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Old 11-12-2019, 04:59 AM
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Wow, I thought I was getting jaded but I'm going to enjoy this build! Congratulations !

The Malachite/Manchinga combo is strong, I only have one experience with Manchinga in one of Jason Kostal's guitars (I believe it was the second MDW he made) but it was a good one. I know Mike Greenfield has built with it too but I never got the chance to play that one.

Mike Baranik's website has been historically "not great" whereas his guitars are wonderful. I think he's got that the right way around. I enjoy following him on instagram for his electric builds too. Lots of fun!

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Wow, I thought I was getting jaded but I'm going to enjoy this build! Congratulations !
Thanks for following along, Michael! And great pun with the jaded...

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Congrats on the custom build with Mike. The process is almost as fun as receiving the new guitar. Your Meridian looks to be really special. I will be eagerly following your build thread. Thanks for sharing.
Your Meridian build was one of my favorites on the AGF and inspired me to look into Mike's work! Thanks for commenting...
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Mike uploaded a few more pics, so time for an update.

Forgot to mention in the side bending post that Mike uses laminated sides on the Meridian--in this case the inner lam is Wenge. We plan on having some other Wenge appearances within the build that will show up later.

I love the lines of the Meridian--especially the shape of Mike's florentine cutaway.

Loving the looks of things so far!









Thanks for following along!
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So big! (well, compared to my 00 )
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Old 11-18-2019, 09:44 PM
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Hey dude, this is going to be fun to follow. That wood is so interesting, love the figure on it!
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Old 11-20-2019, 04:18 PM
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So big! (well, compared to my 00 )
They always seem to look bigger to me in the construction photos. But yes, it is a wee bit larger than the Baranik Blue Tesla model!

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Hey dude, this is going to be fun to follow. That wood is so interesting, love the figure on it!
Hey Mike--thanks for checking it out! It's been a long time coming, but this Machinga really makes it worth the wait. Should be spectacular under finish--can't wait...
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Old 11-20-2019, 04:31 PM
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A few more pics from Mike as we move into the blocking process...







Much more to come--thanks for watching!
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Old 11-20-2019, 04:37 PM
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That Spalted Machinga back/side wood is really REALLY nice!!! What a KILLER this wil be.

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