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Old 04-21-2024, 04:06 PM
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Tony,

You are an artist and a tactician. Moving on both fronts. So glad to be included on this thread to see poetry in motion.

I'm frequently in east TN and would love to stop by sometime.

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Old 04-26-2024, 11:39 AM
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This has to be one of the most intricate, detailed, and beautiful guitars ever seen on the AGF. The carvings look incredible.
Tom, I am very grateful to be a part of of the amazing builders here on the AGF! Thank you for the kind words.

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Tony,

You are an artist and a tactician. Moving on both fronts. So glad to be included on this thread to see poetry in motion.

I'm frequently in east TN and would love to stop by sometime.

Warm Regards,

Billy
Hi Billy! Thank you for your words....you would be more than welcome here anytime.


Ya'll hang tight... I'll be buffing soon!
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Old 04-27-2024, 04:27 AM
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I'm very impressed Tony. Beautiful work.
Please tell us how you finish that carved area. What do you do in the stippled areas?
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Old 04-29-2024, 07:48 AM
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Simply stunning Tony. Your work on the peghead is perhaps the most impressive. Several have said, “wow!” Let me add another:
Wow!

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Old 05-06-2024, 09:41 AM
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I'm very impressed Tony. Beautiful work.
Please tell us how you finish that carved area. What do you do in the stippled areas?
Hi John, I am grateful for compliments from such a fine builder as yourself.
The stippled areas are bunches of little dots made with an electric graver with a custom tip I made for it. Years ago I used to use a little phillips screw driver...it looked very nice but took FOREVER!. The electric graver is a little faster but still a slow process.
As far as the finish goes...well...I am currently working on it. The initial plan was for the carvings to have one thin satin coat to keep it looking "natural". I should know this week if it's gonna turn out like I planned or if im gonna have to visit my shrink over the whole deal...


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Simply stunning Tony. Your work on the peghead is perhaps the most impressive. Several have said, “wow!” Let me add another:
Wow!

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Hi Steve, Thank you! That's always nice to hear
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Old 05-07-2024, 11:10 AM
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Wow. This build must’ve taken a couple days at least.

Seriously, that is some intricate stuff. Truly impressive. Gorgeous work.
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Old 05-12-2024, 05:56 PM
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Wow. This build must’ve taken a couple days at least.

Seriously, that is some intricate stuff. Truly impressive. Gorgeous work.
Thank you!


I just wanted to check in with everyone. I'm still working on the finish. I have leveled the initial coats and will be spraying the final coats this week. I appreciate y'all hanging tight. It's looking awesome!
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Old 05-13-2024, 11:49 AM
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I just wanted to check in with everyone. I'm still working on the finish. I have leveled the initial coats and will be spraying the final coats this week. I appreciate y'all hanging tight. It's looking awesome!
I can't imagine that it would be anything short of fantastic!
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Old 05-14-2024, 05:31 PM
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I had the pleasure of visiting my friend Tony's shop last week. I was out in Boone North Carolina to attend a wedding and took the opportunity to go over the Blue Ridge Mountains to visit Tony at his shop in Erwin Tennessee.

I was able to see this beautiful guitar in person. He was working on the finish. Guitars always look better in person than in a photo. The headstock inlay was just incredible. The Brazilian Rosewood was also gorgeous and the carvings are a uniquely beautiful contrast. This guitar is just spectacular and really special. I feel fortunate to have seen it in person before it goes off to the lucky client.

While I was there one of Tony's clients came in to pick up his new instrument. It was fun watching his excitement and we all enjoyed a little concert while he played it. I also got to see some of the beautiful guitars Tony has in progress for the BIG V show. I can't wait to see and play them at the show.

I'm looking forward to all the photos when Tony has this guitar completed!

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Old 06-03-2024, 05:41 PM
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Hey Y'all...I really appreciate your patience. I've been working on the finish and tweaking the carvings. I have set the neck and I am now working on the bridge...it's gonna be nice! Here's a couple of sneek peek photos.



The photo below is a measurement of the finish from the sound hole cover BEFORE level sanding.





Oh yeah...

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Old 06-03-2024, 11:24 PM
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I am blown away. Wow.
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Old 06-11-2024, 10:51 AM
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Hey everyone, Here's a couple of pics for ya. I really obsessed over the truss rod cover after spending 16 hours on the bridge (I do not have a cnc). I didn't want to distract from the headstock inlay....so after a couple of ideas it all came down to simplicity. You never want to over do it.....
In context (as you will soon see) it looks very nice.



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