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« Reply #120 on: July 06, 2013, 03:21:11 AM »

I have Kincaid's book as well. Some of his builds look like they came out of the Larrivee custom shop.
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« Reply #121 on: July 06, 2013, 12:15:09 PM »

I think I'm gonna get me that Kincaid book...
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« Reply #122 on: November 09, 2013, 05:48:59 AM »

Without further ado, this morning I strung it up:



For four hours I played it and swear I could hear its tone bloom from tight and tinny to something a bit more bassy but more balanced than a dread. Then I noticed that one of the bridge wings was coming up so I exercised caution and removed the strings. I used hide glue so it shouldn't be difficult to remove the bridge, clean up the surfaces and  try again. I also need to do one more French polish session anyway.
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« Reply #123 on: November 09, 2013, 02:57:13 PM »

WOW!!!! Really nice looking.
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« Reply #124 on: November 09, 2013, 02:57:56 PM »

WOW!!!! Really nice looking.
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« Reply #125 on: November 09, 2013, 06:17:59 PM »

Thanks, guys! I have to reglue the bridge though; the entire wing came up by the high E strings. The action wash a skosh high and the low E's intonation was slightly offtoo so I need to tweak the neck angle a little. The finish still needs a little work too.
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« Reply #126 on: November 09, 2013, 07:37:17 PM »

Nice Neil.  Welcome to the club. 
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« Reply #127 on: November 10, 2013, 06:01:31 AM »

Thanks for the update.  I've learned a lot from your building thread.  The main lesson I've learned is that it's not as easy to take on a project like this as I thought it might be. blush
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« Reply #128 on: January 15, 2014, 02:09:21 AM »

Neil,

A thing of beauty!  You must be so proud.  Good luck with the last remaining nuances. 
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« Reply #129 on: January 15, 2014, 02:23:19 AM »

WOW!!!! Really nice looking.

x 2.  Congrates!
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