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PostPosted: Mon Jun 01, 2015 9:40 am 
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Hey everyone. I can't describe how helpful I find the OLF!!

I recently finished my 4th kit acoustic. It's a mahogany and spruce OM. I bought a box of Martin factory 2nd parts. The box contained enough bits and pieces to make 4 guitars with some extra remaining. This is the last full guitar I have from that box.

I did a 45 style fretboard inlay and a torch inlay for the headstock. I shot a rattle can sunburst.

I have a bit of a 14th fret hump but I was able to address it with the fret dress in final setup. The action is nice and low and it plays well all the way up the neck.

It sounds great so far. Balanced from string to string and nice low end with some sparkle on top.

Here is a short video of its first strums. A bit of a Dylan song (God On Our Side).
http://youtu.be/xL0yBa0xLiE


The 5th one is already underway. The body of that one is the last bits of this box of 2nds but the neck is a scratch build (my first).

Thanks everyone.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 01, 2015 12:32 pm 
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Pretty cool.
Aint it a rush strumming the first notes.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 01, 2015 8:59 pm 
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Nice! And you sing pretty good too! Congrats...it's a great looking guitar.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 04, 2015 11:50 am 
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Nice sunburst!


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 04, 2015 11:56 am 
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Very nice!

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 04, 2015 4:17 pm 
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Great looking guitar!

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 06, 2015 2:48 am 
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Nice work


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 13, 2016 12:35 am 
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nice - and you sing well...


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