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PostPosted: Mon Dec 18, 2017 7:01 pm 
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Thanks, you guys!
I really hope that for one or two of you, some of this sticks. I hope some of you might be interested in a different path than the AGF or Martin style. It is a very different style of guitar suited to fingerpicking (not fingerstyle). Right now, the only ones that are building these kinds of instruments that I know of are Tony Clauson of New Era Guitars and Tod Cambio from Fraulini Guitars. I would really hate to see it all go down the drain...


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:30 am 
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Very nice Haans, remind me when I hit the jackpot to have you build me a nice brown oak guitar...

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 2:47 pm 
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Thanks guys!
John, I had heard somewhere that you had quit building. If you are still building, I surely would add your name to Clauson and Cambio.
If you are wanting a guitar, we would have to meet in the next universe...I'm done.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 18, 2018 6:08 pm 
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An update on the two guitars being finished for me. As some may recall, one is a Larson GC-6, the other is a Stella BBQ Bob 12, also white oak.
My friend David has patiently been applying Cardinal lacquer to the stripped, re-filled and stained back and sides of each.

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From the photos he sent, they are almost ready to have a few thinned coats applied, then they will dry and sent to St. Paul Guitar repair where Ron and Michele will buff them and finish them off.
Looks like I may have them by summer...probably my last instruments.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 18, 2018 7:47 pm 
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Those are some very special guitars there, beautiful.



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PostPosted: Sun Mar 18, 2018 8:13 pm 
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I'm hoping they aren't your last but if they are, it's a beautiful way to wrap it up

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2018 4:16 am 
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Very, very nice work Haans, i've always had a soft spot for slot heads too.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2018 8:44 am 
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Haans wrote:
Thanks, you guys!
I really hope that for one or two of you, some of this sticks. I hope some of you might be interested in a different path than the AGF or Martin style. It is a very different style of guitar suited to fingerpicking (not fingerstyle). Right now, the only ones that are building these kinds of instruments that I know of are Tony Clauson of New Era Guitars and Tod Cambio from Fraulini Guitars. I would really hate to see it all go down the drain...


Hi Haans,

I am still building Ladder braced guitars. I just finished a Stella style and Regal style.

I will post pictures soon.



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2018 9:49 am 
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Lookin' good Haans!

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2018 12:57 pm 
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Brad, I'm sorry, I forgot about you. I certainly would put you in with Todd Cambio...


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 24, 2018 2:53 pm 
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Just one more level sand and a few thinned coats of Lacquer left. A few drop fills there. Looks like David is doing a great job! This one is the Larson GC-6.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:42 am 
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Had some trouble with the hosting site, but photos are back up.
The new 6 and 12 were delivered to St. Paul Guitar, and Ron and Michelle will buff and put them together. My thanks to David for putting on the lacquer and sanding to 600 grit...

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Should only be a couple more months...not bad for a 4 year wait. That's patience...



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2018 3:51 pm 
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All good things come to those who wait...



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2018 4:22 pm 
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Well, they will be my first guitars built as a "factory", so says David, the finisher.
Should try to boost the output, maybe...


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2018 6:16 pm 
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I got a call from Ron over at St. Paul Guitar Repair that the BBQ Bob Stella was finished and ready for my trial to check the action. Unfortunately, the shop is closed today through Monday and from the looks of our combined schedules, looks like Wednesday morning is the soonest I can take a look at it.

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This and the Grand Concert 6 have been a 4 year + wait for me and I can hardly contain myself. I suppose a few more days of patience after 4 years won't hurt, but now that I know the 12 is finished, I am anxious to hear it.

I may have the 6 by Christmas...what a wonderful present that would be. At this point 4 people have collaborated on these two last instruments of mine. The 6 is of course, a Stahl Larson...



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2018 12:14 am 
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Looks great! Hang in there it is the home stretch now. Keep us updated.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2018 6:25 pm 
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Brian, it was the last ladder braced 12 string guitar something like this...

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There was a sound hole doubler, the UTB was maple, there were a couple of small laminated braces between the ladder bridge plate and the LTB, BUT, the bridge plate was solid BRW, tapered from center to outer edge along it's length.
Full photos and initial thoughts on the tonal qualities later next week. I can hardly wait. The six should be my standard Grand Concert and no different from the other white oak GC's.

Thank you for your interest...


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2018 6:57 pm 
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Twelve string was delivered today. 14-1/2" lower bout, 26" scale, tuned to A (had it down to G (!), but sounded better at A). It's a barnburner!

Photos next week...



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2018 7:50 pm 
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Haans wrote:
Twelve string was delivered today. 14-1/2" lower bout, 26" scale, tuned to A (had it down to G (!), but sounded better at A). It's a barnburner!

Photos next week...


soundclip too maybe?


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2018 11:03 pm 
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What I love most about this thread is that a master luthier still has that almost childhood excitement of listening to one of his creations for the first time. I know it's not ever yet wore off on me but I guess I thought that one day stringing up a guitar for the first time would become almost routine or expected. :)

I only wish I could be there to witness it ;)

Look forward to the photo's.



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2018 11:18 pm 
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Let’s see it!

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2018 12:49 pm 
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Thanks guys! Jf, it's only been a 4 year build...
Had I known what a difference the BRW bridge plate and laminated back braces made on this, I would have made all the Leadbelly Stelle's like this.
Don't know about soundclips Dan, sold off most all the equipment.



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PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2018 5:44 pm 
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Sun finally came out today and took a few photos. Still have most to process, but here is one...

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2018 7:31 pm 
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Lovely, and nice photo composition too!

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