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Old 11-12-2020, 04:40 PM
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Old 11-12-2020, 09:20 PM
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That's sick!
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Old 11-13-2020, 06:42 AM
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That should tie the Honduran Mahogany neck to the Sycamore Maple body by visually integrating with the contrasting Ebony binding...
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Old 11-16-2020, 02:07 PM
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Here's what John said regarding the neck finish -

“The fade is a combo of black stained wood, black dye(translucent) and a bit of opaque black at the heel.

"Then a kiss of amber on the transition area. The black translucent doesn’t look quite as sexy as a redder dye. It made the mahogany in the barrel look a bit green. That’s why I did a bit more amber...
in the end it’s pretty cool. I do LOVE the color at the head .”


I'm just beyond ecstatic with how this all came out.
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Old 11-16-2020, 03:19 PM
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USB, very cool build - and a wonderful thread to document it. Congratulations on a 7 year dream coming true!

That neck - is awesome. I do believe that's the first "burst" (or as John puts it, "fade") neck finish ever seen in these parts. What a creative take on the humble neck - I love it!!

I have a 2003 Circa 00-12 fret in Adi/Cocobolo that is amazing, the loudest 00 I've ever played (even more so than a former Olson parlor/00) with wonderful vintage tone. Maple is reputed to be magic in John's hands. I look forward to following this one. When it comes home to you, please plan to post video or at least soundclips when done for us long-distance fans!
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Old 11-16-2020, 07:48 PM
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Such a killer build. Love that fade on the neck!
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Old 11-16-2020, 08:02 PM
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USB, very cool build - and a wonderful thread to document it. Congratulations on a 7 year dream coming true!

That neck - is awesome. I do believe that's the first "burst" (or as John puts it, "fade") neck finish ever seen in these parts. What a creative take on the humble neck - I love it!!

I have a 2003 Circa 00-12 fret in Adi/Cocobolo that is amazing, the loudest 00 I've ever played (even more so than a former Olson parlor/00) with wonderful vintage tone. Maple is reputed to be magic in John's hands. I look forward to following this one. When it comes home to you, please plan to post video or at least soundclips when done for us long-distance fans!
You see burst necks every once in a while, especially on some of the Gibson replicas.



John's idea reminds me quite a bit of those old Gibsons with the back of the headstock painted black. But his idea to fade the color to black into the neck heel I haven't seen. I agree with Bob that it'll be a gorgeous tie-in with the ebony binding.
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You see burst necks every once in a while, especially on some of the Gibson replicas.
Have not seen those before, thanks for the pic and info Juston. Still think USB's is amazing...
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Old 11-17-2020, 08:27 PM
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Man, that is going to be one killer guitar! Love the detail work on that neck. Stunning really.
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We've got an official date. Sanding and buffing "in early January"
The sides are just gorgeous!

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The excitement builds...
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With a bit of luck that OM-18 next to yours may be ready in time for Christmas. Imagine being snowed in for a week with that hearth warmer!!
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Rob! Well, whenever things are somewhat normal again, I’ll just bring it by. You know we’re not far away nowadays. Paradise Valley! His 000 is not to be missed. Juston and I played the same 000 Maple that Schoenberg’s had a few years ago. It remains one of the best sounding guitars I’ve played (including Walkers, pre wars and whatnot. . . )
Brian, didn’t realize you had relocated. Please bring it by once you’ve gotten past the honeymoon stage. Congratulations again on what will be an absolute killer guitar.
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Now if that isn't THE WAY to start a New Year, I don't know what is!!!

Good Lord! If the sides are that flamey, I'm dying to see what the back looks like when it's all said and done!!!!
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