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Old 11-06-2009, 11:34 AM
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Default Ryan Cathedral all koa 12 string build thread

My build slot has finally come up! Excited is too weak a word, as this is also my very first custom guitar build.

It'll be a Cathedral model, 12 string, extra body depth, and yes - all koa. It's going to be a stunner for sure. Here's some pics of the wood we chose:







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Old 11-06-2009, 11:37 AM
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It'll have cocobolo binding/bevel/accents. Here's what the bevel will look like with the koa. There's an ebony bevel included just for visual comparison.

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Old 11-06-2009, 11:38 AM
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This will be a great ride. Thanks for sharing and enjoy!
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Old 11-06-2009, 11:39 AM
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And finally, the build commences...











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What does this jig do? Anyone know? Kevlar fiber with an XLR output??? My guess is this is a jig for the sharp cutaway. But what is the kevlar for?
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Old 11-06-2009, 01:43 PM
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The guitar will have the sharp cutaway, but I'm not sure what that material is either. I'll ask KR about that now...
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it looks like the heating blanket for the bend...
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Old 11-06-2009, 03:00 PM
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What an amazing and beautiful guitar you are building!

I just got my Ryan Cathedral Brazilian today....You are going to love how amazing your guitar is.



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What does this jig do? Anyone know? Kevlar fiber with an XLR output??? My guess is this is a jig for the sharp cutaway. But what is the kevlar for?
That is a jig to bend the cutaway part for the florentine. The Kevlar looking material is actually a silicone heating blanket.
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What an amazing and beautiful guitar you are building!

I just got my Ryan Cathedral Brazilian today....You are going to love how amazing your guitar is.
Beautiful! Nice lineup of guitars in your sig tag too. What color combination of Calton case did you get?
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Beautiful! Nice lineup of guitars in your sig tag too. What color combination of Calton case did you get?
I didnt buy one..but I will begettig a Calton case,. I like the granite colors better... than straight colors. I like the burgundy granite with pewter.

I bought this guitar used.
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Olson Brazilian Dread #1325
Olson Brazilian SJ #1350
Olson Tiger Myrtle Dread #1355
Olson Brazilian Jumbo #1351
Olson 12-string Jumbo (one of only a few)
Martin D-42 Johnny Cash #51/200 (only 80 made)
And a few others

Quite a few limited edition and rare Martins
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Old 11-06-2009, 09:56 PM
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I'm getting a granite colored one too. I like the look of the Ryan "R" logo embossed on the Calton case, nice subtle effect.
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KYEE - Beautiful start! Wonderful looking figure to your Koa set! Like the Cocobolo bevel too, should be a wonderful contrast to the figure and color of your Koa sides. Best of Luck!

CPA - Obscenely beautiful Cathedral. You have me lusting a bit ... there, I'm over it (for now ) .
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KYEE - Beautiful start! Wonderful looking figure to your Koa set! Like the Cocobolo bevel too, should be a wonderful contrast to the figure and color of your Koa sides. Best of Luck!

CPA - Obscenely beautiful Cathedral. You have me lusting a bit ... there, I'm over it (for now ) .
I really have too many guitars...I should have a contest for each person to write in and justify why I should give them a free guitar......

I think I will start that contest the day after NEVER LOL
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Olson Brazilian Dread #1325
Olson Brazilian SJ #1350
Olson Tiger Myrtle Dread #1355
Olson Brazilian Jumbo #1351
Olson 12-string Jumbo (one of only a few)
Martin D-42 Johnny Cash #51/200 (only 80 made)
And a few others

Quite a few limited edition and rare Martins
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http://www.kekomusic.com
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Old 11-07-2009, 07:15 AM
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I really have too many guitars...I should have a contest for each person to write in and justify why I should give them a free guitar......

I think I will start that contest the day after NEVER LOL
All in favor of officially naming November 8 as "never day", say "Aye"... I'd be the first to line up with that collection. Beautiful Ryan.

KYEE- it will be fun to watch this build. Nice looking Koa.
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