#5, for Uncle Dave

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Skarsaune
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#5, for Uncle Dave

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OK, he's not my uncle, that's his stage name.
I always like a challenge. Guess what it was on this build.
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Pretty standard Martin Sipo kit build, with the exception of the giant inlay and a spalted hickory head plate. K&K pickup, also (thanks John).

Couple of progress pics:
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The back wood was quite pretty with just a little stain for color.
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Spalted hickory from the firewood pile, with my logo in ebony.
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jread
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Re: #5, for Uncle Dave

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really eye catching build. Great inlay. Just great.
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Re: #5, for Uncle Dave

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Did you do the inlay first then cut the fret slots? Did the pearl chip at the edges when you installed the frets? Cool inlay

Ed
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Re: #5, for Uncle Dave

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Thanks.
It was a preslotted fretboard, so I did the inlay then recut the slots as necessary.
It’s mother of plastic, not mother of pearl, so no chipping.
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Re: #5, for Uncle Dave

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Good ol' Mother of Toilet Seat?
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Re: #5, for Uncle Dave

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Here's your next challenge

Ed
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Re: #5, for Uncle Dave

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Yep, classic mother of toilet seat. Owner loves it.

That complete faux shell guitar - sheesh, gotta draw the line somewhere.

Next challenges around here are putting a burst on a 000, building a highly figured cherry dread, and a slope shoulder 12 fret in black locust for me.
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Re: #5, for Uncle Dave

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Paul Hostetter built a couple like that and he explained how it was done. If you put the sheet of plastic in a pan of boiling water, you can shape it - even around a wooden neck. So the body, neck and bridge were all covered.

Your slooks great

Ed
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Re: #5, for Uncle Dave

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Thanks Ed
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