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« Reply #80 on: March 11, 2012, 01:16:40 AM »

Much better Peter! Thanks for the show.
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« Reply #81 on: March 11, 2012, 01:57:45 AM »

Yes, much nicer!  Richer.  Can't wait to see it!
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« Reply #82 on: March 12, 2012, 12:45:55 AM »

Roger, Mike, Mark,
Count me in on that get together!  We are all so relatively close.
(And I have a surprise being added to my harp guitar that might be done soon...I'll start a new thread--in Other Makes, as it isn't a Larrivee of course.)
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« Reply #83 on: March 13, 2012, 12:07:11 PM »

I'll complete this today.....next pic will be with strings.  The finale.

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« Reply #84 on: March 13, 2012, 12:12:57 PM »

Peter, how will the sheen of the top compare with the back and sides?
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« Reply #85 on: March 13, 2012, 12:49:09 PM »

Its full gloss like the back and sides.   I photograph in a specific place that doesn't glare.   Final will be in a day or two and I'll post pics with all aspects.
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« Reply #86 on: March 13, 2012, 01:16:46 PM »

Sounds good, thanks!
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« Reply #87 on: March 13, 2012, 08:19:24 PM »

Here are the pre-finale pics........just restrung but not tuned....letting things dry/cure and have a spot or two to touch up ... but its glossy and crystal clear.







Will take shots for the web-site and video a tune played on it.

Happy St. Patrick's Day!!!!!!!!!
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« Reply #88 on: March 13, 2012, 10:44:31 PM »

Multiple thanks, Peter. I'm very pleased.
And Congratulations to you.


Beannacht
("Blessing")
 
On the day when
the weight deadens
on your shoulders
and you stumble,
may the clay dance
to balance you.
 
And when your eyes
freeze behind
the grey window
and the ghost of loss
gets in to you,
may a flock of colours,
indigo, red, green,
and azure blue
come to awaken in you
a meadow of delight.
 
When the canvas frays
in the currach of thought
and a stain of ocean
blackens beneath you,
may there come across the waters
a path of yellow moonlight
to bring you safely home.
 
May the nourishment of the earth be yours,
may the clarity of light be yours,
may the fluency of the ocean be yours,
may the protection of the ancestors be yours.
And so may a slow
wind work these words
of love around you,
an invisible cloak
to mind your life.
 

~ John O'Donohue ~
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« Reply #89 on: March 14, 2012, 02:08:25 AM »

Congrats to you both.   nice guitar
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« Reply #90 on: March 14, 2012, 02:14:18 AM »

Does the artwork have any symbolic meaning?
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« Reply #91 on: March 14, 2012, 02:48:35 AM »

Does the artwork have any symbolic meaning?
The images were inspired by the Book of Kells.
The Book of Kells is the most famous, and one of the finest of a group of manuscripts in what is known as the Insular style, produced from the late 6th through the early 9th centuries in monasteries in Ireland.
from wiki: "The Book of Kells (Irish: Leabhar Cheanannais) (Dublin, Trinity College Library, MS A. I. (58), sometimes known as the Book of Columba) is an illuminated manuscript Gospel book in Latin, containing the four Gospels of the New Testament together with various prefatory texts and tables. It was created by Celtic monks ca. 800 or slightly earlier. The text of the Gospels is largely drawn from the Vulgate, although it also includes several passages drawn from the earlier versions of the Bible known as the Vetus Latina. It is a masterwork of Western calligraphy and represents the pinnacle of Insular illumination. It is also widely regarded as Ireland's finest national treasure."
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« Reply #92 on: March 14, 2012, 01:19:10 PM »

Fascinating, thank you.
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« Reply #93 on: March 14, 2012, 02:29:06 PM »

I've been to Ireland four times now and when I'm in Dublin I always go to Trinity college to visit their Art Dept., where I'm welcomed.   Visiting the Book of Kells area of the Library is inspiring in many ways.   Those monks were not only illustrating New Testaments but also copying as much literature from Europe as they could.   A great book is , "How the Irish Saved Civilization".

As I've fallen in love with Irish music and the country.    The people are wonderful.......the images are amazing in scale and execution......also there are other illuminated texts that are mind-blowing.

The most difficult of motif's for guitars but well worth the effort.   I feel as if I walk in the shoes of the monks who did the work......Book Of Kells had three illustrators...by the way and the pigments came from all over the known world.   The demonstrations of the techniques and vellum processing are amazing as well.

Now to video the guitar being played.   I want to hear this gorgeous instrument.
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« Reply #94 on: March 14, 2012, 05:53:47 PM »

 "A great book is , "How the Irish Saved Civilization".


 I assume that preacher Patrick, a.k.a. St. Patrick, played a major roll in that history. Prior to his work there, Ireland was very uncivilized and pagan. The Irish, as well as the vast majority of the world owes a great deal of gratitude to the civilizing impact of the Gospel and the Scriptures. Now the question of should I post or not?

Sorry for stating the obvious,  just so we don't forget.
No comments please.

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« Reply #95 on: March 15, 2012, 12:39:09 PM »

Well Ken,   

It was the end of the Roman Empire that caused Europe to go into a tail-spin regarding "civilization" and learning.   Understand that the Book of Kells symbols were pure pagan Celtic icons, adapted to the work. Lots of homo-erotic porn in the Book as well.   The Monks copied All literature they could, not just the New Testament.   The "people" couldn't read.

Patrick was a very different type of "saint".....an escaped slave as a boy, he went to England and Europe to become a scholar and then returned to Ireland to educate his people.  This was around the year 400.   400 years before the illustrated New Testament.   

 
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« Reply #96 on: March 15, 2012, 01:47:16 PM »

As to Columba or "Colum" he was a great human as well.   

He and I are both descendents of Niall of the Nine Hostages........did a DNA test with Trinity College and National Geographic and there are an estimated 3 million men who can claim that direct tie.
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« Reply #97 on: March 15, 2012, 05:40:55 PM »

Shucks! I thought I might have gained the title of "Thread Ender". Thanks Peter. 
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« Reply #98 on: March 16, 2012, 03:00:03 PM »

Oym in a direct loin wit da Doyles and da Lewis/Sinclairs on me Mudders soid, Peter! 
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« Reply #99 on: March 17, 2012, 12:35:27 PM »

Cheers all.......

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5gkHdVJsoSA&context=C4854a87ADvjVQa1PpcFNQUWj5Ly_nRkc6T-X3uAoOo0DrPlcStwc=

Here's the guitar being played........Star of the County Down........Mark's L-09 !
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