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Old 03-17-2013, 07:55 AM
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Todd,

This is very cool! I've thought about using a method similar to what you've done with the carbon wrapped strut as well, so it's cool to actually see it! I'm really enjoying this build and love seeing this kind of engineering from fellow luthiers. Great work!

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Old 03-17-2013, 07:56 AM
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The back is on. It is now a "boat". Whenever I get to this stage with a guitar, I find myself singing the Blind Faith song, "Sea of Joy". "Waiting in our boats to set sail..."

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Old 03-17-2013, 07:58 AM
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The bow of the boat. The small hole is for an allen wrench to adjust the lower set screw -- one part of the neck angle adjustment. The larger hole above that is for the bolt that holds the neck on, which also works in tandem with the lower set screw to set the neck angle.

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Old 03-17-2013, 07:59 AM
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The stern.

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Old 03-17-2013, 08:03 AM
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Todd,

This is very cool! I've thought about using a method similar to what you've done with the carbon wrapped strut as well, so it's cool to actually see it! I'm really enjoying this build and love seeing this kind of engineering from fellow luthiers. Great work!

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Thanks, Brad! Much appreciated.
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Old 03-21-2013, 06:56 PM
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Todd, are you going to be posting on the neck build and how it plays in the adjusting? Very nice work! How does the CF change the tone of the guitar?

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Old 03-21-2013, 07:18 PM
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Thank you, Fred! Yes, I will post photos of the neck construction and the whole thing coming together. I've had a week of not being able to work on this guitar much. More to come next week.

With regard to your question about tone, please see my posts above, in response to questions from Ipa53 and Jon.

Stay tuned...
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The box.

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... I've had a week of not being able to work on this guitar much.
What you've done in this short time would take me years. I can wait, so take all the time you need.
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Old 03-27-2013, 12:27 PM
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Life continues to conspire to keep my progress on this guitar slow, but here are photos of a little bit more done.

In this shot, the end graft cavity has just been routed out.

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Old 03-27-2013, 12:40 PM
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The end graft (affectionately known as the "butt wedge") is dry-fit in preparation for gluing it in.



And here it is glued in, trimmed, and chiseled/scraped/sanded flush. I like to keep things simple, and let the beauty of the wood speak for itself. That's fancy-figured bubinga with black/bloodwood/black purflings, same as the rosette. The red part of the bubinga will be quite a beautiful, rich red under finish.

Next step (after some more sanding) is doing the binding, which will be curly koa, set off by just one black line of purfling (except for the top, which will be outlined with the black/blood/black purf arrangement again).

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Old 03-27-2013, 12:46 PM
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Here's a shot of the head of another instrument of mine (a zoukulele) with the same bubinga, to show you how the color looks under finish. The piece shown in this photo, however, does not have the contrasting blond and red of the pieces I'm using for the rosette and end graft on this guitar.

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Fine Work. Thanks for showing us!
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Old 03-28-2013, 02:00 PM
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Thank you, Classitar!
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Hey don't leave us hanging I'm waiting to see the adjustable neck!
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