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Old 09-27-2023, 09:56 AM
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John reports the linings are now complete

I believe I may have sweet talked him into flamed maple bindings and bevels.

Why not a bit MORE figure at this point? Hahaha

Cheers

Paul
Having played several of the "Pablo Package" guitars, I can attest to the great tone and comfort that John works into each guitar. It's amazing to me that I can even play a guitar with a 16" lower bout, but it's doable with all of the special stuff John and Paul have created.

And I can't believe you were able to talk him into figured maple! I thought John's desire for ebony or something would prevail. But figured maple will be beautiful!

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Having played several of the "Pablo Package" guitars, I can attest to the great tone and comfort that John works into each guitar. It's amazing to me that I can even play a guitar with a 16" lower bout, but it's doable with all of the special stuff John and Paul have created.

And I can't believe you were able to talk him into figured maple! I thought John's desire for ebony or something would prevail. But figured maple will be beautiful!

beth
16.25” lower bout!

And you even played the Big Brazilian Gun with a 16 7/8” LB!

No leg up needed with the big body and not too far of a reach with the 12 fret neck and Short Scale…

Woohoo

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I believe we have figured out the bindings. Pun intended

Cocobolo bordered by maple, black, maple. (On Both sides). Hahaha

John is looking at the woods in his hands and I am extrapolating from afar…

He says this will be Very Classy

I expect Tom B’sox will agree. Somewhat Similar to Tom’s

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Here is the back binding on our Maple/WRC Round Peak

The outside purflings on this new one will be maple/dark/maple, so kind of reverse of this pic. Which will make sense with the dark body, and the Cocobolo center strip.

Playing this one for a senior residence today. NO AMP

And none needed. Thank goodness, since no musician parking and about a half mile schlep to the performance space…

Fortunately I am blessed with loud pipes and plenty of breath to keep up with the VOLUME this beast can produce.

And it sounds sweet and inviting at a whisper, too.

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John found some flamey maple veneer and is laminating the purfling.
Once again, his experienced clamps go to work on my behalf…

He says the inner slice will be bloodwood, which will go well with the Bubinga.

I expect it will “measure up”. Haha

Happy Monday to all

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This should be an awesome color theme going on as well as a killer guitar!

Keep those pics coming!
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Thanks nemoman! John just sent these pics, so hot off the press…

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John reports: “ side rim is complete. The CF rods are curing”

Meanwhile, the Big Brazilian Gun (BBGun) is headed back to me after a nice tuneup at John’s…

He told me a dear friend who tunes pianos professionally was so smitten with the BBG he wanted to take it home. That is high praise and the BBG is certainly worthy of it!!!

Woohoo

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Hold the presses! Change of plan.
Due to a problem with the back, John has made a new back from the same filch and has graciously let me talk him into Flame Maple bindings. There will be a lot of bindings with the three bevels. Upper back, angled armrest, and mini on the cutaway. And the soundport…
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I like this very much! Wish the pic was better. Sigh

Meanwhile the BBGun appears to be getting close to home. Whew!

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IMG_0681.jpg. Much like this, on John’s new L00.

Walnut back and sides on this. John says my Bubinga is a bit more reddish. Still, this one knocks me out.

The top border purfling on this one is black and white Ebony.

My top border purfling will have spalted Maple from John’s yard. So the top border will be similar but slightly lighter in color

And the cutaway will be rounded, (Venetian, sp?) And slightly beveled, I hope!


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Crop of same pic. I like the dark bits in the flame Maple!

Maybe John has more…

Later!

Paul
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Jumbo OLD Brazilian RW/WRC

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96 LKSM 12
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J. Stepick Bari Weissy WRC/Walnut

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This will be beautiful! I love that the maple is coming from John's yard. Thanks for the new pics!

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Thanks Beth! Just the spalted maple purfling (top outline border) from John’s yard, but cool just the same.

Meanwhile the rosette is in process and now waiting for the abalone sparkling bits to arrive…

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The abalone is in the soundhole….

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The soundhole will be bound.

Woohoo

Paul
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Jumbo Spanish Cedar/WRC
Jumbo OLD Brazilian RW/WRC

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96 422ce bought new!
96 LKSM 12
552ce 12x12

J. Stepick Bari Weissy WRC/Walnut

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