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Number two is complete.

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Actually it was completed about a month ago, just got around to posting the pictures. This one was a D28 kit with EIR back and sides and a sitka top from John Hall, customized with Koa wood bindings. I donated this guitar to a charity auction for the Taylor Hooton Foundation, an organization that raises the awareness of steroid abuse in children and teenagers. I was thrilled when someone actually bought it (does that officially make me a luthier?)! As you can see, I did get the back plate placed correctly on this one. The finishing still gave me fits, but it did come out much better than Number One. Many thanks to John Hall for his patience and support (he always calls back!!!!).


My first attempt at inlay work - the initials of the foundation

It was John's suggestion to use Koa for the bindings and I think they look great with the rosewood sides.

A correctly placed back piece (Koa wood with ebony strips)

Oct 23, 07 | 5:44 pm

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Great work Jack - A very generous act on your behalf. I don't think I am selfless enough to part with my second one. I’d call you a luthier… but if you keep giving them away, you might want to hang onto the day job.

Oct 26, 07 | 7:03 pm

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thanks Ted - it is hard giving them away, like parting with your family! And the day job is perfectly safe. The good news is there is a good tax break :)

Oct 26, 07 | 8:10 pm

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