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Old 12-01-2019, 05:05 AM
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I have the sides pretty well set with the Spanish Cedar support wood in place for the arm bevel and the cut-away bevel. I'm careful to hollow these supports out some to save weight and air volume. This theoretically also helps with bass response. Of course, I have no way to test that so like many things on a guitar I'll put it in the best practices category. In any case, it saves weight and body air volume which is what I want and even though it's on the inside I think it looks cool.
I do have to say that if as builders we only did things that could be absolutely proven, guitars would sound like crap and would stay that way! M

That's beautiful craftsmanship.
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Old 12-01-2019, 06:09 PM
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Old 12-03-2019, 08:18 PM
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I've always loved what you do with this wood Mark. So fun to watch from afar! Please keep posting photos and updates.
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Old 12-04-2019, 04:57 AM
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I've always loved what you do with this wood Mark. So fun to watch from afar! Please keep posting photos and updates.
Thanks BBWW. There’s plenty more to come! I’ve been doing a lot on the brace work and am working out the flourishes for the rosette and bevels.

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That's beautiful craftsmanship.
I completely agree.. and those proportions and ratios... havent measured it.. but it must be **** close to the „golden ratio“ .. at least to my gusto..
pls keep them coming Mark :o)
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Old 12-04-2019, 05:20 PM
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I completely agree.. and those proportions and ratios... havent measured it.. but it must be **** close to the „golden ratio“ .. at least to my gusto..
pls keep them coming Mark :o)
Thanks Lonzo! More will be coming. I'll be closing up the body shortly and it will start looking like a guitar soon.

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Old 12-06-2019, 11:01 AM
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Here are a couple progress pictures. I have the back braced and voiced. The back is being glued on:







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Old 12-07-2019, 10:23 AM
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Here is the first picture of the body with the back attached and trimmed:



It has a wide of Naptha to help show color

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Old 12-07-2019, 10:30 AM
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Beautiful work Mark. The tortise shell figuring on this Tree set is stunning.
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Incredible!

Thais promises to be one amazing guitar...
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Mark,
This particular set of "The Tree" is just outrageous, even more so now you can see it as a box.
I'm pretty sure you've got it all planned out in advance but what were you planning to do with the binding? Do you have any "The Tree" binding? That with a simple black purfling line would look so cool and really let the wood do its thing. I find it interesting how much i'm liking how it's looking here without binding.

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Mark,
This particular set of "The Tree" is just outrageous, even more so now you can see it as a box.
I'm pretty sure you've got it all planned out in advance but what were you planning to do with the binding? Do you have any "The Tree" binding? That with a simple black purfling line would look so cool and really let the wood do its thing. I find it interesting how much i'm liking how it's looking here without binding.

David
I agree with David about the binding. It's a shame you have to interrupt all of that with binding at all, though I suppose you have to for structural reasons. Something else highly figured like snakewood might keep the eye moving.
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I like that shot of the lattice work being glued in - the squares of the lattice are vaguely mirrored by the quilt of The Tree. Cool.
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Holy Smokes!!! This may just be the most beautiful box I've ever seen!

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Mark,
This particular set of "The Tree" is just outrageous, even more so now you can see it as a box.
I'm pretty sure you've got it all planned out in advance but what were you planning to do with the binding? Do you have any "The Tree" binding? That with a simple black purfling line would look so cool and really let the wood do its thing. I find it interesting how much i'm liking how it's looking here without binding.

David
This is calendar art!!!

And it will sing like angels, too

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Old 12-09-2019, 03:42 PM
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Beautiful work Mark. The tortise shell figuring on this Tree set is stunning.
Thanks for commenting doodahdoug!

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Incredible!

Thais promises to be one amazing guitar...
Thanks Nemoman. It's coming together well and I'm excited to get going on the next steps.

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I like that shot of the lattice work being glued in - the squares of the lattice are vaguely mirrored by the quilt of The Tree. Cool.
Thanks Bard! I see what you are saying there. I'd like to say I planned it that way

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Holy Smokes!!! This may just be the most beautiful box I've ever seen!

This is calendar art!!!

And it will sing like angels, too

Paul
Thanks Paul, I believe it will!

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