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Old 04-06-2019, 09:30 AM
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Hi again everyone! I haven't been taking the time to document things recently, but this one is a bit special for me, so I'll try to pull out all the stops. I've been looking forward to using this wood for some time now, so let's see how it turns out!

For a start, I resawed this bearclaw Sitka from a small billet that Maurice Roy (Roy Tonewoods) chose for me when I was ramping up to build my contribution to the Group of Seven Guitar Project. I only got two tops from the small billet, and this is one of them. I love the look, but I love the tap tone response and deflection properties and light weight even more!

The Ziricote back and sides were also short listed for the G7 Project and it was literally a coin toss decision ... very dramatic grain pattern to say the least, and a nice deep chocolate color tone.

After consultations with my customer, we decided on Snakewood trim for this one, so I'll start to break out the binding materials etc from a board I've had seasoning for years.

There are a few more custom aspects to this build ... so I hope you stay tuned!









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Old 04-06-2019, 10:11 AM
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WOW!, beautiful woods there. Can't wait to see this one come together.
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Old 04-06-2019, 11:58 AM
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Wow, you can see how great these woods are just by looking, but to think they were in the running for the Group of Seven project, they indeed must be upper echelon!
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Incredible woods, David--I'll be following along!
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Hi again everyone! I haven't been taking the time to document things recently, but this one is a bit special for me, so I'll try to pull out all the stops. I've been looking forward to using this wood for some time now, so let's see how it turns out!



For a start, I resawed this bearclaw Sitka from a small billet that Maurice Roy (Roy Tonewoods) chose for me when I was ramping up to build my contribution to the Group of Seven Guitar Project. I only got two tops from the small billet, and this is one of them. I love the look, but I love the tap tone response and deflection properties and light weight even more!



The Ziricote back and sides were also short listed for the G7 Project and it was literally a coin toss decision ... very dramatic grain pattern to say the least, and a nice deep chocolate color tone.



After consultations with my customer, we decided on Snakewood trim for this one, so I'll start to break out the binding materials etc from a board I've had seasoning for years.



There are a few more custom aspects to this build ... so I hope you stay tuned!





















Hello David! Looking forward to watching this build, I always love seeing your guitars come together.
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Old 04-06-2019, 01:23 PM
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Spectacular woods!
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Yikes! That some figure...
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Oh man, this will be fun!

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Wow! This is going to be amazing!
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VERY Cool!

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Beautiful palette to work with, David! I'll enjoy watching this piece of art come together.

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Goodness! Nice wood selection. Should be something to see.
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That is some outrageously cool ziricote.
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WOW!, beautiful woods there. Can't wait to see this one come together.

Am I lucky to be able to work with woods like this ... heck yeah! Thanks for popping in to this thread Bill!
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Wow, you can see how great these woods are just by looking, but to think they were in the running for the Group of Seven project, they indeed must be upper echelon!
Hey Tom ... they're definitely top notch in my books, that's for sure!
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