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Old 08-23-2018, 05:56 PM
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Schweeet! I see the soundport position on the form. Are you getting one?
As Ben said, yes. I am to the point where I think of the soundport as a must. It would seem weird not to have it after having them on most everything I own.


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Wow--yet another beauty from Ben and Tom!

Love the wood combo and look forward to hearing it sing.

Very curious about the mysterious "treatment" to the top...
Thanks, the wood is great and going to look awesome I think. The treatment on the top is over-the-top cool IMO, but it is still too early to reveal haha! Keep watching my friend! The sound, it is going to be awesome, has to be with BRW, the redwood, and most of all what Ben can do with it!
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OK, I think for now I can show the sample of the top treatment. Ben was trying multiple things with samples, but we both really like the looks of this. What you are seeing is a sample from the same board, but it is laying on the actual top which should come out pretty much the same. It really brings out the grain in the redwood accentuating its beauty in my mind. Remember that dark outlaw is the theme, but this may blow that because it is just too pretty! Hate to lose my man card on this, but I love it.

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Holy Cow! With that nearly black BRW and Snakewood bindings gonna blow some minds. Beautiful guys!
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Holy Cow! With that nearly black BRW and Snakewood bindings gonna blow some minds. Beautiful guys!
It looks cool, doesn't it? I'm excited to see it on the whole top. I really like dark guitars.
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Gonna be spooky, mysterious, and dare we say, "Top Shelf"?!

Cool, you guys!
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Gonna be spooky, mysterious, and dare we say, "Top Shelf"?!

Cool, you guys!
Nothing but the finest for Tom. Right there next to the Macallan 25.
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Nothing but the finest for Tom. Right there next to the Macallan 25.
Excellent! Iíll bring the cigars!
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Holy Cow! With that nearly black BRW and Snakewood bindings gonna blow some minds. Beautiful guys!
Thanks Dennis, I can't wait to see it all start coming together to see all the colors and contrasts.

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It looks cool, doesn't it? I'm excited to see it on the whole top. I really like dark guitars.
Thanks for coming up with the idea and executing so well Ben!

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Gonna be spooky, mysterious, and dare we say, "Top Shelf"?!

Cool, you guys!
Top Shelf for sure. I love the top, really different from anything I have seen!

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Nothing but the finest for Tom. Right there next to the Macallan 25.
I had to sell all the Macallan to cover my guitar habit!

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Excellent! Iíll bring the cigars!
I mighta saved enough for a cigar party, I'll watch you real men and women do the cigars though, I am too big of a wimp!
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This looks really nice - I love darker tops! Was it heat treated?
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This looks really nice - I love darker tops! Was it heat treated?
However, feel free to ignore my snooping!! In any case, it looks fantastic - the grain really pops, I love it!
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However, feel free to ignore my snooping!! In any case, it looks fantastic - the grain really pops, I love it!
Whatever Ben did to that Redwood, it sure looks great! The silking REALLY POPS!!

This guitar is going to be dropdead gorgeous… And I'm sure it will sound fabulous, as that's a given with Ben's work!!!

Carry-on folks and everybody have a great weekend

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Lovin' the look of this one already!
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Could that be some form of Whiskey stain??!!
Just another take on the Top Shelf name sake!!
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This looks really nice - I love darker tops! Was it heat treated?
No it was not heat treated unless Ben left it out on his sidewalk in Reno!

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However, feel free to ignore my snooping!! In any case, it looks fantastic - the grain really pops, I love it!
Yes, I really love what it does to the grain, allows you to see things that are barely visible without the darkening.

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Whatever Ben did to that Redwood, it sure looks great! The silking REALLY POPS!!

This guitar is going to be dropdead gorgeousÖ And I'm sure it will sound fabulous, as that's a given with Ben's work!!!

Carry-on folks and everybody have a great weekend

Paul
Thanks for following along Paul, appreciate your comments, you are a man that knows a good guitar when he sees one!!!

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Lovin' the look of this one already!
Thank you David, that means a lot given your sense of style and workmanship!

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Could that be some form of Whiskey stain??!!
Just another take on the Top Shelf name sake!!
Could very well be, what happens in the workshop stays in the workshop!
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