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Old 04-21-2010, 07:41 AM
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Talking Burner #013 - with pictures!

The guitar is a ways out from being started...I won't be back in the states until 2011, so I've got time. But the pieces are coming together so I'm excited to be able to add my first custom build thread!

Paul and Kyle are building me their larger MS model (same size as my x14 which I love). Here is what I have so far.

Body: Burner MS model w/ florentine cutaway
B&S: African Blackwood
Top: AAAA Carpathian Spruce
Binding (body & headstock): curly Koa
Binding (soundhole & fretboard): ABW or ebony
Rosette: koa tiled
Nut Width: 1 3/4"
Scale: 25.4"
Pickup: LR Baggs LB6x
Tuners: Gotoh 510 w/ebony buttons

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Very excited about this and the Burners did a great job helping me find woods that had the tonal qualities I was looking for. To their credit I also limited them a little bit by giving them geographic limitations...the wood used to make this guitar comes from the three continents I've lived in: US (even if it's not CONUS), Africa and now Eastern Europe.

Will post more as it comes!
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Old 04-21-2010, 09:42 AM
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alright, figured out why the pictures weren't working...
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Very nice looking wood!! Paul and Kyle build a fantastic looking guitar. In my opinion, they make one of the finest florentine cutaways I've ever seen. They are neck and neck with Cornerstone guitars for beauty of Florentine cutaway. You're going to love this guitar!! Keep us posted.(pun intended)
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They do excellant work... If only I had moved quicker! :-(

All the best!
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Old 04-21-2010, 12:52 PM
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Paul and Kyle build a fantastic looking guitar. In my opinion, they make one of the finest florentine cutaways I've ever seen.
I agree whole-heartedly. Call me shallow, but deal-breakers for me include an unattractive cutaway (never like Breedlove's) or strange headstock (because yeah...otherwise I would have jumped on that Somogyi). And here's the ubiquitous, to each his own...this is IMHO.

But yes, the whole design: headstock, fretboard termination, cutaway...it's all working for me.
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Old 01-09-2012, 06:34 AM
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And so the end draws near...

It's been 2 years and 4 days since I first contacted the Burners about a build. I stuck myself at the end of a tentative wait list since I wanted to pick it up in the States when I come in Summer 2012, not have it shipped overseas.

And now my number is up and the real progress has begun!

Here's the back/sides


Some evil chiropractic work


That looks like a guitar!


Never thought I'd look forward to a wedgie


Nice Florentine cutaway. As a nice touch the Burners laminated ABW onto the mahogany tip so in case my head ever shrinks enough to stick it in the sound hole I'll see a nice dark interior. Love the craftsman who gives love to the unseen details.


The Burners were also kind enough to acquiesce to my request that the kerfing extend several inches above the soundboard...


Kyle (on right) is working on mine. I also notice he's channeling his inner Spartan to come up with the clean and elegant look we're going for.


My custom trivial pursuit pieces


And the beginning stages of the koa rosette. The final will have a bit of a twist


Their goal is to have this done by February so minus the finish my guitar and my fourth child (daughter) could have the same birthday Guess that means this one goes to her later in life as long as she promises not to cover it with rhinestones.

Will keep you posted!
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I worked on the rosette more tonight - and have it almost ready to go - then more photos for this thread soon!

Kyle worked on shaving the back braces tonight.

A good time was had in the heated garage/shop. Our last day of nice weather for a while I hear.
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Old 01-16-2012, 06:06 AM
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Coming quickly together!

Sanding the rosette


Back all braced up


Rosette being installed in two sections...section #1 in!


Second section being installed


Routing around the edges to add some detail


All in! Can't wait to see it under finish...


Possibly something like this?


Pretty soon it's off to the finisher!
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Old 01-16-2012, 07:57 PM
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Pretty soon - HA!

Dreamer!
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Dang that is a super nice rosette!!!
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Pretty soon - when you're living on the other side of the world and have been dreaming about ABW for 2 years...everything is relative

I agree, Sage, they absolutely nailed it!
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The next installment...I'm sick as a dog today, but couldn't wait to get these up.

Notching for the bracing


Soundport in


Gluing on the back


All in!


Main X brace going in


The first shot of the back
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can't wait to see it finished. burners are great-looking instruments. the back is amazing. i'm definitely going to check this thread and envy!
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Nice. Love it.
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Old 03-04-2012, 06:20 AM
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Any updates? I really like the burners' sense of artistry.
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