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Author:  Danl8 [ Wed Apr 11, 2018 7:01 am ]
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Since finishing the last three in March, I've made progress on finishing up the sinker dreadnought and started a EIR dread, a 12-string dread and a figured sequoia-topped 00. The first new dread is now getting lacquer and the 00 is getting bent. Thinking of doing a 3 pc back on the 12-string and am looking for the right wood. A few pix of the box-making of the EIR dread....

Author:  Danl8 [ Wed Apr 11, 2018 7:04 am ]
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Don't have much experience working with celluloid binding - this one is getting Martin ivoroid. That turned out 98% good. More pix:

Author:  ruby@magpage.com [ Wed Apr 11, 2018 6:36 pm ]
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What do you do with all of these great guitars - do you sell them?

Ed

Author:  Danl8 [ Wed Apr 11, 2018 7:08 pm ]
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No, I've kept all, but my wife is getting increasingly aggravated tripping over cases. I will probably run out of space or her patience this year. Great fun playing them, though!
-d.

Author:  Danl8 [ Sat May 05, 2018 9:32 am ]
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I'm having fun with another project, a 00-12 built with salvage sequoia and dumpster divin' sapele. I just finished binding and am now cleaning it up to get ready for finishing. The top as a raw piece of wood (from RCT) had the best tap tone I've heard in 40 years, absolutely spectacular. We'll see how much I goobered that up with my bracing (terrified red spruce). I need to find a better process for binding, though. Too stressful. I used wood purfling and celluloid tortoise. At this early stage, I happy with it. The colors of the binding and wood peacefully coexist. The box is quite lively and will definitely qualify as a guitar when finished. I'm hoping to get both the dreadnought and the 00-12 finished next week. I just started my next project a dred 12-string which will have a dumpster divin' 3-piece EIR back.

Here's a pic of the 00 top:

Author:  joseph d [ Sat May 05, 2018 12:09 pm ]
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Wow - thats a beautiful top!

Author:  ColestineGuitar [ Sun May 06, 2018 12:54 am ]
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Never seen redwood with such dramatic quilting.

Author:  ruby@magpage.com [ Sun May 06, 2018 9:03 am ]
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Perfect demonstration of the runout caused by the wonky grain. Very cool looking.

Ed

Author:  Diane Kauffmds [ Mon May 07, 2018 10:41 pm ]
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That is some figure in that top! How cool is that! I LOVE crazy grainlines.

Author:  nkwak [ Tue May 08, 2018 7:44 am ]
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Wow! That's inspiring! You say you've kept them all? Have you given any away or been asked to build one by someone you know?

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