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PostPosted: Wed Jul 31, 2019 7:35 pm 

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Well sports fans, I'm creating a other fretboard. This time, it will grace a 14-fret, 25.4" scale dreadnought, which will be the subject of a separate thread.

I've been invited to a get together of West Virginia luthiers, to be held on October 19, during the WV Old Time Music Heritage Festival. The State of WV is actually helping to defray my travel cost to attend.

So, I'm in the process of building/finishing 4 guitars, 2 OM's and 2 dreads.

I wanted one of the dreads to be a higher end guitar, so I've designed a fretboard, which I'll inlay. I just finished the design today and I'm ready to start cutting pearl. But first, I'm trying to dye some of the translucent iridescent mop into colors that I want to use.

Here you'll see the evolution of the design. It actually came from a wild hummingbird vine that I hacked down a month ago that was killing my roses.

I'm hoping that I can dye some translucent mop red, for the flowers, and blue and green for the bird. I have small pieces soaking in strong aniline dyes overnight, as a test.

The design is not meant to mark the frets at all. It's pure design. I inlay side markers for players.




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PostPosted: Thu Aug 01, 2019 7:26 am 

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Beautiful - I can't wait to see it start taking shape!

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