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PostPosted: Mon Sep 23, 2013 7:51 am 
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This will be the thread for the FINAL Pictures and Sound clip Or Video Of your build .

IF YOU ARE STILL IN , Claim a spot here With ( 1 ) Pic and your name . Yes you still have all of Oct to finish and You will be able to add more later . This is JUST to get the ones STILL IN sorted out .

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 23, 2013 10:36 am 
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 25, 2013 1:50 am 
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First name: Peter
Last Name: Fenske
City: Blackburn
State: Lancashire
Country: Uk
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Sorry, I totally forgot about the deadline! Hope it's not too late. :? This is what I've been calling a quinto guitar. It's basically a 3/4 size steel string guitar, but I've actually got it tuned 4 semitones higher than standard. I chose the body size to suit the wood I had! It's all been salvaged from bits of furniture and scrap. The soundport design is blatantly copied from Michi Matsuda! It also has carbon butress braces to support the double cutaway body.
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Parana pine top
Bubinga back
Mahogany sides and neck
Spruce (I think) bracing
484mm scale length

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 25, 2013 5:25 am 
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First name: Jay
Last Name: Swann
City: Austin
State: TX
Zip/Postal Code: 78739
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Ladies and Gentlemen, please allow me to introduce you to the parlor guitar I built as a gift for my friend John Sprott. You've seen it before, and it is my design that borrows from both the C. Bruno and Sons and Martin Size 2 of the late 1800's. The guitar is constructed with a bearclaw Sitka spruce top and bracing, and Bolivian Rosewood (Pau Ferro) back and sides. It has a mahogany neck, and Pau Ferro headplate. The fretboard is ebony, and the bridge is Brazilian Rosewood dyed black to match the fretboard. The top is adorned with herringbone purfling and rosette, and flamed maple binding. For the greatest viewing enjoyment, please watch the soundclip video in full size HD if you have a broadband connection. Please enjoy, and thank you for your votes.

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***Below is the soundclip video. If possible, please watch in HD as the pictures really come to life. Many thanks to Jeff Moore for his playing....



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 01, 2013 1:57 pm 
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Last Name: Cochran
City: Gainesville
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I'm in! Great looking work, guys!

Honduran Mahogany back/sides and Red Spruce brace wood courtesy of Todd Stock
European Spruce top (International Violin)
One piece Honduran Mahogany neck (local lumber yard)
Macassar Ebony fretboard and bridge (LMI)
Grover Sta-Tite tuners (StewMac)
Bone heel cap with scrimshaw
Home made West System Epoxy pick guard
Cardinal lacquer finish/Z-Poxy pore fill
Stainless steel frets
25" scale length
compound radius fretboard
headstock logo by Stephen Zigenfuss

Sorry about the terrible iPhone pics, I added one construction pic that shows the color of the sunburst more accurately.

Here is a dropbox clip of my buddy Wayde playing it:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/e1cumqfrtignx ... Maggie.m4v
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 13, 2013 6:53 am 
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City: South Ohio
State: Nova Scotia
Zip/Postal Code: B0W3E0
Country: Canada
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 2013 2:20 pm 
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Last Name: Bernstein
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Jeff Bernstein's New Builder Challenge entry -

SJ 12-fret
Figured Honduran mahogany back/sides
Lutz top
African blackwood fretboard and belly bridge
Buckeye burl and purpleheart rosette
Birdseye maple bindings
Purpleheart, maple, and black fiber purflings
Sound port
Bois de rose head plates and heel cap
Mahogany / carbon fiber neck
Stainless steel frets
Schertler metallic tuners w/ ebony buttons
Fossilized walrus ivory pins, nut, saddle; I had buckeye burl inlayed into into the pins
K&K Trinity mic/pickup combo

I recently moved to Portland, OR. My Zoom recorder is still in storage, so I had use my iPhone to record.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 18, 2013 8:16 am 
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First name: Ed
Last Name: Minch
City: Chestertown
State: MD
Zip/Postal Code: 21620
Country: United States
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Status: Amateur
Withdrawn - not completed


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 28, 2013 8:10 pm 
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Got her done!!!!
Englemann soundboard
Wenge back and sides
Ebony fretboard, bridge, headstock veneer
Curly euro maple/black veneer/bloodwood 5pc neck
Bloodwood bindings and rosette
Gotoh tuners

Video, sorry for the poor quality (recorded from my phone) and poor playing (I'm no professional guitarist lol)

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Soundclip pardon the poor sound quality and my poor playing lol:

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 29, 2013 7:16 am 
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Really nice work here. It's great to see such excellent work by the new builders!

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 04, 2013 5:31 pm 
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My understanding is the deadline for the contest is today, I guess I won't have an entry for this one. I've still got to do my finish and make my nut, and string, wire, setup and record a video.... lol. I'll be a while yet.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 04, 2013 7:17 pm 
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This is going to be a hard one to pick a winner for….all of you have done amazing work! Congratulations to all who finished…every one is remarkable. [clap] [clap] [clap]


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 11, 2013 8:30 pm 
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Congratulations to all the challenge builders/finishers. Hard to pick who to vote for.

I almost wish I had remained in the running. We just had our monthly East Tennessee Luthiers Guild meeting Sunday afternoon. Nick has had strings on for 5 weeks, I've tweaked the neck relief a couple of times and really went over the frets/setup. One of the attendees sat down with my "mud burst" Nick and really tore it up, she asked a bunch of questions about scale, why I went with a 13 fret neck etc. Turns out she had just bought a Santa Cruz H-13 and she claimed she like my #2 better, as far as sound, action, my neck, and string tension. I'm sure the H-13 looks quite a bit better. #2 has a 24.750, scale, the H-13 25.4.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 11, 2013 8:55 pm 
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Clinchriver wrote:
Congratulations to all the challenge builders/finishers. Hard to pick who to vote for.

I almost wish I had remained in the running. We just had our monthly East Tennessee Luthiers Guild meeting Sunday afternoon. Nick has had strings on for 5 weeks, I've tweaked the neck relief a couple of times and really went over the frets/setup. One of the attendees sat down with my "mud burst" Nick and really tore it up, she asked a bunch of questions about scale, why I went with a 13 fret neck etc. Turns out she had just bought a Santa Cruz H-13 and she claimed she like my #2 better, as far as sound, action, my neck, and string tension. I'm sure the H-13 looks quite a bit better. #2 has a 24.750, scale, the H-13 25.4.

Why didn't you stay in, Clinch?


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 12, 2013 4:16 pm 
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Wow, you guy's aren't making it easy on the voters! Someone will win, but there aren't any losers in this bunch of guitars. There is so much talent here!

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 12, 2013 4:28 pm 
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Congrats to you all this is not going to be an easy choice and I mean that with the greatest sincerity. I mean seriously I may just have to pick from a hat :D


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 15, 2013 10:23 am 
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Wow, awesome work displayed and very inspiring for a "newbie" [uncle]


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 21, 2013 7:29 pm 
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Nice work, people! Very nice. I like the bold embellishments. Good job!

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 27, 2013 11:55 pm 
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They were all beautiful. It was a hard choice. Great job guys. [clap]

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 28, 2013 12:19 am 
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Excellent work, congrats to all!

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 28, 2013 1:11 am 
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Great job everyone. Great builds! [:Y:]

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 28, 2013 9:30 pm 
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Nice guitars everyone. Hard to pick just one! Congrats! Clinton


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 01, 2013 12:01 pm 
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Congratulations, Jay. Beautiful guitar. Kudos to everyone who participated, it was more fun than I expected it to be. For those who didn't finish by the deadline, please continue your build threads!

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Well done Jay! Awesome guitar - you certainly deserved to win! [:Y:] And thanks everyone for a good challenge. It's been great to watch all the builds progressing. Just hope I'll do better next time... :mrgreen:

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Congrats Jay! And to all the other participants. What a great competition. I can't wait till there is another one.



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