The Acoustic Guitar Forum

Go Back   The Acoustic Guitar Forum > General Acoustic Guitar and Amplification Discussion > Custom Shop

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #91  
Old 11-11-2015, 02:27 PM
justonwo's Avatar
justonwo justonwo is offline
Charter Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: SF Bay Area
Posts: 5,744
Default

Adding the Style 30 backstrip!









Reply With Quote
  #92  
Old 11-11-2015, 03:44 PM
JamesO JamesO is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 345
Default

That backstrip is rad.
Reply With Quote
  #93  
Old 11-11-2015, 03:47 PM
rlxnply's Avatar
rlxnply rlxnply is offline
Charter Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Colorado Springs
Posts: 218
Default

Keep the pictures coming. I was very close to picking that set of wood, now I am wishing I would have . It is looking awesome with the backstrip.
__________________
Matt

Circa OM
Froggy Bottom H-14
Charis SJ
Baranik JX
Reply With Quote
  #94  
Old 11-11-2015, 04:47 PM
iim7V7IM7 iim7V7IM7 is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: An Exit Off the Turnpike in New Jersey
Posts: 3,754
Default

Howard's marquetry is beautiful!
__________________
Acoustic Flat Tops by: Bashkin | Blanchard | Brondel | Buscarino | Chasson | Franklin | Klepper | Sexauer
Reply With Quote
  #95  
Old 11-11-2015, 07:52 PM
justonwo's Avatar
justonwo justonwo is offline
Charter Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: SF Bay Area
Posts: 5,744
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by JamesO View Post
That backstrip is rad.
Agree completely! Thanks, Howard.

Quote:
Originally Posted by rlxnply View Post
Keep the pictures coming. I was very close to picking that set of wood, now I am wishing I would have . It is looking awesome with the backstrip.
I will definitely keep the pictures coming. John had quite a bit of nice Madagascar rosewood to choose from, and I would have been equally happy with a few other sets.

Quote:
Originally Posted by iim7V7IM7 View Post
Howard's marquetry is beautiful!
No doubt.
Reply With Quote
  #96  
Old 11-12-2015, 03:16 PM
matthewpartrick's Avatar
matthewpartrick matthewpartrick is offline
In flagrante ex-officio
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: North Havana
Posts: 4,825
Default

I'm so drooling and following along faithfully with this one.
__________________
1930 Martin OM-28
2015 Giacomel Saturno
2017 LeGeyt Parlour
2019 Brondel A2c

On deck:

2020 LeGeyt CLM
2021 Kostal MDW


The Clueless Audiophile demystifying the two channel hi fi audio market for the clueless among us
Reply With Quote
  #97  
Old 11-12-2015, 03:31 PM
justonwo's Avatar
justonwo justonwo is offline
Charter Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: SF Bay Area
Posts: 5,744
Default

Here's a shot of the completed backstrip. Thanks to John for taking the time to take photos!

Reply With Quote
  #98  
Old 11-12-2015, 03:38 PM
Nemoman Nemoman is online now
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: N. California
Posts: 1,846
Default

Very cool--love that backstrip with the RW. Congrats!
__________________
Brazzie (Rio Lava)--2015 Stehr Auditorium (Adirondack/BRW)
Tigger--2013 Stehr Auditorium (Carpathian/Oregon Myrtlewood)
Melee--Razo 19 OM (German/Malaysian)
BevelBelle--Wilborn Ellie Belle (Old Stika/EIR)
Dana--1999 Bourgeois OM (Sitka/EIR)
Nemo--2009 Taylor Custom GS (Sinker/Macassar) GONE, but still in the family
Reply With Quote
  #99  
Old 11-12-2015, 03:41 PM
stringjunky stringjunky is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 1,944
Default

Howard is a talented chap. That backstrip is awesome.
Reply With Quote
  #100  
Old 11-14-2015, 04:29 PM
justonwo's Avatar
justonwo justonwo is offline
Charter Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: SF Bay Area
Posts: 5,744
Default

John was SCUBA diving off the coast of Maine in the mid 90s and, by crazy and freakish coincidence, discovered a wrecked ship that had been lost to history for 150 years. It was carrying a load from none other than CF Martin himself back to his European homeland. A load of Red spruce. John hired an excavation team to salvage the red spruce billets and has been drying them carefully ever since. The so called "Shipwreck spruce" is being used for the top of this OM. He also found some abalone during the same dive. And now it's in my rosette.



Reply With Quote
  #101  
Old 11-14-2015, 08:43 PM
FormerFoodie FormerFoodie is offline
Charter Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 852
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by justonwo View Post
John was SCUBA diving off the coast of Maine in the mid 90s and, by crazy and freakish coincidence, discovered a wrecked ship that had been lost to history for 150 years. It was carrying a load from none other than CF Martin himself back to his European homeland. A load of Red spruce. John hired an excavation team to salvage the red spruce billets and has been drying them carefully ever since. The so called "Shipwreck spruce" is being used for the top of this OM. He also found some abalone during the same dive. And now it's in my rosette.
Wow! That's a pretty crazy story about the adi. Sounds like it would come out of the movies! I heard about moon spruce before, but never shipwreck spruce. The axe is coming along beautifully. Thanks for continuing to share the pics!
Reply With Quote
  #102  
Old 11-14-2015, 09:29 PM
invguy921's Avatar
invguy921 invguy921 is offline
Lovin' nice guitars...
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: S. Central Missouri
Posts: 2,468
Default

Like everyone else, I just LOVE that pretty strip for the back. This guitar is very simply and yet elegantly appointed. A beauty!
__________________
"A good name is to be chosen rather than great riches, and favor is better than silver or gold."

Woody (aka: Mike)
Reply With Quote
  #103  
Old 11-15-2015, 06:38 AM
matthewpartrick's Avatar
matthewpartrick matthewpartrick is offline
In flagrante ex-officio
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: North Havana
Posts: 4,825
Default

Very cool Juston! I'm sure some of you know I'm an avid diver as well.
__________________
1930 Martin OM-28
2015 Giacomel Saturno
2017 LeGeyt Parlour
2019 Brondel A2c

On deck:

2020 LeGeyt CLM
2021 Kostal MDW


The Clueless Audiophile demystifying the two channel hi fi audio market for the clueless among us
Reply With Quote
  #104  
Old 11-15-2015, 09:35 AM
JoeCharter JoeCharter is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 8,553
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by justonwo View Post
The so called "Shipwreck spruce" is being used for the top of this OM.
I guess you should change the title of this thread to "Sinker Adi Spruce".


Quote:
Originally Posted by justonwo View Post
He also found some abalone during the same dive. And now it's in my rosette.
That has to be the most incredible looking abalone I've ever seen. Unreal.


On a serious note, I'm quite jealous of your back strip.
__________________
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

* My YouTube Channel * My Facebook Page *
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
Reply With Quote
  #105  
Old 11-15-2015, 11:01 AM
justonwo's Avatar
justonwo justonwo is offline
Charter Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: SF Bay Area
Posts: 5,744
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by matthewpartrick View Post
Very cool Juston! I'm sure some of you know I'm an avid diver as well.
You should start looking around for some Shipwreck Brazilian down there!
Reply With Quote
Reply

  The Acoustic Guitar Forum > General Acoustic Guitar and Amplification Discussion > Custom Shop

Thread Tools



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:05 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, The Acoustic Guitar Forum
vB Ad Management by =RedTyger=