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Old 01-27-2017, 03:22 AM
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Hi friends!

Here are a few pictures of my Juniper Parlor model bound for Southern Strings in Louisiana.

At the moment I have the box ready and I'm working on neck joint.

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Sitka spruce top
Curly Spanish Cedar b&s
Cedar neck
Masur birch fretboard, headplate, binding

Carbon fiber inner sides
Carbon fiber reinforced top braces




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Old 01-27-2017, 05:27 AM
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Looks awesome Anders! I like the Masur Birch - especially your angled binding.


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Looks awesome Anders! I like the Masur Birch - especially your angled binding.


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Thanks Zach! I love it when there is figure, flame and quilt all in same piece of birch.


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I did the neck joint and glued on the fretboard and headplate with epoxy. Now its gonna dry couple of days.


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That looks amazing!
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That angled binding is super cool.

I am not familiar with that kind of birch. Is it a species, or some kind of nature-driven process that happens to regular ol' birch (bugs, fungus, twisting, etc)?
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That angled binding is super cool.



I am not familiar with that kind of birch. Is it a species, or some kind of nature-driven process that happens to regular ol' birch (bugs, fungus, twisting, etc)?


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Masur birch is not a different species but grain figuring in the wood. We happen to have lots of nice masur birch here in Finland. And what is really special about these trees that fell down over a big storm is that there is flame and quilt in addition to figuring.


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Thanks for the answer!
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Thanks J!


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Aloha Anders,

A very nice, unique looking parlor guitar with beautiful wood choices. I've used Masur Birch for appointments (overleaf, rosette, pick guard, butt plate) but never for a fingerboard. How does its hold up?

Question: Will you finish the Masur Birch fretboard or leave it natural?

The reason I ask is that, if left unfinished, the Birch will definitely discolor & turn black w/ regular use, especially in the first seven frets, as with worn-through maple fretboards on an electric guitar.

Will you finish the Birch to deal with that appearance & wear issue?

Good Luck, Anders!

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Aloha Anders,

A very nice, unique looking parlor guitar with beautiful wood choices. I've used Masur Birch for appointments (overleaf, rosette, pick guard, butt plate) but never for a fingerboard. How does its hold up?

Question: Will you finish the Masur Birch fretboard or leave it natural?

The reason I ask is that, if left unfinished, the Birch will definitely discolor & turn black w/ regular use, especially in the first seven frets, as with worn-through maple fretboards on an electric guitar.

Will you finish the Birch to deal with that appearance & wear issue?

Good Luck, Anders!

alohachris


Hi alohachris!

Thanks for nice comments!

I will indeed finish the fretboard but not with any lacquer. I have come across this superior 'oil ' that after hardening makes it much like glassfiber in strength. It also penetrates very deep in to the wood because of low viscosity. This stuff is used on floors people walk on airports. And its totally natural. Just pure stuff.

We have put it on maple and then done fretwork over it. The surface was all black from the metal, just wipe it with naphtha and its clean!

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Beautiful. Does the one glue kerf photo above show that the sides are lined with glass or carbon fiber?
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I may have to revisit one of my guitars that I tried a radiused edge on. I kind of like the angled look.
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Beautiful. Does the one glue kerf photo above show that the sides are lined with glass or carbon fiber?


Thanks, and yes I glue carbon fiber cloth inside the sides to stiffen it up. I also like the looks of it. It adds very little mass but significant stiffness.


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I may have to revisit one of my guitars that I tried a radiused edge on. I kind of like the angled look.


Yeah go ahead, looks and ergonomics all in the same package!


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