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Old 03-28-2018, 09:20 AM   #1
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My wife wanted to get something for our daughter as a graduation gift. She is always messing around with my guitar, so we decided to get her one built. This is being built by a good friend of ours who has been a luthier for many years. He now only builds a few a year, but he agreed to build one for her. He is sending pics of the build as he progresses. I thought some of you who play may find this interesting. We went and he had her pick out all the woods she wanted and the style she wanted. She wanted something a little smaller than a full size dred naught. He is building her a 12 fret OM. pics of progress to follow



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Old 03-28-2018, 09:23 AM   #2
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Old 03-28-2018, 09:23 AM   #3
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Keep the pictures coming. I want to fine tune my craft and one day take on a guitar, I think it would be so satisfying.
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Old 03-28-2018, 09:23 AM   #4
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wonderful -- i did a guitar rebuild thread on here a few years back -- love doing that kind of work, just wish there was $$ in it


Really cool gift for your daughter my man
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Old 03-28-2018, 09:24 AM   #5
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Sounds awesome. I'd be interested in the rest of the build.
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Old 03-28-2018, 09:25 AM   #6
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having issues with tapatalk. will add pics when I can
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Old 03-28-2018, 09:27 AM   #7
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Old 03-28-2018, 09:29 AM   #8
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Bracing the sides




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Old 03-28-2018, 09:30 AM   #9
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Glueing the back.




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Old 03-28-2018, 09:33 AM   #10
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Adding more bracing. He carves each of these by hand




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Old 03-28-2018, 09:34 AM   #11
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Bracing finished




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Old 03-28-2018, 09:35 AM   #12
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Joining the top and body




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Old 03-28-2018, 09:37 AM   #13
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thats all the pics for now. will update as he sends them.
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Old 03-28-2018, 09:38 AM   #14
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I don't even play, but find this fascinating. Keep them coming.
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Old 03-28-2018, 09:38 AM   #15
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Nice! East Indian Rosewood? What kind of spruce for the top? Interesting bracing pattern.
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Old 03-28-2018, 09:38 AM   #16
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Wow! That is an awesome gift! Canít wait to see the finished product. I play but canít even imagine the skill and work required to hand make one.


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Old 03-28-2018, 09:39 AM   #17
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Dang... How cool is that?!
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Old 03-28-2018, 09:40 AM   #18
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Cool thread, she will love it!
I'll be following.

A friend that I play with is a carpenter, he's building a telecaster.
And if he wraps it in leather like Waylon's, I'm not sure I can contain my jealousy.
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Old 03-28-2018, 09:45 AM   #19
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Nice! East Indian Rosewood? What kind of spruce for the top? Interesting bracing pattern.
yes on indian rosewood. I think the top is englemann spruce which will be inlaid with abalone.
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Old 03-28-2018, 10:06 AM   #20
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That's a great gift and I'm in for the finished product.

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Old 03-28-2018, 10:10 AM   #21
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Keep the pics coming. I’ll show to my 16 year old son who is a guitar nut.
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Old 03-28-2018, 11:02 AM   #22
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Beautiful!
I'm working on a 000 right now, which is more or less indistinguishable from "orchestra models" in terms of body geometry. I love the curvy waist and bright treble sound you get out of them compared to the dreadnought... which was intended to be a bass-heavy rhythm instrument.
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Old 03-28-2018, 12:03 PM   #23
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Would you mind sharing his cont info? I have a guitar that needs a fret job, but I haven’t found anyone I trust to do it right. It’s an older guitar.
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Old 03-28-2018, 12:31 PM   #24
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What a special gift!! So following this..
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Old 03-28-2018, 12:46 PM   #25
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Very cool
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Old 03-28-2018, 01:06 PM   #26
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Nice choice of tone woods on that one. Who is the builder? Looks like he is doing some quality work, but as Shane mentioned, it is an interesting bracing pattern...
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Old 03-28-2018, 01:19 PM   #27
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Thats pretty dang cool !!!
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Old 03-28-2018, 02:25 PM   #28
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Nice choice of tone woods on that one. Who is the builder? Looks like he is doing some quality work, but as Shane mentioned, it is an interesting bracing pattern...
Vince Pawless in Gainesville. I'm not real versed on guitar bracing, but he said he basically beefs up an X brace pattern. He had Jack Ingram's Guitar in his shop the last time I stopped by. He built it originally. He said Jack is hard on a guitar.
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Old 04-16-2018, 08:17 PM   #29
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Got a few more pic updates. Inlaying the abalone and some closeups of the back and sides





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Old 04-17-2018, 08:16 AM   #30
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still has a lot of sanding and finish work to do.
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Old 04-17-2018, 09:13 AM   #31
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Old 04-17-2018, 09:27 AM   #32
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Very cool!

I play so I have that skill, but there is no way I could ever build one lol.
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Old 04-17-2018, 04:38 PM   #33
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Awesome
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Old 04-17-2018, 09:29 PM   #34
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Work of art!
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Old 04-18-2018, 08:49 AM   #35
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Awesome gift.
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