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« Reply #40 on: January 12, 2016, 04:27:23 PM »

The body is being closed today and binding work starts tomorrow - I've offiicially opted for the abalone top purfling.....if this turns out as nice as I think it will, I'd probably be disappointed if I didn't go the extra mile bigrin

Probably go out and get some pics in the next couple of days....

Looking forward to the pics, Tood.   You've got us all "hook, line, and sinkered" 
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« Reply #41 on: January 12, 2016, 04:46:09 PM »

"if there are no pics, it didn't happen"

By the end of the week for sure.  Frankly the way the weather is right now here, I don't really want to drive out there!!
Besides,  you take some really good pictures 
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« Reply #42 on: January 14, 2016, 03:27:32 PM »

Ok - here we go - Bill and Beth just sent along some pics.....I think my heart rate just went up a good bit!

















and a big old wide, blank fretboard!!

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« Reply #43 on: January 14, 2016, 06:03:20 PM »

Thanks, it looks really nice. Did you choose a bolt on neck or is that the builders way?
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« Reply #44 on: January 14, 2016, 06:17:04 PM »

Thanks, it looks really nice. Did you choose a bolt on neck or is that the builders way?

Thats Bill's design on all of his instruments.
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« Reply #45 on: January 14, 2016, 08:28:33 PM »

That's coming together nicely!

How wide at the nut?

Mahogany back and sides? Koa?

Also, I'll go back and enlarge the pics, but it almost looks as though the kerning around the top and bottom is solid rather than "notched" like most standard acoustic kerning...?

Keep us posted!

 nice guitar
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« Reply #46 on: January 14, 2016, 08:42:14 PM »

That's coming together nicely!

How wide at the nut?

Mahogany back and sides? Koa?

Also, I'll go back and enlarge the pics, but it almost looks as though the kerning around the top and bottom is solid rather than "notched" like most standard acoustic kerning...?

Keep us posted!

 nice guitar


Bill definitely uses solid kerf on all his guitars.....

Here are the specs:

Belizean Sinker Mahogany back and sides
Bearclaw Sitka Spruce top
Cocobolo bindings and rosette
Abalone rosette and top purfling
1 13/16 nut
2 5/16 saddle spacing
4-4.5" depth
Standard scale
Bound soundport
Blank fretboard
Ebony headstock overlay
5 piece laminated neck (Mahogany/maple/rosewood/maple/Mahogany)
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« Reply #47 on: January 15, 2016, 03:15:43 PM »

Looks like the build is going great Todd!  Beautiful handiwork.  Very interested in how that submerged mahogany turns out tonally...
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« Reply #48 on: January 15, 2016, 04:23:03 PM »

Looks like the build is going great Todd!  Beautiful handiwork.  Very interested in how that submerged mahogany turns out tonally...

Steve Kinnaird built two F1 models with it a short while ago and was very, very happy with the tonal characteristics - and also noted the wood had "chatoyance" beyond what you see in most modern tonewoods.

I think when the finish hits it, it's going to be pretty striking visually too!
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« Reply #49 on: January 19, 2016, 05:41:10 PM »

A few more pics coming through - believe it or not this will be done by the end of the week!!











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« Reply #50 on: January 19, 2016, 05:51:42 PM »

Looking good!
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« Reply #51 on: January 19, 2016, 06:34:29 PM »

 +1      nice guitar     Both the back and top are stunning....   looking forward to seeing her as a finished unit....   
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« Reply #52 on: January 19, 2016, 07:21:00 PM »

+1      nice guitar     Both the back and top are stunning....   looking forward to seeing her as a finished unit....   

Won't be long now - should be able to strum it on Friday!
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« Reply #53 on: January 19, 2016, 10:42:47 PM »

Awesome Bearclaw top too Todd...
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« Reply #54 on: January 20, 2016, 02:08:55 AM »

Awesome Bearclaw top too Todd...

Thanks - can't wait to see it in person.....hope the bridge doesn't cover up much of it!!
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« Reply #55 on: January 21, 2016, 10:31:08 PM »

All done - picking up tomorrow around noon!!



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« Reply #56 on: January 21, 2016, 11:42:10 PM »

She is stunning to look at....  excited to hear how she sounds and plays.....  knowing she will change with use....  very nice... enjoy....   
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« Reply #57 on: January 22, 2016, 01:00:15 AM »

Got a keeper for sure.
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« Reply #58 on: January 22, 2016, 01:05:35 AM »

Thanks guys - I'm hoping it's the final piece of the puzzle - certainly have all the body sizes covered....
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« Reply #59 on: January 22, 2016, 02:00:33 AM »

W.O.W.


 
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