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Old 08-12-2014, 06:40 AM
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Default One more ziricote Dehradun

I promise the next one will be a build thread, not just finished pictures. We don't actually build much with ziricote, but it's just so lovely I can't help showing it off. This one has a lutz spruce soundboard, ebony binding, bridge & fretboard with a custom rosette (Matsuda-inspired, as requested by the customer) of ziricote, Honduran rosewood burl and heart abalone, also with heart abalone purfling (thank you Duke of Pearl and Kevin Ryan for the help with this!).

This is a small instrument, 14-5/8" at the lower bout, 9-1/8" at the waist, tapering from 3.9" at the tail to 3.4" at the heel. 13 frets to the body with a short scale (24.9"), so it's easy to get yourself wrapped around it.

It has a 4-joint lattice brace, with the braces tapering to nearly nil about halfway between the bridge and the tail. I can post pictures of what this looks like if anyone's interested. To my ear, it helps give the instrument a very quick and even response, great for recording and the stage and for fingerstyle playing. When we build with the traditional X brace (normally moderately scalloped), we tend to be looking for more of a swell in the mid-lows.












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Old 08-12-2014, 06:48 AM
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Dave I see no pictures in your post - just little icons!

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Old 08-12-2014, 06:56 AM
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Thanks - figured it out!

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Old 08-12-2014, 07:49 AM
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Default One more ziricote Dehradun

Your team not only build beautiful instruments, but are a truly inspiring musical "family".

I have often thought of Dehradun when daydreaming of guitar purchases yet to be made! :-D

How do you feel about building a southpaw?
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Old 08-12-2014, 08:21 AM
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Dave, that's just beautiful.
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Old 08-12-2014, 10:13 AM
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Your team not only build beautiful instruments, but are a truly inspiring musical "family".

I have often thought of Dehradun when daydreaming of guitar purchases yet to be made! :-D

How do you feel about building a southpaw?
I feel great about it. We just started a lefty yesterday - a rosewood/cedar small jumbo, with a Florentine cutaway. Luckily we've already accidentally made a few lefty headblocks and bridges so we'll have a head start Thank you both for the encouragement!
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Old 08-12-2014, 12:42 PM
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Wow!! Everything about that guitar is amazing!!
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Lovely instrument, great aesthetics!
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Old 08-12-2014, 10:15 PM
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Thanks guys! Thank you Marty! We've had a couple requests to post a recording of it, and I may have just enough time before shipping it out to do that.
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Wonderful! Love the lutz spruce.
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