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Old 12-21-2018, 07:21 AM
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I've got the sides cut out and can do a fitting and I can also measure where to cut the lid:



So far so good. The sides are cut proud so I can level them out nicely before I set in the top and back.

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Old 12-21-2018, 07:55 AM
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I like it. The do you plan to veneer the sides.
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Old 12-21-2018, 12:18 PM
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I like it. The do you plan to veneer the sides.
Thanks John, Venner would be an option. My plan for this one is to simply paint it black like they used to.

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Old 12-21-2018, 02:20 PM
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Classic look...love it.
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Old 12-21-2018, 05:34 PM
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Classic look...love it.
Thanks ukejon, I am slowly gathering up the hardware to make this all work.
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Love the case Mark. Love everything about this build!
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Old 12-22-2018, 06:25 AM
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Love the case Mark. Love everything about this build!
Thanks Tom! It’s a fun build. I’m anxious to put the strings on and play it.
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I've been coming along nicely getting the French polish done. Here are a couple pictures of how the headstock will look:





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simply awe inspiring work! I love this whole concept. Mark, wow! thanks for sharing all this.
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Old 12-26-2018, 02:38 PM
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simply awe inspiring work! I love this whole concept. Mark, wow! thanks for sharing all this.
You’re welcome Wayne, thanks for commenting. It’s nice to get so much support from my fellow builders on a new model and concept!

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The finish is on and today I glued on the bridge. Next week we'll have strings on this guitar!

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A most handsome creature indeed!
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I now have an image of the Platonic Ideal: visually, this is officially my dream guitar. I'm dying to hear how it sounds!

I don't recall seeing the scale on this one. 00s are often short scale - is that the case here?

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A most handsome creature indeed!
Thanks ukejon!

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I now have an image of the Platonic Ideal: visually, this is officially my dream guitar. I'm dying to hear how it sounds!

I don't recall seeing the scale on this one. 00s are often short scale - is that the case here?

Stan
Thanks Stan,

Yes, it is a short scale (25”). Thanks for the Platonic Ideal comment. That gave me pause to think about my approach to building this guitar. Early on in this thread I said I was trying to show “the art of the guitar not art on a guitar”. I realize this whole build was not so much an act of creativity as it was a process of discovery. Thanks for that!

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