old 08-17-2019, 08:38 AM
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Thanks Nemoman, This is a fun build!

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Nice colour combo!
Thanks for commenting! Koa trim on Cocobolo is one of my favorites.


Here are a couple pictures with the part set together. The fret board will be bound with Koa and the headplate will be carved into my pillow top style headstock. The headstock will also be bound with Koa:





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... many warm shades of brown and golden shimmer will shine on this one, nicely fitting the elegant and effortless proportions.
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Wow! Such an innovative design Mark. And as you know Iím kind of a Koa freak....
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Really great work, Mark!
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Dayum, I step away from the site for a few weeks, and this is what I come back to!!
Simply stunning Mark!!
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Old 08-19-2019, 05:21 AM
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... many warm shades of brown and golden shimmer will shine on this one, nicely fitting the elegant and effortless proportions.
Another beauty.
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Thanks Lonzo! I think it is coming together nicely. A lot of neck work to do this week and it should be ready for finish from there.

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Wow! Such an innovative design Mark. And as you know Iím kind of a Koa freak....
Thanks ukejon, when A client asks for something different like a raised rosette I try hard to say ďSure, I can do thatĒ. It sometimes takes a lot to get there but Iíve had enough successes to not change that strategy!

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Old 08-20-2019, 05:31 AM
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Moving along on the fretboard. I am binding the Cocobolo fretboard in Koa with a Maple purfling line:



Meanwhile I am also working out the fretboard markers. They will be two toned curly Koa with a silver border. The markers will carry over the edge through the binding and serve as the side markers as well.
Here is a picture of a test one where I am using the same materials (less the binding) to be sure this will work as I am also testing how I am going to do it:



Note that the silver has sanding marks that will be polished out when I do the real ones.

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