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Old 11-15-2015, 01:08 PM
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Beautiful top and rosette...

I suspect the doomed historic ship was commanded by Captain John Griffin and abalone was harvested from the salty deep by John's famed dive buddy Joanne Thompkins. Let's hope that the ship sank and the abalone was harvested under a "full moon"...
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You should start looking around for some Shipwreck Brazilian down there!
What a coinkydink. I just stumbled across this guitar at Dream Guitars with shipwreck Brazilian! I never heard about shipwreck wood till yesterday and now I see two guitars with it.

http://www.dreamguitars.com/detail/4...pson_000_2015/

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Old 11-16-2015, 04:35 PM
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I am off SCUBA diving later this week. I will keep my eyes open for "shipwreck" woods instead of the boring critters that I am normally distract me..

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Old 11-16-2015, 04:41 PM
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I am off SCUBA diving later this week. I will keep my eyes open for "shipwreck" woods instead of the boring critters that I am normally distract me..

Awesome! I'm a SCUBA diver, too. And I keep coral and tropical fish in a big marine aquarium. I'll keep an eye out for shipwreck woods popping up in my tank.
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Old 11-18-2015, 11:40 PM
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More progress all around. Many thanks again to John for taking the time to take photos. It's fun for all of us!


















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Old 11-20-2015, 02:16 PM
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And a few more . . . not the sexiest pictures, but sort of nuts and bolts.










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Looking great. I still don't get why they don't just put some bricks on it to glue the braces on.
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Old 12-14-2015, 08:01 PM
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Some of that fantastic style 34 binding on the completed box. And a look at one of the highest precision miters I think I've ever seen. John tells me he re-sharpens his chisel 4 or 5 times for the miters of a single end graft. I had no idea!









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Old 12-15-2015, 09:10 AM
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Holy moly that top purfling (and the whole build that is) is out of this world. Did John already have some or did you source it elsewhere? I'm loving this build! Can't wait to see it come to fruition!

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Old 12-15-2015, 02:08 PM
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This looks great, Juston - can't wait to see the finished product.
That back is so straight grained - nuts!
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Old 12-15-2015, 02:24 PM
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Holy moly that top purfling (and the whole build that is) is out of this world. Did John already have some or did you source it elsewhere? I'm loving this build! Can't wait to see it come to fruition!

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Hi, Mark. Howard Klepper generously supplied the purfling for this build. It's the same as a guitar of Howard's that I bought last year. Check earlier in the thread. I think there's a photo of my Klepper/Schoenberg 000-12.

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This looks great, Juston - can't wait to see the finished product.
That back is so straight grained - nuts!
My favorite kind of back wood. Plain ol' straight grain.
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Old 12-15-2015, 06:30 PM
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Bound for greatness! I think the fossilized unicorn horn was a great choice.





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Old 12-16-2015, 08:28 AM
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Absurd...probably my favorite aesthetic circa in recent memory. Think Howard has any purfling left he'd be interested in unloading
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Old 12-16-2015, 10:55 AM
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Beautiful work! Bi love the mite red side joints
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