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Old 10-23-2011, 06:03 AM
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My Yairi is sealed on the inside too, for the same reasons you mentioned. I didn't think anyone else did this practice. I've had that guitar for 20 years in an environment that has wide swings in humidity, (Kentucky), and I didn't even humidify it for the first 10 yrs. because I didn't know any better. It has never cracked and the top hasn't sunk in. It goes camping and just about anywhere I go and it has been bullit proof. It is a laminate back and sides, w/ solid spruce top, but as I understand it Yairis use the same wood for each layer as opposed to a cheaper wood for the inner core covered w/ thin veneers of the good stuff.
Yamaha started sealing the insides in the late 60's, they also used solid backs with laminated sides...... Hmmmmm these modern Luthiers are catching on
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Old 12-16-2011, 08:02 PM
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As I noted in this thread the other day......

http://www.acousticguitarforum.com/f...d.php?t=235900


thanks to Tim and Mary for going above and beyond the call of duty to get this rolling again. Lance sent the top a few days back and Tim has "dug in"


Here is the Madagascar Rosewood rosette taking shape....







top routed and ready....



then put under the vacuum press to endsure a tight fit...



ready to inlay the green abalone....



Oh man, someone spilled glue all over it!!!



not to worry....it's beautiful!!!



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Old 12-16-2011, 08:12 PM
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the top goes through the sander....and comes out pretty!!



Tim removing the lining for the transverse brace....



Hey, I think he's done this before.....



my very own coaster.....



transverse brace being glued to the top where it will stay overnight...



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I'm so grateful for your extra help.........I'm smiling pretty big right now!!!
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When the box if mostly finished and closed it will be sent to Rob at Paragon in Vancouver to have the neck fitted and installed.
Actually, it will make a quick stop back my way to get bound before it heads out to Rob. I have everything bent and ready to go.
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Old 12-16-2011, 08:56 PM
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Actually, it will make a quick stop back my way to get bound before it heads out to Rob. I have everything bent and ready to go.
ah......excellent Brock. You and Tim have been chatting some I see

I can't tell you how much your work on this means to me! I'm very excited!
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Actually, it will make a quick stop back my way to get bound before it heads out to Rob. I have everything bent and ready to go.
Great series of pictures, Todd. Thanks for the update-- and, best of luck to you from here on out. You're so close!

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Old 12-17-2011, 05:06 AM
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Looking good!

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Old 12-17-2011, 05:45 AM
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Great series of pictures, Todd.

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Thanks to Miss Mary for that.....she's our little guitar Paparazzi
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Brock, I got the top braced today and plan to voice it tomorrow afternoon. Then the top will go on to close the box and it will be ready for a trip to Columbus early next week.
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Old 12-19-2011, 04:05 PM
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Oh boy....have I got some good stuff to report today!!

Tim has finished voicing the top and the box is now closed. He just told me the top is very lively on this one, and he has high expectactions (and I've got chills thinking about it!!)

Here his is giving the top one last tap session....



The Koa box sitting, waiting patiently for an Italian to show up...



Mary sanding the transverse brace...



Tim applying the glue to join the top....



getting everything in place for the go bars....



pressure, contact.....it's now a BOX!!!



Tim routing the excess spruce from around the top....



cleaning up the top....



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Old 12-19-2011, 04:18 PM
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Beautiful green abalone and Madagascar rosette......



Inscriptions under the top....





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I'm just beside myself......doesn't seem like that long ago that I hopped off the stairmaster on a Sunday and saw my name on a "Tweet" (the ONLY time that will happen, by the way) that I had won this contest. I'll say it a hundred times, but many, many thanks to the five people who are doing this wonderful thing for me!!




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looking forward to a great set of finished guitar shots soon looks awesome.
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What an exciting collaboration - great people melding together their considerable talents to create something very special! I know it's not my guitar, but it is my friend's, and that makes me nearly as excited as if it were my own.

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Old 12-20-2011, 12:11 AM
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I'm so glad to see this all coming together!

Someday we'll hear the singing :-)
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Old 12-20-2011, 12:48 AM
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just read the thread you posted up. wow, i'm very happy for you. you seem like a nice person, and you deserve this beautiful instrument. God truly blessed you a second longer on this one.
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