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Old 11-07-2019, 08:45 AM
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Tres drole. Now for a real challenge and for your next trick iíd Like to see you guys do this again but this time with a Venetian cutaway.
Fortunately, we don't offer a Venetian cutaway on this model. Er, um, at least not anymore... I should be (and AM) glad we hadn't built an OM, and Jamie then said "How's my Dreadnought coming along?" Or braced for 6 strings, when he wanted a 12.
Oh man...Jamie, this IS a 6-string, right?

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Oh John. That is just cruel.

Great job guys. You know I love your Florentine cutaway shape!

And this cutawectomy (nice term) is definitely a first for me. Although I would have liked to see some surgical masks during the process.
Dennis, big brothers feel a divine right to torment their younger siblings. I suppose it is the order of things. But John does it with such style, doesn't he? Plus, I deserve this.
As for the surgical masks, your point is taken. I was going to add that the place is totally sterile, but then I remember you've seen the shop and know better. But there seems to be no infection, no ill effects on Jamie's guitar, and none for the surgical staff. Whew!

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Old 11-07-2019, 08:51 AM
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Thanks fellas, first off for not laughing at us too loudly, and then for your kind words. This wasn't quite as difficult as plumbing a house after the sheet rock is hung, but it was difficult enough. Like Ryan said, our plan is to do all future cutaways at the easy stage.

Such experiences lead to questions, such as mine, "How did Ryan miss this?" And Ryan's question, "How did Steve miss this?" Ryan's is the operative question, believe me.

The architect John Pawson claims that an object has reached perfection when it can no longer be improved by subtraction. If that be true, then Jamie's guitar is as perfect as we plan on making it, cuz we're not subtracting anything else!

Thanks for watching,

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When I saw the post announcing the 'omission' of the cutaway, my first thought was that these builders had a lot of integrity. To be able to admit this publicly took a lot of guts. Then to recover, and make the product as ordered, took some real 'wood chops'. Way to go guys!

When things like this happen, I think we as AGF members should be appreciative to all the builders that put their work on display via these build threads.
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Old 11-07-2019, 10:35 AM
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Fortunately, we don't offer a Venetian cutaway on this model. Er, um, at least not anymore... I should be (and AM) glad we hadn't built an OM, and Jamie then said "How's my Dreadnought coming along?" Or braced for 6 strings, when he wanted a 12.

Oh man...Jamie, this IS a 6-string, right?



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Wait a minute, how COULD it have 12 strings, itís only a ukulele. Right? I told you I wanted a uke!
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Old 11-07-2019, 10:46 AM
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Wait a minute, how COULD it have 12 strings, itís only a ukulele. Right? I told you I wanted a uke!


Yes, yes, now I remember...
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Old 11-07-2019, 10:53 AM
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When I saw the post announcing the 'omission' of the cutaway, my first thought was that these builders had a lot of integrity. To be able to admit this publicly took a lot of guts. Then to recover, and make the product as ordered, took some real 'wood chops'. Way to go guys!

When things like this happen, I think we as AGF members should be appreciative to all the builders that put their work on display via these build threads.
Chuck, your words are most kind, thank you.
But in all honesty, we posted our omission after the successful surgery.
And you know what that means: in heart we're scallywags like anyone else.


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Old 11-07-2019, 11:27 AM
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When I saw the post announcing the 'omission' of the cutaway, my first thought was that these builders had a lot of integrity. To be able to admit this publicly took a lot of guts. Then to recover, and make the product as ordered, took some real 'wood chops'. Way to go guys!

When things like this happen, I think we as AGF members should be appreciative to all the builders that put their work on display via these build threads.
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Chuck, your words are most kind, thank you.
But in all honesty, we posted our omission after the successful surgery.
And you know what that means: in heart we're scallywags like anyone else.


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I stand by original post; you guys have integrity and guts.
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Old 11-11-2019, 11:03 AM
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Thanks everyone for your kind words. There are days when working in a two man shop is preferential to being alone. If one takes a blow, the other can pick them back up. Encouragement goes along way. And speaking of, there’s more to go on this guitar, so here’s some more pics.

Jamie chose cherry as his binding choice. It looks beautiful and bends well.




We then used some Guatemalan Rosewood on the bevel cap because of its similar color to cherry but with a little more visual interest.




Steve then made up a marquetry pattern for the top that combined Port Orford Cedar, Purpleheart, and Cherry.




Here’s a look at the overall composition with a beautiful Florentine cutaway as was originally envisioned.




And one more look from the tail end side to see how everything complements each other.




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Old 11-11-2019, 11:13 AM
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Great wood and design choices all the way around on this one, guys!

It's got a lot of different vibes going on--but I like it!

Kudos and congrats all around--can't wait to see it under finish.
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Old 11-11-2019, 11:49 AM
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Very nice! Very creative. I'm anxious to see how it all looks under finish
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Old 11-11-2019, 04:56 PM
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Visually a very stunning look, very unique and yet somewhat old school with the marquetry. Nice job on that Stevo!
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Old 11-11-2019, 09:09 PM
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Great wood and design choices all the way around on this one, guys!
It's got a lot of different vibes going on--but I like it!
Kudos and congrats all around--can't wait to see it under finish.
Thanks Kevin! Jamie and I kicked rosette ideas around for, I dunno, it seemed a month or so. When we settled on this design, I knew the purfling would be a challenge. But I like the color scheme, and think it all works. Now, to "nail" the fretboard inlay....

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Very nice! Very creative. I'm anxious to see how it all looks under finish
Thanks bro, I'm anxious as well. Of course, we know Tony will make it sparkle!

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Visually a very stunning look, very unique and yet somewhat old school with the marquetry. Nice job on that Stevo!
Thank you Tom! I appreciate that.

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Old 11-11-2019, 10:34 PM
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Visually a very stunning look, very unique and yet somewhat old school with the marquetry. Nice job on that Stevo!
Once again I second Tom! It looks new and old at the same time. Very Nice!!!

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I agree, that's a beautiful looking guitar with a somehow modern vintage design, unique. Congrats! Can't wait to see how it looks under finish.
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Old 11-12-2019, 09:43 PM
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Steve and Ryan, Nice job with that cutaway. I can only imagine the 'oh ...' moment when Jamie pointed out the cutawayless profile of that guitar. But hey, you don't need a cutaway caul for the top and back when you build cutaways that way Great recovery though, guys! Looks great.

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Old 11-14-2019, 03:42 AM
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Schweeet!

The marquetry and rosette compliment each other nicely. Very nice!

Cutaway looks like it was meant to be there.
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