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PostPosted: Sat Aug 29, 2015 12:03 am 
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It has been a while since my last post and I have been busy. Here are a few finished shots of some of the more recent.

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And Another...

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And Another... a parlour prototype this time.

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Finally a guitar for myself...

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...To be Continued...


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 29, 2015 12:26 am 
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In continuation...
The two newest creations.

A fun Orchestra model.
Lutz Spruce Top, EIR back and sides, maple binding, and a very special cutaway.

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Lastly was a fun themed creation.
Sitka spruce, EIR, and some Camouflage.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 29, 2015 5:59 am 
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All of them are beyond gorgeous.
Love, love, love the ebony tailpiece!

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 29, 2015 7:10 am 
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Really, really nice stuff and absolutely beautiful as well. You have a very innovative approach to Lutherie and clearly an artist's eye as well!

The rosettes are stunning, the cutaways unique and beautifully designed and executed, and even the bridge(s), heel cap treatments, head stock overlays, and even the .357 inlaid shell casing all are very cool. You also pulled off a logo of mountains and it actually looks like mountains - go figure!

Looks like an LR Baggs Anthem in one of them too which would be likely my favorite pup choice!

What's the finish, I suspect water born because of how white it is but you made it work very well if that's the case?

This is some of the nicest work I've seen in a while thanks for sharing!


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 29, 2015 8:48 am 
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Those are some very pretty guitars. There are so many fascinating details included. I like them a lot. When did you have time to manicure your garden? It looks great, too.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 29, 2015 10:55 am 
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Hesh wrote:
Really, really nice stuff and absolutely beautiful as well. You have a very innovative approach to Lutherie and clearly an artist's eye as well!

The rosettes are stunning, the cutaways unique and beautifully designed and executed, and even the bridge(s), heel cap treatments, head stock overlays, and even the .357 inlaid shell casing all are very cool. You also pulled off a logo of mountains and it actually looks like mountains - go figure!

Looks like an LR Baggs Anthem in one of them too which would be likely my favorite pup choice!

What's the finish, I suspect water born because of how white it is but you made it work very well if that's the case?

This is some of the nicest work I've seen in a while thanks for sharing!


Thanks, it is always encouraging to hear other builders kind words about ones work. The Finish on all but the last one was KTM-9 Water bourne. The last guitar was finished with the Cardinal brand Guitar Lacquer. The water bourne was nice to work with but the clarity thing started to become an issue. I would still recommend it to people looking to get into finishing their own work.



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 29, 2015 10:59 am 
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cphanna wrote:
Those are some very pretty guitars. There are so many fascinating details included. I like them a lot. When did you have time to manicure your garden? It looks great, too.



Ha!! The benefit of knowing people with nice gardens to take photos in.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 29, 2015 11:17 am 
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Another one that I almost forgot about. Its an artist signature edition for the group Storyhill. One of my favorite folk duos and an inspiration for my love of guitars.

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Beautiful work! [clap]

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Amazing guitars. ..real inspiration


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Wow! Lots and lots of great creative design details. All tastefully done, IMO. Thanks for posting all of the photos.


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Lots of inspiration there! Kudos. I especially love your rosettes.

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SteveCourtright wrote:
Lots of inspiration there! Kudos. I especially love your rosettes.


Ditto!
Those are some beautiful rosette designs, very inspiring, as are the guitars they are on!

What kind of soundboard is that on the 4th guitar? That fretboard on it looks great too.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 01, 2015 3:29 pm 
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Ankit wrote:
SteveCourtright wrote:
Lots of inspiration there! Kudos. I especially love your rosettes.


Ditto!
Those are some beautiful rosette designs, very inspiring, as are the guitars they are on!

What kind of soundboard is that on the 4th guitar? That fretboard on it looks great too.



Thanks, I believe you're talking about the Sinker Redwood Guitar. I loved that piece of wood when I found it, that's why its on my personal guitar. Chose to do an elevated fretboard on that one for the fun of it. Tends to get a lot of attention when I play it in public.
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GNGuitars wrote:
Ankit wrote:
SteveCourtright wrote:
Lots of inspiration there! Kudos. I especially love your rosettes.


Ditto!
Those are some beautiful rosette designs, very inspiring, as are the guitars they are on!

What kind of soundboard is that on the 4th guitar? That fretboard on it looks great too.



Thanks, I believe you're talking about the Sinker Redwood Guitar. I loved that piece of wood when I found it, that's why its on my personal guitar. Chose to do an elevated fretboard on that one for the fun of it. Tends to get a lot of attention when I play it in public.
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It is a beautiful piece of wood indeed. Is Sinker Redwood anything Like Mahogany ? Also, is it more open grained and would you by any chance have any pictures of the guitar before it was finished ? Im curious about the finish and what the natural colour of the wood might have been.

cheers.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 04, 2015 10:36 am 
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It is a beautiful piece of wood indeed. Is Sinker Redwood anything Like Mahogany ? Also, is it more open grained and would you by any chance have any pictures of the guitar before it was finished ? Im curious about the finish and what the natural colour of the wood might have been.

cheers.[/quote]

I like to think of redwood as the blending between spruce and cedar. The warmth of cedar with a bit more stiffness like spruce. The sinker aspect gives the guitar the rich "broken in" sound. I love using it for its beauty, sound, and workability. There is no filler or color added to the finish, those rich tones are all natural to the wood. Here's a few pictures of the bare wood to compare.

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