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PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:31 am 
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Hello,

It’s been a while since I posted a build, so here is an EIR dred that I recently completed. This one will be a sort of one of a kind design. The fretboard end was cut backwards by mistake so the paddle is opposite the headstock shape. I didn’t want to waste it so I carried that through to the bridge. Normally the ends of the paddle / bridge wings are the same.

I’m actually not sure on the top. In my notes for tap testing I wrote down Adi but in the inventory sheet it’s listed as Engelmann. I’m pretty sure it’s not Sitka. Anyone care to guess?

Sound clips at the bottom. I used an SM57 attached to an iRig Duo to record to my phone. It seems to work ok to record a simple clip. Apologies for my playing. :D

- Indian Rosewood back and sides (RC Tonewood)
- Engelmann (??) top
- Ebony bridge and fretboard
- Mahogany neck (Birkonium shaped)
- UV cured finish (Simtec)

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:44 am 
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Brad, Great looking and sounding guitar. I love your headstock and bridge shape. The UV finish looks good. I like the sapwood book match

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I like that a lot. Great work. Agree the EIR with sapwood is cool.

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I'm not sure what you mean by 'paddle is opposite the headstock shape' but if you made some sort of mistake you pulled of the fix well. I think sapwood is great looking like that. I don't know why some people don't like it.

The top doesn't look like any of the Engleman I have but it's hard to say. It looks a lot like Sitka to me, possibly Lutz. But there is so much variation that you will probably never know. In that case you just call it a "spruce" top guitar ;)



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:41 am 
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jfmckenna wrote:
I'm not sure what you mean by 'paddle is opposite the headstock shape


Words fail me sometimes. :D The fretboard end is supposed to be shaped so that the "long" end is on the treble side. This one is opposite. So I did the same thing with the bridge wings and flipped the one end so it was opposite. The way I "normally" do this is the ends are the same. The headstock and FB end are both shaped so the long end is to the right / treble side.

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Looks and sounds great Brad. I understand the frustration with the FB end, presumably access to another fret on the high treble end would be better, but, hey, nice one.

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Great looking guitar, Brad! I probably have a browser incompatibility problem, because I can't see any links to any audio files.

Could you tell us more about the UV cure finish? Gear needed, safety steps, cost, etc.



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Very nice guitar! Great looking woods and I like how the width of the sapwood looks like it matches the width of the heel cap.

I'm not seeing links to the sound clips either.

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J De Rocher wrote:
I'm not seeing links to the sound clips either.


Youtube confuses me on this site. :)

Can you see these?

https://youtu.be/4KH0YXaofdM

https://youtu.be/Ngeu8Cne-jc

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 1:25 pm 
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Yes, those came through. Sounds great! A lot of acoustics are hard to record unless you have really nice recording gear and the mic is positioned just right, but yours translates very well with a basic setup. That's a good thing!



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The guitar has a well balanced sound. Good looking instrument.
I am working on a guitar right now that has a similar looking top. It was sold as Engelmann, but looks like a cross with Sitka (roche?). It was nice and stiff and I don't mind the looks. Engelmann seems to have a lot of variability so I just try to take it for what it is. I bought a bunch of tops, so I pick one based on what I think will be best for what I'm building.



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It sounds really good, thanks for posting those. And, there's no reason for you to apologize for your playing from what I heard. Nice finger style playing.

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I can definitely see the englemann.

Before reading the entire post or the ensuing discussion, my first thought was, finish looks fantastic!”


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