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Old 11-30-2016, 10:27 AM
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Zach,
This is very cool. You are a very talented builder AND songwriter. Love your guitars and music!
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Old 12-01-2016, 10:14 AM
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Lovely work, reminds me very much of Japanese Makie-e. I spent a summer studying makie-e in Japan two years ago and still haven't got good enough to put in on my work yet (I may need another lifetime before I am)

Perhaps the technique closest to what you've done is called "chinkin" The master of which these days is a chap called Mae Fumio. You might want to look him up.

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Old 12-01-2016, 10:41 AM
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I'm completely inspired by this. Thanks for sharing, and please share more in the future!
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Old 12-01-2016, 12:54 PM
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Zach,

This is very cool. You are a very talented builder AND songwriter. Love your guitars and music!


Haha thanks Tony! Look forward to seeing you at a guitar show soon!



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Old 12-01-2016, 12:56 PM
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I'm completely inspired by this. Thanks for sharing, and please share more in the future!


Soooo good to hear, James! I think that's one of the best compliments is when someone says they're inspired by my work. And I am so glad I can provide inspiration because inspiration is such an amazing thing!!


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Old 12-01-2016, 01:01 PM
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Lovely work, reminds me very much of Japanese Makie-e. I spent a summer studying makie-e in Japan two years ago and still haven't got good enough to put in on my work yet (I may need another lifetime before I am)



Perhaps the technique closest to what you've done is called "chinkin" The master of which these days is a chap called Mae Fumio. You might want to look him up.



Nigel


Wow!! Incredible! I just looked up Makie-e, chinkin and Mae Fumio... Here I thought I was being original
Very neat, thanks for mentioning those - I'm newly inspired!


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Old 12-08-2016, 11:11 AM
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Here is a video that features Chinkin. It's worth watching the whole thing but the chinkin starts at 11.00





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Old 12-10-2016, 07:08 PM
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Wow! I learned a couple things from this video - thanks for sharing, Nigel. Now I have a few other methods I want to try (which may just work better than the methods I have been using so far).


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Your french polish looks great! Someday I'd like to spend a day with someone such as yourself to glean from your expertise.

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Hello again! Here are a few more pictures.


So here is what it looked like in preparation for the copper - just a bunch of little holes!


And voila!!


First session of French polish once pores are all filled.


Surfaces getting shinier and shinier after subsequent french polish sessions.


And a picture of this beautiful lutz spruce top!!

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Zach, if I ever get reborn as an inanimate object, I want to be one of your guitars.
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Your french polish looks great! Someday I'd like to spend a day with someone such as yourself to glean from your expertise.


Haha, I'd love to help you out with some French polishing some day Ryan!


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Zach, if I ever get reborn as an inanimate object, I want to be one of your guitars.


Hahaha! What a compliment! Thanks Monsoon1!


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Default Build thread for Zach Lefebvre's 20th guitar, the "Copper Dust Guitar"

Hi folks!
I'll be putting this guitar up for sale at the 12th fret in Toronto so if you have any interest in it that is where it will be headed in the next few weeks once things are all ironed-out and details are set.
Cheers and happy new year!
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