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« Reply #100 on: January 24, 2011, 05:32:29 PM »

so gorgeous.
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« Reply #101 on: January 25, 2011, 02:55:15 AM »

Happy for you, Joe. I can't wait to see it, play it and take it home...I mean see it and play it.
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« Reply #102 on: January 25, 2011, 03:55:58 AM »

Thanks everyone, here are some more beautiful pics!







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« Reply #103 on: January 25, 2011, 05:06:21 AM »

What is the saddle material?
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« Reply #104 on: January 25, 2011, 07:43:43 AM »

Phew  nice guitar
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« Reply #105 on: January 25, 2011, 12:40:33 PM »

The bridge looks slanted. is that the way its being built, or is that an optical illusion?
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« Reply #106 on: January 25, 2011, 04:10:59 PM »

Slanted bridges, especially on the bass side helps with intonation and keeps the note more "true", adds more bass response too (longer string). I'd love to get me a fanned fret guitar with a slanted bridge. 
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« Reply #107 on: January 25, 2011, 11:31:29 PM »

The low E scale is 25 3/4" and the high E is 24 3/4". The idea is to balance out the strings, the shorter delivering crisp and cutting highs, the longer giving a more pronouced focused bass. Multiscale or fanned fret instruments have been around for hundreds of years. Just like a piano where the optimal tone is achieved with longer length on bigger guaged strings and a shorter length on lighter strings. The frets are also fanned if u go back and look at some of the pics u will see this.
 I've had the pleasure of playing a multiscale Green Mountain for several months now, although its not mine.Glen sent it to me to help make many of the final choices on specs for my guitar, its been invaluable.

The saddle in the pic is just a blank, when Glen makes one it will be bone.
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« Reply #108 on: February 03, 2011, 02:34:15 AM »

Frets gettin' polished!



notes from Glen at GMG...I made this truss rod. I have tried to explain how these work before, to a few other folks, and I have not been very successful at it. There are the parts for yours and a sample rod. If you turn the nut clockwise, it bends the rod.

notes from Glen at GMG...At the end opposite of the nut, I put this little shim in there before I weld it. You don't need it but, I do it anyway.

notes from Glen at GMG...I put a little wooden shim in between the flat bar and the round rod. You don't need it but, I do it anyway.

notes from Glen at GMG...Put a little bit of tape on it so the shim does not fall out and the rod doesn't rattle.

additional trussrod notes from Glen...I made this truss rod. I have tried to explain how these work before, to a few other folks, and I have not been very successful at it. There are the parts for yours and a sample rod. If you turn the nut clockwise, it bends the rod.  I think that these are great. You can make them any length that you want. Some folks say not to use them because they are to heavy and they rattle. Here is yours. 106 grams.  Martin's rod is 153 grams, Stew Mac double rod. 133 grams. I think mine is light enough.
HERE WE GOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!




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« Reply #109 on: February 03, 2011, 04:49:26 AM »

 
 
Oh my word - I'm lost for words. That is such a beautiful and special guitar.
Thank you so much for sharing this journey Joseph, I hope and trust that you'll enjoy it.
I 'm certain you'll use it to its full potential  
I know that special feeling of getting a custom made, the whole process of design, sharing of info, the build and the ultimate prize!
I'm so exited and glad for you - congratulations!!

I believe another shot of you playing it is in order, and of course some sound bites!
 

Glen, your craft and the detailed sharing of your knowledge is commendable.
Your attention to detail is astounding - the mark of a true artist man.
Well done and congratulations!!
 
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« Reply #110 on: February 03, 2011, 04:50:13 PM »

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« Reply #111 on: February 03, 2011, 08:50:50 PM »

 ohmy   drool   nuff said.
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« Reply #112 on: February 03, 2011, 08:52:49 PM »

Jpseph--

That is one gorgeous box!  I'll bet it will take a good while before you stop grinnin'.  Enjoy, and congratulations.

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« Reply #113 on: February 04, 2011, 02:08:40 AM »

Can't wait to get my hands on our--I mean, your--new guitar! Looks fantastic! Can't wait for the final picture in this series--with the Green Mountain in your hands.
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« Reply #114 on: February 05, 2011, 04:25:02 PM »

 nice guitar turning out magnificient!
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« Reply #115 on: February 07, 2011, 04:12:24 AM »

 

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« Reply #116 on: February 12, 2011, 12:38:50 AM »

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« Reply #117 on: February 12, 2011, 02:02:00 AM »

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« Reply #118 on: February 24, 2011, 07:21:13 PM »

  drool Oh boy oh boy!  It's arrived at the UPS Store, 3 more hours until I get it!!!! 
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« Reply #119 on: February 24, 2011, 07:35:14 PM »

  drool Oh boy oh boy!  It's arrived at the UPS Store, 3 more hours until I get it!!!! 

Make sure you let it set in the box a few days before you open it, don't want to crack that finish. 
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