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Old 12-07-2019, 04:04 AM
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Great start! Sure is a nice set of Adi!
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Old 12-11-2019, 01:15 PM
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It's taken me 4 days to put in 15/20 hours, but it feels great to be at the bench!!! To be fair, I've also been handling deferred business and social stuff that built up while I hid out recuperating.

Here are the Adi top and D. tucurensis back with their marquetry and bracing:

I don't do clean up on the top till the end as I do NOT want to change the thickness more than necessary.




This D. tuc. is very dark, it makes the Amazon backstrip look light, which it isn't:


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Old 12-11-2019, 04:35 PM
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Congrats Bruce, so glad to see you are up to the shop again! Also honored that your first guitar back will be coming to B.I.G. (er) 2020!!! Kathy says hi!
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Old 12-11-2019, 06:31 PM
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Congrats Bruce, so glad to see you are up to the shop again! Also honored that your first guitar back will be coming to B.I.G. (er) 2020!!! Kathy says hi!
And hello to Kathy.

I try to avoid bringing the same stuff to the same show. I do have an FT-15 in BRW that few have seen and holds up well under close scrutiny, but can't count on it still being here in 3 months time.
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Nice to see you back, I have missed your posts!
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Old 12-11-2019, 08:48 PM
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Smile Yay Bruce

So glad you are back in good health!!!

Enjoy the bench, and everything else, too...

Cheers

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Old 12-12-2019, 03:39 AM
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Good to have you back Bruce. I'm very much looking forward to out project!
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Old 12-12-2019, 11:08 AM
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Less than a month to go, Dennis!
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Old 12-12-2019, 12:13 PM
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Glad to see you back at the bench, Bruce!

Looking forward to seeing this one at BIG(er)...
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Old 12-14-2019, 06:21 PM
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Continuing to work at a relatively moderate pace, and so far everything is in the groove. I expect to close this FT-16 Penngrove box on my next working day, probably Monday.

I think my standard shot with the spring clips holding on the Cuban Cedar kerfed lining is a classic, and I never tire of it:

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Bruce! Beautiful as usual! Glad to see you’re recovering nicely, and back at it again!
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Old 12-16-2019, 07:32 AM
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I guess you never have to worry about finding a bag chip for the left over potato chips!
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Old 12-16-2019, 04:43 PM
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I think I mentioned that I am making this larger guitar because last year a known wiseguy pointed out that I had only brought small guitars to Tom's B.I.G. show. Only today did it occur to me that he was riffing on the name of the show, not so much any shortfall on my part. Glass houses etc.

I have titled this guitar: "BIG(er) Penngrove". My penmanship is not improved by trying to write legably next to a cutaway. The box is closed and I am moving into binding.





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Old 12-16-2019, 05:50 PM
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Looking mighty fine. It just occurred to me also that I don't believe I have ever played any of your bigger guitars unless I did the day I spent in your shop with you? None the less, I will be very excited to try this one out! Thanks for building it!!!!
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Old 12-16-2019, 06:24 PM
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Like all of Bruce’s guitars, they’re GREAT...

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