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Old 10-13-2019, 11:08 AM
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Default Herron Guitars All American wood 7 string Jumbo

Being built by Lee Herron of Herron Guitars http://herronguitars.com/
7-string cutaway Jumbo, 17 frets to the body

- Osage Orange back and sides
- Sitka Spruce top and bracing
- Black Walnut binding
- Apple bridge
- Mesquite fingerboard, sound hole cover and neck strap pin
- Manzanna headstock veneer,
- Hickory neck,
- Cherry -tail and neck block
- Maple bridge plate
- Maple Kerfing
⁃ Body Dimensions (approximate)
- 17 ¾ “ lower bout
- 10 ¼” waist
- 12 ½” upper bout
-5 ¼ “ depth at the Tail, to 3 ¾ “ at the neck
- 44 1/8 ” overall length
⁃ Fingerboard
- Fanned frets, 25 ½ “ scale 1st string, 27 “ 7th string, perpendicular at the 6th
- Side dots only 3, 5, 7, 9, 12 (2), 15, 17, 19
- 22 frets total
- Stainless Steel frets
- 2 1/8 width at nut
⁃ Dual action truss rod
⁃ Bolt-on neck
⁃ Offset sound hole
⁃ Gotoh 510 mini Gold tuners
⁃ Bone nut and saddle
⁃ String spacing 0.45 at saddle, 2 5/8 saddle
⁃ Nitro finish
⁃ K&K pure mini pick up
⁃ Sound hole feedback cover



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Old 10-13-2019, 11:45 AM
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Old 10-13-2019, 11:48 AM
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Old 10-13-2019, 11:58 AM
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So here is a question I have had for a while and maybe someone can answer it. You see in the rosette how the separate pieces don't exactly line up with each other? How is that remedied so when it is all finished you don't see those imperfections? I have noticed that with other guitar build pictures, with binding and purfling etc and can't believe the builder would just leave it like that and must have a way to fill in the spaces or something.
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Old 10-15-2019, 11:05 AM
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So here is a question I have had for a while and maybe someone can answer it. You see in the rosette how the separate pieces don't exactly line up with each other? How is that remedied so when it is all finished you don't see those imperfections? I have noticed that with other guitar build pictures, with binding and purfling etc and can't believe the builder would just leave it like that and must have a way to fill in the spaces or something.
You just have to take your time and get the angles and sizes right, no real shortcut. After the segments are in place routering a slot for the purfling gets the inside and outside looking tight.
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Old 10-15-2019, 11:52 AM
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So here is a question I have had for a while and maybe someone can answer it. You see in the rosette how the separate pieces don't exactly line up with each other? How is that remedied so when it is all finished you don't see those imperfections? I have noticed that with other guitar build pictures, with binding and purfling etc and can't believe the builder would just leave it like that and must have a way to fill in the spaces or something.
I know the part you're talking about and you'll notice that this section is always underneath the fretboard. I've seen it most commonly on segmented rosettes.

There seem to be two schools of thought on this from what I've seen:

1. This part of the rosette is hidden, so additional work here to make it "perfect" in that area would be wasted time.

2. Make all parts of the rosette perfect. Sometimes this is a side-effect of the design of the rosette.

In the end it just seems to be builder preference on which way they go and I don't think there's anything to be read into the quality of the finished product from this.
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The hickory neck being carved and the mesquite multiscale fretboard . The neck is dense and hard and would make great axe handle or in this case axe neck.











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Old 11-08-2019, 08:40 AM
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Interesting build. Great shop pics. I'm looking forward to this build.

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Love the look of that mesquite fingerboard. Thanks for starting this build thread!
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black walnut back stripe installed and back bracing being glued.




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Looking good! No persimmon involved, which seems to be a good American substitute for ebony etc. Interesting but good choices for wood!
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