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Old 02-25-2016, 07:19 PM
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The finish is all in place, now it is a matter of curing, typically 2 or 3 weeks.

I took a couple of pics for your entertainment. One is the heel, which I am loving the real time look of, but for some reason looks relatively ordinary in the photo, which I do not think it actually is. Odd.


The other shows the medulary display in the sides better than previous attempts. It almost looks like flamed Koa instead of plain tucurensis!
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Old 02-26-2016, 06:26 AM
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Man, Bruce that is flawless, every guitar I have seen here on AGF is perfect, keep up the fantastic work and keep us posted!
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I think the heal looks great, very classic look to it. What kind of finish do you use?
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Old 02-26-2016, 10:12 AM
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I think the heal looks great, very classic look to it. What kind of finish do you use?
I do my own finishes using traditional (turpentine) oil based varnish.
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Nice. It has that nice oily wet glow to it.
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Old 03-03-2016, 07:28 PM
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This guitar's finish is getting firm enough that I am thinking about completing her! This will be my second set of hand carved tuning pegs, and I am going with different aesthetic than the last set. Here's a complete on and one in process, as well as my holding fixture and the thumb plane that is doing most of the work. The last set were Jatoba, these are D. tucurensis:

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Blocked and buffed the Mulatta today!

Tomorrow I expect to fret her, and make and install the bridge. Strings on Monday? We'll see.

I am not sure why I keep trying to show off the beauty of this guitar's wood, because no picture I have taken comes all that close, but here goes again.











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I really like that end graft and have not seen anything like it before, very simple and elegant and lets the book matched lines come together.. Did you put a coat of finish on the fretboard?

Pictures never do justice to the real thing.
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Old 03-05-2016, 09:56 AM
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I did not mask the fingerboard and so it did get a fair bit of finish on it. I do not dress my fingerboard until after the finish is complete, so there is no reason to have masked it off. The reason for this procedural sequence is that it gives me more control over neck/bridge geometry, especially on steel strings. I could have dressed and fretted this one before finish, but then I would have had to mask and do further redundant clean up.
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Thought the same thing about the end graft and fretboard. Those pegs look great.
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Strung her up. Came out heavier than the Blanca by an ounce and a half. Sounds fantastic to me.







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Uh, Bruce, ahem, if an ounce and a half's too much, just send it here to Texas, and I'll bear the weight. (Like that ain't been said in this forum before)
Nice job. Beautiful instrument.
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Old 03-07-2016, 05:25 PM
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Uh, Bruce, ahem, if an ounce and a half's too much, just send it here to Texas, and I'll bear the weight. (Like that ain't been said in this forum before)
Nice job. Beautiful instrument.
Bob

I am, of course, bragging in a tongue in cheek way, as being rosewood, the Mulatta might easily have been 1/2 lb heavier without being actually heavy.
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Old 03-30-2016, 08:33 PM
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I made a little video with the "Mulatta". Enjoy:
https://youtu.be/_mcBRP-pqnw
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Old 03-30-2016, 08:46 PM
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Bruce what's the depth of that guitar? You seem to get a lot of sound without having to make it 5" deep.
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