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 Post subject: My J45 is done
PostPosted: Sun Aug 30, 2015 2:55 pm 
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My third guitar is finished. It is a Gibson style J45 that was my first non-kit build. All in all I think it came out pretty well despite a few challenges along the way. Thanks for all the comments and advice.
Here's the details:

24.75 scale
Ambrosia Maple back and sides
Sitka spruce top
Bloodwood/Brazilian rosewood/maple end wedge
Bloodwood/Wenge/Maple back strip and truss rod cover
Bloodwood bindings
Maple neck
Wenge fingerboard with pearl dots - 12" radius
Wenge head plate with pearl inlay
Wenge bridge

Next one has been started!


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 Post subject: Re: My J45 is done
PostPosted: Sun Aug 30, 2015 2:58 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: My J45 is done
PostPosted: Sun Aug 30, 2015 3:04 pm 
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Very nice guitar, John. I really like the ambrosia. What's your assessment of the tone at this point?


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 Post subject: Re: My J45 is done
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Danl8 wrote:
Very nice guitar, John. I really like the ambrosia. What's your assessment of the tone at this point?


Its still early, but seems to have a good bit of sustain. Rings like my maple 00.

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 Post subject: Re: My J45 is done
PostPosted: Sun Aug 30, 2015 5:17 pm 
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you should do a video and we can here it . Looks nice , you can be proud .

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 Post subject: Re: My J45 is done
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looks awesome! What radius did you use for the top and back?


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 Post subject: Re: My J45 is done
PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2017 11:19 am 
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looks good

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