The Acoustic Guitar Forum

Go Back   The Acoustic Guitar Forum > General Acoustic Guitar and Amplification Discussion > Custom Shop

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #46  
Old 07-01-2014, 09:18 PM
Kent Chasson Kent Chasson is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Bellingham, WA
Posts: 909
Default

Thanks again for all the kind words.

Quote:
Originally Posted by gerberguitars View Post
.....Everything is very consistent and nothing seems out of place. Well done!
I especially appreciate this comment. This sums up my biggest challenge with this and the Craftsman guitar. We've sent hundreds of images back and forth, all of which could work in the design. Paring it down to a few elements that create a consistent feel and make sense together has been equally agonizing and rewarding. We had to cull a lot of good ideas but I guess it just leaves more things to play with in the future....

The end graft is in and the headplate is done. The end graph pattern will repeat at the 12th fret on the fingerboard and the truss rod cover will integrate into the headplate design.

Thanks for looking!



__________________
Chasson Guitars Web Site
Reply With Quote
  #47  
Old 07-04-2014, 03:27 PM
iim7V7IM7's Avatar
iim7V7IM7 iim7V7IM7 is offline
Charter Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: An Exit Off the Turnpike in New Jersey
Posts: 5,145
Default Fingerboard

To work together with the DeRhodes house glass screen pattern in the headplate veneer, Kent created a geometric pattern of inlays of bloodwood/maple rhombi markers with the same glyph found in the end graft spanning the 12th to 15th frets. A thin mahogany line frames the fingerboard to match the head-plate veneer, end graft, back-strip and body binding. It will be interesting to see the elements assembled. The installation of the EVO Gold frets will change how the markers are perceived and the drilling of tuner holes will create an interesting juxtaposition of visual tension intersecting with the tulips in the head-plate veneer.

Kudos KC





__________________
A bunch of nice archtops, flattops, a gypsy & nylon strings…
Reply With Quote
  #48  
Old 07-06-2014, 04:30 PM
iim7V7IM7's Avatar
iim7V7IM7 iim7V7IM7 is offline
Charter Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: An Exit Off the Turnpike in New Jersey
Posts: 5,145
Default Weekend Update (not SNL)

Kent got a back strap veneer glued on the peg-head today. I haven't seen it, but I assume that it's ebony (tbd). He also informed me that he glued the fingerboard to the neck. It sounds as if it will be ready for finishing this week! I can't wait to see photos of it all together.

Sorry, no pictures...
__________________
A bunch of nice archtops, flattops, a gypsy & nylon strings…
Reply With Quote
  #49  
Old 07-09-2014, 03:49 AM
iim7V7IM7's Avatar
iim7V7IM7 iim7V7IM7 is offline
Charter Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: An Exit Off the Turnpike in New Jersey
Posts: 5,145
Default Long day in Bothell

I awoke this morning to some nice photos of an assembled No. 100 in my mailbox.

Kent's FLW vision can now begin to be viewed in an integrated view.



The ebony backstrap ties together well with other ebony elements throughout the guitar.

The inverted light maple line work on the ebony and the ebony line work on the spruce integrate well visually.





While we have seen some nice brown wood on this site lately, this stuff holds up pretty well don't ya think?



I think that it is time to begin to spray on some sealer and finish and get back to finishing No. 99.

Kudos Ken

P.S.

Pretty clean shop for such a long day!
__________________
A bunch of nice archtops, flattops, a gypsy & nylon strings…
Reply With Quote
  #50  
Old 07-09-2014, 04:59 AM
fountainhead fountainhead is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Boston, Ma.
Posts: 291
Default Chasson "Prairie Style" Concert No. 100 (Engelmann/BRW)

That is a stunner!
Reply With Quote
  #51  
Old 07-09-2014, 10:52 AM
Nort Nort is offline
Charter Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: So. Ca.
Posts: 746
Default

Very Nice!
Reply With Quote
  #52  
Old 07-09-2014, 02:25 PM
iim7V7IM7's Avatar
iim7V7IM7 iim7V7IM7 is offline
Charter Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: An Exit Off the Turnpike in New Jersey
Posts: 5,145
Default Some better photos in the day light...

Kent sent some photos in the oh-so-rare Washington State sunshine.



Here is a close up of the headplate veneer. The beautiful flamed grain of the Santos Mahogany can be seen along with the truss rod cover which is integrated into the DeRhodes house tulip design.



You can see the truss rod cover screw hole in the ebony backstrap.



Brownwood in the sunshine...


While this instrument (No. 100) is being finished over the next month, Kent will turn his attention back to finishing up No. 99.
__________________
A bunch of nice archtops, flattops, a gypsy & nylon strings…
Reply With Quote
  #53  
Old 07-27-2014, 03:54 PM
iim7V7IM7's Avatar
iim7V7IM7 iim7V7IM7 is offline
Charter Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: An Exit Off the Turnpike in New Jersey
Posts: 5,145
Default Finishing...

Kent forwarded me some shots mid-process from the spray both. You can see the contrast in the woods increase, textures and hues begin to show.









__________________
A bunch of nice archtops, flattops, a gypsy & nylon strings…
Reply With Quote
  #54  
Old 07-27-2014, 04:06 PM
BenjaminPaldacci BenjaminPaldacci is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Quebec City, Canada
Posts: 592
Default

I'm in love, wonderfull work Kent!
__________________
Benjamin Paldacci Guitars:

"I strive to build my instruments with the finest Tone, Ergonomics & Aesthetics"

https://www.benjaminpaldacciguitars.com/
Reply With Quote
  #55  
Old 07-28-2014, 01:10 AM
colins's Avatar
colins colins is offline
Charter Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Victoria, Australia
Posts: 3,500
Default

Absolutely beautiful work. What a fine guitar this is going to be!

Col
Reply With Quote
  #56  
Old 07-28-2014, 06:57 AM
ukejon ukejon is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Milwaukee
Posts: 6,603
Default

Wow, Frank Lloyd Wright played acoustic guitar...that is so cool.

Beautiful work, Kent.
__________________
My YouTube Page:
http://www.youtube.com/user/ukejon



2014 Pono N30 DC EIR/Spruce crossover
2009 Pono koa parlor (NAMM prototype)
2018 Maton EBG808TEC
2014 Hatcher Greta 13 fret cutaway in EIR/cedar
2017 Hatcher Josie fan fret mahogany
1973 Sigma GCR7 (OM model) rosewood and spruce
2014 Rainsong OM1000N2
....and about 5 really nice tenor ukuleles at any given moment
Reply With Quote
  #57  
Old 07-28-2014, 02:27 PM
iim7V7IM7's Avatar
iim7V7IM7 iim7V7IM7 is offline
Charter Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: An Exit Off the Turnpike in New Jersey
Posts: 5,145
Default

Thanks guys...Kent is off having some fun in the mountains. I am sure that he appreciates your kind words.


Quote:
Originally Posted by colins View Post
Absolutely beautiful work. What a fine guitar this is going to be!

Col
Quote:
Originally Posted by ukejon View Post
Wow, Frank Lloyd Wright played acoustic guitar...that is so cool.

Beautiful work, Kent.
Quote:
Originally Posted by benbenbenben View Post
I'm in love, wonderfull work Kent!
__________________
A bunch of nice archtops, flattops, a gypsy & nylon strings…
Reply With Quote
  #58  
Old 07-28-2014, 05:46 PM
kirkham13 kirkham13 is offline
Charter Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Bisbee AZ
Posts: 1,429
Default

The design elements are very somogyiesqe for want of a better word.. Such a success.
__________________
Sakazo Nakade Flamenco 1964
Bourgeois D Adi Tasmanian Blackwood 2011
Tom Anderson Strat 1990s
Schecter California Classic Strat 1990s
Reply With Quote
  #59  
Old 07-28-2014, 08:57 PM
nashmore nashmore is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: St. Louis, MO
Posts: 207
Default

Absolutely masterful!
Reply With Quote
  #60  
Old 07-29-2014, 12:01 AM
Steve Kinnaird's Avatar
Steve Kinnaird Steve Kinnaird is offline
AGF Sponsor
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Nacogdoches, TX
Posts: 3,586
Default

What a treat to watch that unfold.
I'm most fond of the back strip, and particularly how it developed from page 2 to page 3. The small corner blocks that finish the two panels (?) staves (?) (whatever you called them) really make the design.
Very satisfying work Kent, congratulations!

Steve
__________________
www.stephenkinnaird.com

Crafted in the Piney Woods
Reply With Quote
Reply

  The Acoustic Guitar Forum > General Acoustic Guitar and Amplification Discussion > Custom Shop

Thread Tools





All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:25 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2024, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, The Acoustic Guitar Forum
vB Ad Management by =RedTyger=