Official Luthiers Forum!

Solely owned and operated by Lance Kragenbrink
It is currently Mon Dec 11, 2017 12:19 pm


All times are UTC - 5 hours


Forum rules


Be nice, no cussin and enjoy!




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 24 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: The Dirty Dozen.....
PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:26 pm 
Offline
Koa
Koa
User avatar

Joined: Sun Feb 27, 2005 10:11 am
Posts: 1276
So I am building a batch of 12 guitars. The first one I finished is a jumbo Stella style 12 string with Adirondack red spruce top and Angel stair quilted maple back and sides and hard maple neck, ebony board,bridge and head veneer,Ivoroid bindings and heel cap, Stew Mac Golden Age tuners -26 1/2 inch scale- Satin nitro finish:


ImageImageImageImageImage



These users thanked the author Brad Goodman for the post: Braedyn (Sat Oct 14, 2017 8:01 pm)
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: The Dirty Dozen.....
PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:07 pm 
Offline
Koa
Koa

Joined: Mon Jul 11, 2005 5:17 am
Posts: 659
Location: United States
Wow! Love a good 12.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: The Dirty Dozen.....
PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:24 pm 
Offline
Koa
Koa
User avatar

Joined: Sun Feb 27, 2005 10:11 am
Posts: 1276
Here's another Stella 12 string this one is a commission Adi top cherry back sides and neckImageImageImage


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk



These users thanked the author Brad Goodman for the post: Braedyn (Sat Oct 14, 2017 8:01 pm)
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: The Dirty Dozen.....
PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:04 pm 
Offline
Contributing Member
Contributing Member
User avatar

Joined: Mon Mar 19, 2007 7:05 am
Posts: 9139
Location: United States
First name: Waddy
Last Name: Thomson
City: Charlotte
State: NC
Focus: Build
Status: Semi-pro
Mighty Fine, Brad!

_________________
Waddy

Waddy Thomson Guitars

Photobucket Build Album Library

Sound Clips of most of my guitars


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: The Dirty Dozen.....
PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:10 pm 
Offline
Koa
Koa
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jul 27, 2015 8:21 am
Posts: 841
First name: Brad
Last Name: Combs
Focus: Build
Status: Amateur
Beautiful. I like the cherry too!


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

_________________
"Is this the one where I trot downfield and act like I'm lost ?" - Billy Bob


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: The Dirty Dozen.....
PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 11:33 pm 
Offline
Old Growth Brazilian Rosewood
Old Growth Brazilian Rosewood
User avatar

Joined: Fri Nov 02, 2007 9:49 am
Posts: 9891
Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan
First name: Hesh
Last Name: Breakstone
Country: United States
Status: Professional
Wow this is the very most productive a single person has ever been and displayed it on the OLF!!!


Good going and BEAUTIFUL Geetars too Brad!!!



These users thanked the author Hesh for the post: Brad Goodman (Fri Oct 13, 2017 7:02 pm)
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: The Dirty Dozen.....
PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 7:07 am 
Offline
Koa
Koa
User avatar

Joined: Sun Feb 27, 2005 10:11 am
Posts: 1276
Here is here is one based on a J-185 with sapwood cedar top with marquetry rosette.
I call this guitar "The Orange Creamsicle".

ImageImageImage


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk



These users thanked the author Brad Goodman for the post (total 2): Braedyn (Sat Oct 14, 2017 8:01 pm) • Haans (Fri Oct 13, 2017 7:59 am)
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: The Dirty Dozen.....
PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 8:01 am 
Offline
Koa
Koa
User avatar

Joined: Sun Feb 27, 2005 10:11 am
Posts: 1276
The top on this guitar is aromatic red cedar.
Usually this species of wood grows very small with a lot of knots in it so it was a rare find to find a quarter sawn board wide enough for guitars.
The back is a killer piece of quilted maple the picture shows just water on it.


Image
Sent from my iPhone using TapatalkImageImagek



These users thanked the author Brad Goodman for the post (total 2): Braedyn (Sat Oct 14, 2017 8:02 pm) • pat macaluso (Fri Oct 13, 2017 5:30 pm)
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: The Dirty Dozen.....
PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 5:06 pm 
Offline
Brazilian Rosewood
Brazilian Rosewood
User avatar

Joined: Thu Feb 12, 2009 12:12 pm
Posts: 2356
First name: Bryan
Last Name: Bear
City: St. Louis
State: Mo
Country: USA
Focus: Build
Status: Amateur
wow7-eyes [clap]

There is a whole lot of awesome good my on here!

_________________
Bryan Bear PMoMC

Take care of your feet, and your feet will take care of you.



These users thanked the author Bryan Bear for the post: Brad Goodman (Fri Oct 13, 2017 7:02 pm)
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: The Dirty Dozen.....
PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 5:49 pm 
Offline
Koa
Koa

Joined: Mon Jul 11, 2005 5:17 am
Posts: 659
Location: United States
Ooooh dude!!



These users thanked the author Glen H for the post: Brad Goodman (Fri Oct 13, 2017 7:02 pm)
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: The Dirty Dozen.....
PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 7:06 pm 
Offline
Koa
Koa
User avatar

Joined: Sun Feb 27, 2005 10:11 am
Posts: 1276
Hesh wrote:
Wow this is the very most productive a single person has ever been and displayed it on the OLF!!!


Good going and BEAUTIFUL Geetars too Brad!!!


Thanks, Hesh!
I always wanted to do a big batch like this so now that I have tried it seems to be working really well and it's improved my efficiency I also like it because I get to try a lot of different things.



Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: The Dirty Dozen.....
PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 7:08 pm 
Offline
Koa
Koa
User avatar

Joined: Sun Feb 27, 2005 10:11 am
Posts: 1276
Gluing the top on the orange Creamsicle..

Did I mention I love go bars!Image


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: The Dirty Dozen.....
PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 8:23 pm 
Offline
Brazilian Rosewood
Brazilian Rosewood

Joined: Wed Apr 08, 2009 9:34 am
Posts: 2558
Is that .080 binding, Brad?
Looks nice and phat!

_________________
J. Brentrup Guitars & Mandolins
http://www.brentrup.com


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: The Dirty Dozen.....
PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 8:49 pm 
Offline
Koa
Koa
User avatar

Joined: Sun Feb 27, 2005 10:11 am
Posts: 1276
The finished boat...
ImageImageImage


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: The Dirty Dozen.....
PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 8:55 pm 
Offline
Koa
Koa

Joined: Thu Nov 04, 2010 1:46 pm
Posts: 899
First name: Freeman
Last Name: Keller
Focus: Build
Status: Amateur
I love the Stella clones. May I ask how you string and tune them?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: The Dirty Dozen.....
PostPosted: Sat Oct 14, 2017 5:16 am 
Offline
Koa
Koa
User avatar

Joined: Sun Feb 27, 2005 10:11 am
Posts: 1276
Freeman wrote:
I love the Stella clones. May I ask how you string and tune them?


Hi Freeman,

I usually tune them in octaves for the lower 4 and unisons for the top 2.
but this particular one, I tuned the 3rd set in unisons.

I tune them down 4 (C) or 5 (B) half steps.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: The Dirty Dozen.....
PostPosted: Sat Oct 14, 2017 2:28 pm 
Offline
Cocobolo
Cocobolo

Joined: Fri Feb 24, 2017 8:43 am
Posts: 144
Man I really love the look of that cedar instrument:) I like the choice of the abalone


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: The Dirty Dozen.....
PostPosted: Sat Oct 14, 2017 3:30 pm 
Offline
Brazilian Rosewood
Brazilian Rosewood

Joined: Fri Dec 14, 2007 3:21 pm
Posts: 2462
Location: Alexandria MN
Like!

_________________
It's not what you don't know that hurts you, it's what you do know that's wrong.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: The Dirty Dozen.....
PostPosted: Sat Oct 14, 2017 3:47 pm 
Offline
Koa
Koa
User avatar

Joined: Sun Feb 27, 2005 10:11 am
Posts: 1276
SnowManSnow wrote:
Man I really love the look of that cedar instrument:) I like the choice of the abalone


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro

Abalone?


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: The Dirty Dozen.....
PostPosted: Mon Oct 30, 2017 9:46 am 
Offline
Koa
Koa
User avatar

Joined: Sun Feb 27, 2005 10:11 am
Posts: 1276
Another box assembled.

Deep bodied single O
Cuban mahogany and Adirondack Red spruce



ImageImageImage


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: The Dirty Dozen.....
PostPosted: Mon Oct 30, 2017 10:23 am 
Offline
Brazilian Rosewood
Brazilian Rosewood

Joined: Wed Apr 08, 2009 9:34 am
Posts: 2558
Nice top...

_________________
J. Brentrup Guitars & Mandolins
http://www.brentrup.com


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: The Dirty Dozen.....
PostPosted: Mon Oct 30, 2017 1:23 pm 
Offline
Cocobolo
Cocobolo

Joined: Fri Feb 24, 2017 8:43 am
Posts: 144
Brad Goodman wrote:
SnowManSnow wrote:
Man I really love the look of that cedar instrument:) I like the choice of the abalone


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro

Abalone?


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Sorry, upon first glance it looked like the rosette had a shell inner ring :)


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: The Dirty Dozen.....
PostPosted: Mon Oct 30, 2017 2:55 pm 
Offline
Koa
Koa
User avatar

Joined: Sun Feb 27, 2005 10:11 am
Posts: 1276
Haans wrote:
Nice top...


Yes, Haans.

I know you are partial to the late wood/early wood look, I have grown to like it also.........


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: The Dirty Dozen.....
PostPosted: Sat Nov 11, 2017 6:26 pm 
Offline
Koa
Koa
User avatar

Joined: Sun Feb 27, 2005 10:11 am
Posts: 1276
A regal style 12 string coming togetherImageImageImageImage


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 24 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 5 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: bluezzer, Colin North, edstrummer, joe white and 8 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group
phpBB customization services by 2by2host.com