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Old 01-03-2022, 09:16 PM
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I did close the Mini-D!







And, having gotten it off my dish, I am assembling the CN as well!

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Looking good Bruce! Happy New Year, sir!
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Old 01-04-2022, 04:38 PM
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Looking good Bruce! Happy New Year, sir!
Thank you, and back at all you “faithful” readers. 2022 seems optimistic in my neighborhood as we are getting what could turn out to be adequate rainfall after coming very close to disastrously depleted reservoirs.
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Old 01-06-2022, 12:57 PM
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The top of the Mini-D is bound. When done it will be a close approximation of style 42.





And the Travel guitar is closed:







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Old 01-06-2022, 07:42 PM
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And the back of the Mini-D is also bound. Both of the current builds are getting Snakewood binding, though the WRX will have no purfling, except for the top.

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Old 01-07-2022, 03:35 PM
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The Catalpa WRX binding is going well, and so much quicker on the WRX that it is. Here's the top, complete less a bit more sanding:



This miter is as good as I get. Also, the Catalpa's medullary display is visible in this picture. It is quite a delicate figure!

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Old 01-07-2022, 04:23 PM
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You said there was no upcharge for Brazilian Mini-D Bruce. Have you seen the similar, but slightly less beautiful, set that Allied are selling for $4000?
https://alliedlutherie.com/collectio...an-rosewood-87
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Old 01-07-2022, 05:27 PM
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You said there was no upcharge for Brazilian Mini-D Bruce. Have you seen the similar, but slightly less beautiful, set that Allied are selling for $4000?
https://alliedlutherie.com/collectio...an-rosewood-87
If I said that, I mis-spoke. This Mini-D was commissioned at my earlier price structure, and does have an up-charge, though considerably less than the number you named. What I hope I said is that I am willing, for the time being, to include this level of BRW on new orders at no up-charge.

I looked at the Allied set, and the back appears similar to the one on the current Mini-D. The sides appear to be better. They are asking about what i exact I'd have charged for it, which means I could never buy it as there'd be nothing left on the table for me. I bought the +/- 22 sets of BRW I still have on hand about 20 to 25 years ago, and there is something on the table for me. I have been charging the same up-grade price for it since I originally purchased the stuff, which made it del even before I offered to include it at base. Only about half of my BRW inventory is being included in my current offer, I do have some"better" stock.

Edited to quote my earlier comment:

"I don't charge what I might for the "second rate" stuff, and in fact I am currently including it, an example of what I grade as AA, as a standard option at my new price point. No upcharge!"
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Old 01-08-2022, 12:46 AM
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THe box to be Mini-D is complete except for the dovetail cavity. I spent most of today (Friday 1/7) binding the Catalpa, and managed only to get the tail graft into the FT-15-D, as you see here:

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Old 01-12-2022, 08:29 PM
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I am about to complete the Pernambuco L00 I built last month. Today I buffed it out and glued the neck to the body. Here is a shot of the simple Rosette:



I also put the second coat of finish on the All-Catalpa CN-WRX. The head plates are Myrtle, and along with the back and sides I did stay them with 2 applications of the P Juice.







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I trust you were being tongue in cheek there, that rosette looks anything but simple with all those layers!
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Old 01-12-2022, 09:54 PM
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Compared to what the Somogynista’s do, or a Martin-esque 3 ringer, it is simple. It is also more efficient than a lot of rosettes I see pictures of. It is almost as though people have forgotten the function in favor of the frills!
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Compared to what the Somogynista’s do, or a Martin-esque 3 ringer, it is simple. It is also more efficient than a lot of rosettes I see pictures of. It is almost as though people have forgotten the function in favor of the frills!
Could you remind me? I’ve always thought the rosette helps reduce the loss of vibrational energy around the sound hole and helps reduce the potential for wood splitting at this area too. But I really have no idea if that is correct. What say Ye?
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Old 01-13-2022, 07:33 PM
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That Myrtle head plate is killer!
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Old 01-13-2022, 08:35 PM
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Simple and beautiful little beast. And I am of the growing opinion that all guitars should be multi-scale.
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