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Old 06-14-2015, 01:41 PM
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Excellent bass and clarity. Sustain superb. Nothing boxy there and not too many parlors can boast that.

Congrats Mark. And kudos to Mr. Neverisky ... nice playing.
Thanks cigarfan!

Mike is really good isn't he? He is a pleasure to work with a very patient with me while I figure out the recording stuff!

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Here is a second recording of the Pina parlor model I've just completed. It is from the same recording session so the guitar is still less than 24 hours old!



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Old 06-16-2015, 03:52 PM
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Would something like the Travis Bean headstock have a similar effect as the slotted headstock?
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Thanks JJI,

I think it's interesting how the black can make just a little bit of Koa stand out so much, not to mention what it does to abalone



Thanks dbradfie,

I tried hard to do some new set ups for these last pictures. I find it much harder to shoot pictures of finished guitars. It's difficult to control all of the reflections. I've learned some new tricks in the process though.



Thanks dcn!

That black does look like it could just suck you in! When you actually holding the guitar you can see a little bit of grayer streaking. I didn't want to try to dye that out because I think it shows that the guitar wasn't painted black. But it's beyond a camera to pick that up.



Sure that's OK TomB'sox!

I guess I was comparing it to guitars that just seem encrusted with abalone etc. I was hoping to keep the abalone there to add some color and to show off the shape of the guitar not obscure it.




Thank-you David,

Best body shape in a decade? That's a real compliment! I really struggled to design a parlor shape that I liked. I'm glad others like it too!



Thank you very much ross748!

Here are a few more pictures of the finished guitar including a few of my more "standard" shots:











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So I had the great good fortune to play this guitar yesterday at Mark's shop.....Holy Smokes!!! It is just a lovely instrument with a voice and sustain that betray its beautiful small size. Plays like a dream with really nice overtones from the eye-catching black sides and back.....indeed the wood is just stunning to look at. Cool inlays too. Just perfect.
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Old 06-16-2015, 09:14 PM
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I've finished this highly flamed Koa/cedar Penelope nylon crossover:





Here are some specs and more pictures:

Top is Old Growth Western Red Cedar from standing dead wood
Back/sides, endgraft, and headplate are flamed Koa
I pc Mahogany neck with 2 way adjustable truss rod
Cocobolo binding, heelcap, trussrod cover, back headplate laminate, and bridge
Bone nut and saddle
Black Gabon Ebony fretboard and tuner buttons
Knilling planetary geared tuning pegs with 4 to 1 turning ratio
Radiused fretboard with 1 7/8ths nut and 2 5/16ths saddle string spacing
25.5" scale length
14 7/8ths lower bout
12 frets to the body

This is a very lightly built guitar with great balance and responsiveness
The total weight is 3 1/4lbs

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I will have this guitar up for sale and will post sound clips as soon as they are available.

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Played this one too. Wonderful trebles that are bright and clear, with lots of sustain. The tone of the cedar top is warm and balanced. As good as it gets with a nylon crossover.....
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Old 06-17-2015, 01:14 AM
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I love so many guitars in our forum but this is one of the most singularly beautiful instruments I've ever seen.
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Mark, you make some of the most exquisite guitars I've ever seen.
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That is a really beautiful parlor guitar! I also really like the headstock design--I have sketched something very similar before as an idea for a fanfret slotted headstock--it was funny to me when I saw yours because it was the same basic idea as I had, even though yours is not for a fanfret.
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Played this one too. Wonderful trebles that are bright and clear, with lots of sustain. The tone of the cedar top is warm and balanced. As good as it gets with a nylon crossover.....
Thanks ukejon!

It was great having you out again. I enjoyed our conversation and it's always nice to hear someone play my new guitars. I gives me a chance to stand away and really hear them, plus there's the added benefit of hearing a very good musician!

I have to say my wife, Karen likes it a lot too. After I can spend time in deep guitar conversation with visitors my loving and ever patient wife gets a break!

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I love so many guitars in our forum but this is one of the most singularly beautiful instruments I've ever seen.
Thanks You JJI,

I'm very proud of how this guitar came out. New model, new headstock, and a new direction for inlay work for me, it's wonderful to get the ideas that stir around in my head turned into actual guitars and to get these types of complements is icing on the cake!

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Mark, you make some of the most exquisite guitars I've ever seen.
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I appreciate your kind words!

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That is a really beautiful parlor guitar! I also really like the headstock design--I have sketched something very similar before as an idea for a fanfret slotted headstock--it was funny to me when I saw yours because it was the same basic idea as I had, even though yours is not for a fanfret.
I was thinking this would make a good fan fret headstock also. Originally, I designed it so the tuners would be offset. This way I could take off some of the width of the headstock without the tuners hitting each other.
I am very happy with how it's turned out. I've had several customers already request it on upcoming builds.

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I've finished this highly flamed Koa/cedar Penelope nylon crossover:





Here are some specs and more pictures:

Top is Old Growth Western Red Cedar from standing dead wood
Back/sides, endgraft, and headplate are flamed Koa
I pc Mahogany neck with 2 way adjustable truss rod
Cocobolo binding, heelcap, trussrod cover, back headplate laminate, and bridge
Bone nut and saddle
Black Gabon Ebony fretboard and tuner buttons
Knilling planetary geared tuning pegs with 4 to 1 turning ratio
Radiused fretboard with 1 7/8ths nut and 2 5/16ths saddle string spacing
25.5" scale length
14 7/8ths lower bout
12 frets to the body

This is a very lightly built guitar with great balance and responsiveness
The total weight is 3 1/4lbs

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I will have this guitar up for sale and will post sound clips as soon as they are available.

Thanks!
Mark
I will be putting this guitar up for sale on the Marketplace thread soon. Here is a soundclip. Hope you enjoy it!



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4vP6Rjrzrww

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Here are some pictures of the second BRW small jumbo of the three I have been working on. I'll be shipping this one next week and may be able to get sound clips done beforehand.

This has a Swiss Spruce top and is a 25.5 scale:





















When I was doing the final set up and taking these pictures of the guitar it occurred to me that this guitar has a very masculine presence to it. I never picked that up from my other guitars. It struck me that if this was the first Josie small jumbo model I made the model name may have been Joseph!

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Absolutely gorgeous guitar Mark ... or should I say handsome. Maybe we will have to name mine Gerard.
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The series of three guitars you produced all at once have all been amazing to watch and each is beautiful in its own way. Stunning actually.

Wherever this one is going, the person receiving it should be over-the-moon when they get him/her/it.

I am so confused over genders now in people aka Caitlin, that I can't even begin guessing guitar genders
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Thanks TomB'sox and cigarfan!

The three BRW small jumbos have developed along their own paths.
There are so many decisions to make when building that a theme seems to start and grow through out each build. I try to be open to that with each individual guitar. Although I work on a number of guitars at a time they are always kept in very different stages in the process. That may not be the most efficient way to build multiples but, it helps keep them as individuals. Plus, it doesn't descend into tedious repetition as it would if I were to do say multiple neck carving or fretting in batches. Hope that makes sense!

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