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PostPosted: Tue Nov 15, 2016 9:19 am 
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My son and I are going to build him an OM and he's got some flamed padauk for the b/s... I had gotten some nice Sitka for the top but he's thinking he'd like to do a dark top and he's not a fan of tinted wood... so I thought there might be some decent sinker out there.

After looking at a few sites, he's partial to the more stripey sets (not figured). I'm a little concerned that the flamed b/s with the striped top might be a bit like wearing striped pants with a plaid shirt (not that there's anything wrong with that...) but I'm only going to try to tell a 16 year old what he really wants for so long...

I've only found a couple sites with Sinker tops, and only one with any that tickled his fancy. I'd like to get a better selection.

I am going to go through all the sponsors sites today, but if anyone has some source suggestions outside of those, it's appreciated.

Thnx!


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 25, 2016 9:55 pm 
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Think you'll have more luck on the main forum.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 26, 2016 12:28 am 
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Here's a good source

http://www.luthierscooltools.com/Sinker_Gallery.htm

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 02, 2016 8:39 am 
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LOL... not sure how I ended up posting here.

Tim... I actually did end up there and bought on of those tops. Pricey, but it's likely the only guitar my son will ever build so it's worth the binding time... :-)



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Robert Lak wrote:
. . ., but it's likely the only guitar my son will ever build . . .



Ha! we'll see about that.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 02, 2016 3:24 pm 
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Raised.


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Bryan Bear wrote:
Robert Lak wrote:
. . ., but it's likely the only guitar my son will ever build . . .



Ha! we'll see about that.

Everybody here who set out to make one instrument raise your hand.


I set out to make 4-5 but point taken. Past that now laughing6-hehe


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 03, 2016 11:50 am 
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Robert Lak wrote:
My son and I are going to build him an OM and he's got some flamed padauk for the b/s... I had gotten some nice Sitka for the top but he's thinking he'd like to do a dark top and he's not a fan of tinted wood... so I thought there might be some decent sinker out there.

After looking at a few sites, he's partial to the more stripey sets (not figured). I'm a little concerned that the flamed b/s with the striped top might be a bit like wearing striped pants with a plaid shirt (not that there's anything wrong with that...) but I'm only going to try to tell a 16 year old what he really wants for so long...

I've only found a couple sites with Sinker tops, and only one with any that tickled his fancy. I'd like to get a better selection.

I am going to go through all the sponsors sites today, but if anyone has some source suggestions outside of those, it's appreciated.

Thnx!


Looks like some good sources were posted. I'm working on a very stripey top right now. More stripes = more mineral deposit = more brittle. This is my second sinker redwood top and this one is much more brittle than the previous. Definitely score your binding/purfling channels with a gramil. I learned that the hard way gaah. Luckily I started with a pretty conservative purfling scheme and was able to make it bigger to cover the chip out area and I like the design better now anyway. Just thought I'd share. Good Luck and happy building!!!


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 03, 2016 12:26 pm 
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Thanks for the heads-up.


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I started out just planning to make one soundboard!


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