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Old 08-15-2020, 06:02 PM
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Nick sent me the latest photo with the comment: "I’m having déjà vu I looked at this scene 2 1/2 weeks ago" The spruce is actually not so yellow, it's quite white.
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Old 08-15-2020, 06:30 PM
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This is the pick guard that Nick thought went well on the guitar. It's not glued on yet, just resting in place on the top for the moment. Nick sat a "Woody Mann" bridge below it to complete the picture, although I'm actually getting a regular belly bridge. This photo gives a better idea of the pale color of the unfinished spruce.
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It looks like it’s on fire. I dig it!
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It looks like it’s on fire. I dig it!

Me too! Thanks!
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Old 08-15-2020, 06:35 PM
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This is Woody's Franklin -- many unique details on it in addition to the bridge.
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(Belly) Bridge glued on. Nick is planning to string the guitar up tonight to see how it sounds before the varnish is applied.
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Old 08-17-2020, 07:32 PM
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Looks awesome!
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Thanks! I think so!
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It`s a joy to be able to follow the build of this beautiful guitar.I really like that pickguard.
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It`s a joy to be able to follow the build of this beautiful guitar.I really like that pickguard.
Thanks! I really like the pickguard too. I've been having fun posting about the build. I wanted to convey something of how personally invested Nick is in his guitars (and as far as he's concerned, they remain his guitars -- we are just allowed to steward them for him), as well as following the functional and mechanical aspects of the build. Nick is a master craftsman, but he has the sensibility of an artist as well towards his work.

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Old 08-19-2020, 12:06 PM
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The jumbo relaxing in Nick's shop. The frets are in. They still need to be dressed, the ends shaped, etc. Nick says the guitar is really alive sounding!
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So exciting, this has come together primo!
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It is really exciting to see it coming together into such a sweet instrument. I only wish I could get my hands on it!
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It is really exciting to see it coming together into such a sweet instrument. I only wish I could get my hands on it!
That's looking truly outstanding! I really love the rosette he does with the diamonds. Super cool.
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Beautiful instrument, congrats!
I love thin fretboard purfling- ordered my OM from Nick with one when I commissioned
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