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Old 01-25-2018, 01:06 PM
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I've put a concerted effort into spending less time on the computer and more time in the shop recently, but thought I'd post an abbreviated build thread just for fun. This one is a commission for a U.S. gent living in Paris. He is going for a very classically understated aesthetic, but chose some gorgeous tonewood for the project. Here's some specs.



Concert non-cut body
Master Grade Lutz spruce top
Madagascar rosewood back & sides (with some nice "Rio" grain pattern)
Ebony body binding
Spalted maple rosette with Padauk rings
Medium elliptical neck profile
Madagascar rosewood peghead veneer and backstrap
Gotoh 510 tuners with black buttons and brushed brass finish
25.4" scale length

I started off by preparing some components, before getting into the heavy lifting.




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Looking forward to this...
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David, it's good to see your name pop up again!
Looks like another sweet one is coming.

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Time at the bench (good for you)...I will be watching...
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looking forward two seeing the progress posts also David,

this is going to be a sweet guitar!

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Good to see a thread from you David. Lutz Madi should be a nice warm blooming combo. I look forward to seeing you work.
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Great to see you back for a build David! Will be following....
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Hey Dan ... thanks for popping in on my thread!
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David, it's good to see your name pop up again!
Looks like another sweet one is coming.

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Hey Steve ... thanks! Even though I haven't been participating, I've watched some of your amazing stuff coming together ... inspiring for sure!
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Thanks for watching Robert ... much appreciated!
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Thanks Stuart ... it's exciting to be working with such nice wood!!!
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Good to see a thread from you David. Lutz Madi should be a nice warm blooming combo. I look forward to seeing you work.
Thanks Dennis! Yep ... with this wood, it's hard to lose!
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Hi Louie ... thanks for the nice welcome back!
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Here's a shot of me bending the solid lining. I'm finding these days that I'm getting good sonic results from a stiff side assembly with decent mass.

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Welcome back David. Its great to see another one of your classy and beautiful builds on the AGF. Your tasteful and inspiring artwork has been missed.
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