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Author:  DriftwoodGuitars [ Sun Mar 26, 2017 1:16 pm ]
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Hi Everyone,
I wanted to share my latest guitar to head off to its new owner. This one is another of my "Da Vinci" concepts in a body shape I call the "Grand Session". It features a StewMac Torrified Sitka top and Walnut back and sides. The Fretboard and tailpiece are Macassar Ebony and the bridge is Brazilian Rosewood. It has a 12 Fret neck with a cantilevered fretboard so that the only thing that touches the top is the bridge. The entire soundboard is braced in a lattice pattern. The inlay is made from several woods including: Walnut, Koa, Ebony, Myrtle, Maple, and EIRW. It was designed and made by me as well. The entire guitar is sprayed in Nitro Lacquer.

It has an incredible tone that is very open and transparent, but with a boat load of bottom end. The new owner is a finger stylist, and it suits his playing style wonderfully. I appreciate you taking a look!

Author:  Glen H [ Sun Mar 26, 2017 1:19 pm ]
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Wow,
What else can I say?

Author:  Alex Kleon [ Sun Mar 26, 2017 1:40 pm ]
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Another stunning guitar, Chris! Bravo!

Alex

Author:  Bri [ Sun Mar 26, 2017 2:01 pm ]
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Another inspiration!

Chris, what tuners did you use?

B

Author:  johnparchem [ Sun Mar 26, 2017 2:27 pm ]
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Yikes, that is a gorgeous instrument. What an inspiration for the journey ahead of me.

Author:  Chris Pile [ Sun Mar 26, 2017 2:43 pm ]
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Too pretty to play!

Author:  Colin North [ Sun Mar 26, 2017 4:16 pm ]
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Work of Art, looks pretty good!

Author:  jfmckenna [ Sun Mar 26, 2017 7:23 pm ]
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Extraordinary! And very interesting design.

Author:  sdsollod [ Sun Mar 26, 2017 7:30 pm ]
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Chris, your work is always amazingly beautiful!

Author:  Mike Lindstrom [ Sun Mar 26, 2017 11:41 pm ]
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Beautiful! Do massive sound ports / side sound holes require much structural compensation?

Author:  BradHall [ Mon Mar 27, 2017 12:12 am ]
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The bear looks 3 dimensional positioned at the heel. Beautiful craftsmanship.

Author:  Joe Beaver [ Mon Mar 27, 2017 1:22 am ]
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That is a beautiful guitar but it doesn't stop there! So many excellent and original design elements. Wow!!!

Author:  Durero [ Mon Mar 27, 2017 3:38 pm ]
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Wow!

Stunning indeed. Great work!

Author:  Phil J [ Tue Mar 28, 2017 10:28 am ]
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Cool inlay!

Author:  Mike Collins [ Tue Mar 28, 2017 1:51 pm ]
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very nice!!!!!
Mike

Author:  Bosco Birdswood [ Thu Nov 23, 2017 7:35 am ]
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This guitar is unbelievable. May be asking for trade secrets here but do you have a photo of your bracing?

Is the tailpiece in use to transfer some of the tension directly to the sides? Is it possible without when using lattice bracing?

Finally, how thin is the top?


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Author:  joe white [ Thu Nov 23, 2017 10:19 am ]
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I bet that fretboard inlay was a real bear to do. Ouch, sorry, couldn't resist. That is a real beauty though and I love walnut.

Author:  Phil J [ Thu Nov 23, 2017 11:28 am ]
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Beautiful!

Author:  Lincoln Goertzen [ Thu Nov 23, 2017 11:45 am ]
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joe white wrote:
I bet that fretboard inlay was a real bear to do. Ouch, sorry, couldn't resist. That is a real beauty though and I love walnut.


That was a grisly joke, Joe. Almost unbearable.

Seriously, Chris, I aspire to someday attain your level of creativity and design execution.

Author:  DannyV [ Thu Nov 23, 2017 12:42 pm ]
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Another beauty Chris!

Author:  Doc [ Thu Nov 23, 2017 12:48 pm ]
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Outstanding!

Author:  pat macaluso [ Thu Nov 23, 2017 12:49 pm ]
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What a gem!

Author:  ihor [ Thu Nov 23, 2017 6:18 pm ]
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Very, very sweet!.....I would love to hear it....any sound files?

Author:  Terence Kennedy [ Thu Nov 23, 2017 7:08 pm ]
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How do you stabilize the upper bout so with that cantilevered fretboard the neck angle stays stable over time?

Author:  LarryH [ Fri Nov 24, 2017 10:21 am ]
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NICE NICE NICE

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