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PostPosted: Sat Oct 22, 2016 11:18 am 
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My tribute to the late 20's early 30's Gibson Nick Lucas Guitars is finally strung up! this is initial setup, so will let it sit for a week or so, then dial in the setup so she plays really nicely. I still need to check the initial fret work to make sure no buzzing etc, but so far looking good! Cuban Mahogany Back and Sides with hand rubbed subtle burst, Lutz spruce top with hand rubbed sunburst. Madagascar Rosewood Fingerboard, with Brazillian rosewood bridge (the wood color/grain is almost identical).
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Thanks for looking!

Glenn


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 22, 2016 12:23 pm 
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Very, very nice Glenn. I really like the subtle sunburst.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 22, 2016 12:58 pm 
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Thanks John,

I really like the faded hand applied sunbursts of the '20's Gibsons. I know its easy to get blotchy, but that is part of the charm. I didn't use any red at all in the burst. I know folks say always test on scrap... and i started to do that. However, I quickly saw that every piece of spruce soaked up the dye differently - actually even within the same top that was true - so I decided to forego the testing and went right at the top. I figured if i hated it, I could always dye black :-).

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 22, 2016 10:18 pm 
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Glenn

Something to be proud of. What does your label look like - I think I see it sticking out in there

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 23, 2016 6:59 am 
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Thanks Ed,

Here is a pic of the 2 labels I use. the faux aged one I used on my Stella guitar. The picture is from a painting my friend Dean Baer did, and I have hanging on my office wall.

BTW, I have not forgotten about the purflings! Life has just gotten in the way - I will try to get out soon.

Glenn

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 24, 2016 10:17 am 
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Glen

No rush - please

Labels are one of the fun parts of building - here is the one I put in the Nick I built for my daughter:

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 24, 2016 4:59 pm 
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sweet guitar Glenn. I like it.


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